UK & Europe

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Bright idea to combat flying foes

By HAL WILLIAMS WAGENINGEN University in the Netherlands has found a hi-tech means of virus-prevention. And no, this has nothing to do with Covid. The virus...
Business taxes

Key announcements from Spring Budget that affect entrepreneurs

By SARAH BALCHIN WITH all the speculation around changes to personal tax in the run up to the Spring Budget, in the end, very little...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

British business leaders have their say about the Budget

YESTERDAY’S Budget announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has opened the floodgates: comment is flooding in to BV. Here we list some of the most recent...
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Sunak’s Budget brings relief to many – with a few misgivings

By HAL WILLIAMS THE BRITISH chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the 2021 Budget, with pledges to help recovery from the Covid pandemic. The support package for...
Lloyds Bank, Manchester

Lloyds Bank profits nosedived in 2020 … but less than expected

LLOYDS Bank has announced a 70 percent slump in annual profits. CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio said the pandemic had had a profound effect on the bank’s...
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Suited and booted: Dr Martens laces-up for 2021 IPO

ICON of the boot-making universe, Dr Martens, has confirmed an IPO will be floated on the London Stock Exchange in February. Initial notification of the...
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ESG integration boost for Blackrock’s DC strategy

US INVESTMENT company BlackRock’s UK Defined Contribution (DC) default strategy, LifePath, is moving to the next phase of ESG integration. The move will increase LifePath UK’s ESG exposure,...
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2021: Outlook, advice for the UK’s employers

ALEKSANDRA TRACZYK, a solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, traces a brief trail into the fresh Brexit landscape DECEMBER 31 marked the end of 2020, a year...
Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolling-out nuclear power: Iconic engine-maker heading group to create mini reactors

ROLLS-ROYCE is heading a consortium planning to build 16 small nuclear power stations in the UK — and create 6,000 regional jobs. Up to 80...
CHERRISK in numbers

Focus on goals, communication and a human touch have stood insurance...

CHERRISK, located in Budapest, and its insurance partner, the UNIQA Group,  headquartered in Vienna, have made a splash in the insurance sector with their...