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Johnson must deliver ‘transformative’ strategy to help disabled people in UK

BUSINESS leaders have called on UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his promise of a transformative National Strategy for Disabled People. In an...
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...
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Covid mink stole the future of the despised fur industry

by Hal Williams THE EUROPEAN fur industry is reeling — to the dismay of fashion victims and the relief of animal rights supporters. Denmark's mass culling...
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PPE glove manufacturer to shut half its plants as Covid hits

By Hal Williams IN A BLEAK Covid irony, the world's largest manufacturer of personal protection latex gloves will shut 28 of its factories — because...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

Mixed but generally positive responses to Sunak’s revised support package

By HAL WILLIAMS THE UK government’s new package of measures to support businesses through to March 2021 has met with differing responses from the business...
US-China Trade War

Four-car pile-up for Trump Administration: auto makers sue over China tariffs

THE TRUMP Administration is being sued by car makers Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo over government tariffs on imported Chinese components. Lawsuits naming US trade...
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Clock is ticking, and TikTok’s future hangs in the balance

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH TIKTOK must shore-up a deal to offload its US operations before a divest-or-depart deadline set by US President Donald Trump. The name...
Thames Estuary, Kate Willard

Thames Estuary plan for green development and jobs in south-east UK

THE UK government is backing the Thames Estuary as Britain’s biggest growth opportunity. With the claimed potential to create 1.5m jobs and add value of...
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Selfless gesture: world’s super rich calling for higher taxation

SOME of the richest people on the planet want higher taxes on themselves and their peers to aid economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. A...