Farmed mink in cage

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...
Shaking hands with blue latex gloves (Image by rawpixel.com)

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...
Tik Tok app on phone, grass background

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...
Gold bars

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...
Climate Change

Green Alliance says £14bn needed each year to meet climate challenge

THE GREEN Alliance think-tank says Britain will need an extra £14bn each year to meet its climate commitments. It says £9bn that has been spent...
UK Government loan

Covid-19 loan schemes ‘a debt, not a grant’ cautions UK Finance

UK BUSINESSES are pessimistic about their growth potential once the COVID-19 crisis passes. A survey of 1,200 firms has found that the pandemic has negatively...
wages, salary, furlough

Employers welcome UK government decision to extend furlough scheme

By Hal Williams A DECISION to extend the British government’s furlough programme has been met with relief by UK employers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi...