Business for Peace award winners announced by ICC

THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Business for Peace Foundation have announced the three winners of the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace...
Business taxes

Big ideas to nurture little UK businesses

IT’S SMALL Business Advice Week, a time for SMEs to consult with advisers about the best direction for their business journey. The British Business Bank...
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The route to profitability — in times of pandemic…

ASHLEIGH HINDE, CEO and founder of contact lens company Waldo, on the difficulty of balancing the people, payments and profits equation during tough times WITH...
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...
Zara shop

Online push from Inditex as up to 1,200 stores to close

INDITEX, the Spanish owner of fashion and clothing stores Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear and Massimo Dutti, will close up to 1,200 outlets around...
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British SMEs head online to cope with effects of COVID lockdown — and find...

SMALL UK businesses are moving the bulk of their services online as the sector takes tentative steps towards recovery. Small Business Britain and BT Skills...
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UK firms on cliff edge as crisis grinds on, distress tracker results reveal

MORE than a half-a-million UK businesses are facing a high risk of insolvency, and 250,000 may not survive another month without a change to...
British Airways

One in four BA jobs to go: 12,000 staff members face the axe over...

BRITISH Airways says it will be forced to make up to 12,000 staff redundant because of the global collapse of air travel. CEO Alex Cruz...
PET plastic waste

Action stations, bugs and fungi! Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in a...

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...