Hotel Chocolat has become the latest company to pledge to repay millions of pounds of furlough money after a strong performance this year. The luxury chocolatiers yesterday promised to giving back £3.1 million from the coronavirus job retention scheme as it reported that trading for the current year to June was “significantly ahead of expectations”. Angus Thirlwell, chief executive, ...

Greggs has said that profits will be “materially higher” than expected and could return to pre-pandemic levels this year thanks to robust sales since shops reopened. In the latest indication that the UK economy is recovering strongly, the bakery and café chain noted that pent-up demand had boosted high street footfall since lockdown was eased. Greggs said in a ...

Britain’s economy will recover rapidly from the Covid-19 crisis but risks being hit by rising regional inequality and destitution for years to come, a leading think tank has warned. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research yesterday upgraded its growth forecast for the year to 5.7 per cent. This was up from a previous forecast of 3.4 per ...

The government was last night trying to find buyers for more than £1.1 billion worth of NatWest shares after ordering the sale of a 5 per cent stake in the bank that it rescued 13 years ago. About 580 million shares in NatWest, formerly Royal Bank of Scotland, were being offered to institutional investors in a placing that would ...

Regulators will be able to take down unsafe products listed on eBay without consulting it under rules being developed by the online retailer. Officials including those at the Office for Product Safety and Standards and Ofcom, the media regulator, will be able to remove items that pose a risk to consumer safety, the web retailer said. Investigators have found ...

The government will pledge today to put “rocket fuel” under its levelling-up agenda with a Queen’s Speech aimed at the “forgotten” 50 per cent who do not go to university. The prime minister will announce a right to government-funded training for all adults without the equivalent of A-levels as ministers move to appeal to new Conservative voters in the ...

Boris Johnson last night signalled an end to “government edicts” on Covid and told people to start using their common sense after England recorded no deaths from the virus for the first time since last summer. The prime minister confirmed that the biggest easing of restrictions would go ahead as planned on Monday with people allowed to hug friends ...

If you ever wondered how to win the lottery or quickly earn money trading stocks, you are not alone. Achieving those goals and getting rich overnight has been the dream of many people from all around the world. Unfortunately, this dream rarely comes true. Nowadays, the Internet is full of articles and systems such as the Lotto Dominator system ...

After more than a year of working from home, there’s no doubt returning to the office is going to be a little strange. Whether it’s a familiar space in the office you left or a new temporary space, bringing the team back into the office will take some getting used to and a little trial and error to get ...

Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the key strategies your company should consider to ensure company growth, especially this year. Since most companies are currently investing in digital means to build up their companies, you should also take action. Thus, to level the playing field, you must implement SEO strategies to help you and your business rise above ...

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
 
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!