BrewDog swung into the red last year as booming sales of its craft beers online during Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns failed to offset the impact of bar closures. The Aberdeenshire-based company sank to a £13.1m pre-tax loss in 2020. This was despite reporting revenues of £238m for the year, 10% higher than in 2019. BrewDog’s co-founder James Watt called the ...

The government may not introduce vaccine passports if more young people have jabs, Boris Johnson has suggested. As Conservative MPs geared up to ally with Labour to defeat plans for passports, the prime minister indicated that the plan could be ditched anyway. Johnson announced this week that from the end of September people would have to show they had ...

Britain and the European Union are at loggerheads over government demands to rewrite the Brexit deal for Northern Ireland and strip EU courts of their right to police the agreement. In a series of proposals published yesterday ministers said Brussels must allow goods that do not meet European standards to continue to be sold in the province and reduce ...

Supermarkets apologised for empty shelves in stores yesterday amid warnings that the “pingdemic” was putting a strain on supply chains. Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose all said they were facing problems, blaming factors including a growing number of staff and delivery drivers being forced to isolate after coming into contact with someone with Covid-19. Andrew Opie, director of food and ...

With passions running high after the Euro finals, the discussion around needing to show ID in order to access social media platforms is being had once again. Unfortunately, the England team not getting the result the country had hoped for resulted in some questionable social media content being posted including racial abuse towards some members of the England team. ...

If you’re venturing out into a new business, then you must consider different payment options to benefit your customers. Contactless payment is turning out to be the major source of payment in recent days. One of the best ways to introduce contactless payment for your business is via Credit card machines for small businesses. Credit card machines, also known as PINs, ...

In the decades since the 1990’s many changes have occurred, not least the styles, fashions and trends you see on the streets, in the workplace and on TV.  In the early 1990’s it was the era of the “Super Model,” with women trying to recreate the iconic looks they saw on runways and magazines across the country. However, technology has ...

Financial freedom in your senior years is critical because it allows you to enjoy the beautiful things in life without worrying about your next paycheck. Whether it’s getting your children set for adult life by helping them purchase their first house, or affording vacations, a steady income is a deal maker for many older adults. If you’re wondering how ...

Online gambling mostly bets on sports-related games or casinos. Some of the examples include keno, lotteries, slots, poker, bingo and roulette. The UK is the leading company as far as online gambling is concerned. The sports betting operators and bookies take the benefit of a high reputation globally to increase their revenue share and expand their markets. The revenues ...

You wear your glasses most part of the day. But they get lost almost every day. And when you can’t find them back at all, you visit a glasses store to buy new pair of glasses. Choosing frames is yet another hassle. Waiting for the prescription glasses to be made and get delivered to you is another challenge. Glasses ...