Fitness classes have recorded a sharp rise in sales as British consumers return to the gym after lockdown despite demand for online sessions that experts say will persist after the coronavirus pandemic. ClassPass, a company that provides access to fitness classes across the UK, said in the past week it had recorded a 600% week-on-week increase in the number ...

As the country returns to some degree of normality, so the drive to create jobs and tackle the current high levels of unemployment steps up a gear. For businesses, this cross-roads raises many questions; is now the right time to be investing in staff for the future? What schemes are out there to support businesses looking to take on ...

Airlines have dramatically increased the number of flights to “amber list” holiday destinations amid growing confusion over the government’s traffic light strategy. A total of 1,841 flights have been scheduled from UK airports to France, Spain, Italy and Greece for the two weeks after last Monday – a rise of more than 300% compared with the previous fortnight – ...

British businesses have the opportunity to create 240,000 low-carbon jobs and boost green exports by billions of pounds to radically transform the UK economy over the next decade, the CBI has said. The UK’s foremost business lobby group said businesses across the country stood to gain from an “early mover advantage” by leading a campaign to decarbonise the global ...

Bitcoin slumped again yesterday to cap a week in which it had lost a quarter of its value. It fell by 14 per cent, or $5,210.92, to $32,252.88 on the day even after Elon Musk appeared to temper his criticism of the cryptocurrency. On Saturday Musk tweeted: “The true battle is between fiat [money] and crypto. On balance, I ...

From computer consoles to printers, garden plants to cement, Britain is experiencing serious shortages of many popular products as shops struggle to meet demand amid supply problems. Retailers say supply chains have yet to catch up from the disruption caused by the pandemic and the blockage in the Suez canal in March, while shortages of some components, such as ...

Coronavirus restrictions are almost certain to be lifted next month with signs that the growth in the Indian variant may be levelling off, according to a health expert. Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, said yesterday that she was “increasingly confident” that the vaccines would work well against the variant. Public Health England has estimated ...

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Investing in the Stock Market It is imperative to set aside a portion of your earnings in order to build long-term wealth. These savings should be used to invest in instruments that will help you derive inflation-beating returns. While the bond yields are near record lows, equities remain the most ...

Things have changed a lot during the COVID-19 Pandemic when a lot of people had to work from home. Even if there are plenty of people working from home as freelancers in normal times, the pandemic forced a new lifestyle on many of us. Sure, people have different tastes and needs. For some, being able to work from the ...

Singapore provides one of the best environments for business growth with its political, economic, and social stability. The city’s safe and business-friendly climate has allowed it to become a strong foundation upon which companies can launch into both Asian and global markets.  The Potential of Singapore Before looking at the main benefits that come with opening a business in ...