No rise in workers in UK city centres despite back-to-office plea

Despite lockdown measures being relaxed, as much as 39% of the UK workforce continues to work remotely, according to the Office for National Statistics. However, there are significant variations by sector depending on the ease of home-working. As many as three-quarters of IT and professional workers who would usually occupy city-centre offices remain working from […]

UK hotels and restaurants hit by wave of cancellations

“We’ve seen lots of cancellations already and then there’s the question of what it means for planning for the October to December period,” said Nicholls. “You have still got a million people whose jobs are being subsidised. Those employment levels are looking unsustainable unless you are able to guarantee that you can open.”

The UK government sent millions of workers home during the pandemic. They may never return

And as tensions between the two camps build, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that spending five days a week in the office will ever be the norm in the United Kingdom again. “It’s time for a paradigm shift in the way that people work,” said Taylor at the Institute of Employment Rights.

Disability Works: Breaking down barriers in business

Disability Works The BBC’s business and economics unit is looking at how businesses work with people with disabilities and how disabled people have made business work for them A range of stories will feature across online, TV and radio from 20-24 February 2017 On Twitter and Facebook you can follow the hashtag #DisabilityWorks and at […]

Brexit: the UK economy is on a knife edge

Several big retailers – including the online fashion company Asos – warned that sales in the pivotal month of November were very poor, even though the most recent official figures suggested shoppers continued spending. A number of economists have questioned whether the Office for National Statistics figures are accurate, given the repeat warnings from retailers.

McDonald’s is testing reusable coffee mugs in the UK

In 2018, McDonald’s committed to find a more environmentally friendly cup as part of the NextGen Cup challenge, which called for ideas and funded prototypes. In the United Kingdom, McDonald’s has started to send recycled cups to special facilities that separate the materials out. And last year, about 30 McDonald’s locations in Germany started using […]

Brexit: UK firms ‘under-prepared’ for new EU trading rules

A survey by the British Chambers of Commerce of 480 of its members found that fewer than half of businesses that traded internationally said they had an EORI number – a unique identifier needed to complete customs declarations – despite the government automatically handing these out to traders.


Recent years has seen several Indian firms with billions of dollars in turnover decide to make long-term investments or surveys in an effort to prepare investments or expand their current business dealings in the country, including Adani Group. Their intention to get involved in the local renewable energy sector was first presented by the CEO […]

‘More women than ever’ on top UK company boards, says report

He said: “98 of the FTSE 100 boards are now made up of at least one woman and we need fewer than 50 new women appointments to FTSE 100 boards to reach our target of 25% of women on all FTSE 100 boards in the next year.

UK’s economic recovery from Covid-19 crisis continues

The figures come after Britain entered the deepest recession since records began in the three months to June, in an economic decline outstripping any other advanced economy after the UK entered lockdown later than other countries and took longer to relax restrictions.