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

According to analysis of mobile phone tracking data by the Centre for Cities thinktank, worker footfall across 63 of the UK’s largest town and city centres was just 17% of pre-lockdown levels at the end of June, remained at 17% at the start of August and was still at 17% in the last full week […]

UK hotels and restaurants hit by wave of cancellations

Lim added: “It’s about the feel-good factor, and this year, perhaps more so than in any other year in living memory, Christmas is going to be hugely important for many households and families. But people will be nervous about these restrictions and the last thing that retailers need at the moment is to put a […]

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

Reusable mugs have been touted as a solution for a tricky environmental problem: Disposable coffee cups. Traditional single-use coffee cups are difficult to recycle because they’re made with both paper (the cup) and plastic (the inner lining). Paper and plastic must be recycled separately, but it’s difficult to separate the thin layer of plastic from […]

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.

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 10

Furthermore, Adani’s renewable energy projects exceeded the total installed capacity of the US solar industry in 2019, whilst they will help reduce over 1.4 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions during the course of the average individual’s lifetime. Indeed, Adani is one of the most integrated solar power manufacturing enterprises globally, with operations in photovoltaic modules […]

‘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

Although staging a rapid recovery in recent months, concerns are mounting that Britain’s economic fightback from the crisis could falter as job losses rise and demand for goods and services remains depressed while risks to public health from the coronavirus crisis remain.