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Budget boost for low-earners as minimum wage rises to £9.50 an hour

Rishi Sunak will confirm one of the biggest increases in the minimum wage this week after independent advisers recommended that the main rate should...

Wales Chief Medical Officer: ‘Draconian’ steps may be reintroduced if cases keep rising

More “draconian” measures could be reintroduced in Wales if cases of Covid-19 continue to soar, the country’s chief medical officer has warned. Dr Frank Atherton...

Lessons fatherhood taught me about business

Here’s something that you’ll hear rarely — running a business is like raising a child. While this analogy may be strange, I believe it...

Tesco website hit by hackers, leaving thousands of customers frustrated

Tesco has been hit by hackers, leaving thousands of frustrated shoppers unable to buy groceries online at Britain’s biggest supermarket. The outage leaves its grocery...

UK phone networks to block scam calls from abroad

Phone providers are to automatically block online calls from abroad that are made to look as if they come from UK numbers, as part...

HSBC profits rise 74% as economy rebounds from Covid crisis

HSBC’s profits rose 74% in the third quarter as improving economic conditions allowed the bank to release hundreds of millions of pounds originally set...

80% of UK employers plan to hire over next 12 months

The majority of UK employers are planning to hire staff over the next 12 months, the highest recruitment intentions in eight years, as Brexit...

Majority of UK office workers have suffered or witnessed misconduct in their careers

Three-quarters of office workers in the UK have either witnessed or personally experienced misconduct at some point in their careers, according to a new...

Brewdog’s solid gold beer can ad misleading, ASA says

A Brewdog promotion which said customers could win “solid gold” beer cans was misleading, the advertising watchdog has found. The Scottish brewer offered shoppers the...

Fears over the future of free debt advice

There is growing concern that free, face-to-face advice which helps hundreds of thousands out of debt each year could be cut. New contracts from the...

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist

The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned that UK inflation is likely to hit or surpass 5% by early next year. Huw Pill...

Secrets of Success: Sean McMenemy, founder and MD of Ark Wildlife

Lockdown saw the country’s appreciation of nature and wildlife increase. As one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of garden wildlife products this trend...

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