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The deal comes after Facebook shut down thousands of pages in Australia Cryptocurrency exchange FTX has struck a $135m deal to take naming rights to the home of NBA side Miami Heat (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) A survey of FTSE 250 bosses showed many businesses are planning an office move after the pandemic Pro-democracy lawmakers join hands at the start of a press conference in a Legislative Council office Australia is currently the eighth largest market for Scotch whisky, with exports totaling £113m last year. Getty images LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: Will Poulter attends as ambassadors of Ocean Conservation group “Project 0” to unveil “One Ocean One Plant” at Carnaby Street on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: The Telegraph Sports Book Awards Chairman David Willis is interviewed at the Sports Book Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Sports Book Awards) Getty Images CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 04: Jerome Powell (L), Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and former chair Ben Bernanke (R) speak to guests during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on June 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was held to discuss monetary policy strategy, tools and communication practices. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Khan has asked the Metropolitan police to make savings of £25m over the next year, after the Covid crisis created a black hole in City Hall’s budget. The Treasury could face a £4bn bill for pensioners due to its triple-lock pledge Before the pandemic, the economic cost of counterfeiting in the EU was €85bn annually Lord David Frost also spoke about how post-Brexit issues with UK-EU trade have now been “largely overcome”. LONDON – OCTOBER 13: A grim reaper figure holds a globe pierced by the scythe of capitalism in front of the Bank of England during a protest on October 13, 2008 in London. The UK Government has announced a £37 billion bail out of three retail banks. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Wetherspoons chairman Tim Martin has remained critical of the government’s pandemic response despite previous affiliations with the Prime Minister There is a movement to reorientate capitalism towards responsible behaviour and outcomes Sadiq Khan will say at Davos tomorrow that Boris Johnson must push to get the City of London greater access to the EU’s financial markets. Ollie Robinson, who made his test debut for England last week, was suspended indefinitely by English cricket’s ruling body for sending a series of racist and sexist tweets in 2012 and 2013. Lady Gaga, who campaigned for Joe Biden in the run-up to the election, will sing the US national anthem at the presidential ceremony The FTSE 100 was calm despite rising coronavirus cases and an uncertain US election (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The government estimates that the new law will lead to 1,000-1,830 transactions being scrutinised every year, which would be a sharp increase from previous years. Whatsapp messages and texts are amongst those JP Morgan staff are expected to keep hold of, per reports (Photo by Andy Buchanan – Pool/Getty Images) A delivery man cycles near a sign indicating the COVID-19 alert level in central London on November 5, 2020, as England enters a second novel coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown. – England’s 56 million people joined much of western Europe in a second coronavirus lockdown Thursday, as the United States set a fresh daily record with close to 100,000 new infections. (Photo by Niklas HALLE’N / AFP) (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images) TOPSHOT – Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) “SOS Mediterranee” and “Medecins Sans Frontieres” (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017.Italy on August 2, 2017 began enforcing a controversial code of conduct for charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean as new figures revealed a sharp drop in the numbers of people arriving from Libya. / AFP PHOTO / Angelos Tzortzinis (Photo credit should read ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP/Getty Images) Joe Biden’s first overseas trip will be to the UK for the three-day G7 summit, before he visits Belgium and Switzerland. Greg Clarke has stepped down after four years as FA chairman Getty images GPs will begin administering the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine today as the UK’s vaccine rollout continues. Boris Johnson and former cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill Commuters will be able to use their phones to call, text and use the internet across the Underground network by 2024. The Waterloo & City line returns today after more than a year out of action. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan poses for the media during a charity cycle ride for the India Covid relief fund at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden Temple) on May 1, 2021 in London, England. He is participating in the Cycle to Save Lives India Covid Appeal. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The Chesham and Amersham by-election was a major defeat for the Tories. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A Liberal Democrats placard displayed outside a home in Old Amersham ahead of the Chesham and Amersham by-election. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) David Frost was Johnson’s adviser while he was foreign secretary Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has been tipped as the frontrunner for the Ofcom role The Groucho Club Hipgnosis has acquired the producer rights to four number one Michael Buble albums (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) A woman leads her dog away from a polling station set up in the garage of a private residence in Croydon, south London, on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. As polling stations across Britain open on Thursday, opinion polls show the outcome of the general election could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) Google’s takeover of Fitbit was subject to a lengthy regulatory review Amazon will raise as much as £107m from Deliveroo’s stock market float The City and Swiss financial markets could find themselves working in closer alignment (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images for ZFF) Under the terms of the post-Brexit trade deal, the guarantee of free mobile roaming throughout the bloc will end The Crystal in Royal Docks is one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable buildings (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) An air ambulance takes the injured boy to hospital after a five-storey fall (Getty Images) Up to 240 children will be given the Oxford/Astrazeneca Covid-19 jab as part of a world-first trial Manchester United used a collage of fans to create a mosaic effect in some areas of Old Trafford Jackson Wray and Saracens are chasing promotion back to the Premiership this season, the first step in what the club hopes will be a return to the pinnacle of the club game Holidaymakers are waiting to see which countries will be added to the UK’s travel corridors list today. The partnership between Castore and Rangers is the brand’s first in football and has proved an instant success TV figures for Tiger Woods’ most recent Masters win were the lowest in decades, but that may be down to other factors Younger generations are now suffering to protect the lives of those who came before them An demonstrator, wearing a mask depicting Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and a mock gravestone inscribed with the words “RIP British Democracy” protests outside the gates to Downing Street in central London on August 28, 2019. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Wednesday that the suspension of parliament would be extended until October 14 — just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the EU — enraging anti-Brexit MPs. MPs will return to London later than in recent years, giving pro-EU lawmakers less time than expected to thwart Johnson’s Brexit plans before Britain is due to leave the European Union on October 31. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: A general view of a row of houses near Battersea on January 30, 2013 in London, England. According to a report from independent analysts Oxford Economics, the average mortgage deposit for first-time buyers in London, is likely to exceed £100,000 GBP by 2020. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) New research shows that financial services are tapping into diversity data to improve their work More than 4,000 people have made the crossing between Calais to Dover this year, with 2021’s total set to exceed the 8,400 who made the journey last year. Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto has found the Games tainted by another sexism storm just weeks after taking office in the wake of the previous controversy Charles Curran Ministers are considering introducing vaccine passports for entry to hospitality venues such as pubs Huawei has been forced to shift its strategy amid a raft of sanctions targeting the Chinese tech giant Marzars The ruling marks the end of a five year process of appealing the decision through the courts. Deloitte All of Anthony Joshua’s fights have been on pay-per-view services since 2015 Last year, the majority of festivals were cancelled owing to Covid-19 restrictions with sector revenues dropping by 90 per cent, the report found. The deal will last for up to 20 years. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) EE is reintroducing roaming charges for customers who use their phone in Europe There’s been furious debate over whether drama series The Crown, starring actor Olivia Colman, might not actually be entirely true TOPSHOT – French urban climber Alain Robert, also known as “Spider-Man”, begins his climb of Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, in central London on October 25, 2018, the tallest tower in the city of London. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) Chelsea’s win over Charlton in Janurary 2003 sparked a row over their sandy plating surface that saw it dubbed ‘Stamford Beach’ – and earned the club a £5,000 fine Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) US President Donald Trump arrives at Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania on August 20, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) Around 50 per cent of Londoners are thought to have had Covid antibodies in the week to 14 March EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager is cracking down on tech giants Outsourcer Carillion collapsed in 2018 with a groaning debt pile of £7bn. The FTSE 100 hit its highest level since before the pandemic yesterday. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Tencent boss Ma Huateng held talks with Chinese antitrust watchdog officials earlier this month Getty images Academics said services exports were £113bn lower between 2016 and 2019 than they would have been if the UK had not voted to leave the EU. The leading players in men’s golf are vying for a first prize of $1.98m in the US PGA Championship this week Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday said a no-deal Brexit was a strong possibility JP Morgan was among a host of corporations to halt political donations after the Capitol riots The Prime Minister had previously committed to 22 February as a firm date for providing a “roadmap” out of current lockdown restrictions Demonstrators hold placards calling for a boycott on Cyprus, and in support of a British teenager convicted of lying about being raped by Israeli tourists, as they protest in London on January 6, 2020. – The teenager, who has not been named, was convicted by a court in Cyprus last week of lying about being attacked by 12 young Israeli tourists at a hotel in the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in July. But she claimed police had pressured her into withdrawing her complaint. The accused Israelis were then released while she was charged and later convicted of “public mischief”. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Airlines have been bleeding cash all year after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to ground the majority of their planes for months. Warning shots were reportedly fired by the Russian navy at the HMS Defender in the Black Sea on Wednesday morning. Matlin PR staff portraits© Martin Beddall (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Anne Boden, chief executive of Starling Bank. The buzz around DeChambeau is reminiscent of that surrounding Woods in 1997 A Cabinet Office document released earlier this year warned that 7,000-long lorry queues could form at the border if businesses are unprepared for next year’s changes. A man receives his vaccine on Fleet Street in the City of London. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The deal’s talks are set to end by 5.00pm on 9 July, unless the deadline is extended by Sanne’s board. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Dublin may be the heart of Irish nightlife but liquids from across the island of Ireland are well worth a try (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) The start of the Formula 1 season, and Lewis Hamilton’s seventh title defence, looks likely to be postponed Andrew Bailey outside the Bank of England The European Super League plans threatened to undo recent progress made in growing the women’s game The rebellion, made up of more than 30 Tory backbenchers, tried to reverse the government’s decision to cut annual aid spending from 0.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent of Gross National Income. Fortnite developer Epic Games has been locked in a dispute with Apple over in-app payments (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Sale narrowly lost at Exeter last time but will hope to take revenge in the Premiership semi-final at Sandy Park on Saturday Job losses widened in December amid fresh restrictions on businesses Filming on upcoming film The Batman took place in Liverpool in October last year (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said he supported chancellor Rishi Sunak’s latest spending plans MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 29: People receive their Covid-19 vaccines at a mass vaccination center on April 29, 2021 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Fariha Farooqui/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in a media briefing in Downing Street on February 3, 2021 in London, England. The UK has now administered in excess of 10 million vaccinations. Daily new cases of Covid-19 were 19,202 down week on week by 25.1% and 1,322 further deaths, down from 1,449 yesterday. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images) The new flexi-tickets will reportedly be introduced by 21 June when England Covid restrictions are due to end and could save commuters hundreds of pounds a year. Rishi Sunak’s proposal would help quell a potential Tory rebellion over plans to remove the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift introduced last year. Boris Johnson surprised SW1 yesterday when it emerged he had wed Carrie Symonds in a secretly planned ceremony in which no media was present. British Land has appointed a new CFO from Tesco. Bulls and Stormers are among the four South African teams to join the new United Rugby Championship An average temperature of 17ºC and more than 300 days of sunshine every year The skyline, including the office buildings of the City of London, is seen in London, England on September 02, 2020. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) Fans hope it won’t be too long before packed concerts are back on the weekend’s to-do list (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images) Boeing’s 737 Max was only cleared to fly again in the autumn. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) John Lewis could turn three to eight floors of its Oxford Street store into office space (Photo credit: Getty) LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 06: Former British Prime Minister David Cameron attends day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 22: Spectators watch as Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the London Symphony Orchestra during The 5th edition of BMW LSO Open Air Classics performed in Trafalgar Square on May 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BMW & London Symphony Orchestra) Britain needs to decide if it wants to become a global leader in electric car manufacturing or get left behind, writes ex-Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Adam Peaty will be among the leading swimming medal hopes for Team GB at Tokyo 2020 this year British lightweight Luke Campbell’s fight with American Ryan Garcia on 5 December is the first major live event on DAZN in the UK Millions of Texans were without water and electricity from the winter storms. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images) William Russell is the 692nd Lord Mayor and acts as ceremonial head of the powerful City of London Corporation – an historic local authority. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stands in lower Manhattan (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) UK selling partners saw an average of nearly £75,000 in sales, according to Amazon, which recorded record sales of £19.4bn in the UK last year. Critics have raised concerns over Nvidia’s planned $40bn takeover of Arm Apple has come under fire for the fees it charges on purchases made through the App Store Britain will no longer be subject to the Common Fisheries Policy after 31 December (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Jack Hill – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Department for Transport says the aim is “to prevent the spread of the new variant (of Covid) originally identified in South Africa into the UK”. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The UK entered crunch talks with Moderna this afternoon to secure a vaccine supply LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Shoppers queue outside an Aldi supermarket on March 23, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) England Netball has enjoyed strong growth and started its 2021 Superleague season last weekend The government has resisted giving financial support to Eurostar The UK and EU are set to sign a deal over vaccine supplies as soon as this weekend Deutsche Bank is making a quarter of its London corporate bankers redundant Where do Donald Trump and Joe Biden stand on key tech policy issues? Lineker is the latest high profile presenter to face the wrath of the taxman because of IR35 legislation. It is unclear whether the vaccines being sold on the dark web are real or not Rishi Sunak is pushing for City firms to be exempt from the G7’s proposed global tax plan Facebook was embroiled in a scandal after it emerged Cambridge Analytica harvested data belong to 87m users Fans took to the streets to protest against the ESL. England’s current vintage are due to begin a four-Test series in India later this week The Square Mile is set to be a part of the new City of London and South Islington constituency Investors were more willing to invest withwealth manager St James’s Place as fears of a global economic collapse subsided Biden meeting with Former The City of London, home of the FTSE 100, is quiet again after new coronavirus restrictions were put in place It little wonder that the youth of today are unenthused about the promise of tomorrow Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A woman receives her Covid jab inside a bus in Glasgow today. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Former chief whip Mark Harper will lead the Covid Recovery Group More than 23m people across the UK have now received their first dose of the vaccine Oliver Zipse believes BMW is strongly poised to challenge its competitors. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Nando’s, like the vast majority of hospitality, has suffered immensely as a result of the pandemic. A delayed Euro 2020, to be held this summer, promises novel experiences for fans in stadia and at home (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) An art school in Mumbai reflects global interest in next week’s vote (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images) Financial institutions have taken note of environmental concern but more attention needs to be afforded to human rights issues. (Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images) Nigel Farage joined Trump on the campaign trail (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: A woman walks past a window display at a branch of Peter Jones in Sloane Square on April 20, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) Businesses need to plan, and they need to know the landscape into which they’re coming Alibaba has benefited from increased demand for its ecommerce and cloud computing services (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images) Online sales have soared since the beginning of the pandemic, which has pushed chains and start-ups alike have been trying to get in on faster digital deliveries. French policemen stand guard in the street leading to the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice after the knife attack Topshop is set to close its flagship Oxford Street branch Prince Charles, Prince of Wales is shown a dummy for use in practicing micro robotic Heart surgery, by Professor Abdullah Al Ansari during a tour of the Science and Technology park, Getty Images Talktalk is one of the more established tech firms making use of the government’s Kickstart Scheme. Boris Johnson’s strategy to tackle obesity suffers from interventionist tunnel vision, writes Jason Reed (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Amazon has benefited from higher ecommerce sales and increased demand for its cloud services during the pandemic This year’s frenzy is around $170bn above the average for this time of year. The Oxford vaccine will be approved before the end of the year, opening up the opportunity for mass vaccination like the UK has never seen. Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his annual Budget this afternoon (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, arrives at Downing Street on November 10, 2020 Rishi Sunak said in March that he was “very keen to see a resolution” on a global tech tax (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: In this photo illustration, the grocery shopping app for Tesco is seen on a mobile phone on January 11, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Edward Smith/Getty Images) US President Donald Trump addresses thousands of supporters during a campaign rally at Phoenix, Arizona yesterday Landsec’s London property portfolio includes Piccadilly Lights in the West End. Pubs want to increase capacity from 21 June (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Financial services firms are likely to continue to incrementally move staff and assets to the EU, in the wake of Brexit. Boris Johnson’s 2019 election manifesto was largely based on a promise to “level up” the Midlands and the North The BBC has settled hundreds of pay disputes with employees such as Samira Ahmed Icicles hang from a statue in the fountains of Trafalgar Square as sub-zero temperatures hit London David Cameron was an adviser to Greensill and had millions in potential stock options in the firm Meeting old and new could be the future of UK business (Photo by Ian Gavan/Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Xbox UK) Eddie Jones and England visit Italy on Saturday in the final round of Six Nations fixtures There is a tremendous risk for anyone who holds debts in sterling but would receive income in the new Scottish currency, which would be practically every Scottish citizen and institution with repayable debts of any value Moncler, the luxury puffer jacket maker, has posted an 8 per cent increase in sales in the final quarter. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images) City of London traders and investors are nervous about what to expect form a highly uncertain US election night People in Norway will no longer be offered the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab. Rishi Sunak said workers could “vote with their feet” if forced to work from home permanently Online used-car sales portal Cazoo has been among the biggest movers in the pandemic’s sport sponsorship shake-up The FTSE 100 has tumbled this week, with investors spooked by rising coronavirus cases and their likely effect on the economy Unions have called for an immediate pay rise for all NHS workers Sevilla are one of four teams separated by three points at the top of LaLiga in Spain Both local audits by Mazars reviewed by the watchdog were found to require significant improvements Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images The FTSE 100 slipped today, ending eight straight days of gains Export losses on Scotch whisky as a result of the US tariffs is approaching £450m. Shares in airlines took off this afternoon as Moderna said its coronavirus vaccine was 95 per cent effective. Getty Images The FCC last year designated Huawei a threat to US national security 21 out of 32 London boroughs have launched their own local systems The Canary Islands’ good weather is also proving a hit with filmmakers (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) The Canary Islands’ sunshine and scenery are proving popular with filmmakers as well as tourists Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will address the CBI annual conference for the first time in his new position Covid-19 has driven up the number of employment tribunal claims. O2 and Virgin Media have announced plans for a £31bn mega-merger which has since been referred to the CMA. LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: International Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss arrives for a cabinet meeting at the FCO on September 22, 2020 in London, England. Boris Johnson met with Cabinet this morning ahead of his statement in the House of Commons on the next steps to help curb the spread coronavirus in the UK. Cases have risen over 4000 per day, and are at their highest since the height of lockdown in May, earlier this year. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Boris Johnson has tonight announced a four-week delay to the end of Covid-19 restrictions. Brits are keenly awaiting news of whether they will be able to travel abroad from 17 May, as was previously laid out in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Sadiq Khan rejected plans for the 1000-foot Tulip tower over concerns about how it would affect the City’s skyline and views of the Tower of London. The reduced timetables will focus on morning and evening peak times (Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Co-founded Adyen, Pieter van der Does and Alex Wilhelm during TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 – Day 2 at Copper Box Arena on December 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Getty Images Thomas Tuchel has engineered a turnaround in results since replacing Frank Lampard at Chelsea Business secretary Alok Sharma urged firms to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 24: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates with team mate Callum Hudson-Odoi after scoring their side’s third goal for their hat trick during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Chelsea and Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on January 24, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Getty Images The UK government could boost its chances of a new post-Brexit trade deal by working with Biden to spearhead climate action at the G7, according to a new report from think tank IPPR. (Photo by Henry Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images) NBA star LeBron James is an investor in RedBird Capital, a SPAC that last week bought a minority holding in Liverpool FC’s owners Fenway Sports Group Going green and striving for economic prosperity are not mutually exclusive aims The delay slightly scuppers the trial’s original plan to be a climate-conscious transport route between the twin financial hubs – Canary Wharf and the Square Mile. The results of the US election may not be known for days Apple boss Tim Cook is expected to give evidence for more than two hours Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, bought Tidal for $56m in 2015 The Paris Air Show is one of the biggest events in the global aviation industry calendar. The New Zealand agreement would be Liz Truss’ 65th trade deal concluded since Brexit last January. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing a second Covid-19 lockdown for England on Saturday Women’s rugby is set for a boost via a new international competition, WXV, due to launch in 2023 The hedge fund has told investors that it will close its main fund and return capital this month after a review of its business model, according to people familiar with the fund and a letter to investors. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Lina Khan, a prominent Big Tech critic, has been named new chair of the FTC (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) The first Premier League fixtures of the 2021-22 season will take place on the weekend of 14 August This Black Friday will be an online-only affair Boris Johnson’s love of buses is well-documented. He’s now giving the industry £3bn to introduce emissions-free vehicles and increase services across the country. Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK’s four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines at HM Naval Base Clyde, Faslane. CEO David Soloman expressed plans to hire more junior bankers to help lift the workload, meanwhile encouraging staff to go the “extra mile”. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Getty Images MIAMI, FLORIDA – MARCH 05: A ‘we are hiring’ sign in front of a store on March 05, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The City of London has not come to a complete standstill Getty images (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) The Duchess of Sussex sued Associated Newspapers over privacy and copyright breaches Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvani (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey with the new £50 note. (Photo by Joe Giddens – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Ocean Outdoor operates major advertising sites such as Piccadilly Lights Donald Trump and Joe Biden are in the final stage of campaigning ahead of the election United’s significant increase in the number of penalties awarded to them has coincided with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure as manager Nancy Dubuc has led youth-oriented Vice Media since 2018 Roadworks will be lifted and planned rail upgrades postponed to allow easier travel over the Christmas period. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new lockdown at the weekend The City of London has remained largely empty since March 2020 It matters to the UK who wins the White House It was revealed today by the Sunday Times that David Cameron had gone for a private drink with health secretary Matt Hancock to lobby on behalf of Greensill Capital. The increase was driven by a rise in the costs of used cars and trucks. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Boris Johnson said during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) today that Rishi Sunak has “tried to address” the discrepancy between online and concrete businesses “in an equitable way”. The figure marks a sharp drop since last week, when 1 in 63 were thought to have contacted Covid Influencers have come under fire for their lockdown trips to Dubai Sadiq Khan on the campaign trail last week Joe Biden will block China from leveraging US technologies to support its efforts. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Promise to be tough on China was a key campaign pledge in 2016 Piers Morgan and his former co-host on GMB Susanna Reid, seen here in 2017. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images) Petticoat Lane has thrived in different forms since the 1600s – the pandemic will not see it off (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) The UK will be watching closely tonight… (getty images) Justine Greening stood down as a Conservative MP at the December 2019 general election Exponents of the theory say China was researching and manipulating different strains of Sars viruses when it accidentally escaped into the general population through researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Prime ministers receive £30,000 of public money each year to decorate their flat, however they are required to bear the cost of any further yearly upgrades. The City of London, Getty Images Cignpost already have testing facilities at airports including Gatwick and Heathrow. New York is bracing for a major snowstorm but hopes for sunlit uplands next year (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) BERLIN, GERMANY – APRIL 19: Greens Party co-chair Annalena Baerbock introduces herself as chancellor candidate in the Malzfabrik on April 19, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Gora – Pool/Getty Images) A rebound in tech stocks helped push Wall Street to fresh highs today Global esports is forecast to generate more than $1bn in revenues in 2021 Tequila, lime, triple sec, celery salt. A classic. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Tequila Herradura) The Brexit talks seem stuck on who is entitled to the fish in the area within 200 miles from the British coastline The tax would likely target online firms like Amazon and Asos who have seen profits soar over the past year, after people spent much of 2020 in lockdown. Meghan Markle is suing the Mail on Sunday over the publication of a letter she wrote to her father The European Parliament stopped the ratification process last month due to claims by Brussels officials that the UK had breached the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The Halix plant in Leiden, the Netherlands, will now be used to produce Astrazeneca vaccines for the EU Forget gunpowder, make sure your barrel is filled with fine italian wine this bonfire night Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images The International Swimming League launched last year and is currently in its second season (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) One American in Miami holds his ‘I Voted’ sticker after casting his vote (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images) The new rules mean all members of a group will be made to check in to pubs, restaurants and cafes Voters stand in line at dawn as the polls open on November 3, 2020 in Crawfordville, Florida (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images) Wide angle color image depicting the front view of a young woman walking through a futuristic subway tunnel in central London, UK. The tunnel is illuminated with multi colored lights. The woman is in the far distance, and the focus is on the cool science fiction architecture of the subway tunnel that curves round into the distance. Room for copy space. (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Round Hill will look to generate revenue from a portfolio of songs by artists including The Beatles Nigel Farage has been given approval to launch new party Reform UK Voters wear face-coverings while waiting in line to vote for the 2020 US elections at the Los Angeles County Registrar in Norwalk, California Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden(C) visits Hanks Hoagies in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 3, 2020. – The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump’s uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore “our democracy.” (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) Customers queued to enter Marks and Spencer in York in June. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Mayor of London Sadiq Khan campaigning in the lead-up to the postponed election last March The latest GDP figures reveal the impact of January’s national lockdown restrictions. BELOIT, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 03: Stickers ready to be passed out to residents after they vote at the Beloit Public Library on November 03, 2020 in Beloit, Wisconsin. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) A voter stops her dog from barking as she fills in her ballot at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut Oil prices end the week lower after fears Covid restrictions in China could impact demand (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – NOVEMBER 05: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater on November 05, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden attended internal meetings with staff as votes are still being counted in his tight race against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump, which remains too close to call. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) HS2 will join up Britain to help build a more united country The new taskforce comes on the back of plans to increase the UK’s wind power generation capacity by 10 gigawatts. A survey of HR firms across the FTSE 100, S (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Eurostar is running just two services a day due to the pandemic. GB News, which is set to launch later this year, promises to shake up the British TV news market Founder Whitney Wolfe Herd recently oversaw Bumble’s stock market debut. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Bumble) Anneliese Dodds said “businesses can’t wait another month until the [3 March] Budget” to see if these measures will be extended. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) We all know the stresses in family businesses because the stories are so good False claims by Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel about the AstraZeneca vaccine has fanned anti-vaxx sentiments in Germany and France Most Reach workers will be based at home, with the publisher set to shrink its office estate LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: A fan supporting Movember poses before the Heineken Champions Cup Round 2 match between Harlequins and Bath Rugby at Twickenham Stoop on November 23, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images) (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images) Brick-and-mortar retailers have suffered a dramatic decline in customers due to Covid-19 restrictions MIAMI, FLORIDA- NOVEMBER 03: Auggie Mejia holding his dog, Baby, casts his ballot at the Legion Park polling place on November 03, 2020 in Miami, Florida. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A statement from Downing Street this morning said that the country will return to a three-tiered system, but that it will be stricter than previous iterations. Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford has campaigned against the government’s stance on free school meals American Sofia Kenin won the women’s singles title at the Australian Open last year, pocketing more than £2m There are now nearly 6,000 EV charging points across London, although it is estimated 48,000 will be needed by 2025. Former British Airways CEO Alex Cruz in 2020. (Photo by Geoff Caddick – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 19: Houssem Aouar of Olympique Lyonnais battles for possession with Leon Goretzka of Bayern Munich during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between Olympique Lyonnais and Bayern Munich at Estadio Jose Alvalade on August 19, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via Getty Images) Lewis Hamilton secured his seventh Formula 1 title today in Turkey The ‘Pilgrim Morris Men’ perform during the Surrey County Show in Guildford (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images) Money laundering is unquestionably on the rise, as are financial fraud attacks more generally Trade with the EU shrank 23.1 per cent in the first three months since the end of the Brexit transition period, a grim augury of the economic consequences of the UK’s departure from the trade bloc. The internet has transformed the nature of our economy, communities and wider society Uber and Lyft have won a key vote that allows them to class drivers as contractors Life has broadly returned to normal in China, despite the pandemic’s origin there (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) President Donald Trump has said he will take the election to the Supreme Court if needed Former Tottenham midfielder Eriksen, 29, received CPR on the field after his collapse Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson’s sensational injury-time header kept them hot on the heels of Chelsea for a Champions League place The army of suspect Twitter accounts emerged amid an Amazon union push in Alabama Tottenham Hotspur fans have strongly condemned the club’s board. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) The Cabinet Office is putting together a review on social distancing and the future of work, which will be released before the next stage of easing restrictions. Johnny Depp will not be able to appeal against a High Court ruling that deemed that he had assaulted his one-time wife Amber Heard during their relationship. President-elect Joe Biden hugs son Hunter Biden, who has allegedly been the victim of a smear campaign. Londoners will go to the polls on 6 May to elect their next mayor Warren Buffett, the so-called “Sage of Omaha”, is regarded as one of the world’s foremost stockpickers. Keir has been criticised by some over the past month for lacking a clear economic agenda post-Covid, with tomorrow’s speech expected to provide a clearer outline. VW has announced huge new investment into electric vehicles over the next five years. The opposition candidates have hit out at Khan’s comments, with Shaun Bailey saying the Mayor could reverse the hike to the congestion charge ‘today’. 20th December 1927: A meeting of the board of directors of the Gaumont-British film studios in Shepherd’s Bush, London. One of them is handling a small model aircraft, and on a bookcase in the background is a poster for the upcoming Sinclair Hill film ‘The Guns of Loos’. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) Anneliese Dodds’ comments represent one of the first times she has definitively ruled out a policy for Labour’s next manifesto. Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a hangar campaign event at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 30, 2020. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) Jo Stevens was elected as an MP in 2015 The US has distanced itself further from Saudi Arabia as it limits arms sales. The US has also launched sanctions against Saudi Arabia in response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Photo by Steffi Loos/Getty Images) Theresa May’s involvement will be the first time she has defied the party whip since Johnson became Prime Minister. Covid has been make-or-break for relationships DOVER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 23: Police officers patrol in front of queues of vans and lorries at the Port of Dover on December 23, 2020 in Dover, United Kingdom. Nearly 3,000 lorries were stranded around Kent after France banned all travel from the UK on Sunday, citing concerns over a new variant of covid-19. Late Tuesday, the countries reached a deal to restart freight travel for drivers with a recent negative covid-19 test. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Ryanair planes are parked in a stand at Stansted Airport in 2020 in Stansted airport. Traffic in May 2021 soared as non-essential travel became legal again in the UK (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) WILMINGTON, DE – NOVEMBER 04: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, joined by vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), speaks one day after Americans voted in the presidential election, on November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke as votes are still being counted in his tight race against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump which remains too close to call. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Darktrace has made Poppy Gustafsson its sole chief executive ahead of a planned IPO this year The third national lockdown will only add to business’ woes Ahold Delhaize, which owns grocery chains in the US and Europe, has benefitted from high demand during the pandemic Unite has frozen relations with Labour after union leader Len McCluskey criticised Sir Keir Starmer Football fans will be allowed to return to Premier League matches from 17 May onwards – but away supporters must wait until next season Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after meeting an MP who tested positive for coronavirus Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended applications for the schemes, which provide businesses with government-backed loans Election workers in Atlanta, Georgia, examine ballots while vote counting in the US presidential election LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, outside BBC Broadcasting House on January 31, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Lionel Messi could be banned from the World Cup if Fifa follows through its threats over a breakaway European Super League John Wolford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams warms up prior to a team scrimmage at SoFi Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Inglewood, California Tube passenger journeys have slumped thanks to the pandemic, and Moody’s predicts they’ll never return to pre-Covid levels, which will impact Transport for London funding (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Hundred, English cricket’s new short-form competition, is due to start this summer MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 27: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a speech on domestic priorities at the Science and Industry Museumon July 27, 2019 in Manchester, England. The PM announced that the government will back a new rail route between Manchester and Leeds. (Photo by Lorne Campbell – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Safeguards intended for the purpose of reducing transmission and projecting public health risk promoting loneliness and isolation Getty images Margaret Kershaw receives the Pfizer vaccine at a vaccination centre at the Royal Health The alliance will distribute vaccines to low and lower-middle income countries around the world such as Morocco People participate in a protest last night in support of counting all votes as the election in Pennsylvania is still unresolved Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced he would extend the furlough scheme until March today in a major U-turn Reverend Bianca Davis-Lovelace of the Washington State Poor People’s Campaign speaks at a rally and march to “Count Every Vote, Protect Every Person” a day after the US Presidential Election in Seattle, Washington Manchester United said it did not believe fan data had been compromised Emissions from aviation make a hefty contribution to all fossil fuel emissions. A pedestrian wearing face masks passes a digital display showing the new measures required as England enters a second coronavirus lockdown in central London on November 5, 2020. (Photo by Hollie Adams / AFP) (Photo by HOLLIE ADAMS/AFP via Getty Images) Fires are often set by ranchers to clear shrubs and forest for grazing land in the Amazon basin Andrew Lyddon, Schroders London trails in house price growth with demand for family homes diverting buyer interest. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) The government has said the government’s test and trace app has prevented around 600 coronavirus cases. The government received 123 complaints from businesses over how contracts were awarded. Nixon’s war on drugs has been an unmitigated disaster (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Foreign tourists who can prove they have been vaccinated will be able to visit Israeli cities such as Jerusalem for the first time in more than a year Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi raps her gavel after the House voted to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package. The chancellor is widely expected to raise corporation tax in the Budget next week, with speculation he will outline a plan to increase it from 19 per cent to 25 per cent. Many of the world’s leading universities, including Cal Berkeley, lie outside the Erasmus parameters (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) ITN produces news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – NOVEMBER 05: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater on November 05, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden attended internal meetings with staff as votes are still being counted in his tight race against incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump, which remains too close to call. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) BANGOR , ME – NOVEMBER 03: Campaign signs line a road near a polling location on November 3, 2020 in Bangor, Maine. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Bank of America is the latest major lender to offer extra incentives to young staff All three major US indices open higher this afternoon Hasselbaink, buried under team-mates, played alongside Frank Lampard (left) at Chelsea Denmark has closed a number of its smaller border crossings to Germany in an effort to stem the spread of the B117 variant, which has become the dominat variant in Denmark. (Photo by Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images) Londoners will go to the polls to elect their next mayor on 6 May Marriott International will offer four hours of extra pay to workers who choose to get the Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Londoners will go to the polls on 6 May to elect their next mayor A Hyundai Kona Electric charges at an EV charge station in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Today, the world of Tron is a cautionary tale for marketers looking to get to grips with the digital world Santa greets children from the safety of a socially-distanced bubble Yesterday was a near-record trading day in the US (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) Sir John Cass was a major figure in the early development of the slave-trade and the Atlantic slave-economy, directly dealing with slave-agents in the African forts and in the Caribbean. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Attorney general Letitia James opened the inquiry after Michael Cohen testified before congress that the former president’s financial statements were manipulated to save money on loans or cut his property taxes. Many businesses have reopened although some are waiting for 21 June so that they can have enough capacity to be profitable/ Local lockdowns could stop them from reopening.. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Donald Trump has always put his own needs ahead of those of America The FTSE indexes have gained more than 11 per cent this year. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: Schoolchildren look on during a lesson at Willows High School on March 16, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) The Ever Given, which had grounded in the Suez Canal and blocked the waterway for almost a week, was finally refloated today Speculation had been mounting over the whereabouts of Alibaba boss Jack Ma Number 10 has published its reasoning behind England’s tier allocations Pfizer has said its Covid-19 vaccine is 95 per cent effective Arsenal’s victory over Tottenham vindicated the decision by Arteta to take a hard line with Aubameyang The NBA scores highly for cultural relevance in the Fan Intelligence survey due to its response to social movements such as Black Lives Matter Sir Keith Mills will lead Sazka’s bid for the UK National Lottery licence People arrive to cast their vote in the Hartlepool by-election at a polling station in Hartlepool Sunbathers soaked up the rays in St James’ Park today as they enjoyed the first easing of lockdown measures FTSE-listed Hiscox said it had set aside $75m for natural disasters after another spate of wildfires in California. The FTSE 100 rose as news of Biden’s victory sparked a global relief rally People walk through Chicago O’Hare airport as airlines slowly begin to see more travellers in the US. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Sisters Emilee Hembrow and Starlette Thynne pose during the Boohoo campaign shoot on October 07, 2020 in Piggabeen, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for boohoo) Kylie Minogue joins other celebrity Roxi investors including Robbie Williams and Alesha Dixon Johnson’s 10 point plan is part of government attempts to “build back better” after the coronavirus pandemic. Shaun Bailey will announce tomorrow that if victorious in the May poll that he will build 100,000 “Millennial homes” that can only be bought by young Londoners. Easyjet shares tumbled after the health secretary’s hotel quarantine announcement threw the travel industry into disarray Hamleys, pictured in the first lockdown in March, is among the toy shops forced to close during the crucial Christmas trading period (Getty) LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: A small group hold a candlelit vigil to mark what would have been the birthday of George Floyd, in Windrush Square in Brixton on October 14, 2020 in the Brixton neighborhood of London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Marston’s said it had received an unsolicited bid from private equity firm Platinum Holidays are now off the menu unless they take place when restrictions are relaxed are across the UK between 23 and 28 December Medicinal cannabis is growing (pun intended) into a sizable industry. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images) Tesla founder Elon Musk made the comments during an appearance on Saturday Night Live (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) England and France are the favourites for this year’s Six Nations, which begins on Saturday, part of a feast of sport this weekend Face-mask themed Christmas decorations (Photo by Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images) (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images) Shoppers return to Selfridges department store in central London after the capital exits lockdown and enters Tier 2 restrictions (Photo: Getty) The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in front of the Frankfurt skyline. Tesla has enjoyed a year to remember despite the coronavirus crisis, with shares in the firm rising 400 per cent for the year to date. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) stands with wife Jill Biden as he addresses supporters during election night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, early on November 4, 2020. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) The CEO of JetBlue is confident that a US-UK travel bubble will be operating by the time his airline launches New York-London flights in August (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Nurses prepare to start vaccinating in a nursing home in Langreo, Spain. (Photo by Manu Brabo/Getty Images) London’s R rate is currently the lowest in the UK Germanyhas been taken off the UK’s quarantine free travel list today. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus covid-19 during a visit to the East Midlands, central England on November 6, 2020, as the second lockdown comes into force in England. – A united effort to tackle spiking coronavirus infection rates has been called for as 56 million people in England went into a second lockdown but with the public weary of restrictions and fearing for their livelihoods. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Facebook had blocked access to news in Australia over a new law that will force tech firms to pay publishers President-elect Joe Biden is set to prioritise domestic issues over trade talks (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Biden addresses US Air Force personnel last night ahead of the G7 summit. (Photo by Joe Giddens – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Apartments surrounding the Shard building in London. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Getty Images Ministers have outlined proposals to allow staff to work from home permanently (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A new YouGov survey showed 55 per cent of Germans, 61 per cent of the French, 52 per cent of Spanish people and 43 per cent of Italians now see the AstraZeneca vaccine as unsafe. Passenger numbers on TfL remain at about 40 per cent of pre-pandemic levels despite the lifting of restrictions. Softbank has pumped $250m into Berlin-based e-scooter firm Tier Green, amber or red? Ministers sign off on the UK’s new rules for foreign travel. A padlock secures the door of a closed London pub in February 2021. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Amazon is facing accusations it abuses its dominance over third-party sellers Lee Westwood clinched a third European order of merit with his fiancee Helen Storey as caddie Kwasi Kwarteng has urged firms to take every step possible to allow employees to work from home. Getty images Under an early draft of new financial services equivalence rules, London would be worse off than rival New York when it comes to relations with the EU. The hospitality sector is preparing for a bonanza summer as friends reunite at their favourite bars and restaurants Does Bliken’s record let him down? Michael O’Leary today offered a bullish assessment of Ryanair’s prospects for next year as the coronavirus pandemic continued to grip the aviation industry. US President Donald Trump is becoming increasingly frantic in his efforts to overturn the election result WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 09: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany (L) speaks alongside RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel (R) during a press conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters on November 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump campaign and Republican Party officials continued to push theories of voter intimidation, fraud, and illegal votes but were unable to provide proof at the time of the press conference. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) The UK will have to install one wind turbine a day for a decade to hit its new 2030 target. The report found that many of the MoD’s key equipment programmes were running well behind schedule. Everything’s big in America. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images) The vast majority of countries are currently placed on the travel amber list, with people forced to quarantine for 10 days on arrival from these destinations and take several expensive PCR Covid-19 tests. Lockdown restrictions will ease from 17 May. A pedestrian walks past a poster showing support to US president-elect Joe Biden in his ancestral hometown of Ballina in County Mayo in northwest Ireland on November 8, 2020. – In Joe Biden’s Irish ancestral hometown, distant relatives and well-wishers nursed happy hangovers on Sunday after a night spent toasting the success of the new president-elect — and claimed credit for having “saved the world”.` (Photo by Paul Faith / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY BY JOE STENSON (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images) No extension to staff salary holiday: Rishi Sunak will not extend the wage subsidy furlough scheme despite a delay to the end of lockdown (Photo by Phil Noble-WPAPool/Getty Images) Kay Burley will be off-air for six months after breaking coronavirus restriction rules. (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images) CVC Capital Partners already owns a stake in Premiership Rugby and the Pro14 LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: A general view of the Houses of Parliament as the sun sets on November 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Italy’s first national lockdown last year lasted 10 weeks “My biggest message for business leaders is that another crisis is coming our way. Are we going to do anything about it? Or will it just be like Covid-19?” 2020 has been a breakthrough year of progress for the cannabis industry “Every single long-held belief has been thrown out of the window.” Eric Yuan, a former Webex manager at Cisco, acquired Zoom in 2011 MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – JUNE 21: (EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 WEDNESDAY JUNE 23TH 2021) Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey with the new £50 note which features Alan Turing, at Bletchley Park on June 21, 2021 in Milton Keynes, England. The polymer £50 note contains advanced security features incorporating two windows and a two-colour foil, making it very difficult to counterfeit. (Photo by Joe Giddens – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Oil prices hit their highest levels in a year today as they continued to climb after last spring’s price collapse. Matt Hancock said he “cannot answer” whether the Coronavirus Act will expire in six months’ time Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said earlier this week that the City needs “to be focused on New York and Singapore (pictured)” post-Brexit and not the EU. Juventus have been named as one of the founder clubs of a new European Super League (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) England are rated the fourth-worst team to reach the last 16 of Euro 2020, while next opponents Germany rate among the best Wall Street pushed higher this afternoon as investors turned their attention to economic data Prime Minister Boris Johnson called devolution to Scotland ‘Tony Blair’s biggest mistake’ Harry and Meghan said they had sought the Queen’s permission before naming their baby Lilibet (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The new rules will impact Chinese tech giants such as Alibaba There is a critical role for progressive finance in this transition to zero-carbon Colour film of the 1966 World Cup final is thought to have been discarded, meaning black and white footage will need to be treated to recreate the real thing Congress has now formally certified Biden’s election victory Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said reopening schools should be the government’s priority over the next few weeks Despite victory in their opening game, only half of fans believe England can win Euro 2020, a poll for City A.M. found The government is considering forcing tobacco companies to pay the cost of cleaning up cigarette butts European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said the EU has brought forward an order for 50m doses of the Pfizer jab as vaccine supplies dwindle across Europe Two are dead after an incident in Trier (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images) Pinterest has seen its stock market value increase sevenfold since the start of the pandemic BT boss Philip Jansen is looking to accelerate the company’s digital transformation plans The US economy grew at an unprecedented pace in the third quarter – but it followed an equally unprecedented collapse It comes as Belfast has seen two weeks of violent rioting from unionist and nationalist communities. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US President in Washington, DC at 5pm London time today. Non-essential retailers will reopen their doors for the first time in months on Monday It is hoped that floating wind farms, which offer access to deeper waters and more consistent wind speeds, will prove an effective new technology in the UK’s push to be a net zero emissions technology by 2050. Sadiq Khan will today formally sign in for a second term as London mayor Streets across London have been pedestrianised (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Fans will be allowed to watch England’s test series against New Zealand at Edgbaston (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) The Reed chairman thinks more Londoners will come back into their city as restrictions ease. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) An entrance into Bank underground station is shut in central London. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) Italy has had 66 governments since the end of World War 2 and governing coalitions are known to easily disband (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Most universities in England have closed their campuses to students during lockdown The exterior of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen on November 4, 2020 in New York. – Wall Street stocks were in rally mode Wednesday, shrugging off uncertainty over the still-unresolved presidential election and the likelihood of divided government in Washington.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.0 percent, or about 560 points, at 28,041.28 at around 1530 GMT, (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images) Time for some innovation in our tax system Audioboom hosts podcasts for stars including Sue Perkins Barclays chief executive Jes Staley said earlier this week that the City needs “to be focused on New York and Singapore (pictured)” post-Brexit and not the EU. Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters on Sunday, beating debutant Will Zalatoris by one shot Figueretes beach in Ibiza, Spain. Brits will soon be able to easily holiday on the Balearic Island without the need to self-isolate on their return to the UK in a boost to airlines and travel companies (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) Existing nuclear plants at Sizewell in Suffolk. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images) Taxi drivers have seen their revenues tumble as a result of the pandemic. Starship robots are advanced devices that deliver parcels, groceries and food directly from stores via a mobile app within a 4-mile radius, Getty Images Entain chief executive Shay Segev is stepping down after just seven months in the role Bailey said news on a possible Covid-19 vaccine was encouraging United Masters was founded in 2017 by former record label executive Steve Stoute LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at a press conference about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak at Downing Street on May 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Dunham-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Expectation is high for Bryson DeChambeau at the Masters after his US Open win Leonardo is spinning off its US division through an IPO, the firm said today. Claudia Mo, a founder of the pro-democracy Civic Party, said yesterday that Beijing had “practically put the nail into Hong Kong’s democracy struggle”. Members of the European Payments Initiative have said that a pan-European rival to Visa and Mastercard coulbe in place by 2025. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Vodafone has said it will power its entire European network with renewable energy, as of July 1 this year. France may not be favourites for the Autumn Nations Cup but they are a team in form The Suez Canal is a major global trade route (Photo by David Degner/Getty Images). The UK’s official Covid-19 death toll passed 125,000 today, the highest death toll of any country in Europe.(Photo by Hannah McKay – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Fairbairn, one of the City’s most high-profile figures, ran business group the CBI for five years. Getty images Global equities had staged a three-day rally following positive news in the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine HSBC has smashed profit expectations for the first quarter. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Political infighting does not inspire much confidence as the UK approaches Brexit, with just 50 days to go. (Photo by Ben Stansall – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Getty images The services industries account for roughly 80 per cent of the UK’s overall economic output Getty Images Baggage handler Swissport will make 3,000 employees redundant. VSS Unity Glides Home after Second Supersonic Flight Britain’s Jamie Chadwick won the inaugural W Series championship last year LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 21: Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (left) and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speak during the EU debate at Wembley Arena on June 21, 2016 in London, England. Tonight the BBC is hosting a live, two-hour televised EU debate in front of an audience of 6,000 at Wembley Arena, which sees the Leave campaign represented by Conservative MP Boris Johnson, Labour MP Gisela Stuart and Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, and the Remain campaign represented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Ruth Davidson, and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Barclays boss Jes Staley (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) Credit Suisse was hit with billions of dollars in losses after the US hedge fund Archegos Capital defaulted on margin calls in March. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Arcadia is reportedly set to call in the administrators, having been battered by the coronavirus pandemic LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 10: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks as he attends his swearing in ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe on May 10, 2021 in London, England. Mr Khan won a second term in office after being first elected in 2016, when he became the first Muslim Mayor of a European Union capital city. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Humans may be “digital by default”, but we are not by design A worker operates a cleaning beach machine as he cleans the beach from the plastic waste in Kedonganan Beach, Bali, Indonesia.(Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images) The Nikkei 225 index in Tokyo fell yesterday (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo by Ian Vogler – Pool/Getty Images) FRP Advisory is managing the administration of clothing brand Edinburgh Woollen Mill, which went bankrupt last year After a chaotic US election night, investors may welcome the calm of a Federal Reserve meeting Lagarde warned that the eurozone is likely to face cycles of increased infections and tighter restrictions until widespread immunity from Covid-19 is achieved It is the second time in a number of months that Audi will have to place staff on shorter hours due to the issue. Carillion collapsed in early 2018 with liabilities of almost £7bn. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella is a big cricket fan and also involved with MLC US stocks pushed higher as strong earnings offset concerns about rising virus cases Goldman Sachs is one of a number of companies making plans for changes to trading after Brexit What are the new rules in London’s Tier 4? Festivals and other live events have been lobbying for a government-backed insurance scheme Robinhood has restricted trading of some of the stock favoured by Reddit users on forum r/wallstreetbets UK stocks have taken a hammering this year, with the FTSE 100 down around 15 per cent amid Brexit and coronavirus DURHAM, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 01: Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer visits a building development project on the banks of the River Wear on May 01, 2021 in Durham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Chief executive Keith Pelley says the European Tour is braced for an ever more challenging 2021 than 2020 The City sits to the right of a London sunrise (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) New rules mean globetrotting executives will no longer be exempt from quarantine rules Donald Trump intends to delegitimise his loss, transforming Joe Biden into an illegitimate President Scotland fans let off flares in Leicester Square after the England v Scotland game ended in a 0-0 draw. Francis Warren is expanding Queensberry Promotions’ activities to Poland Boris Johnson’s Covid lockdown roadmap targets 21 June to lift all Covid curbs Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is fighting a long-running US extradition case Rishi Sunak ahead of delivering his first Budget last year (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Premiership games will not be brought forward to fill the gap left by postponed European fixtures, organisers said Boozers will be hoping for bumper business during the delayed Euro 2020 tournament Coaches have been hit by cuts at all levels of sport in the UK, from elite down to grassroots Harley-Davidson’s shares hit a three-year high on the trade truce At this year’s Australian Open all players were frced to quarantine in hotels for 14 days prior to competition A flag of Jurgen Klopp is pictured in the Kop end of the stadium during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield on October 24, 2020 (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives back at Downing Street in London on November 10, 2020 after chairing the weekly cabinet meeting held at the nearby Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) The Great British Railways is an echo of nationalisation hated by free marketeers and socialists alike (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing street for the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) New research found the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine significantly reduced transmission of the virus An inquiry last November found Priti Patel had bullied a number of Home Office civil servants, including Rutnam. US investment group ALK Capital completed its takeover of Burnley in December LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: Old Compton Street in Soho after bars and restaurants closed on April 16, 2021 in London, England. Pubs and Restaurants are expecting good business tonight being the first Friday night after Coronavirus lockdown rules were relaxed to allow outside dining and drinking. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) Janssen will be the third pharma firm to begin stage three trials of its Covid vaccine in the UK. Getty The return of Harry Maguire against the Czechs helped to drive England upfield more often (Getty Images) More than 60 French fishing boats created a blockade around the island of Jersey lat week, leading Boris Johnson to send two Royal Navy gunboats to patrol the protest. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) listens as Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks during a virtual press conference inside 10 Downing Street in central London on October 12, 2020, after announcing a new COVID-19 alert system. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered pubs in Liverpool to shut as part of a new strategy to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, as staff at three field hospitals across the country were told to prepare for a wave of admissions. The northwest English city is the first to be placed at “very high risk” under a new three-tiered system designed to bring order what has become a complex web of local restrictions. (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOBY MELVILLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Lee Cain has resigned from his role as director of communications at Downing Street. Athletic Bilbao have not won LaLiga or the Copa del Rey for 37 years but beat Barcelona to win the Supercopa in January Getty Images Traffic is seen on the M25 motorway during the morning rush hour near Heathrow Airport in west of London on May 11, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on May 10 announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 — as long as infection rates stay low. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) Traffic is seen on the M25 motorway as a plane flies overhead during the morning rush hour near Heathrow Airport in west of London on May 11, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on May 10 announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 — as long as infection rates stay low. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) UK financial firms lost their wide ranging access to EU markets when the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December and now have to navigate a patchwork of regulations from individual member states. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled in 2019 that Airbus’ four countries of operation – the UK, France, Germany and Spain – had given unfair subsidies to the European aerospace manufacturer in breach of the trade organisation’s rules. Springboard data showed that the coronavirus lockdown did not impact retail footfall to the same extent as over the summer. Photo: Getty Diners in Soho, London yesterday. From today, indoor hospitality will reopen. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) UBS today backed its new chief executive Ralph Hamers, despite the ING money laundering investigation The government has banned Huawei from building the UK’s 5G network Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla sold more than 130,000 shares on Monday VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN – JANUARY 23: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the La Liga Santander match between Deportivo Alavés and Real Madrid at Estadio de Mendizorroza on January 23, 2021 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Kate Middleton was seen numerous times wearing Seraphine during all three pregnancies. Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin has also vowed to ban clubs and players involved in a European Super League from its club and international competitions France curtailed freight traffic from the UK, leading to major blockages at British ports as the pound tumbled Delivering on levelling up promises must mean unleashing post-Brexit ability to draw in global investment to all parts of the country, writes Will Holloway. Photo by Frank Augstein – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Ryan Reynolds is set to become joint-owner of Wrexham with fellow actor Rob McElhenney Only 1.4m vehicles used the Channel Tunnel in 2020 due to the pandemic, down from 2.6m the year before. Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially told the public England’s lockdown would last 28 days An exterior view of the building of US Department of the Treasury is seen on March 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. – US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday pledged to quickly send cash to Americans as part of the a massive $2.2 trillion relief package aimed at rescuing the coronavirus-battered economy. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) Exeter’s 10-year journey from second tier to double winners is the stuff of movies WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – NOVEMBER 09: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden holds a protective mask as he speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden spoke about how his administration would respond to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) WIRRAL, MERSEYSIDE – MAY 31: Some of 26 ice sculptures of children installed on New Brighton Beach begin to melt, as ice statues of children were installed as part of a giant sand artwork on New Brighton Beach to highlight global warming and the forthcoming Cop26 global climate conference on May 31, 2021 in Wirral, Merseyside. COP26, the United Nations’ 26th Climate Change Conference, will be held in early November of this year in Glasgow, under the UNFCCC presidency of the United Kingdom. The artwork was self funded by British artists Sand In Your Eye and asks world leaders to commit to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Paddy Power betting shop on the King’s Road (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) In November last year, Germany announced the purchase of 38 new Eurofighter jets from BAE Systems. London’s reputation has taken a bruising, but experts say the capital now has an opportunity to reinvent itself Plans for a new European Super League with England’s six biggest clubs has sparked a fierce backlash Getty Images MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JANUARY 23: People gathered to protest against Putins government at Pushkin Square on January 23, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. Earlier this week, Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny called for supporters to protest after he was remanded to pre-trial detention for 30 days. His arrest came one day after his return to Russia, following his poisoning with a nerve agent last summer. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) O2 overcharged thousands of customers due to a billing error (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Conservative London mayor candidate Shaun Bailey and wife Ellie Bailey arrive at Drapers’ Pyrgo Priory School polling station to cast their votes in the mayoral election on May 06, 2021 in London, England. The London mayoral election takes place today a year after the emergency Coronavirus Act 2020 postponed elections across England. Labour incumbent, Sadiq Khan, is seeking a second term in office and is challenged by Conservative hopeful Shaun Bailey. This year sees a record-breaking 20 candidates standing and six million Londoners are registered to vote. Voters are required to wear face coverings inside the polling station and socially distance whilst waiting outside. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images) The City of London has had a good November so far, with the FTSE 100 up sharply, but risks still remain Thieves broke into Dresden’s Green Vault museum last year and stole jewellery worth $1bn Most UK festivals including Glastonbury were cancelled this summer due to the pandemic Mann spent three years as chief economist at the OECD, as seen here in 2016. (Photo by Rolex Dela Pena – Pool/Getty Images) Campaigners said that they would continue to fight today’s judgement. Huawei said the sale was necessary to ensure Honor’s survival Manufacturing in the UK shot to a record expansion in May (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Deliveroo riders stuck on Tower Bridge on August 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The Prime Minister had a simple message for people – stay home from this evening. The UK’s influence on sports technology is helped by it being home to Formula 1’s headquarters Britain’s vaccine programme has failed to continue to innovate, writes Andrew Ormerod. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) New BBC director general Tim Davie is fighting a war on multiple fronts Progress on a post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal has been glacial LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: A general view over the City of London towering over residential and social housing on November 1, 2017 in London, England. Ahead of an expected interest rate rise, the ratings agency, Moody’s has suggested that property prices would not be greatly affected as the market remains resilient. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The move expands News Corp’s reach into publishing More young adults will be offered the Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The fan park at Trafalgar Square will show all Euro 2020 games being played at Wembley, which include England’s group games Twitter is facing scrutiny over its security practice and looming new regulation Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (Photo by Henry Nicholls- Pool/Getty Images) The Royal Parks has urged Londoners to save green spaces for locals Disney executive chairman Bob Iger is set to step down at the end of this year Anneliese Dodds said at a pre-Budget address on Bloomberg that there was a “big gulf on how businesses based in bricks and businesses based on clicks are taxed” and that it needed to be resolved. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) People packed out the UK’s beaches over the summer – but it wasn’t enough to offset the huge amount of damage done to the tourism sector by Covid-19. Maradona was admitted to hospital earlier this month for surgery on a blood clot on his brain Championship clubs, which include Norwich City and Nottingham Forest (above), have taken out a loan with Met Life Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images It comes after 36 people were arrested on Saturday in an anti-lockdown protest in London. WALSALL – MARCH 30: An aerial view over homes in Walsall, West Midlands, as people stay home during the Covid-19 lockdown on March 30, 2020 in Walsall, United Kingdom. Spaghetti Junction serves 18 routes and normally carries over 200,000 vehicles a day. During the lockdown only key workers and trucks are using the arterial road. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 30,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) England play Georgia in their opening Autumn Nations Cup match on Saturday Vattenfall, which owns the Moorburg power plant in Hamburg, will take home €1.4bn. (Photo by Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images) MI5 said its social media push was aimed at improving transparency and shaking off stereotypes Evidence from abroad shows how effective road pricing can be at keeping traffic flowing Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV The REIT is pursuing new acquisitions Protestors have been camped out in Euston Square Gardens since September in protest against HS2. Getty Images The BETAs are of the “always on” smartphone generation Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish said proposed Champions League reforms amounted to another step towards a European Super League Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, where it builds the Qashqai and Leaf cars, employs 6,000 people. Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal’s 3-0 win against Hungary last night. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) Loyalists hold up placards during an anti Northern Ireland Protocol protest against the so called Irish Sea border in April in Larne, Northern Ireland. 2020 has seen an unprecedented decline in appetites for buying new cars, with the coronavirus pandemic seeing showrooms and factories shuttered for long periods. Despite the turbulent politics, shares in Next Digital soared an eyewatering 330 per cent when it resumed trading today after authorities last week froze Lai’s 71.26 per cent stake – worth $45m at the time. The EU’s emissions trading system has been one of the factors behind the UK’s rapid pull-out from coal power. Test cricket last appeared on British terrestrial TV when England won the 2005 Ashes series London business leaders have urged the chancellor to remain “loud and proud” in his support for the capital The FTSE indexes stayed in positive territory yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab reacts as he arrives in Downing Street in central London on October 6, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will seek to banish the coronavirus gloom with a vision of a prosperous future fuelled by floating windmills when he addresses his Conservative party’s annual conference Tuesday. In a speech closing the four-day digital event, he will highlight an election pledge to quadruple the power generated by offshore wind from 10 to 40 gigawatts this decade, saying it would support 60,000 new jobs. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) Business secretary Alok Sharma encouraged firms to prepare for Brexit A body of a Covid-19 victim lies in a body bag prior placing into a coffin during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the state of Saxony on December 7, 2020 in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany. Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) Test and Trace boss Dido Harding must self-isolate until 26 November England’s men will host a five-Test series with India at the end of a full summer of international cricket US stocks rose to record highs after Trump signed a coronavirus stimulus bill Whitehall is gearing up to fight Scottish Independence, writes Adam Tomkins. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images) Osborne was responsible for cutting corporation tax from 26 per cent to 20 per cent in his six years as chancellor. The UK has the highest number of distressed companies in Europe, according to new data from Moody’s (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Getty Images SGN, of which SSE owns 33 per cent, owns and manages gas distribution networks in Scotland and the south of England. Getty Images Getty Images Dominic Cummings outside his London home The City of London has had a good November so far, with the FTSE 100 up sharply, but the economy faces a bleak winter Britain’s access to EU markets under temporary transition arrangements comes to an end on 31 December ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – JULY 29: (EDITORS NOTE: This image was altered using a digital filter) General view of the historic city centre with the Grossmunster ahead the IRONMAN Switzerland on July 29, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images for IRONMAN) Toyota has two plants in the UK, including this one at Derby. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Conservative London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey visits St Mark’s Church during the final day of campaigning on May 5, 2021 in London, England. Local elections are due to be held across the United Kingdom on May 6, 2021, for 145 English local councils, thirteen directly elected mayors in England, and 39 police and crime commissioners across England and Wales. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Only three of the 11 providers on the government’s ‘test to release’ scheme are currently offering tests. The potential delay to Freedom Day means people will still be encouraged to work from home where possible. KPMG’s first female CEO is in talks to leave the Big Four firm. Jamie’s Italian collapsed into administration in May 2019 with the loss of 1,000 jobs New chief executive Andy Bird is looking to accelerate Pearson’s shift to a digitally-focused company A new fund has launched in Britain that will allow investors to put their money into mind altering drugs to be used for medical purposes. The NHS has been laser-focussed on fighting Covid-19 – the costs of which are only now becoming clear (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The deal has been approved by the US in April, alongside Canada, Brazil and Russia. Meanwhile, regulatory approvals from Japan and the EU are pending. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The detaining of a dissident journalist by Lukashenko’s regime has triggered new protests. Tube and bus passengers may be made to wear higher-grade masks Cadbury’s iconic Creme Egg (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Regional airline Flybe went bust at the start of the pandemic, but is now set to be resurrected. “My biggest message for business leaders is that another crisis is coming our way. Are we going to do anything about it? Or will it just be like Covid-19?” Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) The Square Mile on 22 March, a year since the government issued its first national lockdown. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images) Asia has seen fewer coronavirus cases in recent months, causing its stock markets to diverge from Europe and the US’s Delays to blockbusters such as the new James Bond film have seen Cineworld shut all of its cinemas in the UK and US. The growing presence of the Indian coronavirus variant has led to fears the reopening of society and the economy could be delayed beyond June 21. Greater Manchester has today been placed into lockdown (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) Boris Johnson said he could ‘only imagine’ the feelings of the royal family England will be expected to bounce back from Six Nations defeat to Scotland by beating Italy on Saturday Ministers have set a target to have offered the vaccine to the top four priority groups by Monday 15 February Test Caption The drug isn’t widely commercially available but has already been approved to treat some cancers. Astrazeneca boss Pascal Soriot, earned £15.4m last year London pub-goers enjoy food and drink as lockdown restrictions eased earlier this month. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The government said its £300m funding package will help English sports clubs survive the winter Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds went to the Caribbean island of Mustique over the 2019/20 New Year break Defending champion Dustin Johnson (left) and Rory McIlroy (right) are among the leading contenders at the Masters this week Major financial services firms have admitted they lack targets in place to achieve carbon neutral status. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) On 1 April the UK is due to impose checks on food products coming from the EU and on 1 July more inspections and full customs declarations will be required. The UK and the EU are locked in tense negotiations over how to administer the post-Brexit treaty in Northern Ireland, with Lord David Frost calling for less checks on goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Hoddle enjoyed one promising tournament as England manager at the 1998 World Cup but his tenure ended abruptly just months later Getty Images BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – APRIL 07: Fire fed by petrol burns as youths clashed at the Peace Gate at the Springfield Road/Lanark Way interface on April 7, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Violence broke out after a Loyalist protest, with youths attacking police officers and petrol-bombing a bus. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images) Some six million people in the UK are still making use of the government’s furlough scheme. Flutter’s brand portfolio includes Betfair and Paddy Power. (Photo by Mike Egerton – Pool/Getty Images) Even minimal restrictions on events post-19 July will spell losses of billions for the events industry. LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after receiving his second dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from James Black, at the Francis Crick Institute on June 03, 2021 in London, England. More than half of all adults in the United Kingdom have received their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine. (Photo by Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Ericsson boss Borje Ekholm said Sweden’s ban on Huawei would harm competition and trade Shaun Bailey trails heavily favoured Sadiq Khan by just one point (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to call an unsanctioned wild cat referendum if the government does not allow a second vote to go ahead. South Africa fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is the first cricketer to sign to Roc Nation Sports The appetite among residents of the UK is for homegrown, higher welfare, British produce Brexit minister Lord Frost made the comments ahead of a key UK-EU meeting tomorrow Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil a spending review next week, and is set to lay the groundwork for tackling the record increase in public borrowing The UK signed a trade deal with Canada last year that rolled over the terms of the EU trade deal, however the two sides are now working on an enhanced agreement. The NHS Nightingale Hospital at the Excel in east London opened as a “mass vaccination centre” less than three weeks ago Only 12 destinations are currently on the green list, with places such as Portugal, Gibraltar and Iceland the most popular holiday spots. Scotland’s First Minister has faced accusations that she lied to Parliament over her involvement in the Alex Salmond saga The amendment was put drawn up by the House of Lords and supported by Tory MPs such as Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Nusrat Ghani. US aviation giants United and American Airlines have put a combined 32,000 staff on unpaid leave due to the pandemic. Rishi Sunak met USTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the eve of the G7 Finance Ministers meeting. Trump National in Bedminster had been due to stage the major tournament next year Matt Hancock said that three-in-four adults have Covid antibodies, including 90 per cent of over 50s, which gives people a level of immunity against the virus. US investors are the largest foreign holders of British shares. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) UK inventor and businessman Sir James Dyson’s classic luxury motor yacht “Nahlin” moored off the Cornish Coast on April 21, 2021 in Falmouth, England. Dyson slipped to number two in the Sunday Times Rich Lich (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) BT faces a £600 claim that relates to historic overcharging on landlines. The government’s integrated review will be released tomorrow, with Boris Johnson to say that the Indo-Pacific is “increasingly the geopolitical centre of the world” in a major shift in foreign policy away from Europe. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Joe Biden will formally take over from Donald Trump as President on 20 January US President Donald Trump plunged the government into crisis after refusing to sign the stimulus bill About 34m people in the UK have received their first vaccine and more than 13.5m have received their second jab. LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 13, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Today marks seventy-five years on from the start of the Nuremberg Trials The new Atlantic Charter is based off the 1941 agreement between Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt, which pledged for the two countries to promote democracy and free trade post-war. Universal, the world’s largest music company, is home to artists such as Taylor Swift The R rate across the country dropped over the past week, and now stands between 1 and 1.1 Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, recently called for more sustainable investment practices. However, research has shown BlackRock to be the second largest investor inthe coal industry. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for IRC) British Airways owner IAG lost £5.1bn in the first nine months of the year – so what will the final figure be? Britain is fighting a fresh spike in coronavirus infections as a new, more infectious strain of the virus rips through the country France pushed England all the way in the Autumn Nations Cup, despite missing a host of key players The FTSE 250 oil and gas explorer was awarded a $1.2bn payout by an international tribunal in December. Britain and Canada have agreed to roll over their current trading relationship after the transition period ends The travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong will come into effect on May 26, the two cities said. FSB Chair Randal Quarles said decisions must be made over whether to extend, amend or end support measures. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Amazon and the Big Five publishers have been accused of fixing ebook prices High net worth investors have an opportunity to drive corporate change, writes Nick Murphy (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Sarah Bloom Raskin (C) attends the opening ceremony of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’s Meeting in Beijing on October 22, 2014. Finance ministers from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum met Wednesday against the backdrop of global economic, political and health concerns including slowing growth in China and the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images) BIELEFELD, GERMANY – JANUARY 23: Bas Dost of Eintracht Frankfurt celebrates with teammates Lucas Silva Melo (L) and Filip Kostic after scoring their team’s fifth goal during the Bundesliga match between DSC Arminia Bielefeld and Eintracht Frankfurt at Schueco Arena on January 23, 2021 in Bielefeld, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) The UK is on track to offer a first dose of the vaccine to all UK adults by the end of July The Henley Regatta, which dates back to 1839, was cancelled last year for the first time in a non-war year LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate Luisa Porritt poses for a photograph as she campaigns in Bermondsey on April 29, 2021 in London, England. Local elections are due to be held across the United Kingdom on May 6, 2021 for 145 English local councils, thirteen directly elected mayors in England, and 39 police and crime commissioners across England and Wales. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Shuren Qin has been accused of smuggling marine tech to help China develop underwater drones The data indicated that Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos paid no federal income taxes during some years. (Photo by Filip Singer-Pool/Getty Images Lyst said it had achieved strong growth last year The UK economy contracted again this month after fresh lockdown restrictions were imposed Boris Johnson will set out his “roadmap” for lifting lockdown restrictions on 22 February, with schools almost certainly set to be the first section of society to reopen At one point, Flybe was Europe’s biggest regional airline. London mayor Sadiq Khan said Tier 2 would be the “right and sensible” decision (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) British fishermen produce more than 25,000 tonnes of mussels each year, with around two-thirds sold to EU countries. BERLIN, GERMANY – MARCH 25: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference after a virtual summit of the European Council on March 25, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clemens Bilan – Pool/Getty Images) Musk has previously said that his Starlink venture will be key to eventually colonising Mars. (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 30, 2020 shows Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden waves to supporters before speaking at a Drive-In rally at Dallas High School, in Dallas, Pennsylvania, on October 24, 2020, and US President Donald Trump arrives to hold a Make America Great Again rally as he campaigns in Gastonia, North Carolina, October 21, 2020. (Photos by Angela Weiss and SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Independent Sage has warned the new variant of coronavirus will become the dominant strain by mid-January. LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 18: Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates with Neymar after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain F.C at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 18, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) The Champions League is set for a new 36-team format based on the ‘Swiss model’ common in chess (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) Hospitality has been one of the sectors hit hardest by the pandemic. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) With the rise in popularity of online shopping amid the pandemic, CVC is looking to up BAPE’s online offering. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images) Where is your Thanksgiving turkey coming from? So many Zoom calls, so much strain on your eyes (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen met for a dinner last night to reach a breakthrough on a post-Brexit trade deal (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg will appear alongside Google’s Sundar Pichai and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Labour has called for an emergency law introducing financial and criminal penalties for social media platforms who repeatedly fail to remove anti-vaccination content The government has ordered telecoms providers to remove all Huawei kit by 2027 Michel Barnier said today that many things had “changed for good” when the UK left the EU’s single market and customs union on 31 December Santander Bank President Ana Patricia Botin on October 16, 2020 in Oviedo, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) Becky Downie criticised the culture of British Gymnastics last year BAE Systems, which is working on a new fighter aircraft that will replace the Typhoon, said it was on track to hit its 2021 targets. Inter Milan is scrambling to shore up its finances after the collapse of the European Super League Tesla’s share price soared 700 per cent last year Seat coverings, such as those seen at Premier League grounds since lockdown, represent potential new sponsor opportunities The advertising standards watchdog found that the adverts, which encouraged people to book holidays with Ryanair after being vaccinated, were misleading. Octopus, one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, has been commended by the PM and the Chancellor for its work. Evidence from abroad shows how effective road pricing can be at keeping traffic flowing The UK has already paid out more than £70bn in emergency loans to businesses France have the guile to counteract Six Nations holders England’s dull but effective kicking game A man receives the AstraZeneca vaccine during the first day of the second stage of vaccination campaign on February 15, 2021 in Mexico City,(Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) Boris Johnson has warned that the third wave of infections sweeping across Europe could “wash up on our shores” 61 per cent of women would rather talk about their own death than money — that has to change International trade secretary Liz Truss will meet with Australian trade minister Dan Tehan in face-to-face meetings in London this week Getty Images Code Firsts Girls, a UK group dedicated to increasing gender equality in the technology sector, has announced partnerships with major firms such as Goldman Sachs and Bank of America to help bring women into technology roles. The car industry has issued one final plea for the government to sign a free trade deal with the EU in order to protect it from crippling tariffs. UK car production has slumped this year as the coronavirus pandemic forced factories to shut their doors. The new government-backed scheme is designed to help more people get on the property ladder (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) A formal CANZUK agreement fits in perfectly with the message of global Britain The City of London has fared well in November, with the FTSE 100 up more than 10 per cent UK Residential Reit invests in privately rented residential properties outside London Apple’s shares fell after iPhone sales fell short of expectations (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) It is in the UK’s interest to participate in the global vaccine effort The CBI has narrowed in on greener buildings, climate-conscious investments, and electric transport.(Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images) In the UK over 1.7 million tests have been conducted since the start of the pandemic according to government statistics. The City of London has witnessed the rapid return of public fundraising during the coronavirus crisis Surrey staged two matches with limited capacity at The Oval in the summer as part of a pilot scheme that later had to be halted London’s main market dropped to a five-week low yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Shoppers have returned to the High Street but Itim are banking on the digital sales boom continuing (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Chief executive David Kershaw (right) with founder Maurice Saatchi, who stepped down last year Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has become the latest figure to criticise the bank over its treatment of junior staff. Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council on climate and security at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office last week The search for a new chair for the audit watchdog will begin soon. Semiconductors are used in a range of technologies from mobile phones to self-driving cars 54 per cent of visitors to the UK in 2017 went shopping while here — the second most popular activity behind dining in restaurants The European Commission awarded Blackrock a contract to produce a study as part of its investigations into climate change and finance The Proclamation of the Peace Treaty of Amiens at the Royal Exchange, London, during the French Revolutionary Wars, April 1802. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) How is the pandemic impacting everyday entrepreneurs? Jofra Archer is a major weapon for England in South Africa following his IPL heroics Getty images Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the UK borrowing figures today Boris Johnson visited National Express in Coventry earlier this week to promote his new national bus strategy. Rishi Sunak has pledged record levels of investment into the UK’s infrastructure as it seeks to “build back better” after the pandemic. Aviva, a luxury yacht belonging to billionaire Joe Lewis, is pictured moored by Butler’s Wharf (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Dartmouth Crab Company driver with some of the paperwork prior to leaving with the crab catch unloaded from the fishing vessel MFV William Henry II on January 22, 2021 in Weymouth, England. Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) Bailey told MPs today that lobbying efforts from Cameron did not mean the failed supply chain finance firm had better treatment (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The UK and EU have been negotiating for months over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which sees checks on some goods crossing the Irish Sea. The pandemic has caused a generation of investors with a skewed sense of risk (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Getty Images RUSHDEN, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 15: Queues form at New Look at the Rushden Lakes shopping complex on June 15, 2020 in Rushden, United Kingdom. The British government have relaxed coronavirus lockdown laws significantly from Monday June 15, allowing zoos, safari parks and non-essential shops to open to visitors. Places of worship will allow individual prayers and protective facemasks become mandatory on London Transport. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) The government has faced mounting criticism over its “lack of transparency” in handing out PPE contracts This week we see moves from The Restaurant Group to Standard Chartered Bank. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Harlequins applied artificial intelligence technology to allocate seating so that groups would be socially distanced Eurostar has suffered a 95 per cent drop in traffic since March England face Georgia in their Autumn Nations Cup opener on Saturday Shaun Bailey said white collar workers in places like the City of London and Canary Wharf would usually never think about where cocaine they buy comes from Tui’s boss said no to the idea of insisting on checking passengers for a Covid vaccine (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) Hunting makes equipment for the oil industry. The NFL has staged up to four matches a year in London but that number could now be cut John Clancey, a human right lawyer, is led away from his office by police after being arrested in Hong Kong, China. Amazon is said to want domestic rights to Italy’s Serie A, where Inter Milan are the subject of interest from private equity firm BC Partners The FTSE indexes lost some of its June gains this morning. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) HONG KONG, CHINA – APRIL 01: Police officers surround Alexandra Wong, also known as Grandma Wong, as she waves a U.K. national flag outside the West Kowloon Magistrates Courts ahead of a hearing on April 1, 2021 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel looks on ahead of a minute’s silence inside the atrium at Scotland Yard in London on September 25, 2020, following the shooting of a British police officer by a 23-year-old man being detained at the centre. – A British police officer was shot dead in the early hours of Friday morning, Scotland Yard said, the first officer to be killed by gunfire while on duty in over eight years. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo by VICTORIA JONES/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) The European Commission announced today that it had decided that the US’ financial regulator’s rules was equivalent to the EU’s around clearing houses and therefore are now able operate throughout the bloc. The commercial loans, which gives businesses access to loans up to £50,000 by British banks, were launched in May last year and see the government take on 100 per cent of the risk if the borrower defaults. Supermarket sales increased in the last four weeks as Brits stocked up ahead of lockdown Dominic Cummings claims Boris Johnson tried to stop a leak inquiry because the main suspect was a friend of his fiancee Carrie Symonds (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Joe Biden indicated that his tough stance on China helped convince the other G7 leaders to include a number of rebukes to the country’s government in the final communique. The Sandilands tram crash killed seven people in 2016 A scanning app has been developed to detect Covid through smartphones. (Photo by Kelly Barnes/Getty Images) The Duke of Cambridge made the comments during a session of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s virtual Spring Meetings event More than 80 per cent of Japanese oppose holding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics this year, latest polls show Getty Images (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Barbican Art Gallery ) The Government must not turn off the lights in London yet again (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Rising clothes prices pushed the inflation rate higher. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) The chancellor will reportedly delay tax raises until autumn The UK’s big lenders have lent tens of billions of pounds to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic The ‘Swiss model’ format will allow for more games between big teams than the current Champions League group stage Chancellor Rishi Sunak visits the Imperial Clinic Research Facility at Hammersmith Hospital yesterday LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority Andrew Bailey speaking at a press conference at the Bank of England on February 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor – WPA Pool/Getty Images) It comes a day after the UK signed an agreement with Ukraine to bolster its naval capabilities and Russia claimed it fired ‘warning shots’ at a British destroyer ship off the coast of the Crimea peninsula. Diego Maradona, who died this week, inspired his teams to success on the club and international stage with individual brilliance The FTSE 100 has risen by 11 per cent this year. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) London has endured through plagues, fires and countless other disasters in the past Money: The deal will earn Guetta a reported $100m. Fran Kirby of Chelsea is the top-rated player in our WSL Team of the Season, as picked by Carteret Anlytics Shuttered shops are seen in Camden Market in north London on May 28, 2020, as lockdown measures are eased during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) The scheme, which allows firms to claim free testing kits, is set to end this month. Fans are due to return to live sport in the UK this summer, at first with pilot events in April and May Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens while US President Donald Trump speaks during a Make America Great Again rally at Capital Region International Airport October 27, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. – Democrat Joe Biden was campaigning in the once reliably Republican state of Georgia on Tuesday and President Donald Trump was hopscotching across the Midwest as the US election campaign entered its final week. Biden, 77, who is leading in the polls ahead of the November 3 vote, was to hold a socially distanced drive-in car rally in Atlanta, Georgia’s largest city. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) Professional services firms will play an important role in making sense of Brexit – whether it’s deal or no-deal for the UK. Apple boss Tim Cook has pursued a different M Renu Begum, eldest sister of Shamima Begum, 15, holds her sister’s photo (Photo by Laura Lean – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Eon reported better-than-expected market recovery in the third quarter Diego Maradona’s anti-establishment stance set him apart from fellow great Pele LDH Growth Corp is led by Softbank chief operating officer Marcelo Claure Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro attend the launch of the Alliance for Volunteering aid program at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on November 9, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. – Bolsonaro, even after 48 hours of confirmation of Joe Biden’s victory in the US election, remains without making any comment on the issue. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP) (Photo by EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images) A PCR swab test for coronavirus is administered at Gatwick airport. Travellers are still awaiting full details of the government’s “test to release” programme, which comes into effect next week. London mayor Sadiq Khan accused the government of failing to plan for the UK’s post-Covid recovery Getty images Capita reportedly received lower-than-expected bids for its education software business Countries across the Eurozone put in place new restrictions to try to curb coronavirus cases in November Gatwick said it also hopes its new testing facility will stimulate demand Ongoing trade disagreements between the US and EU have hit brands including Harley-Davidson Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Getty Images iQiyi founder and chief executive Yu Gong at the company’s 2018 IPO in New York Harlequins came back from 28-0 down last weekend to beat Bristol and reach Saturday’s Premiership final Pubs, bars and restaurants have dealt with restriction after restrictions as they’ve attempted to survive the Covid-19 pandemic (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Liverpool are playing their Champions League first leg with RB Leipzig in Budapest due to Covid-19 travel restrictions Initial results from clinical trials showed Deep Verge’s Covid test could deliver results in under 60 seconds West End hits such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are a major British export A man fishes on the beach as the The Gibraltar Rock. The British Overseas Territory is one of the few holiday destinations on the UK’s travel green list (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Double decker busses will have capacity increased to around 60. Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden has said she will never sell to a big bank Ingela Klemetz Farago wearing Ingy Stockholm, Marni, LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from James Black, at the Francis Crick Institute on June 03, 2021 in London, England. More than half of all adults in the United Kingdom have received their second dose of a coronavirus vaccine. (Photo by Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – JANUARY 22: The Federal Reserve building is seen January 22, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Fed cut its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point after two days of tumult in international markets due to fear of a recession in the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The government announced earlier this year that it will be illegal to purchase Huawei equipment for 5G network infrastructure from the end of this year. GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 07: First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon reacts after being declared the winner of the Glasgow Southside seat at Glasgow counting centre in the Emirates Arena on May 07, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. All 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will be elected. 73 MSPs will be chosen to represent constituencies across Scotland and 56 will be elected from eight member regions selecting seven MSPs each. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Arcadia is among the highest profile collapse since coronavirus lockdown and restrictions were implemented. Londoners sit in Battersea Park on 28 March as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Stripe co-founder John Collison US stocks rose to fresh highs today amid a wave of optimism about Covid-19 vaccines Sadiq Khan is set to win the 2021 mayoral election Canadian firm Gardaworld has given itself the option of increasing its bid for G4S. Newly confirmed Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm gives an elbow bump to Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremonial swearing-in. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Many pubs do not have big enough beer gardens to cater for outdoor-only trading, the British Beer and Pub Association has warned previously Getty Images Anneliese Dodds, who is a former MEP and an ardent Remainer, said today that a potential UK-EU trade deal “looks like it’s going to be very thin from the whispers we’ve heard and clearly that will have a significant impact”. The International Monetary Fund has praised the furlough scheme for supporting the UK economy during coronavirus The Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey said the UK economy faced its darkest hour (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The UK reported cases of India’s variant doubling yesterday, from 520 to 1,313 in the past week, according to Public Health England. McLaren is to probe corruption in judging and the finances of AIBA after being hired by new president Kremlev Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Hartlepool after the Conservative Party candidate Jill Mortimer won the Hartlepool By-election NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 28: People walk by a GameStop store in Brooklyn on January 28, 2021 in New York City. Markets continue a volatile streak with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising over 500 points in morning trading following yesterdays losses. Shares of the video game retailer GameStop plunged. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The UK will be watching closely tonight… Mario Draghi, former president of the European Central Bank (ECB) hands a ceremonial bell to Christine Lagarde, his replacement, in 2019. (Photo by Bernd Kammerer – Pool / Getty Images) It comes just amid a Tory rebellion over Johnson’s decision to impose a £4bn-a-year foreign aid cut. The new red tape will concern any UK food that is considered to be a multi-ingredient product, such as chocolate and crisps. Easyjet reported yet another loss this morning as travel restrictions continued to hammer the company. Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The new carbon budget comes on the back of recent climate change commitments by Boris Johnson, including a ban on the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. Housebuilders such as Persimmon largely avoided taking too much damage during last year’s initial lockdowns. The British Beer & Pub Association said the leaked plans were “ludicrous and “especially outrageous at this difficult time”. England’s third national lockdown has posed renewed employment challenges. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Door Dash’s listing comes amid a flurry of high-profile tech IPOs International trade secretary Liz Truss told a virtual conference two weeks ago that Washington Democrats were committed to UK-US trade negotiations. Former US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) The potential third wave would likely take longer to reveal itself due to the number of people vaccinated, Gupta said. A group enjoy a pint at a Soho pub after the UK’s hospitality sector reopened. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A protester sits in the Senate Chamber (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Facebook is facing scrutiny over the way it gathers and uses advertising data A senior minister today said the UK and EU had entered the ‘tunnel’ of negotiations, helping the pound Formula 1 swung from a $17m profit to a $386m loss in 2020 due to the pandemic Chelsea’s Pernlle Harder is among the current stars of women’s football backing McAllister to win next week’s vote Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been implicated in the 1MDB scandal The Bergen Engines sale was part of a £2bn disposal plan put together by Rolls-Royce to patch up its balance sheet. New US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen speaks during an event to name then President-elect Joe Biden’s economic team at the Queen Theater on December 1, 2020 Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Getty images More than two-thirds of hospitality firms said they intend to hire more staff in the coming months. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for a photograph with a vial of the AstraZeneca/Oxford University COVID-19 candidate vaccine (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) If successful, the vaccine passports could be rolled out to millions across the UK Holidaymakers will hope for better weather in the Cairngorms this summer (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) The BFI, which is governed by a royal charter, is one of the UK’s key cultural institutions Our productivity measure hasn’t caught up with new technology (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) (Photo by Luca V. Teuchmann/Getty Images) The Music Venue Trust has named six venues in London at risk of closure Liverpool is one of the areas worst hit by the coronavirus. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images) ECB boss Christine Lagarde said the Eurozone economy was likely to slow significantly President Trump returns from a visit to Mexico’s border wall yesterday, his first public appearance since last week’s riots. From next Monday Scotland will be moved to Level 3 coronavirus restrictions, meaning pubs and restaurants will be allowed to reopen. Liberty Steel said today it would sell off one of its businesses in order to help pay off creditors including Credit Suisse. Rishi Sunak and Therese Coffey are at odds about the future of Universal Credit payments A vaccine is the way out of this crisis, but how to convince people to take it? A voter stops her dog from barking as she fills in her ballot at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut on November 3, 2020. – The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump’s uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore “our democracy.” (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) Residents are evacuated from a local care home in Northwich on Thursday. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) SUN CITY, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 03: Jeremy Clarke of Peoria, AZ arrives to a polling location at Radiant Church Sun City on November 03, 2020 in Sun City, Arizona. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Car production rose last month, but from an extremely low base due to the collapse of manufacturing last year when the pandemic struck. Plans for a Covid booster jab programme will be set out “in due course”, a source has said. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida with European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic last year (Getty Images) Amazon has had a bumper year of trading thanks to the coronavirus pandemic PRESTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 22: UK prime minister Boris Johnson wears a face mask during a visit to BAE Systems at Warton Aerodrome on March 22, 2021 in Preston, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong – Pool/Getty Images) Airbnb’s float comes amid a string of high-profile stock market debuts for tech firms Getty Images (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) After nearly 48 hours of chaos at Dover, the EU Commission has urged France and other member states to allow the passage of freight. Getty Images Senior is still feeling the strain from the Boeing 737 Max crisis in 2019. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) The UK’s hospitality sector is set to pour 14.8m pints across England and Scotland today as fans continue to show support despite Covid measures, the British Beer & Pub Association said. Shakira is among a growing list of artists who have sold the rights to their music catalogues to Hipgnosis Zoom could hardly have factored a global pandemic into its forecasting back in January LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: People enjoy evening drinks on Old Compton Street in Soho on April 16, 2021 in London, England. Pubs and Restaurants are expecting good business tonight being the first Friday night after Coronavirus lockdown rules were relaxed to allow outside dining and drinking. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) Facebook blocked access to news in Australia in retaliation to the new law One key road to reform is setting clear global standards, which the UK can use its position at the helm of COP26 and as the host of the upcoming G7 to rally other countries to do the same. London’s main market dropped to a five-week low yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) David Cameron became an adviser in 2016 for Greensill Capital, with the former prime minister last year lobbying unsuccessfully lobbying Rishi Sunak and the Bank of England to get a bailout for the finance firm. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) GB News, which launches later this year, has already sparked controversy Salesforce Tower, formerly known as Heron Tower, began being built in 2007. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Microsoft has agreed a $19.7bn deal to buy AI health firm Nuance Liverpool manager complained at his team’s treatment by referees compared with United after losing at Southampton on Monday Getty Images The Royal Academy of Arts is considering selling a sculpture by Michelangelo to protect jobs Irish Taoiseach Michael Martin said failing to reach an agreement would be “very damaging all round” A German resident is vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. (Photo by Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images) Huawei suffered a slowdown in growth last year as US sanctions took their toll Those living, working or travelling through Wandsworth or Lambeth have been urged to get a Covid-19 test. Kurt Geiger will reopen all of its existing stores from 12 April EU chief negotiator Michel Barnie (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) President-elect Biden has pledged to be a global leader on climate issues LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Britain’s Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty gives an update on the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic during a virtual press conference in the new £2.6million No9 briefing room on March 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Bribery Act made dramatic changes to the City’s hospitality practices (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Kry, which operates as Livi in the UK, has benefitted from increased demand during the pandemic Footfall dropped in November due to the closure on non-essential retail stores Remember Carillion, which gave its contractors standard payment terms of a staggering 120 days Carlos Sainz Jr’s move to Ferrari has been cited as one reason for increased interest in F1 in his native Spain A winter storm has killed 21 people in Texas and left millions without power. The technical problem means that customers cannot currently withdraw money from Santander’s ATMs. Boris Johnson is under fire for a refurbishment of his Downing Street flat The City of London has had a good November, with the FTSE 100 up solidly, but doubts still remain about the health of the economy Klarna are one of the buy now, pay later firms in the firing line (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images for Klarna) Christmas lights hang on a side street of Oxford Street on November 19 Industry body the NTIA is considering “every avenue” to challenge the government delay Naomi Osaka pulled out of the French Open on Monday, citing mental health concerns related to press duties Sale Sharks won last season’s Premiership Rugby Cup, beating Harlequins in a delayed final in September A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Twenty top business figures urged the prime minister to speed up a review of social distancing measures Van der Burgh and Britain’s Adam Peaty enjoyed a fierce rivalry but remain good friends At the FTX Crypto Cup, world champion Magnus Carlsen is among the chess grandmasters in line for a bonus paid in Bitcoin Which businesses have been good during the Covid-19 pandemic? Social distancing measures in place at a Wetherspoons pub in Camden, London. (Photo by Peter Dench/Getty Images) Leon has more than 70 restaurants across the UK and Europe The lawsuit alleges that Qualcomm abused its market power, pushing up prices for smartphones made by Apple and Samsung FILE PHOTO: Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman and chief executive officer of Fox Corp., attends the annual Allen and Co. Sun Valley media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho Actor Olivia Colman, who stars in The Crown, is not actually the Queen (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Easyjet planes parked at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt in Schoenefeld, southeast of Berlin. Max Mosley, one of the most influential figures in F1 history, was also a vocal privacy campaigner Adidas forecast a rebound in sales next year but warned of the impact of its Reebok sale Getty Images The London Underground at Stratford Station in May. Since then masks on the London Tube have become more common. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen said the Pfizer order was “good news” Boss Brian Chesky said Airbnb was no longer just a travel company The Silvertown development has attracted the ire of environmental campaigners such as Extinction Rebellion. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko KurodaPhoto by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images Getty Images The UK has no recorded more than 100,000 Covid-related deaths, A British Airways plane takes off from London City Airport. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai are all appearing in front of a Senate committee this afternoon (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Surrey CCC) Astrazeneca also makes a Covid-19 vaccine (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Sir George Iacobescu received a Knighthood in 2012. (Yui Mok – WPA Pool /Getty Images) The UK government paid well over the odds for suitable PPE The UK aims to hit ‘net zero’ by 2050 (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 03: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister’s Questions at the Scottish Parliament on December 3, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed by opposition leaders on details related to the vaccination programme during the weekly questions. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell – Pool/Getty Images) Weak consumer confidence and rising costs could hurt retailers as they wait for vaccines to be rolled out. (Photo: Getty) China last week handed down a record fine to Jack Ma’s Alibaba (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Countrywide is still mulling a capital raise underwritten by Alchemy Partners LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council on climate and security at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on February 23, 2021 in London, England.(Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images) With more customers eyeing climate-conscious clothing, the brand has also bolstered its sustainable offerings. Black Ferns players including Selica Winiata have also reportedly opposed the Silver Lake deal Zahawi said he was “absolutely confident” the UK will hit its target to vaccinate 13.9m people by mid-February The Premier League has tested new digital products in China since finding a new broadcast partner last year Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday following a dispute with organisers over press duties (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 fell and the pound recovered somewhat today as Brexit talks entered their latest stage Len McCluskey last year said that his union was taking away some funding from Labour due to his unhappiness with Starmer’s actions against the party’s left. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced plans to issue the UK’s first green sovereign bond Margaret Keenan, 90, received the Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry this morning, marking the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the UK’s history A health worker receives a shot of Sinovac Biotech’s CoronaVac vaccine in the Philippines. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) Pret a manger sales don’t tell the full story of London’s recovery (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Rolls-Royce has today set out plans to be net zero by 2050. A woman receives her first Pfizer vaccine earlier this month in Stanmore, Greater London. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) If approved, the deal would be a boost to Premier League clubs badly hit by the pandemic Getty Images TfL closed the City & Waterloo line – which is a two-stop service that goes between bank and Waterloo Tube stations – when London was hit by the first Covid wave in March. Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves as he returns to Downing Street after opening today’s debate on the Brexit trade deal Lee Kun-hee died in October at the age of 78, leaving a fortune worth more than $20bn Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is no stranger to controversy Critics have argued the policy will put London at a disadvantage to other major European shopping destinations, such as France and Rome, who have VAT exemptions for high-wealth shoppers. UK mobile providers have until 2027 to remove all existing Huawei equipment from their networks Britain is plagued by uncompetitive markets and a regulatory system encouraging market concentration, writes Richard Hyde (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) France’s finance minister Bruno le Maire has guaranteed that the French government would continue to support Air France through the pandemic. It has continued to rain goals in the Champions League and the Europa League even as the strike rate has fallen in the Premier League Cats are more adept at dealing with the isolation of lockdown. Possibly. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images) Covid-19 at Euro 2020: Sweden have not called up a replacement for Dejan Kulusevski despite his positive test on the eve of the tournament Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer quipped that the Budget would ‘look better on Instagram’ LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 11: Commuters wait to board a train at Clapham Junction Station during the morning rush hour on October 11, 2018 in London, England. The Office of Road and Rail released its annual report on UK rail finance today. Net government support of the rail industry totalled £6.4billion in 2017-18 (not including Network Rail loans). This was £601million higher than 2016-17. The government received a net contribution from the train operating companies of £223million compared with £776million in the previous 12 months. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak will deliver his second budget on 3 March The right to peacefully protest is protected by Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, however, the judge added that “restrictions are imposed, including those for preserving public safety and public order.” (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for The New York Times) London’s financial hubs have not come to a complete standstill (Getty) Keenan is applauded by staff as she returns to her ward after becoming the first person in the world to receive a coronavirus vaccine outside of a clinical trial LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: Workers in the Square Mile on August 03, 2020 in London, England. As of August 1st, the British government stopped encouraging businesses to have employees work from home, but most companies, including major financial firms in the City of London, are keeping their offices largely closed. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Nissan has already built more than 500,000 Leaf cars at its factory in Sunderland. The review found no evidence that Bashir was hired to cover up the events surrounding his infamous 1995 interview with Diana Alexei Navalny was arrested last month on his return from Berlin, where we was recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning Sky Sports achieved a record average audience of 1.14m on Sunday 29 November The US national health agency has said there is a “likely association” between mRNA vaccines and an inflammatory heart condition, as it monitors the rare side effect in young people. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The All Blacks are the subject of interest from Silver Lake, whose sporting investments include Manchester City The MPs represent constituents working for British Steel that lost life savings after “bad actor” advisors told them to transfer out of the company’s pension scheme. Getty Images A European Super League will allow particpating clubs to further grow their global fanbases Manchester United and Liverpool were among the Premier League clubs to sign up to the aborted European Super League After the year we have had, people are desperate to get back to enjoying big events Thousands of websites, including major news sites and the UK government site, were down this morning The trillion-yen investment from Honda will fund research and development initiatives, particularly looking at electrification, over the next six years. SSE also said that it has progressed plans to sell its entire stake in energy supplier Scotia Gas Networks. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 08: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updates MSPs in the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood on any changes to the Covid-19 five-level system in Scotland, on December 8, 2020 in Ediburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Fraser Bremner – Pool/Getty Images) Digital secretary Oliver Dowden hosted a meeting of leaders ahead of the G7 summit in June It comes a week after Tiktok was hit with a class action lawsuit over alleged privacy breaches By 47 to 17 per cent, respondents of the new poll felt that American military involvement overseas makes the country less safe LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a service to mark Armistice Day and the centenary of the burial of the unknown warrior at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Retail mogul Mike Ashley is reportedly “furious” about being “frozen out” of an auction for collapsed department store Debenhams. The UK governments test and trace app launched on September 24, 2020 (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in London for Brexit talks The 2002 Oakland A’s were immortalised on screen in the movie Moneyball – but what can their success, and the movie, teach us about the office? (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) All over 30s in England can now book a vaccination appointment. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Prue Leith will be among Radio 4’s guest editors this Christmas. Former Google chairman and chief executive Eric Schmidt is among the big names to invest in Firstminute’s new fund The Moderna headquarters are seen in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) Reddit boss Steve Huffman said the social media site is plotting a stock market float Housing secretary Robert Jenrick announced that this will be the final extension of the business eviction ban, after it was originally supposed to end in September this year. LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 27: Mayor of London, Boris Johnson rides a bicycle during the announcement of Santander as the new sponsor of Santander Cycles on 27, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/ Getty Images for Santander) GRANGEMOUTH, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 23: Protesters block the entrance to Ineos plant on Bo’Ness road on October 23, 2020 in Grangemouth, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Sadiq Khan looks set for victory in the mayoral election Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels later today for key Brexit talks. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at 10 Downing Street earlier this year (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Coronavirus cases are rising in two-thirds of London boroughs Natwest is one of several banks finalising plans to hand out hundreds of millions in staff bonuses during the pandemic The controversial bronze statue of 17th Century slave merchant Edward Colston was graffitied and pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest one year ago. (Photo by Polly Thomas/Getty Images) Dominic Cummings leaves his home to go to the Science Committee meeting today Pro-democracy lawmakers join hands during a press conference at the Legislative Council Building yesterday Brentford and Swansea meet at Wembley in football’s most lucrative match, the Championship Play-Off Final, on Saturday UK businesses have been hit hard by coronavirus Supporters of US President Donald Trump rally in front of cuban restaurant Versailles in Miami, Florida on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Eva Marie UZCATEGUI / AFP) (Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images) UK services PMIs for February showed another contraction. The EU confirmed three weeks ago that a temporary ban on a range of shellfish – including mussels, clams, scallops and cockles – would be made permanent as they are deemed to come from polluted waters. Animal Rebellion protestors have blockaded McDonald’s four UK distribution centres. Surge testing has been rolled out in parts of England where cases of the Brazil variant were identified Getty Images UK passengers will have to wait a little longer to try Berlin’s new airport (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images) Andrew Bailey told a Westminster committee today that there was “no question” a no-deal Brexit would be worse long term than Covid as deadline day for a trade deal draws nearer. More than 25,000 hospitality businesses have already collapsed since the start of the pandemic The FTSE 100 has risen by 11 per cent this year. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Kamala Harris is sworn in as U.S. Vice President as her husband Doug Emhoff and President Elect Joe Biden look on at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings will resign by the end of the year Primark said 57 per cent of its selling space will be closed due to new measures there are signs that more people are beginning to return to the office in central London as footfall rose in the area by 178 per cent in the past week. The area has now been reopened by City of London Police After a resilient November it looks as thought the UK will avoid a double-dip recession. Voters wait to cast their ballot at the The Salvation Army of Stamford, Connecticut on November 3, 2020. – The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump’s uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore “our democracy.” (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) Getty Images TOPSHOT – White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) watches as US President Donald Trump walks off Marine One while arriving at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 2, 2020, after testing positive for covid-19. – President Donald Trump will spend the coming days in a military hospital just outside Washington to undergo treatment for the coronavirus, but will continue to work, the White House said Friday (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) Shares in the video game platform jumped more than 300 per cent last month following a trading frenzy from Reddit investors (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) The deal would be one of Lloyds’ biggest acquisitions since its bailout in 2008 Lockdown restrictions has accelerated model train firm Hornby’s turnaround. (Photo: MARTIN SCHUTT/DPA/AFP via Getty Images) It’s still bags, not parcels, that ferry Primark goods home (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Zencargo created a live dashboard mapping its customers’ shipments during the recent Suez Canal blockage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Topshop was among the high street giants to collapse under the weight of the pandemic It will be called the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment and will launch in April. The Bank of England said banks are far more stable than going into the financial crisis in 2008 Andrew Bailey, deputy governor for prudential regulation at the Bank of England (BOE) and chief executive officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), pauses during the bank’s financial stability report news conference at the Bank of England in the City of London, U.K., on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The BOEs Financial Policy Committee intends gradually to increase the countercyclical-capital buffer to 1 percent as the U.K. economy recovers from the crisis and risks to stability re-emerge. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images Juventus, whose president Andrea Agnelli pushed for the Super League, could miss out on Champions League qualification Sport streaming service DAZN had its UK launch this month and is the first global platform of its kind DAZN split from Canelo Alvarez earlier this year but the Mexican boxer is back on the service this month Getty Images A Ryanair flight from Athens to Lithuania was forced to land in Minsk, Belarus, where political dissident and journalist Roman Protasevich was pulled off the plane by authorities. (File photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier leaving for negotiations with the UK in London today Exeter won the Premiership less than a month ago but begin their title defence on Friday night at Harlequins The UK is currently holding Memorandum of Understanding talks with the EU on financial services to ensure there is regulatory cooperation on future decisions. Joshua achieved his biggest UK pay-per-view audience when he fought Joseph Parker in 2018 Former President Trump will now have to find a role, but a quiet retirement does not seem his style Andrew Lyddon, Schroders Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images) Stormy extremes are becoming more and more common (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Bill Browder ran the Hermitage Investment Fund and was Russia’s largest foreign investor. He has campaigned for justice for his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and is considered persona non grata in Moscow. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Aero engines-maker Rolls-Royce gained 7.3% today as the EU and US agreed on Friday to suspend tariffs imposed on billions of dollars of imports in a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Formula 1 owner Liberty Media prioritised broadening its appeal beyond its white, male and middle-aged heartlands A dire year for the car industry saw vehicle sales plummet around the world. London’s rental market is worth more than £500bn. Lloyds Banking Group. Gresham street portraits. Getty Images Aston Martin’s Valkyrie on display at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show in 2019. Trump supporters gather to protest the election results at the Arizona State Capitol on 4 November in Phoenix, Arizona. The rally was organised after yesterday’s vote narrowly turned for Democrats in the presidential and senate races Wall Street pushed higher after disappointing job growth figures Government figures are still optimistic that the 21 June target for dropping most if not all England restrictions is still on track. Brain scan image (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 03: Chancellor Rishi Sunak holds press conference on 2021 Budget on March 3, 2021 in London, England. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, presented his second budget to the House of Commons. He has pledged to protect jobs and livelihoods as the UK economy has faced crisis during the Coronavirus Pandemic. (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) BERLIN, GERMANY – DECEMBER 11: Climate activists from the Fridays for Future movement arrive at the Brandenburg Gate on December 11, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he hoped all UK adults would be vaccinated by September Outgoing Bank of England governor Mark Carney, COP26 Finance Adviser to the Prime Minister, makes a keynote address to launch the private finance agenda for the 2020 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) last year The City of London is nervous about Brexit – but investors sent the pound flying today after trade talks were extended LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 02: Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee at the City of London Corporation, Catherine McGuinness leaves after a meeting at 11 Downing Street on September 2, 2019 in London, England. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has invited business leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges of a no-deal Brexit. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Paul Bint answered lonely hearts adverts in the Sunday Times pretending to be Sir Keir Starmer (above) Joe Biden seems set on transforming US administration (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: A shopper wheels a trolley out of a Tesco Extra supermarket in Wembley on November 7, 2020 in London, England. The country has gone into it’s second national lockdown since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 26: Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe attends and speaks at Rivian Unveils First-Ever Electric Adventure Vehicle Before Its Official Reveal At The LA Auto Show at Griffith Observatory on November 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Rivian) Sanjeev Gupta’s steel empire is heavily exposed to the failure of Greensill Capital, which was its primary lender. Could empty storefronts be reimagined as community healthcare hubs? Microsoft boss Bill Gates stepped down from the board last March Younger generations are now suffering to protect the lives of those who came before them What we need is a more flexible higher education system Turkeys bought by restaurants could go to waste as London prepares for tier 3 Border Force officials unload migrants, that have been intercepted in the English Channel, in order to process them on September 22 UK aviation bosses want the Government to increase the number of green list destinations to include islands such as Mallorca, Ibiza and Gran Canaria to ensure the UK gets a “vaccination dividend”. (Photo by Clara Margais/Getty Images) Quilter (formerly Old Mutual) is a principle sponsorship partner of England rugby (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak will extend the furlough scheme in today’s Budget in a bid to protect businesses and jobs. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Christian Fuchs was part of the Leicester City team that pulled off the most unexpected title win in Premier League history in 2016 UK banks have been moving staff and assets to the EU ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period, but the ECB said some lenders must act faster LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 06: Sian Berry from the Green Party speaks at the Mayoral debate during the WOW Women of the World Festival 2020 at Southbank Centre on March 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images) Deltic has been bought out of administration Protestors hold posters on day five of a week-long protest action “Survival in the Square” with the day’s focus on opera singers, in Parliament Square, central London on October 30, 2020. – More than 11 million people or about a fifth of England’s population will be under the tightest restrictions due to the rise in the number of cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, from next week. (Photo by Hollie Adams / AFP) (Photo by HOLLIE ADAMS/AFP via Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with US President Joe Biden, ahead of the G7 summit, at Carbis Bay Hotel The UK has agreed to offer Australia a tapering of tariffs down to 0% on imports into the UK, such as sheep and beef, under a free trade deal (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Dahnon Ward and Lucy Shuker of Great Britain celebrate during their mixed double’s RR2 match against Jordanne Whiley and Ben Bartram of Great Britain on Day One of the LTA Wheelchair Team Battles at National Tennis Centre on December 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images for LTA) (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Standard Chartered followed fellow Asia-focused lender HSBC in saying it was considering a dividend for 2020 Some children without laptops will receive them as part of the scheme, allowing them to keep up with vital lessons (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) Spring and summer last year saw many young people criticised for pushing the boundaries of lockdown by spending time in parks (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Balloons with Union Jack flags are displayed for sale in St James’ Park on April 22, 2011 in London, England. Parts of the United Kingdom are enjoying unseasonably high temperatures over the Easter weekend. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) Former cabinet minister David Davis warned the online safety bill would be ‘catastrophic’ for free speech Getty Images People sit in the newly reopened High Line park on July 16, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings will resign by the end of the year City Hall at More London near Tower Bridge has been home to the GLA since 2002 NHS staff begin Covid-19 testing at a drive in centre to track down a South African variant found in the area. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak’s tax day reviews will see paperwork for inheritance tax dramatically reduced for estates that fall below the main threshold for the levy – around £1m. Bitcoin has soared past $18,000 to near an all-time high. (Getty Images) Uyghur men praying before eating a holiday meal in 2016 Airlines were forced to cancel hundreds of thousands of flights this year due to the pandemic. LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 10: Opposition Labour party leader Keir Starmer leaves the BBC after his appearance on The Andrew Marr Show on January 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images Reach suffered a sharp fall in revenue and profit last year due to the pandemic (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Hipgnosis has snapped up the rights to songs by hit artists such as Taylor Swift A protester holds a placard during an anti-vax rally in Liverpool yesterday Airlines such as Easyjet have been forced to take regular steps to reinforce their finances as the pandemic drags on, keeping planes grounded. Zoom enjoyed a bumper year of growth in 2020, with shares rising almost 400 per cent Joby Aviation has bought Uber’s flying taxi division, Elevate, as the ride-hailing firm seeks to make a profit by the end of 2021. The FTSE 100 is on course to post its fifth straight month of gains. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Under the new lockdown, rail timetables are set to be cut in half in order to save money on running empty services. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Deutsche Telekom was boosted by a bumper US merger between T-Mobile and Sprint Matt Hancock will announce any changes to the coronavirus tier system later today. Sportrader work with a number of leagues including the NBA on data insights and AV streaming (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) JRE has 419 megawatts of solar, onshore wind and biomass capacity in operation. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Christmas is all but cancelled for those living in London and southeast England. British racer Chris Ingram is returning to the World Rally Championship after finding a novel way to raise enough funding (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Jack Grealish has a skill-set unique among England players at Euro 2020 The reports come after Dominic Cummings revealed text messages last week from Boris Johnson where the PM called Matt Hancock “f***ing hopeless” (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) People walk along Broadway as they pass the Wall Street Charging Bull statue in New York City. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Tax hikes announced in the Budget will increase the UK tax burden to the highest level since Roy Jenkins was chancellor in the late 1960s, according to the OBR William Russell, Lord Mayor of the City of London has been accused of siding “with oppressive Chinese forces” for not holding Beijing to account for its human rights abuses. VERONA, ITALY – JANUARY 24: Victor Osimhen of SSC Napoli in action during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona FC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on January 24, 2021 in Verona, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images) Tourist numbers and holiday bookings from the UK to summer favourites have crashed, and the airlines and airports are blaming the UK Government’s traffic light travel restrictions (Photo by Byron Smith/Getty Images) Ryanair aircraft are pictured at Stansted airport, northeast of London. Remote working and the conversation around work/life balance has been one of the main business themes of 2020 Pubs will be forced to shutter under Tier 3 except for takeaway services Triller made its first foray into sport by staging and showing Mike Tyson’s (R) fight against fellow veteran Roy Jones Jr (L) last month The Brexit divorce deal has led to a so-called border in the Irish Sea, which has infuriated some Northern Ireland unionists. GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 07: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reacts after being declared the winner of the Glasgow Southside seat at Glasgow counting centre in the Emirates Arena on May 06, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. All 129 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) will be elected. 73 MSPs will be chosen to represent constituencies across Scotland and 56 will be elected from eight member regions selecting seven MSPs each. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Ministers want Premier League footballers to helpm address hesitancy about the vaccine among under-30s London will dip to below freezing overnight and blustery winds from the north all day will make it feel colder than the 7C high (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The coronavirus lockdown prompted a surge in beer sales – with Corona one of the fastest-growing brands. (Photo: Getty) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Demand for UK tech visas is expected to grow further from January thanks to EU applicants Maradona’s most infamous moment in a chequered career was perhaps his handball goal against England at the 1986 World Cup (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) British Airways has agreed a £2bn loan deal with a syndicate of banks (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Boris Johnson warned on Friday that the roadmap may slip due to the Indian variant (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 14: First Minister of Scotland and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon stands by an SNP sign at the party autumn conference on October 14, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The SNP’s autumn conference started yesterday at The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA), party leader Nicola Sturgeon has said her Westminster counterparts should not expect SNP support unless the permit a second independence referendum. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) BERNAU, GERMANY – MAY 31: A spider hangs from a flower in a field of rapeseed as wind turbines producing electricity spin behind on May 31, 2021 near Bernau, Germany. While the number of new installed turbines fell sharply between 2017-2019, the number rose in 2020, with cumulative potential output now at approximately 55,000 megawatts, according to Bundesverband WindEnergie. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) A Cheshire plant producing the Vauxhall Astra could permanently close in April 2022. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) Two rebel nuns have been caught seemingly breaking covid-19 lockdown rules after they performed a public exorcism. The nun pictured here was not involved in the ritual (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) Cineworld has signed film exclusivity deals with Warner Bros The Ring as it was in 1966, the year England won the World Cup. (Photo by Victor Blackman/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Global stocks surged ahead following news of the successful vaccine trial Xi Jinping’s China is not an honest player in international relations (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Referees, players and sports officials have all been subject to approaches from would-be fixers, sometimes via social media Lloyds Banking Group. Gresham street portraits. Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis said there was not a “fair and equitably” split of music royalties Globa markets appear to be unconcerned about the prospect of a contested outcome, and have moved on to what might happen next. Viktor Orban said a deal will be reached ‘in the end’ With spectators shut out, Marine capitalised on their FA Cup tie with Spurs by selling virtual tickets and new sponsorship deals A pedestrian walks by a GameStop store in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to deliver a statement in the House of Commons on May 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Stocks have risen sharply despite the messy US election vote count Hancock told a Downing Street press conference that young people are more likely to end up in hospital with Covid Upturned chairs in a Manchester pub during the latest lockdown. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) took place in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday England all-rounder Moeen Ali tested positive following the team’s arrival in Sri Lanka yesterday for a two-Test tour Because there is no agreement on what a Green Bond or ESG means, the incentive to greenwash increases UK house prices have soared despite the coronavirus crisis Sport fans are due to return to stadiums in England this week when national lockdown is lifted Drive-ins are all the rage in 2020 but cinemas hope a vaccine will see them back on their feet Alibaba boss Jack Ma disappeared from public for three months Getty Images A recent British Chambers of Commerce/moneycorp survey showed that 23 per cent of exporters want to “either reduce their activity in the EU or have no activity at all” in the next 12 months due to the new regulations. Programming is the new literacy Johnson will hold an emergency meeting this morning. Surge testing and vaccines will be introduced in key areas of concern such as Hounslow (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Greece will be open to vaccinated or Covid-19-free UK tourists from May (Photo by Byron Smith/Getty Images) Without a plan, we will see the demise of many of London’s landmark businesses and our capital left devoid of community and economic activity Amazon boss Jeff Bezos will step down as chief executive and move to the role of executive chairman Icicles hang off the State Highway 195 sign on February 18, 2021 in Killeen, Texas. The commercial bank loans, which give businesses up to £50,000, were launched in May last year and see the government take on 100 per cent of the risk if the borrower defaults. (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) Darktrace was founded in 2013 and is led by Poppy Gustafsson It’s time for British businesses to consider a fundamental rethink of their strategies No golf review of 2020 would be complete without mention of a beefed-up Bryson DeChambeau blowing everyone away at the US Open Planes remain grounded around the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Getty images The opening quarter is often one of the most important for Apple, which has traditionally benefited from a sales bump over the Christmas period. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Members of the public hold up signs during a protest in Parliament Square against the The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and criticising the actions of the police at Saturday night’s vigil on March 15, 2021 in London, England. Hundreds of people turned out at Clapham Common on Saturday night to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old London resident whose kidnapping and death – allegedly at the hands of an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer – prompted a wave of concern over women’s safety. The same police force is being criticised for its response to the vigil, where they forcibly arrested several participants for violations of pandemic-era rules on public assembly. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: British Prime Minister Theresa May joins MP for Sutton and Cheam Paul Scully (L) as he campaigns for the vote in the London local elections in May, on January 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal – WPA Pool / Getty Images) In March 2020 the nation was suffering a shortage of loo rolls on the shelves due to stockpiling LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 03: A general view of the exterior of St Marylebone School, a secondary school for girls, on January 3, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Primary schools across London and southeast England will remain closed to most pupils until January 18th, and secondary schools in England will stagger their return in the coming weeks. On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson encouraged people to send their children to school if they are open. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Some influencers follow the rules and can be a boon for your brand (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Pubs might be able to reopen in May (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: British Airways airplanes are seen behind a Sofitel hotel at Heathrow Airport Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits in the cockpit of an Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II during a visit to HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier on May 21, 2021 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Leon Neal – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Kent batsman Zak Crawley hit 267 for England against Pakistan in a breakthrough Test innings over the summer Chavez is only the latest in a series of socialist leaders idolised by intellectuals who don’t have to live under their rule, argues a new book (Photo by Leonardo Fernandez Viloria/Getty Images) Retailers, including Primark, have begun advertising jobs again as they gear up to reopen Supporters holds flags as they listen to U.S. President Joe Biden’s inauguration speech on a smartphone on in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Andrew Bailey faces another tough year at Bank of England in 2021, with little time to recover from a chaotic 2020 The Bank of England has helped steer the UK economy through its worst year since the 1700s Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg joined Facebook as head of global affairs in 2018 The Prime Minister ruled out reports that the government is considering plans to introduce vaccine passports for entry to pubs and restaurants Trade became a proxy for a much broader existential conflict between the regimes in Washington and Beijing Sadiq Khan delivering his victory speech after the 2016 mayor of London election Former BBC director general and New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson is among the new owners c Virtual conferences and summits have become a mainstay of 2020 (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Vox Media) (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Historically, technological advancements always have delivered greater prosperity for the masses Priti Patel has said the government will get additional measures where it feels it needs to. LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 06: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal (c) argues with Rob Holding of Arsenal (L) during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal FC and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on January 06, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) Never has a mask been more appropriate as a metaphor (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) One-man defensive screen N’Golo Kante is another reason why France are the team to beat at Euro 2020 The FTSE 100 fell sharply amid Brexit and coronavirus worries, with US stocks joining the sea of red when Wall Street opened Countries are considering stricter entry requirements for UK travellers (Photo by Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – NOVEMBER 04: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a drive-in election night event as Dr. Jill Biden looks on at the Chase Center in the early morning hours of November 04, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden spoke shortly after midnight with the presidential race against Donald Trump still too close to call. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The Olympic rings are seen at Tower Bridge as part of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium Naeem Aslaam, Chief Market Analyst, ThinkMarkets The original Covid support schemes “erred on the side of generosity” to take into account delays to the lifting of restrictions, Sunak said. Some City of London firms are slowly beginning to bring people back into the office, despite the government’s ongoing advice to work from home if possible, however footfall remains well below pre-pandemic levels. The UK remained an attractive destination for M&A in 2020 despite Brexit, according to the latest global rankings. A Black Angus breed of cow is seen at ‘Old Bombine’ on January 18, 2021 in Meandarra, Australia L(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) The new rules would force tech companies to carry public broadcasters’ apps in prime positions Rishi Sunak is chairing this year’s G7 meetings for finance ministers The two companies said the deal would boost their access to the US market John McAfee is currently being held in Spain on separate charges of tax evasion Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce the changes in the spending review next weel Slack has struggled to fully capitalise on the shift to home working Tens of thousands of pubs and restaurants will welcome indoor patrons for the first time in 2021 today, with six people from up to two households able to meet inside. David Beckham-backed medical cannabis company Cellular Goods has enjoyed an exciting first day trading on the LSE. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Getty Images Bricks and mortar retailers have been forced to closed in the run-up to Christmas (Photo: Getty) FCA boss Andrew Bailey said the new rules would help increase transparency (image: Getty) The NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCel was created in response to the rapid spread of Covid-19 in London. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Higher internet use during lockdown has helped to narrow the UK’s digital divide Economic recovery will rely heavily on productivity, and with 71 per cent of employees saying they felt ‘cut off from the world’ during remote working, employers will need to step up. (Photo by Ajpek Orsi/Getty Images) The new TV deal will provide a major boost to the finances of the 12 Women’s Super League clubs Lorries are loaded onto one of the first boats to depart the port of Dover on January 1 The pound has risen sharply in recent weeks, but analysts are divided as to whether the UK and EU will agree a post-Brexit trade deal The decision will be a serious blow for the City of London, with the UK exporting £26bn of financial services to the EU in 2017. (Photo by Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images) Jayne-Anne Gadhia New rules after Brexit mean all UK-registered domains have been suspended (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Kamara enjoyed a 20-year playing career as a midfielder and helped Leeds win the second division in 1990 (Photo by Edwina Pickles – Pool/Getty Images) Donald Trump has always put his own needs ahead of those of America A man draws up the Pfizer jab at a vaccination centre in England last month. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris looks on during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Tesla’s share rally has made boss Elon Musk the world’s second richest person DUMFRIES, SCOTLAND – MAY 3: Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon campaigns in Midsteeple Quarter for the Scottish Parliament election on May 3, 2021 in Dumfries, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell-WPA Pool/Getty Images) The fruits of harvesters in Rivesaltes, France, will be accessible to UK consumers without burdensome regulation. (Photo by Julien Goldstein/Getty Images) The CEO of Tesco said product movement is the biggest Brexit-related problem facing supermarkets. The LSEG faces an investor revolt over its chief executive’s pay rise. England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the UK will have to start treating Covid like seasonal flu British travellers have been warned of disruption when the UK leaves the EU this week International air traffic fell 86 per cent in January compared to pre-crisis levels, according to Global airline body IATA. (Photo by Edwina Pickles – Pool/Getty Images) Twitter said it will hand over the official presidential account to Joe Biden in January Musk is well-known for his hyperactive social media presence. Richard Branson, one of the founders of Virgin Hyperloop (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) The NHS had originally set a target of 14 February to have vaccinated 1m Londoners The number of micromobility trips in the US quadrupled from 35 million in 2017 to 136 million in 2019 according to Bird Rides (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) Health secretary Matt Hancock speaking at a Downing Street coronavirus press conference 2020 has been a breakthrough year of progress for the cannabis industry Latest national US election polling puts Biden around 10 points ahead of Trump, however state polling in battleground areas paints a much closer picture. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Prime Minister, Boris Johnson hosts a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Number Ten, Downing Street on February 19, 2021 in London, England. The 2021 G Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall from 11-13th June. (Photo by Geoff Pugh – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Zoom founder Eric Yuan said work was “no longer a place” (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Darlington will become the Treasury’s new northern economic campus. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) There will be no relegation from the Premiership or Championship in this year’s rugby season (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) All four UK mobile operators said they had no plans to introduce roaming charges Private jet sales were resiliant last year and private jet flights in th efourth quarter in the US were down only 19 per cent on 2019 (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for VOMOS Private Jets Arqiva operates more than 1,000 TV towers across the UK Wall Street climbed higher as investors responded to a new pandemic stimulus bill in the US Trade secretary Liz Truss announced the continuity trade deal today Jose Mourinho has cut a happier figure as Tottenham’s fortunes have improved this season Tesco started the trend by saying it would pay back £585m of business rates relief (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) This year has highlighted the important societal role business plays Pelley hopes to welcome back spectators by the time the European Tour’s flagship event is held in September Wembley is scheduled to host both semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Intel has outlined a radical strategy overhaul under new boss Pat Gelsinger Theresa May said that not getting a financial services agreement was a massive blow to the UK. The first driverless cars could appear on the UK’s roads by the end of the year. Baker, Gary Sadiq Khan gives his victory speech at the 2016 mayoral election A man takes selfies as he has the AstraZeneca vaccine administered into his arm at a vaccine centre in Battersea Arts Centre on March 8, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) The party took place just metres away from Brussels’ Grand-Place Home secretary Priti Patel will address a charity event on encryption today (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images) The Zoom era (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) Chief Brussels negotiator Michel Barnier has said a post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal can be done if there is bilateral respect for each other’s sovereignty and autonomy as he arrived in London for new talks yesterday Canary Wharf’s owners are hoping the arrival of a permanent market could create a more lively atmosphere on the Isle of Dogs Getty Images Ministers have still not produced an outline of hotel quarantine plans despite first mentioning them 29 days ago (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the furlough scheme in March to support jobs throughout coronavirus The success of the vaccine rollout is in part responsible for the lowering of the UK’s Covid threat level. LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: A pedestrian crosses the street in view of the City of London skyline on March 1, 2021 in London, England. As the government prepares to present the 2021 Budget to parliament on Wednesday, political factions within the ruling Conservative party and the opposition are weighing in on how they think the government can best shape its tax and spending plans to recover from the economic devastation of Covid-19. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak is drawing up plans to extend the £82bn scheme into the summer as the UK looks set to have strict Covid restrictions in place for several months. Campbell now works as a broadcaster for the BBC alongside running a sports supplements business and coaching Treasury officials are hoping to reach a deal with the EU on financial services by March The UK will host the COP26 climate conference later this year. The ad highlighted the benefits of London black cabs for Covid-19 safety The business minister has said employment rights in the UK will not be lowered in the wake of Brexit. The government will launch a consultation into expanding employees’ legal right to work from home Sizewell B in Suffolk, one of the UK’s eight existing power stations, is due to close in 2035. Tesla will join the S&P 500 in December after a mammoth year for the electric car maker. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stands in the Financial District in Manhattan in New York City. Markets are higher after US Senators passed a Covid-19 stimulus bill. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Walmart posted better-than-expected results, raising hopes of a recovery in consumer demand Eastjet has cancelled holidays until late March as a result of the latest lockdown in England. MGM owns a string of major casinos including the Bellagio in Las Vegas Cheese exporters to Norway will reap the benefits of tariffs cuts which can reach as high as 277 per cent. As the Prime Minister said: “the defence of the realm and the safety of the British people must come first” Britain can win the race for hydrogen supremacy if it faces down competition from Japan, writes Alexander Stafford (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Shinto priests wearing face masks attend the Oharae ceremony in Tokyo, Japan on 31 December Thousands of people are employed at Liberty’s steelworks around the UK. All 32 London boroughs reported a spike in infections last week The FCA has warned investors that investing in cryptocurrencies is risky business. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Chinese tech billionaire Jack Ma has not been seen in public since criticising Beijing last year UK house prices have boomed during the coronavirus pandemic, despite the worst downturn in 300 years The new scheme replaces previous programmes that have paid out more than £70bn to British businesses CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 13: A man cycles through the city centre on March 13, 2012 in Cambridge, England. Cambridge has a student population in excess of 22,000 spread over 31 different independent Colleges across the city. The city is home to several famous University’s, including The University of Cambridge, which was founded in 1209, and is ranked one of the top five universities in the world, King’s College Chapel, and Trinity College. Famous alumni have included the likes of Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Samuel Pepys and David Attenborough. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Easyjet saw its revenue crash 90 per cent in the first half due to continued travel restrictions The goal to end new HIV cases by 2030 in England is an achievable one Getty Images Protestors stormed the Capitol last night in a bid to overturn the result of November’s presidential election, which Donald Trump lost. England will enter a strict national lockdown from tonight Footfall declined week on week, but it has not yet reached the lows recorded during the first lockdown last year Dominic Cummings said Boris Johnson “came close to removing” Matt Hancock in April 2020. The FTSE indexes have traded in a narrow range since April. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) R Chancellor Rishi Sunak LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 22: Deliveroo riders stuck on Tower Bridge on August 22, 2020 in London, England. Tower Bridge was closed this afternoon to due a mechanical fault. The bridge was reopened to pedestrians and cyclists just after 5:45pm. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The figures highlight the challenge faced by London as it battles the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit Many finance professionals want to see permanent changes to their working patterns post-coronavirus. Nissan’s factory in Sunderland, where it makes the Qashqai. LISBON, PORTUGAL – NOVEMBER 07: Ben Goertzel and Han The Robot, of Hanson Robotics on Centre Stage during the second day of Web Summit 2018, the global technology conference hosted annually on November 7, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2018, more than 70,000 attendees from over 170 countries will fly to Lisbon for Web Summit, including over 1,500 startups, 1,200 speakers and 2,600 international journalists. (Photo by David Fitzgerald /Web Summit via Getty Images) Tokyo, with Mount Fuji in the background (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) London Power, which is run by Octopus Energy, was set up by Sadiq Khan in a bid to save consumers money on their energy bills. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for bilateral talks during the G7 summit on August 25, 2019 Sir John Cass (pictured)- whose name was also removed from the title of City University’s business school last year – was a major figure in the Royal African Company, which made much of its money directly from the slave trade. Cornwall is set for a bumper summer season as many Brits book the lower-risk option of a holiday within the UK. (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) The new agency is now being spearheaded by business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng. Andrew Bailey has been Governor of the Bank of England for a year. He was formerly the head of the Financial Conduct Authority. Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California US President Donald Trump arrives with US Vice President Mike Pence for a Make America Great Again rally at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on November 2, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) Millions of Whatsapp users flocked to Signal and Telegram after an update to its privacy policy Outgoing Qualcomm chief executive Steve Mollenkopf. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Struggling retail and hospitality businesses have turned to CVAs due to a sharp drop in footfall during the coronavirus pandemic (Photo: Getty) Tokyo 2020 organisers published their “playbook” for International Federations last week The City of London’s 24,020 businesses received a total of £194,420 from the grant programme – just £8 each. Ad boss Sir Martin Sorrell said the Tory party has not done enough to support businesses Nvidia’s planned $40bn takeover of Arm has come under fierce criticism The recent finds have raised hopes that Cornwall’s once-proud mining past could see a resurgence. More UK mortgages were approved in November than for any month since before the 2008 crash (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) A mask has never been so appropriate, as pro-democracy politicians in Hong Kong resign en-masse at the latest assault on freedoms in Hong Kong (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) Neil Young is widely considered one of the most influential songwriters of all time Bayern Munich are among the elite clubs set to see revenue slashed by Covid-19, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League report Countries banned travel from the UK amid concerns over a new strain of coronavirus, whacking the pound and FTSE 100 Markets cooled following yesterday’s record spikes Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost arrives in Downing street on November 13, 2020. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Gamestop shares have dropped more than 50 per cent. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) JetBlue has long been plotting its entry into the UK-US market. Global T20 Canada succeeded in attracting international stars such as Australia captain Steve Smith (right) Mickelson became the oldest ever men’s major winner with victory at the US PGA Championship on Sunday US President Joe Biden will meet Vladimir Putin in June European Central Bank (ECB) President, Christine Lagarde attends a press conference in january. (Photo by Handout/European Central Bank via Getty Images) The new testing site will open on 80 Leadenhall Street in the Square Mile Netflix has enjoyed a bumper year during the pandemic, but competition is heating up Pixar’s campus in Emeryville, California (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon were among players pictured appearing to break lockdown rules over the festive period (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Governments are increasingly under pressure to channel public funds into certain sectors Trump supporters have descended on Capitol Hill, where an armed stand-off is taking place in the Chamber. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has attempted to allay fears over the Astrazeneca vaccine, saying it was as effective as other jabs Heat networks that do not rely on fossil fuels are expected to become more common under the government’s plan to cut the UK’s reliance on climate warming fuels. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)1 New manager Thomas Tuchel has the experience and qualities to make Chelsea title contenders again Car production recovered to near-normal levels last month, a year on from flatlining completely due to Covid-19. A dog meets its owner outside a polling station at Walnut Tree Walk Primary School today Pittsburgh-based PNC is one of the largest regional banks in the US, focusing on the north-west of the country. A protester sits in the Senate Chamber (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell and family escaped unhurt from the blaze at their home Congressman run for cover amid shots being fired. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Manchester City beat LIverpool 4-1 at Anfield on Sunday in the latest blow to the champions’ title defence Tiktok owner Bytedance was given 90 days to sell its US operations India are hot favourites to win their four-Test series against England, which starts on Friday in Chennai Covid-19 cases were rising in states across the US, leading to business shutdowns and job losses (Photo by Morry Gash – Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Opposition Labour party leader Keir Starmer leaves the BBC after his appearance on The Andrew Marr Show on October 31, 2020 in London, England. The show aired the day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England would be entering a month-long lockdown to curb a surge in Covid-19 cases. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Getty images After six consecutive months of growth, the UK economy is forecast to shrink in November First Group is selling a number of its US assets, including the Greyhound bus network. Police detain protesters gathered at Pushkin Square in Moscow (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Sir Keir Starmer tweeted this morning that he had “no symptoms and will be working from home until next Monday”. A wide variety of experts, including Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey, have claimed the EU will try to capitalise on Brexit to move financial services infrastructure and investment to places like Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. The UK’s hospitality businesses have been battered by a wave of lockdowns The taskforce will lay out a series of recommendations over how the government can restart international travel safely. Branson’s company had licensed the Virgin name to US train operator Brightline Retail brands are making changes, increasingly going direct to the shopper McAfee is the first company to agree to changes as part of a CMA investigation Rioters smashed their way into the US Capitol building and caused chaos for hours in scenes not witnessed since Britain’s 1812 siege of Washington, DC. Nvidia founder Jen-Hsun Huang speaking at CES in Las Vegas in 2017 Owen Farrell will find out whether he has been selected for the British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour of South Africa on Thursday 6 May Tesla tycoon Elon Musk became the richest person in the world in 2020, after the Tesla stock price rocketed. The Cheltenham Festival is set for a boost to TV audience figures while racecourses remain closed to spectators JLR’s site at Castle Bromwich is one of the two plants that will see production pause as a result of the shortage of semiconductors. BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 05: Cammell Laird apprentice Bryn Jones, aged 19, works on a grinding machine at the company’s shipyard where he is learning traditional ship building skills on December 5, 2008, in Birkenhead, Merseyside, England. The world famous shipyard has taken on 20 apprentices to fill a skills gap in it’s work force and to fullfil it’s commercial obligations. The youngsters will become experts in key skills such as plating, welding, pipe fitting, and mechanical engineering. The scheme also includes 17-year-old Lacie Cudden who is training to be a mechanical engineer. The new skills base is going against a government report indicating that modern apprenticeships will suffer in the economic downturn. In November the firm’s management team relaunched the shipyard as ‘Cammell Laird’, bringing the world famous name ‘back home.’ to Merseyside. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Boris Johnson said Britain could stage more Euro 2020 games and would bid for the 2030 World Cup Avast has benefited from higher demand for cybersecurity services during the pandemic Twitter cited the risk of “further incitement to violence” for its decision to permanently suspend Donald Trump’s account. (Photo: Getty) Guterres: “Many developing countries are suffering from severe liquidity crises related to skyrocketing debt.” A surge of orders for the 737 Max helped Boeing beat Airbus for quarterly net orders for the first time since 2019. Global markets and the FTSE 100 fell sharply as rising coronavirus cases and new economic restrictions worried investors Donald Trump’s tiemaker has reportedly joined the race for the assets of the stricken Arcadia retail empire. Former Absa chief executive Maria Ramos has been appointed chair of AngloGold Ashanti. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images/Getty Images) The UK’s nightlife sector is among the hardest hit by the pandemic Last summer saw passenger numbers at airports collapse as holidaymakers elected to remain in the UK amid the Covid pandemic. A support practitioner from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council processes a lateral flow test during a community testing pilot scheme on December 15 Cayman Cabana, George Town Ford is the latest in a string of car giants racing to switch away from the internal combustion engine. Vice President Mike Pence – a long-term Trump ally – and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be central to attempts to remove the President from office. Bus drivers have complained about the ‘toxic’ nature of the bus industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 16: People enjoy evening drinks on Old Compton Street in Soho on April 16, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) The truth from this pandemic is that those in the poorest parts of the world are struggling more than ever Euro 2020 is due to take place this summer, a year later than planned, across 12 countries (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) French President Emmanuel Macron has said France will drop its suspension of the Astrazeneca vaccine if it gets the all-clear from the EU’s medicines regulator Rising coronavirus cases caused the government to cancel its previous Christmas rules and tighten restrictions over the festive period Sadiq Khan was given £4.82bn in 2016 by central government to build 116,000 affordable homes by 2022, however figures from the Greater London Authority show City Hall has only begun 56,239 as of December. FTSE 100 rose 10.9 per cent in the first four months of this year. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Today’s launch marks fifty years of environmental campaigning by the Prince of Wales. Activist investor Ryan Cohen should take over as chairman of GameStop this summer. ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 28: Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) AFC Wimbledon face Doncaster in the first match at their new home Getty Images Despite concerns over disruption, there has been limited disruption at Dover since the New Year. The Duke of York has set up an unlimited company with Harry Keogh, an ex-Coutts banker who left after a slew of sexual harassment complaints. Scientists have found coronavirus infections did not decrease during the first week of lockdown, in contrast with government figures that showed cases were down. England face France in the Autumn Nations Cup final on Sunday in front of a crowd capped at 2,000 Investors had been awaiting the jobs data to judge the pace of the economic recovery. London’s Nightingale Hospital reopened in January as a step-down facility for non-coronavirus patients Facebook has benefited from higher user numbers during the pandemic Getty Images Qatar Airways is also working with IATA on trials of the aviation body’s digital vaccine passport. British farmers must learn from their Australian counterparts and take competition in their stride, writes Alice Calder (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Senior makes products like airframes for manufacturing giants such as Airbus and Boeing. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Samsung) Dua Lipa is one example of a British artist who does much for the country’s soft power (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) Manchester United were the subject of a suspected ransomware attack in November, a few weeks before the transfer window Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumm at the Royal Ascot Racecourse in 2019. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse) LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak attends a news conference on the coronavirus (COVID-19) at 10 Downing Street on October 22, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Nicholls- Pool/Getty Images) Amazon has pulled its support for self-styled free speech app Parler US stocks pushed higher as investors turned to talks over further pandemic stimulus The UK’s financial services sector lost its wide-ranging access to EU markets when the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December. Boris Johnson’s government excluded EFL clubs from its emergency funding package for sport Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak (R) load a delivery van with trays of shopping during a visit to a tesco.com distribution centre in London on November 11, 2020. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP) (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pennsylvania Jack used data to thrive in the decade just gone, but the decade to come could be all about his reputation (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman speaks during the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Sage Group headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Deutsche Bank has come under scrutiny over money laundering failures Almost half a million more people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in the last 24 hours Getty Images The total value of London propoerty transactions dropped more than £20bn over the first 14 months of the Covid pandemic(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Boris Johnson and Joe Biden agreed the new partnership at a meeting today Plus500 appointed former head of JP Morgan Professor Jacob Frenkel as its new chairman last month. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Concordia Summit) TfL is in negotiations with the government over a third financing deal to keep it afloat as the pandemic continues. After the BBC published its latest annual report, here’s a rundown of what changes to expect at the public service broadcaster New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games after her place at Tokyo 2020 was effectively assured Telecoms providers will face hefty fines if they fail to comply with the Huawei ban SURBITON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Green Party leader Sian Berry poses for a portrait at the “Save The World Club” charity headquarters during a mayoral election campaign visit on April 28, 2021 in Surbiton, England. Local elections are due to be held across the United Kingdom on May 6, 2021 for 145 English local councils, thirteen directly elected mayors in England, and 39 police and crime commissioners across England and Wales. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Boris Johnson has emphasised his government’s green credentials, and role as host of the Cop 26 United Nations Climate Change Conference this year, in early talks with Joe Biden to try and forge a strong relationship with the President-elect. The UK government has secured 100m doses of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine Sky are one brand who have won plaudits for their ESG efforts (Photo by John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images) If smart technology were fitted to non-domestic buildings in the UK, it could save between four and eight million tonnes of carbon emissions Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey. (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Brexit talks are continuing today Non-essential retailers will reopen their doors for the first time in months on Monday Brewdog has offered staff and refrigerators to help the vaccination efforts Ready to go: restrictions on international leisure travel are expected to be lifted on 17 May. Tom Hayes gives a statement to the press with his wife Sarah and son Joshua, 8, by his side as he arrives at an industrial estate shortly after being released from Ford Open Prison . Tom Hayes, a former trader for UBS and Citigroup, was jailed for 14 years in August 2015 for rigging The London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor). He was released today having served just over five years of his term. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Travellers were reunited at Sydney International Airport as the travel bubble began today Boris Johnson said last week that “those who call for an new Cold War on China or for us to sequester our economy entirely from China…are I think mistaken”. London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham have had some feisty clashes, notably the so-called Battle of the Bridge in 2016 Optimism among UK tech firms has hit a seven-year high as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease London’s housing market is broken (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) An early morning queue forms outside Primark on April 12, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Greece is one of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will also rally G7 leaders today to supply up to £50bn funding to vaccinate the world against Covid-19 by the end of next year. New research from the Mayor of London and CEBR said the Brexit hit to London’s financial and professional services industry will be £2bn annually (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) More than half of SMEs currently have staff on furlough, but after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends, only one in five expect to be able to keep all furloughed employees. Bitcoin has slumped by 40 per cent since hitting an all-time high in April. The Premier League has been locked in fraught negotiations with the EFL over an emergency funding package The government has faced repeated criticisms over its £37bn Test and Trace system A report by US intelligence officials found that Russia attempted to boost Trump’s chances at in the 2020 election Shoppers and visitors have flocked back to London’s West End. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier arrived in London today ahead of face-to-face Brexit negotiations The move to ban the BBC comes a week after Ofcom revoked the licence of Chinese state broadcaster CGTN (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Bob Swan will step down as Intel chief executive after just two years Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia, which owns brands including Topshop, has collapsed into administration (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Prince Charles has spent much of his life campaigning over environmental issues. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Britain’s opposition Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson reacts as she passeses supporters during the launch of the Liberal Democrats general election manifesto in central London, on November 20, 2019. – Britain will go to the polls on December 12, 2019 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Getty Image Cities could be the springboard for more politicians than just Boris (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Acquisitions of Burnley and Asda in debt-led purchases should be a warning to policymakers (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Lionel Messi is on a three-man shortlist for best men’s player at The Best Fifa Football Awards this week GSK released its first quarter results this afternoon. Getty Images A woman leads her dog away from a polling station set up in the garage of a private residence in Croydon, south London, on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. As polling stations across Britain open on Thursday, opinion polls show the outcome of the general election could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) Darren Campbell won Olympic, European and Commonwealth gold medals as one of Britain’s most successful and popular track athletes Traders once again piled into oil this morning on renewed hopes of a quicker than expected economic recovery due to an effective vaccine against the coronavirus. Grounded Ryanair planes at Stansted in London. The carrier has been one of the most vocal opponents of lockdown restrictions throughout the pandemic. When it comes to Donald Trump, there is hardly any middle ground: people are either 100 per cent against him and view him as the devil incarnate, or they are 100 per cent for him and consider him a genius (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Retail and hospitality shops in the City have been particularly hard hit during the past 12 months, with lockdowns and low footfall putting many businesses in jeopardy. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Many MPs are concerned that the City has not been adequately considered during Brexit negotiations Getty Images Tier 3 restrictions would be even more difficult for London businesses O2 and Virgin Media last year agreed to a £31bn mega-merger The LSEG faces an investor revolt after chief executive David Schwimmer bagged a 25 per cent pay increase. NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 19: Ferrero Rocher products on display at the Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring KitchenAid® culinary demonstrations presented by MasterCard during the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By FOOD & WINE at Pier 94 on October 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for NYCWFF) Protesters enter the Senate Chamber (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Millions of Whatsapp users flocked to Signal and Telegram this week following a change to its privacy policy Real Madrid and Barcelona must repay up to €5m in what has been deemed state aid by the EU’s top court McLaren is considering going public as one of several ways of raising new equity to shore up its finances after the pandemic. Wall Street opened lower after bouncing back sharply at the end of last week Norwegian Air last month said it will close its UK arm, which employed 1,100 people at Gatwick Airport UK deaths soared to 663,000 in the period up 25 December 2020 compared to 584,000 in 2019. Horse racing has been reluctant to embrace change but may need to in order to attract younger fans Getty Images PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 02: Kristin Reid wears a “WE WANT JOE” campaign pin and carries her dog as Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks at a drive-in election eve rally on November 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, remains ahead of President Donald Trump by about six points, according to a recent polling average. With the election tomorrow, Trump held four rallies across Pennsylvania over the weekend, as he vies to recapture the Keystone State’s vital 20 electoral votes. In 2016, he carried Pennsylvania by only 44,292 votes out of more than 6 million cast, less than a 1 percent differential, becoming the first Republican to claim victory here since 1988. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) Some financial services firms have not been made Covid-secure, according to whistleblowers. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A man walks along the southern bank of the River Thames with the office towers of the City of London in the background in London Backstage at the Moncler fashion show on February 19, 2020 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) Donald Trump has signed an executive order banning U.S. investments in Chinese firms that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military. Defending US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau has been blowing hot and cold in recent weeks Scores of Whatsapp users flocked to rival apps Telegram and Signal following the controversial privacy update Tensions have escalated in Northern Ireland since the EU’s quickly overturned decision to block goods between the UK and EU last month over a vaccines dispute. Biden is known to be proud of his Irish ancestry and publicly warned Johnson last year that there would be repercussions if he breached the Good Friday peace agreement in Brexit negotiations. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) So-called “Lennon Walls” were a hallmark of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, in which ordinary Hong Kongers used post-it notes to express their hopes and optimism, for the future. They re-appeared during protests in 2019. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) International Women’s Day 2021 is being celebrated across the world, as seen in Santiago, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images) Mid-sized businesses are feeling more upbeat about their hiring and investment abilities as the UK exits lockdown (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) If you want to get back to clubbing, just be prepared to queue Google is facing an antitrust lawsuit over its dominant position in the digital advertising market The agency is based on the US’ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), which has overseen the creation of experimental military technologies. Ding Junhui won the UK Championship last year and banked £200,000 DeChambeau could overpower Augusta National with his long-hitting game Mesut Ozil boosted Arsenal’s profile and commercial clout but his fall from favour cast a shadow on the club Theatres and other live events have struck an agreement for a taxpayer-backed insurance scheme The vast majority of countries are on the amber list, which requires people to isolate for 10 days in their homes on arrival in Briton, however the government is advising people not to visit these destinations. High street has been revitalised as restrictions have eased (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) A view of Sintra National Palace, also called the Royal Palace, in Sintra, Portugal. Portugal is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Many Londoners called for a 24-hour entertainment culture in the capital Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban has criticised the EU for attaching rule of law conditions to the budget England, Ireland and France could all lift the Six Nations trophy on Saturday Sadiq Khan is likely to win a second term as London mayor by a landslide EU flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images) Business secretary Alok Sharma urged firms to prepare for Brexit Prime Minister Boris Johnson committed to ending the new lockdown on 2 December in a speech to businesses Images of petrol bombs and fireworks being thrown at police and over Belfast’s sectarian peace walls, which separate nationalist and unionist communities, have shocked the country in scenes reminiscent of the Troubles. The store in Ealing opened to customers this morning The £30bn project, which would see a new north-south Tube line through London, was put on hold earlier this year as Transport for London (TfL) were forced to seek a government bailout. Rishi Sunak told City A.M.’s The City View podcast last week that the Treasury’s £280bn Covid spending over the past year was “the right thing to do”, but that “over time” he had to get the nation’s finances back under control. Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Cocktail bars have largely been shut across Europe this year, leading to a rise in Stock Spirits’ vodka for at home drinking (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) Campaigners have raised concerns that a forecast decline in tips after the pandemic will impact workers Apple boss Tim Cook has told staff they will have to return to the office for at least three days a week Since crashing to historic lows last year, oil prices have bounced back to their highest levels in years. The former Vice President took the oath of office just before 5pm London time in front of roughly 2,000 members of congress, Democratic party figures and other Washington VIPs. Environment secretary George Eustice, arrives at Downing Street on November 10, 2020 For many years, the biggest decision men faced when perusing their wardrobes in the morning was whether to wear their navy or charcoal suit Most of the closures will affect Arcadia’s Outfit stores, which sell many of the retail empire’s brands (Photo: Getty) Lady Gaga, who campaigned for Joe Biden in the run-up to the election, will sing the US national anthem at the presidential ceremony In pictures: Crossrail’s tastiest discovery yet Happy and glorious: the boom in leasing rights for wind farms has seen the value of the Crown Estate rise 7.5 per cent in a year. Oil and energy services giant Halliburton is listed on the NYSE (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The Crystal in Royal Docks is one of the world’s most sustainable buildings Trump is facing his second impeachment proceedings over accusations he incited a violent mob of his supporters to storm the Capitol Boeing saw another 63 orders of its 737 Max cancelled in November, despite the fact that the plane has been newly re-cleared to fly. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen before meeting for dinner earlier this week Hearst launched the British version of Town Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is the owner of Indian and Caribbean T20 franchises and an early backer of Major League Cricket Figueretes beach on August 17, 2020 in Ibiza, Spain. Will the tourism season of 2021 be a repeat of last year’s total mess of restrictions, rules and cancelled flights? (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have already been put back a year Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs that are set to join the new venture, which has received roughly $6bn (£4.3bn) in backing from JP Morgan. Emirates is trialling a Covid-19 vaccine passport( Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) Facial recognition software is everywhere – from entering sports stadia to opening up your phone (Photo by Steffi Loos/Getty Images) Bars and restaurants have reacted with fury at the news they will be forced back into essential lockdown thanks to Tier 3 Pearson’s troubles have been compounded by school closures and exam cancellations during the pandemic US civil rights groups called for the Masters to be moved in response to Georgia’s new voting laws The UK’s rat population has boomed thanks to coronavirus restrictions keeping urban areas quiet. London mayor Sadiq Khan yesterday declared a major incident as the capital’s hospitals are struggling to cope with rising Covid cases (Photo: Getty) Patrick Reed saw his Twitter following double in the week he won the 2018 Masters TfL introduced the “Streetspace” plan in May to ease pressure on public transport during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The shake-up marks the latest efforts by China to tighten its control over Hong Kong Vauxhall currently builds the existing Astra model at the Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire. Liam Gallagher was among more than 100 major British musicians to sign the letter Froome says he “gets a kick out of” seeing Federer, who turns 40 this year, continue to win tennis matches The firm’s marketing is known the world over – including this iconic set-up in San Francisco (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Polling suggests Japan is reluctant to welcome overseas spectators to the Toyko 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in light of the pandemic The UK’s R rate has fallen to its lowest level since July while temperatures have dropped below freezing in most parts of the country MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – JANUARY 29: A waiter serves an order to a customer in a restaurant that has opened with tables on the street on January 29, 2021 in Mexico City, Mexico. As death toll in the country becomes the world’s third-highest, non-essential activities in Mexico City remain restricted, however many stores and businesses are open despite the government-ordered lockdown; restaurants have been allowed to offer services only in open spaces. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images) FASLANE, SCOTLAND – JULY 29: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace meet crew members in the mess hall as they visit HMS Victorious at HM Naval Base Clyde on July 29, 2019 in Faslane, Scotland. The PM is due to announce £300m of funding to help communities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 11: Labour Party Leader Sir Keir Starmer launches the party’s local election campaign during a speech at the Labour Party headquarters on March 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A deicsion not to take business rates relief cost Sainsbury’s £410m (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to call an unsanctioned wild cat referendum if the government does not allow a second vote to go ahead. Intel’s revenue and profit was boosted by strong demand for chips Lordstown’s Endurance pick-up truck is slated to go on sale in September, but the firm has hit multiple speed bumps of late. Nike’s revolutionary Vaporfly running shoe shows the potential of the mass market smart apparel market The figure marks the highest ever daily jump in Covid-related deaths in the UK Jesse Lingard has played himself into Euro 2020 contention by being the most in-form English player in the Premeir League From yesterday, Germany will allow anyone with double vaccinations, without a PCR test, even if they come from an “amber” listed country. All Blacks and Black Ferns players have raised concerns that a deal with Silver Lake could lead to “cultural misappropriation” Musicians perform at the Burton Barr Library polling station as voter arrive to cast their ballots in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 3, 2020 – Americans were voting on Tuesday under the shadow of a surging coronavirus pandemic to decide whether to reelect Republican Donald Trump, one of the most polarizing presidents in US history, or send Democrat Joe Biden to the White House. (Photo by OLIVIER TOURON / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER TOURON/AFP via Getty Images) Chancellor Rishi Sunak vowed to do “whatever it takes” to protect lives and livelihoods as he announced his spring Budget this afternoon Kamala Harris was also sworn in as the 49th US Vice President, becoming the first woman and first African American to hold the office. This year, real human needs have been met in unconventional ways LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: London Mayor Sadiq Khan looks up to other photographers who were asking him to wave while visiting Harrow Road Nursery on April 23, 2021 in London, England. Mr Kahn is campaigning to be re-elected for a second term as London Mayor on May 6. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Without a plan, we will see the demise of many of London’s landmark businesses and our capital left devoid of community and economic activity Boris Johnson’s attempt to cool tensions comes after foreign secretary Dominic Raab said earlier today that comments reportedly made by French President Emmanuel Macron about Northern Ireland were “offensive” and disrespectful. Softbank chief executive Masayoshi Son said in August the group would pump cash into listed tech firms in a bid to benefit from rising share prices Getty Images Former ITV journalist Allegra Stratton will be taking the daily press conferences LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: A man arrives at a Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Science Museum on June 04, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) Former U.S. President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,, former U.S. President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at the inauguration (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Former West Indies bowler and now Sky Sports pundit Michael Holding has been honoured by the City of London along with Surrey director of women’s cricket Ebony Rainford-Brent, the first black woman to play for England The logistics sector is expected to remain resilient in 2021, real estate adviser CBRE said. (Photo: Getty) Rare earth metals such as lithium and cobalt are key components for electric cars. Money alone will not fix the deep structural challenges of regional inequality — so what will? Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recieved impassioned applause after her poem, which was finished in the hours after a riot invaded the US Capitol building two weeks ago. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Rail passenger levels have plunged during the pandemic. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Joe Biden has today been sworn in as the 46th President of the US Michael Gove will continue to lead the talks, which broke up without agreement yesterday. England’s Dawid Malan has now hit half-centuries in six of his last 12 T20 internationals Music Magpie allows customers to exchange old electronic devices for cash LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Chelsea fans protest against the newly proposed European Super League prior to the Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Boris Johnson’s appointment of Kate Bingham has proved controversial The deal will make London Stock Exchange a major new rival to market leader Bloomberg PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – MAY 01: HMS Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth on May 01, 2021 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom. The UK’s Carrier Strike Group, led by aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, will visit more than one fifth of the world’s nations during the deployment. The task group will visit 40 nations covering 26,000 nautical miles. Joining HMS Queen Elizabeth on her maiden deployment are destroyers HMS Diamond and Defender, frigates HMS Richmond and Kent, an Astute-class submarine in support and Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ships RFA Fort Victoria and RFA Tidespring. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 22: International Trade Secretary Elizabeth Truss arrives for a cabinet meeting at the FCO on September 22, 2020 in London, England. Boris Johnson met with Cabinet this morning ahead of his statement in the House of Commons on the next steps to help curb the spread coronavirus in the UK. Cases have risen over 4000 per day, and are at their highest since the height of lockdown in May, earlier this year. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) EY will create a new centralised power in Europe, which will launched in early July. Employees will be able to use Santander Cycles to get to work for just £1 a week under a new TfL scheme. The industry reacted angrily to the decision, saying it would put thousands of jobs at risk. LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Arsenal fans protest against the European Super League and Owner Stan Kroenke outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Everton at Emirates Stadium on April 23, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images) Kwasi Kwarteng is renowned as one of the most free-market Cabinet ministers (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Roy Hodgson will depart Crystal Palace in the summer after four years as manager of his boyhood club The World Cup and other major international football tournaments would be off limits for any player taking part in a breakaway European Super League, Fifa and other leading governing bodies have said City of London Extinction Rebellion activists march in the City (Getty Images) Lille’s sale has been just one of the repercussions of the financial crisis in French football caused by the collapse of a €3.25bn deal between Ligue 1 and Mediapro The UK’s airlines have been hammered by the pandemic, which has forced them to ground planes for months and cancel thousands of flights. MALLORCA, SPAIN – JULY 30:People walk on Magaluf beach on July 30, 2020 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Clara Margais/Getty Images) Around 4m people in England have been told to shield until 31 March Johnny Depp unsuccessfully sued the Sun for libel over an article that described him as a “wife beater” The Sunday Times reports that Pascoe-Watson emailed clients on October 15, telling them he had been “privately advised” that new London restrictions would last six months until the spring. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez as the only official from the 12 European Super League clubs to appear before media Cashed-up Brits are likely to knock back the Pimms on more days out, take holidays and spend, spend, spend. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) Macakizi Hotel, Bodrum Bond is the fourth person connected to the SFO’s investigation to be jailed. Rishi Sunak has said his major priorities for the two-day summit will be an agreement on a global tech tax and to urge other G7 countries to implement mandatory climate reporting targets for public companies. SSE said it was committed to spending £7.5bn on decarbonisation efforts by 2025 The £5bn restart grant scheme will offer one-off cash boosts to struggling businesses As the Trump administration is consigned to history, we can expect a Biden presidency to adopt a more liberal internationalist approach London saw the biggest decline in infection rates in the week to 22 January Notting Hill West was one of the areas with fewer than three coronavirus cases recorded, according to Public Health England Large scale vaccination centres are opening at pace across England. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) No Time to Die will star Daniel Craig in his last appearance as 007 Thomas Tuchel led Paris Saint-Germain to the Champions League final last year but parted ways with the club last month The health secretary last month revealed he has booked a family trip to Cornwall Alok Sharma is the president of the COP26 climate conference, which is due to begin in Glasgow in November. Darktrace CEO POppy Gustafsson Tesla boss Elon Musk is known for his controversial social media posts about cryptocurrency TOPSHOT – Supporters of US President Donald Trump rally in front of cuban restaurant Versailles in Miami, Florida on November 3, 2020. (Photo by Eva Marie UZCATEGUI / AFP) (Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images) Marcus Rashford has shown the impact that athlete advocacy can have – both on society and on an individual’s standing The NAO said Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government had not been transparent enough A lack of charging infrastructure could be a major blocker in the UK hitting its target of abolishing the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. The Queen delivered the government-written speech in a stripped back affair this afternoon, just days after the Conservatives made significant gains in last week’s “super Thursday elections”. After voting, First Lady Melania Trump(L) leaves the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link in Palm Beach, Florida on November, 3, 2020. – The First Lady is registered to vote at her address at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The center was closed for approximately 45 minutes to accommodate Mealnia Trumps vote. With its 29 electoral votes, Florida is crucial to both candidates. (Photo by Zak BENNETT / AFP) (Photo by ZAK BENNETT/AFP via Getty Images) Global equities were set for their best month in history, with US stocks rising again today but the FTSE 100 lagging 60,000 bricklayers, builders and carpenters have left the capital’s construction industry in the last two years More than a third of businesses surveyed said they were unlikely to be able to pay back loans taking out during the pandemic The ONS said there has been a “marked increase” in the number of self-reported long Covid cases, which have lasted for at least a year. Belgium, the world No1-ranked nation, beat England 2-0 on Sunday in the Nations League Morgan Stanley boss James Gorman saw his pay packet rise by more than a fifth last year The Premier League’s domestic TV rights sale is set to be one of the big topics in sports law in 2021 Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton was forced off the field in their Six Nations match against Wales earlier this month after a blow to the head The renewed optimism from the Truss camp about its future dealings with the US government comes after the Joe Biden administration moved to slash punitive tariffs on a range of British goods today. Surge testing and vaccination has been implemented in Bolton and Blackburn Hannah Aykroyd Southgate’s willingness to experiment has opened the door for Jack Grealish Brits line up to receive the vaccine at Epsom Downs racecourse. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Tesla head Elon Musk last year (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images) The easing of the pandemic has seen employment numbers rise in the US. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) SEVILLE, SPAIN – JANUARY 17: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during the Supercopa de Espana Final match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club at Estadio de La Cartuja on January 17, 2021 in Seville, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) Ministers have already committed to ending the UK’s financing of overseas fossil fuel projects; now, they face calls to create an economy-wide net zero finance system. Dr Gerard Lyons, who worked for Johnson while he was mayor of London, said the EU was “seeking to undermine the position” of the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit. In the US, newsreaders such as Anderson Cooper have reached celebrity status through their partisan broadcasts Royal Mail experienced its busiest ever period in the run-up to Christmas David Cameron, who was an adviser to Greensill Capital and had millions in potential stock options in the firm, also texted chancellor Rishi Sunak to try and secure funding. (Photo by Dan Kitwood – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Sheep graze in front of wind turbines Stock markets like the FTSE 100 are falling again as coronavirus cases rise and new restrictions are put in place BRUGGE, BELGIUM – DECEMBER 02: Leon Musayev of Zenit Saint Petersburg in action during the UEFA Champions League Group F stage match between Club Brugge KV and Zenit St. Petersburg at Jan Breydel Stadium on December 02, 2020 in Brugge, Belgium. Sporting stadiums around Belgium remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) Ozil was among the Premier League’s highest paid players before leaving Arsenal in January Italy’s national anti-mafia prosecutor, Federico Cafiero De Raho, has warned that Brexit may exacerbate organised crime in the UK. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The GBP rate against the euro and US dollar has been boosted by vaccine rollout optimism (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 02: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks on during a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing to discuss the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on December 02, 2020 in Washington, DC. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is also scheduled to testify. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 31: A supermoon rises behind St. Paul’s Cathedral and skycrapers on January 31, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. The super blue blood moon is a rare combination of a supermoon, a blood moon and a blue moon all simultaneously occuring. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Bourne Leisure owns Butlin’s resorts as well as dozens of caravan parks across the UK (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The work from home shift has left previously bustling offices visibly quiet. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The Thames freeport proposal encompasses the Port of Tilbury, Thames Gateway, Ford’s Dagenham factory and now the Thames Enterprise Park. Bet365 boss Denise Coates pocketed what is believed to be the UK’s largest annual payday ever The Bill aims to tighten the rules governing foreign investment Election officials count absentee ballots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Biden has inched ahead of Trump Ticketmaster’s platform offers tickets for events such as concerts, festivals and sports fixtures Premier League clubs only introduced pay-per-view last month but it has proved unpopular New father Jon Rahm has finished in the top 10 on his last three visits to the Masters As of midnight last night more than 33m people in the UK had received their first vaccine and more than 10m had received their second jab. Tiktok has been in talks with Oracle and Walmart to finalise a sale of its US business Gupta’s GFG Alliance, which owns Liberty, has been looking for new financing since the collapse of lender Greensill in March. It comes after Public Health England data revealed today that there had been 42,000 UK cases of the more transmissible Delta Indian variant so far – a 240 per cent increase since a week ago. New laws that came into force today mean travelling abroad is illegal without a “reasonable excuse” Rotherham steelworks is owned by Liberty Steel (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) People walk by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 25, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The UK’s financial sector is braced for a new lockdown in London International trade secretary Liz Truss told parliament’s International Trade Committee that she wanted to work with the WTO to place more stringent rules on unfair trade practices Getty Images Health secretary Matt Hancock said he will work from home until Sunday The economics of space is now a crucial part of the market We cannot simply assume that Georgia’s democratic and economic progress will continue CES in pre-Covid times was quite the party – but a virtual shift may be a sign of the future (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) Barclays has railed against reforms to open banking which force it to share data with rivals in a bid to increase competition. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) The bond sale is the latest in a number of steps BA’s owner IAG has taken to shore up its finances. A woman walks past Fuller, Smith & Turner in Chiswick, London. The FTSE indexes have traded in a narrow range since April. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 05: Ambulances line up as a government sponsored electronic sign gives out coronavirus pandemic information to visitors and staff at the Aintree University Hospital on January 05, 2021 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. British Prime Minister Johnson made a national television address on Monday evening announcing England is to enter its third coronavirus lockdown within a year. On Monday the UK recorded more than 50,000 new confirmed Covid cases for the seventh day in a row. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) TOKYO, JAPAN – MAY 12: The Olympic Rings are displayed by the Odaiba Marine Park Olympic venue on May 12, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Nvidia founder Jensen Huang said his company was reluctant to commit to jobs targets Credit Suisse said it would resume dividends despite the profit drop The regional inequality we are seeing now follows decades of underinvestment in lagging parts of the country Arsenal won at Manchester United on Sunday but neither side looks like troubling Liverpool in the Premier League The Kickstart scheme is one part of the Treasury’s arsenal already employed – but the issues around long-term impacts will need addressing. (Photo by Daniel leal-Olivas – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Shirley Williams was one of the original “gang of four” that broke with the Labour Party in 1981 to create the Social Democrat Party (SDP), after unhappiness with Labour’s left-wing turn under Michael Foot. Previously the government had only committed to providing a first dose of the vaccine to over-50s “by the spring” Despite persisting social distancing recommendations and many turning to online retailers, large crowds filled the streets of New York City’s commercial districts during winter (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images) Starling Bank, founded in 2014 by Anne Boden, booked its first monthly profit in October Welsh holidays will be off the cards for people in England when stay at home orders expire on 29 March A former Huawei executive appeared in court today accused of spying for China (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to outline the new state aid regime Getty images Catherine McGuinness is confident in London’s ability to make up business elsewhere. Travellers arrive at Heathrow Airport on 17 January 17. The UK Government recently scrapped the travel corridors system and has been mulling a policy of hotel quarantine for some arrivals (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Around 70 per cent of TfL’s revenues come from fares, far higher than the global average of 40 per cent for fellow urban transport networks. London’s R rate is currently 0.9 to 1.2 Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey will give a press conference today explaining the new stimulus and downgrades to its forecasts for the UK economy Previous protests have been violently repressed (Photo by Dima Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images) Britain’s opposition Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson speaks during the launch of the Liberal Democrats general election manifesto in central London, on November 20, 2019. – Britain will go to the polls on December 12, 2019 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) What we’d do to be covered in sweat and stale beer (Getty Images) The UK exported almost £300bn worth of goods to the EU in 2019, with the vast majority via sea and not by air. Poppy Gustafsson is credited with building Darktrace into one of the UK’s most valuable private tech businesses NHS hospitals welcome a new blockchain initiative to aid vaccine storage Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia The share price of Coca-Cola had already fallen before Ronaldo snubbed the drink at a Euro 2020 press conference (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Lockdown restrictions will ease from 17 May. HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: General view of the Liberty Steel Pipe Mill in Hartlepool. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak has vowed to alter the UK’s “economic geography” by ensuring the post-Covid recovery is “more evenly felt across the country”. India’s increasingly digital society is good news for fintech firms (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images) The FCA is concerned about the impact of branch closures on vulnerable and hard-to-reach customers. (Getty Images) Hospitality venues like theatres have already expressed their fears about what a delay of four weeks could mean for their businesses. Ninety-year-old Margaret Keenan became the first person to receive a Covid vaccine out of a clinical trial in December It is not the first time Trump has been critical of Bitcoin Captain Joe Root hit his first Test centuries since 2019 as England won 2-0 in Sri Lanka (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 29: Prime Minister Boris Johnson answers questions from the media after a visit to King Solomon Academy in Marylebone, with Chancellor Rishi Sunak on April 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood – WPA Pool /Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Wockhardt pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Wrexham last November The outage was linked back to a single client at Fastly, which doesn’t bode well for the internet’s resilience Starship robots are advanced devices that deliver parcels, groceries and food directly from stores via a mobile app within a 4-mile radius, Getty Images Understanding the context of the past few years of US-Iran relations is vital Football fans should be able to attend England’s Euro 2020 fixtures at Wembley this summer The Queen Mother was known to be partial to a drop or two (Photo by Hilaria McCarthy/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) BELOIT, WISCONSIN – NOVEMBER 03: Residents wait in line to vote at the Beloit Public Library on November 03, 2020 in Beloit, Wisconsin. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Real Madrid achieved strong commercial growth, partially offsetting drops in other revenue streams Chancellor Rishi Sunak holds press conference after he presented his second budget to the House of Commons., which was heavy on Covid economic policy A think tank thinks a series of Government policy leaks to media has eroded public trust (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Grounded Easyjet planes at Brandenburg airline in Berlin as the pandemic continued to hammer the carrier. Boris Johnson meets with Joe Biden yesterday ahead of the G7 summit. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images) New York State officials have reached an agreement with the Governor to legalise recreational weed, paving the way for a budding new industry. A member of ferry staff walks past a unionist sign erected opposite the harbour entrance on February 10, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland Inflation pressures won’t persist, Andrew Bailey has said. Marriott has been fined £18.4m over a cyber attack on the Starwood hotel chain ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – MAY 22: Damiano David of Måneskin denies taking drugs during the event. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) Robert Downey Jr. has launched a new rolling venture fund. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images for Disney) Uefa has introduced new rules on squad sizes and replacement call-ups to deal with Covid-19 at Euro 2020 Manchester United sit top of the Premeir League ahead of their trip to Liverpool on Sunday Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London on November 13, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is set to leave his position by early 2021, as a power struggle at the heart of government became public this week. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) The deal takes BP Lightsource’s Spanish portfolio to over 3 gigawatts. Raheem Sterling’s second-half goal gave England victory over Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener Chinese regulators are ramping up the pressure on Jack Ma’s Alibaba empire Airlines have been calling for reform to APD for years, but their pleas have gain intensity over the last year due to the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. Darktrace’s IPO was a resounding success (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) (Photo by HOLLIE ADAMS/AFP via Getty Images) A court last month ruled the Mail on Sunday breached the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy Crowds flocked to London’s West End over the weekend as shoppers rushed back to the capital’s retailers after lockdown. Gearing up for the Olympics, Japan has secured the largest amount of vaccines in Asia but has inoculated just 2.2 per cent of its population. India captain Virat Kohli could be freed up to join The Hundred if IPL investment were allowed, says Colin Graves Social media erupted yesterday as it was revealed that free school meal packages being sent out only contained around £5 of food that was not nearly enough for a whole week. John Lewis has looked to the future with its latest three senior hires. Premier Oil, one of the world’s oldest independent oil producers, was founded in the 1930s. Cloud-based phone system Aircall has raised $120m in its latest funding round, led by Goldman Sachs. Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove is leading a review into whether the government will roll out a Covid vaccine certificate, which could see pubs and restaurants turn away patrons if they haven’t had a jab or a recent negative test. What might the travel industry look like in 2025? Alexis Ohanian, co-founder and executive chairman of Reddit, which this week wreaked havoc across global markets Patrick Reed saw his Twitter following double in the week he won the 2018 Masters The impacts of air pollution have yet to be fully realised, but December last year saw the first person in the UK to have ‘air pollution’ listed as a cause of death. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) The bank beat analysts’ forecasts for the third quarter LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 30: (EDITORS NOTE: This panoramic image was created using an iphone) A general view of play during day four of the 3rd Investec Test match between England and South Africa at The Kia Oval on July 30, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Lord Marland is said to be one of several names linked to the CMA top job George Osborne’s firm 9Yards Capital bet on ICP in 2018 The former British colony still has red post boxes dotted around the island EA Sports have doubled down on anti-discrimination messaging (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) M Liam Gallagher will headline the twin music events, alongside musician Stormzy and Post Malone LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: A general view of the Uber logo on March 17, 2021 in London, England. Uber has agreed to classify its British drivers as workers. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has said he does not currently plan to use negative interest rates, but that they are in the ‘toolbox’ during the coronavirus pandemic Soho House founder Nick Jones with artist Tracey Emin. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri said the new app was aimed at keeping children safe Joe Biden will meet with the Prime Minister at a one-on-one meeting in London on Thursday, before the G7 summit over the weekend French President Emmanuel Macron last year publicly declared his intention to make Paris into the “leading financial centre” in Europe. Getty Images A Deliveroo rider near Victoria station in London. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) BCG generated €42.3m in revenue during the last financial year. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Eurostar is running just two trains a day as a result of the pandemic. A closed Primark retail store is seen yesterday in Bonn, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) Crystal Palace and West Ham are both sponsored by gambling firms – W88 and Betway. A jogger passes the Tate Modern gallery in central London on August 5, 2019. – A six-year-old boy thrown from a tenth-floor viewing platform at London’s Tate Modern gallery is no longer in a life-threatening condition, police said Monday. A 17-year-old boy arrested following the incident on Sunday afternoon remains in custody, on suspicion of attempted murder. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images) New thinking on the UK rental market is to everybody’s benefit (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Wembley echoed to the sound of England fans for the first time since November 2019 Getty images Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who retain the title of the world’s richest club in Deloitte’s 2021 Football Money League SALISBURY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 11: A patient receives a Covid-19 jab at vaccination centre at Salisbury Cathedral on February 11, 2021 in Salisbury, England. Over 13 million people in the United Kingdom have had their first Covid-19 vaccination, including 90 percent of over-70s. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – MAY 18: A mural depicting 100 year old army veteran and NHS fund raiser Captain Tom Moore can be seen in a loyalist housing estate on May 18, 2020 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Murals in the province traditionally express support for either loyalist or republican causes. Now during the Covid-19 pandemic new murals on both sides of the community divide have been painted in support of the NHS and in some cases have replaced or sit alongside the traditional murals. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Ed Vaizey served as culture minister between 2010 and 2016 Renewables investment firm Next Energy has assets such as solar projects around the world. Manchester United’s signing of Amad Diallo from Atalanta is the biggest Premier League deal of this year’s January transfer window, which has been impacted by Covid-19 London’s FTSE 100 has gained nearly 9.4 per cent so far this year. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The new drug showed “very significant” reduction in breathlessness in phase two trials UK night fisherman bring in their haul in Hastings (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The Mail on Sunday’s owners have agreed to pay an undisclosed sum in damages to Prince Harry UK-EU minister Lord David Frost said that “we would prefer to find negotiated ways forward”, but that “all options remain on the table”. Manchester City are among six English teams to have signed up to the breakaway European Super League (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for NYCWFF) Marcus Rashford topped the Sunday Times Giving List for philanthropy (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) South Africa won the last edition of the Rugby World Cup in Japan two years ago, beating England in the final 12 month trials of rental e-scooters will begin in London in the spring, the capital’s transport operator said today. Ford will invest $1bn into a new EV factory at its existing site in Cologne in Germany as part of its electrification push. Netflix will be hoping to maintain its subscriber growth after the pandemic Online trading app Robinhood has surged in popularity as retail investors flock to nostalgia stocks Former chancellor George Osborne will take up the role of partner at Robey Warshaw in April Consolidation in the legal sector has fallen to a nine-year low. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Texas produces more wind power than any other US state. The world’s biggest tech giants are set to unveil their quarterly results tonight The UK economy contracted sharply in January, led by a slump in services output due to the third lockdown. Fans will be in attendance at Wembley Stadium this summer to see England take on the rest of Europe in the delayed Euro 2020 championship. BMW is the latest carmaker to lay out plans to shift towards electrifying its vehicles across the next decade. The FTSE 100 has traded in a tight range during June. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The government has put over £10bn into the rail network over the last 15 months, but the sector now needs to find billions in cost savings a year. Economists predict the central bank will leave the UK’s interest rate at 0.1 per cent. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Winter storm Uri brought historic cold weather and power outages to Texas. Residents went days without electricity and fresh water after a catastrophic failure of the power grid in the state. A voter wears a hand-written message as he arrives to casts his ballot at a polling station on election day in Arlington, Virginia, on November 3, 2020. – Americans were voting on Tuesday under the shadow of a surging coronavirus pandemic to decide whether to reelect Republican Donald Trump, one of the most polarizing presidents in US history, or send Democrat Joe Biden to the White House. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) The Dutch bank will cut 15% of its workforce by 2024. Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence arrives at the inauguration. His former boss, President Donald Trump did not attend.(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) TAIPEI, TAIWAN – DECEMBER 02: A commuter on a train wears a face mask on December 02, 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan. (Photo by An Rong Xu/Getty Images) Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds spoke at a virtual conference for The CityUK advocacy body today Shakira is the bestselling female Latin artist of all time An estimated 1.3m foreign workers have left the UK since the end of 2019, with around 700,000 of them coming from London Round Hill has acquired a catalogue of hits from artists such as the Rolling Stones The 90s extended to the closing ceremony of London’s 2012 Olympics. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) The Bank of England gave banks the green light to resume dividend payments, which could boost the FTSE 100 in 2021 Shoppers walk past a sign welcoming visitors back on Oxford Street, as retail reopens after coronavirus restrictions ease on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. England has taken a significant step in easing its lockdown restrictions, with non-essential retail, beauty services, gyms and outdoor entertainment venues among the businesses given the green light to re-open with coronavirus precautions in place. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A war erupted between Dominic Cummings and Boris Johnson over the past few days Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe should be in Southgate’s England Euro 2020 squad if based on form alone Carlos Brito is credited with transforming AB Inbev into the world’s largest beer maker Rupert Murdoch’s decision to scrap plans for a traditional TV channel comes ahead of the launch of GB News LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street as he heads to the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office on November 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) It’s been a rough year for British Gas owner Centrica, which fell out of the FTSE 100 due to the fall in energy prices caused by the pandemic. MPs, campaigners and charities are calling on a clear ministerial lead to support grieving families. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) (Photo by Hannah McKay – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The festive period this year will be a very different occasion for the City of London Is it safe to hold GCSE and A-level exams – or fair not to? Kevin Mayer was in charge of streaming at Disney, where he helped to launch the Disney Plus and Hulu services Are you in the position of switching careers this winter? The meeting was led by Eurosceptic Conservative MP Bill Cash (pictured here in 2019) and took place at 2pm this afternoon. Distilleries were one of the earliest industries to step up, converting ethanol destined more properly for bottles into hand sanitiser (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Boris Johnson is alleged to have said to a group of senior ministers last year, after agreeing to a second lockdown: “No more ****ing lockdowns – let the bodies pile high in their thousands!” Google revealed hefty losses at its cloud computing division for the first time U.S law firm Armstrong Teasdale has bought City law firm Kerman The latest figures mean more than 55 per cent of people in the UK have been vaccinated Credit Suisse was dragged to a loss after it took a major hit from the collapse of Archegos Ronaldo rates highest of all players at Euro 2020 based on analysis of the group stage (Photo by Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Getty Image NO SALES, NO SYNDICATION. 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The Marble Arch Mound is a man-made hill and tourist attraction The City-based insurer enjoyed an overall profit after tax of $4.2m and comprehensive income of $24.3m in 2020 Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones needs to show his leadership skills against Japan this weekend Swedes had a normal summer, perhaps because they were more ready to be trusted (Photo by Martin von Krogh/Getty Images) Mayor of London Sadiq Khan attends his swearing in ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe on May 10, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Lijun Xin is CEO of JD Health and is set to lead it through one of the biggest IPOs this year Kamala Harris is sworn in as U.S. Vice President as her husband Doug Emhoff and President Elect Joe Biden look on at the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) In 2020 Iberdrola commissioned its largest wind farm, the East Anglia One asset off England’s east coast. England’s R rate is as high as 1.5 in some parts of the country, according to the latest government data. England will be looking to repeat their whitewash of Sri Lanka in their last Test series there in 2018 Ministers are worried misinformation could derail efforts to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London on November 13, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is set to leave his position by early 2021, as a power struggle at the heart of government became public this week. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo by Henry Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Digital vaccine passports could open up the possibility of summer holidays for sun-starved Brits. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ home, the Raymond James Stadium, will host Super Bowl LV A PCR test being taken at Gatwick Airport (Photo by Omer Messinger/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 opened higher this morning as investors welcomed a $1.9 trillion US stimulus package Countries have been ramping up their rollouts of Covid-19 vaccines A new study found that cases of Covid-19 are growing “exponentially” in England, driven by yet-to-be vaccinated young people. E.on has been less affected by coronavirus than it thought. Nordic carrier Norwegian is on the brink of collapse after the government refused to provide the airline with new funding. The West End is once again open for business. Which pub walked away with this year’s top gong? Lockdown-sceptic Tory MPs are threatening to launch a leadership challenge against Boris Johnson Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said he wants to restore trust in the UK’s corporate governance regime. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images) Getty images Michael Gove wrote to European Commission vice president Marcos Sefcovic yesterday asking for no additional checks on goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland until 2023, Donald Trump left the White House for the last time yesterday as Joe Biden took the reins as US President BT boss Philip Jansen, right, chief executive officer of BT Group and his predecessor Gavin Patterson. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Private businesses were forced to step in to provide families with free lunches to fill in the gaps when the Government wouldn’t fund caterers such as Compass to provide them (Photo: Getty) Jose Mourinho only took charge at Tottenham in November 2019, following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino A general view of a vaccination centre set up at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) has extended the emergency use approval of Innova’s rapid Covid test, despite the US FDA issuing a severe warning about them last week. Tencent has cashed in on growing demand for its hit smartphone games Believe’s roster of artists includes James Vincent McMorrow December and the Christmas period in particular are busy times for sport US President Joe Biden’s administration has submitted the tax plans to the OECD Getty Images Brits may be forced to self-isolate after visiting Ibiza as there are fears the UK’s border authorities couldn’t handle the workload of returning travellers (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to strengthen the UK’s links to the Indo-Pacific region Employers could struggle to enforce a no jab, no job policy (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) Under its latest bailout deal TfL needs to find £900m in savings a year. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The UK was Amazon’s fastest growing region last year Brownlee, 32, hopes to become the first person to complete an Iron distance triathlon in under seven hours Brownlee and younger brother Jonny (left) took gold and silver respectively at the Rio 2016 Olympics Hospitality was in a precarious position even before the second national lockdown, MPs were told yesterday The Foreign Office minister said the UK would work with international partners to overcome current border regulations On Monday, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) warned of a military adopted cybersecurity law, which may push even more companies out of the coup-stricken region. (Photo by Ed Wray/Getty Images) The firm said that the storms in Texas would cost it in the region of $70m. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) The UK’s nightlife sector is among the hardest hit by the pandemic Chancellor Rishi Sunak has focused on wage subsidies, but a Lords committee said a more active approach to job creation is needed A man is detained during rioting in Nijmegen, Netherlands. (Photo by Sanne Derks/Getty Images) (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) Facebook’s escalating row with the Australian government went nuclear this week Getty Images High streets in central London – such as Regents Street – have been largely empty during lockdowns, but up-and-coming brands are taking a longer-term view on physical retail space in prime locations. (Photo: Getty) Can we blame galleries if they decide to sell works to avoid job losses? London Stock Exchange offered a package of concessions in a bid to win over antitrust regulators Workers walk through the square mile in London earlier this week. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images,) Southgate deserves 7.5 out of 10 for his results so far, including reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, says Hoddle Chancellor Rishi Sunak carries the red box as he walks outside 11 Downing Street ahead of his Budget announcement this afternoon PRA chief Sam Woods warned of a wave of insolvencies this year (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Sir Patrick Vallance said current lockdown restrictions appear to have brought down Covid cases, hospitalisations and deaths Home REIT leases its properties to charities and local authorities to provide accommodation for homeless people Impeachment charges were brought against former President Trump after the storming of the Capital building in Washington DC last year which followed his speech to the same “Stop The Steal” protest crowd. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images) The Station pub in Hove, England. Last year Greene King announced 800 job losses due to the 10pm curfew put in place to curb the rise in Coronavirus cases. (Photo by Andrew Hasson/Getty Images) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is overtaking President Trump in Michigan but key battlegrounds are yet to declare. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images) The deal between Ericsson and Samsung ends a long-running dispute over patents Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday said the government expects the economy to shrink 11.3 per cent this year An estimated 75 per cent of Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have reportedly signed a letter calling for Arlene Foster to face a leadership contest. Credit Suisse was dragged to a loss after it took a major hit from the collapse of Archegos Protecting the NHS was at the heart of the government’s pandemic response, now we need to protect it with reform, writes Robert Sutton. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Tourists have been largely unable to visit popular destinations such as Spain. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Anas Sarwar has today been elected the new leader of the Scottish Labour party. Thierry Henry and fellow Arsenal greats Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder Daniel Ek’s attempt to buy the club The new nuclear plant is expected to be built at Sizewell in Suffolk, the site of an existing power plant. The offices of the Canary Wharf financial district in London still attract around 20,000 office workers per day, but pre-pandemic had 120,000 people commuting to its offices (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A number of countries, such as Germany, have already rolled out hydrogen refuelling stations. The City of London and the FTSE 100 are caught between new coronavirus restrictions and vaccine optimism Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is shown on stage during democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden address to the nation (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Spanish football clubs represented the only profit-making leagues among Europe’s big five KINGSTON UPON THAMES, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 14: John Lewis shop frontage seen on May 14, 2020 in Kingston upon Thames, England. The prime minister announced the general contours of a phased exit from the current lockdown, adopted nearly two months ago in an effort curb the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 opened lower after a tech stock rally drove up Wall Street last night The UK’s R rate has fallen to its lowest level since July while temperatures have dropped below freezing in most parts of the country Business minister Nadhim Zahawi will oversee the UK coronavirus vaccine rollout, the government said PALDISKI, ESTONIA – MARCH 22: A crew secures a British Army Challenger 2 tank of the 5th Battalion The Rifles to a truck trailer after the tank and other heavy vehicles arrived by ship on March 22, 2017 at Paldiski, Estonia. British heavy tanks, light tanks, mobile artillery and other equipment unloaded at Paldiski today as part of a deployment by approximately 800 British combat troops taking part in the multinational NATO Enhanced Forward Presence battalion. NATO member states including Great Britian, France, Germany, the U.S. and Denmark are supplementing the defensive capabilities of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in an effort to deter Russia from attempting any military intervention in the region. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Sadiq Khan on the campaign trail last week. The FCA said borrowers should only take up the support if they need it (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Cazoo sponsors football teams including Aston Villa and Everton. LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority Andrew Bailey speaking at a press conference at the Bank of England on February 25, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Conservative Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey walks towards a camera crew after making an online speech regarding crime and his “Second Chances Fund” at the Centre For Social Justice on April 01, 2021 in London, England. His policy will see criminals receive rehabilitation in a bid to prevent a cycle of repeat offending. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Internet shopping has soared to a record high of 36.3 per cent of retail spending in the UK. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Ursula von der Leyen has come under criticism for the EU’s slow rollout of vaccines (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Greentech Festival) Topshop in happier times (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Jean-Sebastien Jacques (right) stepped down after the incident, which saw Rio Tinto condemned by politicians, activists, and shareholders. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was dropped for Sunday’s derby with Tottenham after arriving late, manager Mikel Arteta said There are reports that no countries will be added to the UK’s travel green list in today’s update. Facebook has made frequent updates to its Covid-19 misinformation policy UK drill rapper Headie One soared to the top of the charts with his debut album Edna West End landlord Shaftesbury’s rental income slipped for the period, which included the usually bustling Christmas trading in central London. In 2020/2021 the same streets were deserted. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) HSBC will shift investment and staff from European hubs such as London to Asia An Institute of Directors (IoD) survey on Thursday revealed that one-in-five businesses that last year traded with EU nations had completely cut ties with the bloc this year. Northampton Saints’ match against Leicester Tigers is the fifth Premiership fixture to be cancelled due to Covid-19 cases since Christmas The unemployment rate remained at five per cent in the UK – 1.1 percentage points higher than a year ago. Defence secretary Ben Wallace said there was growing risk of biological and chemical weapons being used across the world Science informs but it cannot decide Rishi Sunak’s spending on the coronavirus alone has topped £300bn. Britain’s EU negotiator David Frost will travel to Brussels for talks with the EU Commission on Thursday. Sir Nick Clegg said “something has gone badly wrong” in the bloc’s handling of the rollout and that “across the EU people are waiting for their vaccines impatiently”. MADRID, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 27: Luis Suarez of Atletico de Madrid runs with the ball during the La Liga Santander match between Atletico de Madrid and Granada CF at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on September 27, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images) Uber has agreed a deal to buy alcohol delivery app Drizly for $1.1bn Cunliffe warned that leaving innovation to the private sector risked leading to payments being dominated by one or two private firms. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) Getty Images The PAC warned businesses and homes in rural areas would struggle with slow broadband for years to come French fishermen unload the day’s catch from their boat Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) The Daily Mail said the complaint was linked in part to how its royal coverage had been ranked in Google search results Google and Facebook are facing pressure to pay publishers for news content Shoppers and visitors have flocked back to London’s West End. Deliveroo couriers will protest in London and other UK cities The EU will sanction those responsible for jailing opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Russia, according to German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass. (Photo by Omer Messinger/Getty Images) Matt Hancock failed to declare that he had given university pal Gina Coladangelo, 42, an unpaid paid advisory role and then later appointed her to the board of the Department of Health – a paid position. Aldi and Lidl shopping bags were used by staff to take millions of euros in cash from Wirecard’s HQ (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The vast majority of Easyjet’s flights are currently grounded due to the pandemic, but bookings for the summer season are surging. Delivering mass vaccination will be one of the biggest logistical challenges we have faced this century UK drill rapper Headie One soared to the top of the charts with his debut album Edna Workers walk through the square mile in London last week. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Cathie Wood says Bitcoin has trillions in market cap potential even as its price fell by 12 per cent yesterday after negative comments from Janet Yellen and Elon Musk. (Photo Illustration by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Comms dysfunction matters because it is symptomatic of an administration that looks like it’s lost control Asda is the fifth supermarket to announce that it will give back hundreds of millions in business rates relief. Two recent major spending announcements were reportedly announced by Boris Johnson without even consulting Rishi Sunak or the Treasury. XXX during Lendy Cowes Week Ladies Day at UNSPECIFIED on August 6, 2018 in UNSPECIFIED, [COUNTRY]. Factory workers in Portage, Michigan. Trevor Steven was part of the England team at the 1986 World Cup who would lose to Maradona’s Argentina, the eventual champions Digitising documents such as bills of lading for shipped goods could spark a major economic boost (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Rupert Murdoch’s Fox has filed a lawsuit against Flutter over its option to take a stake in Fan Duel Getty Images The reopening of cafes and pubs, such as this one in London, has brought many employees back to work. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 29: A Credit Suisse sign hangs outside of it’s Manhattan offices on March 29, 2021 in New York City. Major global banks, including Credit Suisse, are preparing to be hit with billions of dollars in losses after after the US hedge fund Archegos Capital defaulted on margin calls last week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) inder’s participation in the campaign will see users given “I’m Vaccinated” or “Vaccines Save Lives” stickers to show their vaccine status. The Inner Temple, seen here during the Blitz, is a sign of the rarely-changing legal system (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Huawei will likely shift its attention to services and software Sam Simmons is in the British and Irish Lions squad to tour South Africa despite failing to convince England coach Eddie Jones Business activity in the UK’s dominant services sector jumped last month, new data today showed. The oil refinery, which is near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, used to be owned by Shell. The UK economy will bounce back to pre-Covid levels by the end of 2021, according to the latest CBI forecast. Referee Mike Dean has been among the football figures targeted on social media platforms Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has offered to pay for NHS staff to stay at the hotel adjoining the club’s Stamford Bridge stadium The London Assembly’s most significant power is the ability to amend or block a mayor of London’s £18bn annual Budget. 38 people were killed by military at pro-democracy protests on Wednesday alone, in the bloodiest day since the coup began. Sadiq Khan speaks after being reelected as London mayor for second term Mike Dean has a reputation for being card-happy – but is he the strictest referee in the Premier League? BRIDPORT, ENGLAND – MARCH 20: Vaccinators administer the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine at the medical centre on March 20, 2021 in Bridport, England. Bridport Medical Centre aims to administer a record 2,500 vaccinations in one day with vaccinators coming from medical centres including Lyme, Charmouth and Beaminster. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) The expansion plan would have seen 40m more passengers pass through Charles de Gaulle every year. There are two new coronavirus mutations thought to have originated in Brazil Amanda Staveley lost a lawsuit against Barclays over the bank’s behaviour during an emergency funding deal during the financial crisis Canary Wharf Paddy Power owner Flutter has been hit with a huge fine. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to number 10, Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office on November 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Christmas lights on Oxford Street could soon have more people shopping beneath them after London enters tier 2 restriction status from next week. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Social distancing measures could stay in place to curb the spread of new variants Virgin Active employs around 2,400 people across its 40 UK gyms Boris Johnson has said that he would not be introducing new levies on meat or carbon in an interview with The Sun. (Photo by Christopher Furlong – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: A general view of a To Let sign next to property near Clapham on January 30, 2013 in London, England. According to a report from independent analysts Oxford Economics, the average mortgage deposit for first-time buyers in London, is likely to exceed £100,000 GBP by 2020. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Travel needs to take off again or the industry will be decimated, writes Clive Wratten CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA) and Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager of easyJet Passenger numbers flying in or out of the UK have collapsed and the UK travel industry is furious with the Government’s handling of reopening international travel since 17 May (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Google has threatened to pull out of Australia if the country pushes ahead with the new laws The BBC is under pressure over the future of the licence fee funding model The Post Office is still reeling from an IT scandal that caused dozens of postmasters to be wrongly convicted of fraud Small firms have warned a lack of broadband provision could harm post-Covid recovery (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images for Surrey CCC) Bill Gates is the world’s largest private philanthropist (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for All In WA) LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Prime Minister, Boris Johnson hosts a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Number Ten, Downing Street on February 19, 2021 in London, England. The 2021 G Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall from 11-13th June. (Photo by Geoff Pugh – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Have working patterns changed for good? Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen last December Hong Kong pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily was targeted by Beijing The Prime Minister’s spokesman said the European Commission had previously promised not to restrict the export of vaccines Sir Philip Green’s retail empire Arcadia has fallen into administration Eriksen collapsed on the field shortly before half-time in the Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland A suspected “fat finger” trade knocked billions from Barclays’ value yesterday Air Partner helped ship PPE into the UK suring the pandemic (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) Google has previously come under fire for not doing enough to tackle online misinformation. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Given the state of the nation’s finances as we emerge from Covid-19, the principle and the habit of saving will be needed in abundance The new border control measures are due to come into effect in less than three days time. Britain’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss arrives to attend the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office in London on October 20, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) It comes after Heathrow posted a £2bn annual loss earlier this week, with chief executive John Holland-Kaye calling it the “toughest year by far” in the airport’s 75-year history. JD Sports posted resilient trading despite the impact of store closures A Federation of Small Businesses survey out today showed that 23 per cent of small UK businesses that exported to the EU in 2020 had temporarily stopped, while 4 per cent had stopped for good. MIAMI, FLORIDA- NOVEMBER 03: Auggie Mejia holding his dog, Baby, casts his ballot at the Legion Park polling place on November 03, 2020 in Miami, Florida. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Britain’s opposition Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson reacts as she passeses supporters during the launch of the Liberal Democrats general election manifesto in central London, on November 20, 2019. – Britain will go to the polls on December 12, 2019 to vote in a pre-Christmas general election. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) Lille owner Gerard Lopez (right) sold up to a hedge fund last month after facing pressure from the club’s major creditors LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: People are seen dancing in the street in Soho, ahead of London being moved into Tier 3 of the pandemic-control system on Wednesday, on December 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Getty Images SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – SEPTEMBER 15: A artificial intelligence serving robot delivers meal during a demonstration at a restaurant on September 15, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. KT (Korea Telecom) launched a serving robot for restaurants that it says will lessen staff workload and reduce human-to-human contact in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Called AI Serving Robot, it comes with 3D spatial mapping and self-driving technology that allows it to avoid obstacles and pass through tables freely and accurately, the KT said. The robot can carry four trays and deliver them to four different tables in order with just one input. South Korea decided to relax business restrictions on eateries, fitness centers, franchise coffee chains and other facilities in the wider Seoul area, as the country decided on Sunday to ease tougher anti-virus curbs in the region for the next two weeks. The country decided not to extend the so-called Level 2.5 social distancing scheme, set to end at midnight, in the densely populated capital area, as the stricter curbs have been effective in slowing new virus cases, according to health authorities. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images) The lockdown winner posted another record profit (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Apple has been accused of distorting the music streaming market through its control over app purchases A protestor poses with a sign during a demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions in London in December 2020 London has been adversely affected by Covid-19, with the capital’s unemployment rate now two per cent higher than the national rate. Necaxa are three-time champions of Mexico but only returned to the top flight in 2016 John Morris is a partner at Smith & Williamson. Euro 2020 is due to take place this summer a year later than planned although where matches will be held remains uncertain Tiktok was banned by the Indian government last year Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images Outdoor hospitality, non-essential retail, gyms, hairdressers, beauty salons, libraries and community centres will all be allowed to reopen from Monday. Universal Music is home to some of the world’s biggest pop stars, including Taylor Swift Former chancellor George Osborne has been named chair of the Evening Standard (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Politicians have learnt the lessons of 2008 but we should still fear inflation, writes Didier Saint-Georges (Photo by Phil Noble-WPAPool/Getty Images) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks on healthcare at The Queen in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 28, 2020 Beijing enforced new security laws in Hong Kong earlier this year, which make it illegal to criticise the Chinese government and prohibits things like mocking the Chinese national anthem. Airbus is betting that the aviation market has now turned the corner after the pandemic. Sports Direct is looking to European expansion. The latest report from the select committee also chastised Rishi Sunak and the Treasury for not being transparent enough on the economic impact of Covid restrictions. Members of union Unite will strike on Tuesday, Heathrow airport said today. The United States is still undecided on whether it will participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Pogba played an important role in France’s 1-0 win against Germany last night. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) Outsourcer Capita operates the London Congestion Zone, as well as collecting TV licence money. The UK government allowed doubts to creep in about the reliability of its information Concerns about old facilities being able to cope with large aircraft were raised. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Prime Minister would return to the Commons with 364 MPs backing him and his oven-ready Brexit deal (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Waterloo and City line is a key artery for commuters travelling to the City of London. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Christmas shopping on Oxford Street in pre-Covid times The Labour leader has taken a battering in the past few weeks for a perception that Starmerism has no impetus or direction. LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Conservative Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey makes an online speech regarding crime and his “Second Chances Fund” at the Centre For Social Justice on April 01, 2021 in London, England. His policy will see criminals receive rehabilitation in a bid to prevent a cycle of repeat offending. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The NHS said volumes for first doses will be “significantly constrained”, with disruption set to last for at least four weeks. Bitcoin soared to fresh highs this weekend after passing the $30,000 milestone (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) We can bring green spaces to people’s doorsteps The UK has now vaccinated almost 30m people The Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, is playing host to three fixtures involving English clubs this week and next The IMF praised the UK’s economic response, but said it should keep up spending and could invest more in the future LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 15: Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs-up next to Silvester Biyibi as he visits a coronavirus vaccination centre at the Health and Well-being Centre in Orpington, south-east London on February 14, 2021 in London, England. The visit coincides with the country surpassing 15 million people who have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn-WPA Pool/Getty Images) TUI workers speak to passengers at arrivals in Palma de Mallorca airport in Mallorca, Spain. Currently arrivals back into the UK from Spain must self-isolate for 10 days. (Photo by Clara Margais/Getty Images) Talks over the EU’s access to UK fishing waters is holding up a post-Brexit trade deal The rapid Covid tests will be free for businesses in the UK until the end of June Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg placed the blame for the storming of the Capitol partly with former president Donald Trump eBay UK says the programme will protect jobs and help businesses to reinvest. Heat networks that do not rely on fossil fuels are expected to become more common under the government’s plan to cut the UK’s reliance on climate warming fuels. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Retailers have made redundancies due to the pressure of the pandemic on trading. LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) attends a security briefing at Number 10 Downing Street next to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on February 5, 2013 in London, England. Mr Biden met with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the UK, as part of a wider European tour. (Photo by Neil Hall – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Winning the Europa League would give Solskjaer a first trophy as United manager The UK is on track for the next stage of lifting lockdown on 17 May As an island nation, our fisheries are a link back to a maritime past Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis with Chic legend Nile Rodgers (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Gloucester have found the going tough so far this season and sit bottom after six games, but CEO Lance Bradley insists they are too good to go down Protests have rocked the already-suspicious Russian state at home and abroad. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) Covid-19 restrictions prompted a sharp drop in footfall while online sales growth slowed in December. (Photo: Getty_ Trump fans adored his rallies, but his rhetoric turned too many people off Players line up on stage during the opening ceremony prior to the start of competition in the League of Legends 2020 Worlds Finals on October 31, 2020 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) A medic wearing PPE prepares to remove a patient from an ambulance at the Royal London Hospital. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds will tonight be the first ever woman to deliver the annual Mais Lecture at City University, which is one of the year’s major economic addresses. Premier League clubs face signing an Owners’ Charter, so nothing like the European Super League happens again. Chief UK negotiator Lord David Frost on Tuesday LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: EU and Union Jack flags are waved as anti-Brexit demonstrators gather outside the Houses of Parliament on June 11, 2018 in London, England. The EU withdrawal bill returns to the House of Commons tomorrow for the first of two sessions in which MP’s will consider amendments imposed by the Lords, and another set of fresh amendments. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for dick clark productions) Getty images Rangers’ kit deal with Hummel ran from 2018 to 2020 and sparked legal rows One of National Grid ESO’s responsibilities as grid operator is to provide accurate electricity demand forecasts. A boom in German manufacturing helped push up the Eurozone PMI London will be placed in Tier 2 when England leaves lockdown on Wednesday Tottenham have hired the man who sold Hard Rock naming rights to the Miami Dolphins’ stadium for £180m World No4 Collin Morikawa claimed his fourth PGA Tour win on Sunday at the WGC Workday Championship Senior figures are being hired and employed on generous salaries with no clear application process to run Test and Trace and the Vaccine Taskforce Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, has said that the company won’t make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory to return to the office. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Photos © Joel Chant www.joelchant.com UNP – 40139 – Free AgentDavid Hughes, Managing Director, Rodliffe Accounting, London seen here in his office.Also pictured is Deepak Goyal from Currencies Direct Jay-Z has teamed up with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey to launch a Bitcoin development fund. It comes after Sunak announced on the weekend that businesses forced to close in the latest lockdown will be eligible for grants of up to £18,000 as a part of a new £5bn fund. Shoppers in Westfield Shopping centre on June 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Flying high: Ryanair today secured its third victory in a string of legal challenges against EU state aid. Traders in London have had a good month so far, with the FTSE 100 up sharply on the back of positive vaccine news Crowds are set to return in small numbers when lockdown lifts next week The Wolrd Economic Forum summit was going to happen in Singapore in August instead of at its usual location in Davos, Switzerland. Airline slots – set times when carriers can take off and land – are extremely lucrative. Tiktok has filed a legal petition challenging Trump’s sale order The financial services sector, which is worth £130bn a year to the UK’s economy, lost its previous EU-wide access at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December. Liz Truss risks the future of Britain’s steel industry if she slashes trade tariffs (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Andy Burnham (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 closed down on Friday as fears over rising bond yields and sluggishness in the housing market outweight strength in energy stocks. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Gareth Copley/Gareth Copley) Visitors drink at The Terrace beer garden at Alexandra Palace on July 4, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Dench/Getty Images) All Premier League games have been televised for most of the pandemic, save for a short-lived experiment with pay-per-view Nadhim Zahawi said the public may need to show proof of immunity before entering venues such as cinemas The social media giant has also recently been hit with a double data crackdown as the UK and EU opened competition probes into the company. The new R rate marks a drop from an estimate of between 1 and 1.1 last week US joblessness claims spiked last week as more businesses laid-off staff (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The City of London’s FTSE 100 index had a strong November, but reprised its role as a global laggard this morning Dominic Cummings will speak to a joint session of parliament’s health and science committees tomorrow (FILES) In this file photo taken on December 11, 2019, Britain’s Prime Minister and Conservative party leader Boris Johnson poses after hammering a “Get Brexit Done” sign into the garden of a supporter, with a sledgehammer as he campaigns with his team in Benfleet, east of London. – From the Arab Spring to bloodletting in Syria, from Obama to Trump, from terror in the streets of Paris to Brexit, the 2010s began with hope for a more equitable world, and end with a slide towards nationalistic populism. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Dominic Cummings leaves his home on March 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The UK’s potential tie-up with the Pacific Rim has vast potential (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Championship football club Swansea City are one of Beyond The White Line’s newest clients Norwegian Air has enter a restructuring process under Irish law in a bid to survive the coronavirus downturn. Last month IAG announced it had bought low-cost flier Air Europa for €500m – half what it initially agreed to pay. LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 31: General view outside the stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between England and Poland on March 31, 2021 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Seat covers, also known as stadium wraps or seat kills, have been in place at Premier League games while fans have remained locked out Fortnum Google founders Sergey Brin (left) and Larry Page in 2004 The Port Talbot steelworks is one of many local industries that could benefit if the UK Government slaps a carbon tax on polluting industries, as it may hit its rforeign rivals (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images) The EU’s securities watchdog has said there is no call for a fundamental change in how investment funds in the European Union can be run by asset managers based outside the bloc. YORK, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Stephen Hartley is given his Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination by Primary Care Practitioner Nikki Brown at Haxby and Wiggington Surgery on December 22, 2020 in York, England. The Haxby Group primary care provider will deliver the vaccine to eligible patients working with 11 GP practices in the area. Patients will be invited to attend for vaccination by their surgery and will have to return for a booster jab at a later date. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) The Eurozone economy surged in the third quarter after the historic contraction of the spring, but countries including Germany have since put new lockdown measures in place The FTSE indexes had started June on the front foot, but gains faded this morning. (Getty Images) UK record label revenues rose as more people streamed hit artists such as AJ Tracey Passengers are pictured preparing to travel by air wearing protective masks on October 20 City workers make a toast at the 2016 Mansion House Gala Dinner A new documentary tells the story of Pele’s life Venture capital has resisted the push towards diversity and remained an elitist club, writes Helena Murphy Credit: AFP via Getty Images Chris Kamara has gone from cult hero to fronting prime time TV and is now a recording artist A study by Pfizer and Biontech scientists found a two-thirds reduction in the level of neutralising antibodies when presented with the South Africa variant compared with its effect on the most common Covid strain Surge testing will be deployed in Lambeth tomorrow. British Airways planes are seen grounded at Gatwick Airport. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – FEBRUARY 04: Michael Maddocks from Edinburgh receives an injection of a coronavirus vaccine from Lance corporal (LCpl) Amy Portman, a combat medical technician from 34 Field Hospital, who is assisting with the vaccination programme at the Royal Highland Showground on February 4, 2021 in Edinburgh, Scotland. More than 200 members of military personnel are supporting the vaccination rollout across Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Milligan – Pool/Getty Images) Real Madrid take a 3-1 lead into the return leg against Liverpool, following their victory in Spain last week (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Mixed race businessman standing near window at airport England’s last-gasp success at the 2018 Commonwealth Games catapulted the sport onto the front pages A new government taskforce will seek to develop two take-at-home treatments for Covid-19 by the end of the year at the latest. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has been summoned to give evidence to the select committee The government estimates that British companies will have to fill out an extra 215m customs declarations forms a year at a cost of £7bn after the UK leave’s the EU’s single market and customs union next year. Javier Tebas, the head of Spain’s LaLiga, will represent umbrella body European Leagues at Uefa’s top table Ex-employees of retail giant Arcadia are seeking legal compensation after being made redundant. The health secretary has vouched to take the vaccine live on air to prove its safety Harry Styles performing during the Brit Awards 2020 Downing Street is preparing tough new restrictions on adverts for products high in fat, salt and sugar Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to extend emergency Covid support beyond 31 March The survey looked at attitudes towards a Covid-19 vaccine between residents of the UK, US, Germany, France and Australia. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak was widely reported last year to be one of the more hawkish senior cabinet members when it came to Covid restrictions. The keenly-awaited financial services between Britain and the EU is coming this month, a senior Treasury body has said. A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) A man walks past closed shops in Leicester Square on March 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The Beckhams paid themselves a £14m dividend in 2019 (Photo: Getty) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: British Health Secretary Matt Hancock holds a news conference at 10 Downing Street on March 17, 2021 in London, England.(Photo by Hannah McKay – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: A woman wearing a face mask walks near Regent Street on October 13, 2020 in London, England. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said today that the city would move into Tier 2 of the government’s new Covid-19 risk classification once it hits 100 new daily cases per 100,000 people, which could happen this week. The second or “high” tier of the three-tier system triggers a ban on household mixing, although pubs would remain open. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse is the standout player to watch in 2021, according to data analysis Equiniti shareholders will again not be getting a dividend after a tough year for the business. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Carrie Symonds, prime minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée, applauds for key workers outside 10 Downing Street on May 14, 2020 in London, England. Following the success of the “Clap for Our Carers” campaign, members of the public are being encouraged to applaud NHS staff and other key workers from their homes at 8pm every Thursday. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has infected over 4 million people across the world, claiming at least 33,614 lives in the U.K. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Bergdorf Goodman) Boots will form a raft of high street pharmacies administering the vaccine from today The business secretary has written to business groups promising that using insolvency to enforce payment of pandemic-torn companies’ overdue debts will remain a “last resort”. HM Revenue and Customs offices in Whitehall. The taxman has delayed the first late payment fees for self-employed tax filings (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Biden has made America’s large-scale vaccination programme one of his top priorities since entering the White House (Photo Illustration by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) Class actions are becoming increasingly common in the UK. Advertising groups have blasted the government’s ‘headline-grabbing’ junk food ad ban Getty Images Ofcom is gearing up for its new role as online harms regulator Cows are are fed at a dairy factory at Baladna farm. The government has faced mounting pressure to shed light on its awarding of PPE deals during the pandemic Jazz will expand its neuroscience division through the addition of GW’s cannabis-based epilepsy treatment Partygoers were packed into a nightclub in Liverpool as part of a national research programme. Wind turbines off the coast on November 16, 2020 in Frinton-on-Sea, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Boris Johnson is said to be keen to get UK workers back to the office, and avoid the level of working from home seen during the pandemic. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Jenson Button will own and drive for his own team, JBXE, in the inaugural Extreme E championship Law is a pro-democracy activist in self-imposed exile (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) West Ham are fourth and on course for Champions League qualification in a remarkable turnaround under manager David Moyes Getty Images (Photo by Lionel Healing/Getty Images) London’s R rate is now 2.9 LVHM is buying a 50 per cent stake in Jay-Z’s champagne brand, Armand de Brignac. Statistics from the Combined Homelessness And Information Network (Chain) showed the number of homeless people in London rose by 25 per cent between October and December last year. President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan Sterling rose to a three-year high against the dollar today as investors bet on the UK’s vaccination success bringing about a speedy economic recovery. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Art galleries and shops have begun to reopen in London (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Sotheby’s) Last week Shapps appeared to pour scorn on two proposals to help fill TfL’s budgetary shortfall, suggesting they would be unfair on the rest of the country. Oil prices crept higher today as traders awaited the outcome of a meeting of cartel group Opec. Men’s clothing is an industry hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Ruth Davidson will join Royal London’s board as a non-executive director. US Open prize money has remained stable despite the pendemic and remains the highest of all four men’s majors The move means a total of 100 branches will close this year. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) The 2016 Sandilands crash killed seven people, the worst rail accident in the UK in years. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A supporter of US President Donald Trump in a mask and boxing gloves waits for the start of a Make America Great Again campaign rally at the Rochester International Airport, Minnesota Ian Coleman, Chief Market Analyst Food store sales fell by 5.7 per cent in May. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Piers Corbyn has previously taken part in several high-profile protests, including a march during Julian Assange’s extradition court hearing last month Players on golf’s PGA Tour who score highly for recognition and engagement stand to share in a $40m bonus pool Uber reported a $600m hit for historical workers’ rights claims, but more are expected this year Since March 2020, there has been a marked acceleration in money growth in most advanced economies UK marketing budgets fell again in the first quarter, but hopes are growing for a sector rebound Londoners familiar with the shops, bars, restaurants and flats in the area might be surprised to find it the location for a large manufacturing operation and the food manufacturer opened up at 21 Soho Square in 1840 and remained there until 1921 employing thousands of people at one point.Read more: Mapped: Do you work on top of a London plague pit?Archaeologists discovered that large parts of the warehouse basement remained in tact with remnants of the kilns and furnaces used to make the 13,000 pickle pots, jam jars and essence bottles unearthed at the site, all of them, of course, well-preserved. “Excavations on Crosse & Blackwell’s Soho factory produced a large and diverse collection of pottery and glass related to their products, with one cistern alone containing nearly three tonnes of Newcastle made marmalade jars with stoneware bottles and jars,” said Nigel Jeffries, mediaeval and later pottery specialist at Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA).Reports at the time describe “a very distinctive pungency to the surrounding atmosphere” and “suffocating effluvium”.The details of the discovery are chronicled in a new book released this month: Crosse & Blackwell 1830-1921: A British Food Manufacturer in London’s West End Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was among the players to mobilise against the European Super League plans Lucid Motors boss Peter Rawlinson Recent data has shown that the US economy is regaining momentum. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Although the rate of infection has dropped, London remains the English region with the highest number of cases Chief Medical Officer for England, Chris Whitty (Photo by Hannah McKay – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Manchester City and Liverpool managers discussed the five substitutions debate after their 1-1 draw WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – NOVEMBER 07: President-elect Joe Biden addresses the nation from the Chase Center November 07, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. After four days of counting the high volume of mail-in ballots in key battleground states due to the coronavirus pandemic, the race was called for Biden after a contentious election battle against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) The City has soared alongside its tax take (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Belarussian authorities falsely told Ryanair flight 4978 that there was a serious bomb threat last month, forcing it to land in Minsk. Alex Salmond will not give evidence to the inquiry into how the Scottish government handled complaints against him on Wednesday. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) The UK and the EU are locked in tense negotiations over how to administer the Northern Ireland Protocol, with Boris Johnson calling for less checks on goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The investigation follows changes made to Google’s ‘Privacy Sandbox’ Lloyds confirmed that former HSBC executive Charlie Nunn will take over as its new boss in August (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP via Getty Images) London’s tech giants will lead the charge to tackle climate change, writes Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) The sun is shining on the City of London this November, with the FTSE 100 up more than 13 per cent on the back of positive vaccine news Chelsea are giving away digital assets that are worth five-figure sums and usually reserved for commercial partners such as Nike and Three British startups warned an online sales tax would penalise small retailers and traders that have shifted online during the pandemic The announcement will be a boon to international trade secretary Liz Truss President Joe Biden The new £200m ship will replace the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was the 83rd and last last royal yacht after Tony Blair opted to not build a replacement. Britain’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab carries a cup as he walks to the door of 10 Downing Street in central London on January 6, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) UK factories are feeling the pain of fresh coronavirus restrictions in the UK and around the world (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) GERRARDS CROSS, UNITED KINGDOM, – APRIL 02: A view of the Chalfont Viaduct over the M25 motorway where the famous Graffiti “Give Peas a Chance” has been replaced with “Thank You NHS” in support for the NHS workers on April 02, 2020 in Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 40,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) The FTSE opened up this morning, after volatility last week spooked investors. Britain could help resilient populations grow their way out of that poverty Dominic Cummings has resigned from his role as Boris Johnson’s chief advisor. The UK’s derivative clearing houses, such as the powerhouse London Clearing House, were given permission to continue to operate in the EU on a temporary basis until June 2022 in order to secure financial stability post-Brexit. Customers eating outside a restaurant in Soho’s Chinatown in August This week we have movements to and from Barcalys, HSBC and CBRE. (Getty images) AFC Wimbledon’s new home, Plough Lane, will host its first game on Tuesday night Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel held discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin last night Fitness technology such as Peloton facilitated the increase in home workouts during lockdown conditions Around 750 members of staff will be moved from the Treasury building (pictured) to the northern campus (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Sunak said the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now predicts the UK’s GDP will return to pre-crisis levels by the middle of next year – six months earlier than previously expected – and that GDP growth next year will be the highest since 1941. Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman is backing a £1bn British broadband project Major global banks, including Credit Suisse, are preparing to be hit with billions of dollars in losses after after the US hedge fund Archegos Capital defaulted on margin calls Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon thinks it’s time for remote working to be phased out (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) Chancellor Rishi Sunak called on G7 nations to reach an agreement by the middle of this year Three of the cases have been found in Scotland and three have been found in England. Oxford Street has been largely abandoned during the pandemic due to restrictions on non-essential stores – but local authorities and businesses are hoping to reinvigorate the area (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 has gained more than ten per cent so far this year. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Selfridges is owned by the Canadian branch of the billionaire Weston family According to IRENA’s report, current spending plans are $33 trillion short of what needs to be invested to hit the Paris targets. Sunak has been given the new Treasury proposal in light of Boris Johnson’s plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. Facebook has attempted to reassure brands over concerns their adverts are appearing next to harmful material For all but the biggest players, sport rights income is being eroded, meaning they must diversify revenues With international travel to be banned from Thursday, airlines and airports are bracing for a horrendous winter. ITV has suffered a sharp downturn in advertising revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic The study showed that the bank levy and the apprenticeship levy – both spearheaded by former chancellor George Osborne – brought in £24.1bn and £9.7bn respectively. Goldman Sachs have said they plan to have their summer internships in person this year. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Lorry drivers are already required to take a rapid Covid test before entering France Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MTV Wales v England promises to be another aerial battle between two teams who like to kick The government set 21 June as a target date to shed most if not all England restrictions Ad boss Sir Martin Sorrell said the Tory party had not done enough to help businesses The Scottish Government paper claims Brexit is damaging business, migration and even devolution itself. LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 03: A dog dressed in a Union Jack necktie for the occassion on June 3, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend’s celebrations. The Queen along with all members of the royal family will participate in a River Pageant with a flotilla of a 1,000 boats accompanying them down The Thames. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) London City is among the growing number of businesses to call for the government to push for globally-agreed standards for getting travel going again. The Supreme Court ruling on rights for Uber drivers poses a fundamental threat to the company’s business model Union bosses had previously announced a Central Line strike over the sacking of a Tube driver Around 200 Peacocks store will reopen following the deal Businesses across the UK opened up again after tighter coronavirus restrictions were imposed in the autumn (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) According to the ONS, one in eight people had Covid antibodies in England last month. Lady Gaga is offering $500,000 reward in exchage for information about her two missing French bulldogs, who were stolen on Wednesday night in West Hollywood. (Photo by Saul Loeb – Pool/Getty Images) Japanese whiskymakers will need to get wise to new branding agreements (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Vietnam has discovered a new variant that appears to be a hybrid of the Indian and Kent variants. The EU has considered cracking down on short selling in the wake of the GameStop saga. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Seiko Hashimoto, who is to succeed Yoshiro Mori as Tokyo 2020 president, is a former Olympic athlete and official herself OCEANSIDE, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 18: Laila Oguz exercises in her backyard with her virtual Fitness Trainer Dennis Guerrero on November 18th, 2020 in Oceanside, New York. In March of 2014, Dennis Guerrero and his business partner opened a gym on Long Island. The pair shared a passion for fitness, a dream of creating a local community of like-minded people and a willingness to take a risk. Over the next six years, hundreds of members experienced and embraced a unique environment that fostered a palpable energy, helping athletes of all ages and abilities reach their potential. The gym became a place to share achievements, work through losses and overcome illness. But like so many other businesses, it seemingly had no way of overcoming the financial impact and ongoing uncertainty of a global pandemic. With the arrival of Covid-19, the gym shut its doors back in March, with no idea when it would reopen. The owners, though, were far from done. They lent out every piece of equipment they owned to the gym’s members, continued to pay their staff and worked to set up outdoor classes in hopes of keeping their membership active and healthy. As the shutdown stretched on, it became clear that the physical gym was closed for good. They have since reinvented themselves and are now called Life Outside the Box. Their business model has changed drastically, and all their workouts have gone virtual. The workouts are conducted by a small group of fitness trainers led by Guerrero. The members pay a monthly fee and can take live Zoom fitness classes. They are coached by the virtual trainers in real time. More and more people have reconstructed their garages, spare rooms, backyards, and basements into home gyms since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Sputnik V has been approved by 46 countries across the world. (Photo by Alexis Lloret/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver his lastest Budget next week(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The jobs market marked its biggest plunge in vacancies on record during the pandemic Deliveroo has come under fire for its ‘gig economy’ business model. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) The capital recorded the biggest footfall jump in the country last week Talks over the future of Vauxhall’s plant at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire are still ongoing, parent company Stellantis said today. Spain’s Jon Rahm scooped the DP World Tour Championship and Race to Dubai double last year, banking $5m The Masters, won last year by Tiger Woods, is one of the sporting highlights of the next month, when the UK will be in lockdown again Today’s figures marked the 17th straight month of declining car production in the UK. Facebook News is expected to bring millions in new revenue to major publishers Brett Gosper has been chief executive of World Rugby for eight years, overseeing two World Cups Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for the removal of President Donald Trump from office. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) President Trump continues to campaign against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading up to the November 3rd Election Day. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Saracens have agreed a club record kit deal with British premium sportswear brand Castore to replace their existing contract with Nike Is the medical marijuana industry gearing up for a boom? Twitter is exploring new sources of revenue as it faces controversy over its decision to ban Donald Trump A Gardai police officer mans a checkpoint on the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: A plane arrives at Heathrow Airport on February 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images) Cineworld has been repeatedly forced to close all 660 of its venues in the US and US The new round of cuts means that Thyssenkrupp will axe a tenth of its total workforce of 104,000. STV is Scotland’s most watched peaktime channel, with 10 per cent more viewers than BBC1. EY RB Leipzig, who knocked out Manchester United in the group stage, were paired with Liverpool in the Champions League draw CUPERTINO, CA – MARCH 25: Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook speaks during a company product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019 in Cupertino, California. Apple announced the launch of it’s new video streaming service, unveiled a premium subscription tier to its News app, and announced it would release its own credit card, called Apple Card. (Photo by Michael Short/Getty Images) On Wednesday Rishi Sunak will lay out his second budget. Manchester City have a first Champions League crown in their sights when they meet Chelsea on Saturday after reclaiming the Premier League title A growing number of car firms have committed to moving to an all-electric range of vehicles over the next decade. British biotech firm Immunocore opts to list on the New York-based Nasdaq. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) KKR’s interest in the infrastructure investor was announced just two weeks ago. PERTH, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 02: A member of the Fire Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week said a no-deal Brexit was a ‘strong possibility’. But more positive noises have since been coming from the two sides The joint mission could spell the start of a new relationship between Saudi Arabia and Russia. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Boris Johnson said “the advice we’ve had is that it doesn’t look like this particular disease of a zoonotic origin came from a lab” Liverpool One shopping centre during the second coronavirus lockdown. Photo: getty The UK has now given more than 20m people the first dose of the Covid vaccine, with 796,000 of them also receiving the second dose. Persimmon said it had identified 26 buildings in its legacy development portfolio that require attention Cayman Adventures with Katia Griffiths The study found that past Covid infection likely provides 83 per cent protection against reinfection Orphazyme, which specialises in heat shock protein response for the treatment of rare diseases, has seen a sudden surge in its share price Harlequins had more than 2,500 fans attend their Premiership fixture with Bath in September Biden has been critical of Britain’s handling of the Northern Ireland Protocol. President Donald Trump greets his supporters at Valley International Airport on January 12 in Texas A lorry from D.R. Collin LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Dominic Cummings leaves his home on March 17, 2021 in London, England. Former Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, appears at the Science and Technology Committee to discuss the Government’s plans to establish a new research funding agency, the Advanced Research and Invention Agency (ARIA). (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss walks from Downing Street for the weekly cabinet meeting to be held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on September 30, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The City of London has been buoyed by vaccine news this month, pushing up the FTSE 100 Moderna is likely to be the second manufacturer to gain regulatory approval this year Law in Hong Kong, before the National Security Law saw him flee to London. Tackling authoritarianism needs a global solution, he says. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Getty Images HARTLEPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 01: Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer visits the Liberty Steel Pipe Mill in Hartlepool on May 01, 2021 in Hartlepool, United Kingdom. The leader and deputy leader of the Labour Party are campaigning in County Durham ahead of the local elections and a by-election in Hartlepool, which both take place on May 6. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Supreme Court judges ruled in favour of small business policy holders (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Jack Ma’s Alibaba went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014, raising $21.8bn, then the largest IPO in US history Collapsed carrier Flybe is a step closer to returning to the skies after applying for a license to operate in the UK. GlaxoSmithKline CEO Emma Walmsley has been under increasing pressure from activist shareholder Elliott (Photo by Andy Buchanan – WPA Pool /Getty Images) Super Bowl LV takes place this weekend, when the Kansas City Chiefs (above) hope to win the title for the second year in a row LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: London Mayor Sadiq Khan visits Harrow Road Nursery on April 23, 2021 in London, England. Mr Kahn is campaigning to be re-elected for a second term as London Mayor on May 6. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images) A member of staff disinfects balls as booths and equipment is cleaned after each booking at the Hollywood Bowl. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 02: A large-scale art installation titled “Please Believe These Days Shall Pass” by Mark Titchner is displayed within Southwark Cathedral on June 02, 2021 in London, England. The work is part of a national billboard-based project that was produced during the early stages of the Covid-19 lockdown and is the tenth artwork in Southwark Cathedral’s annual art installation series. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) UK emissions plunged in 2020 as economic activity dried up due to the coronavirus pandemic. Digital finance must be seen within the context of social policy if it is to deliver the promised widespread social benefits (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Loaf’s sofas may not be quite as profitable as the famed Friends couch, but they could net founders a pretty penny Bloomsbury has cashed in on booming demand for reading material during lockdown Battersea Zoom founder Eric Yuan has cashed in on his company’s success Dominic Raab at a Washington press conference in September Offices should become cultural hubs and even art galleries Wall Street has been largely muted this week as investors await US inflation data. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 14: A member of the construction team walks past a sign on the platform of Farringdon Crossrail station on February 14, 2020 in London, England. The rail route, named the “Elizabeth Line”, will allow people to travel from East to West across London at high speed and is set to be fully operational in 2021. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Getty Images MIAMI, FLORIDA – MARCH 02: An aerial view from a drone shows Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Sea cruise ship docked at PortMiami on March 02, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Marcus Rashford is understood to have been named to take part in a new campaign to promote the use of the Covid-19 vaccine. The Covi-19 vaccine rollout continues in England with all over-18s set to be offered their first jab by mid-July (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Philip Hammond said today that a better way to enact Johnson’s “levelling up” agenda was for more devolution to regions, while also calling for tax rises and spending cuts in tomorrow’s Budget. The 737 Max HAMBURG, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 24: A Container ship is towed at a shipping terminal in Hamburg Port during the coronavirus pandemic on February 24, 2021 in Hamburg, Germany. Analysts are predicting the German economy will grow at a rate of approximately 3% this year, signalling a turnaround from the 4.9% contraction in 2020 caused largely by the effects of the pandemic. (Photo by Morris MacMatzen/Getty Images) DERBY, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: A view of the Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines on the assembly line at the Rolls Royce factory as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits the Rolls Royce XWB engine assembly line on November 30, 2016 in Derby, England. (Photo by Paul Ellis – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Jennifer Lopez sang America, the Brave at the ceremony (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) On Saturday Oxford Circus saw the most visitors in a single day since March as shoppers rushed back to London’s retail hotspots. The Bank of England had been due to make the announcement at noon (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images) Tiktok owner Bytedance is preparing to list some of its business divisions in Hong Kong Manchester United and Juventus are among 12 clubs to have committed to a European Super League Construction work on the HS2 rail link began in September but has attracted the chagrin of environmental campaigners. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street on April 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Contactless payments have risen sharply since the start of the pandemic Large swathes of England were moved into the strictest tier 4 measures on Boxing Day J-Lo lit up last year’s Super Bowl, but an Old Fashioned might do the same trick this year (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Engineer Thomas Dwyer stands with the new Bionic Exoskeleton as members of the public walk by during its launch at the Excel centre on October 21, 2011 in London, England, Getty Images With a trade deal with Australia in the bag, Liz Truss’ attention has now turned to their Antipodean cousins New Zealand. Susie Wolff is in her third season as team principal of Formula E outfit Venturi Racing NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 25: Sir Richard Branson attends SiriusXM’s John Fugelsang Special Broadcast Of “Learning With Richard Branson” With Guest David Miliband at SiriusXM Studios on September 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM) (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Chancellor Rishi Sunak stands with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street ahead of his Budget announcement this afternoon Voters cast their ballot at The Orpheum Theater on November 3, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images) London saw the sharpest drop in infection rates of any English region last week The end of the transition period on 1 January will see hauliers hit by a new set of regulations for importing goods to the EU. Getty Images ONS data suggested businesses had stockpiled ahead of the Brexit deadline The government’s crackdown on junk food advertising misses the larger causes of obesity The shooting happened in Paris’ affluent 16th arrondissement The strategic futures of the UK-EU couple could not be more dramatically different WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 13: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during her last news conference in office December 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Yellen announced that the Federal Reserve is raising the interest rates by a quarter point to 1.5%. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) The government plans to vaccinate 14.9m of the most vulnerable individuals by mid-February UK nightclubs said Rishi Sunak had failed to recognise specific challenges faced by the night-time economy ABF issued an upbeat outlook following the reopening of Primark stores Airlines have been some of the firms worst hit by the pandemic. Grant Shapps said he is in discussions with his counterpart in Singapore over the creation of an International vaccine certificate A mystery bidder has forked out $28m for a ticket to space with Jeff Bezos Sunak decided to force big businesses of all stripes to pay for much of the country’s Covid spending through his targeted corporation tax increase. The FTSE 100 has traded in a tight range during June. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Transparency International, an NGO tracking global corruption, said last year that it had “identified more than £5bn worth of property [in the UK] bought with suspicious wealth – one fifth of this originates from Russia”. David Craig will leave Refinitiv, owned by the London Stock Exchange Group, by the end of the year (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be aired on ITV next week Pubs will be allowed to reopen in England on 12 April for outdoor areas International Trade Secretary Liz Truss told a virtual conference hosted by advocacy body The CityUK that Washington Democrats were committed to trade negotiations. The plan means some Brits will receive three doses within just 10 months of the vaccine being in use Opposition Labour party leader Keir Starmer spoke out to a CBI audience against what he saw as government dithering over a second lockdown (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Rising inflation has sparked fears central banks could soon tighten monetary policy Inbound spending by visitors to the UK dropped an estimated £24.7bn last year due to pandemic restrictions. What happens when the wind does not blow and the sun is not shining? The Fed has hinted that interest rate hikes could come in 2023. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The cost of the £58,000 flat refurbishment was paid by Boris Johnson, however it was only after a loan from the Conservative party. Lindsey Buckingham has sold his rights to a number of Fleetwood Mac hits UK security officials have told organisations to install the latest Microsoft Exchange Server updates after hackers used flaws in the software to gain access to computers around the world. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) Many MPs have complained that Boris Johnson’s planning reforms would see an excess of housing blocks in the South East, while also neglecting cities and towns in the Midlands and the North. Federer is selling 300 lots via an online auction run by Christie’s London starting next week BEIJING, CHINA – MARCH 04: A Chinese woman wears a protective mask as she waits on an empty street corner for a car in a shopping area on March 4, 2020 in Beijing, China. The number of cases of the deadly new coronavirus COVID-19 being treated in China dropped to below 28,000 in mainland China Wednesday, in what the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global public health emergency last month. China continued to lock down the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, in an effort to contain the spread of the pneumonia-like disease. Officials in Beijing have put in place a mandatory 14 day quarantine for all people returning to the capital from other places in China. The number of those who have died from the virus in China climbed to over 2984 on Thursday, mostly in Hubei province, and cases have been reported in other countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, India, Iran, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and several others. The World Health Organization has warned all governments to be on alert and raised concerns over a possible pandemic. Some countries, including the United States, have put restrictions on Chinese travellers entering and advised their citizens against travel to China. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) The sight of Toyoto Prius Ubers has become ubiquitous in recent years – but what does it mean for the capital? (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Under the UK’s lockdown exit strategy clubs may be able to reopen from 21 June, but the reality isn’t so straightforward LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: Guests attend the Sports Book Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground on June 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images for Sports Book Awards) STONEY MIDDLETON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 23: Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit at Moor Farm as he campaigns in Derbyshire, on April 23, 2021 in Stoney Middleton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Rui Vieira – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Almost £2bn of taxpayer money has been awarded to firms with Tory links during the pandemic, according to Labour estimates The UK’s fintech sector is worth £7bn to the economy Arsenal mothballed mascot Gunnersaurus while matches were being played behind closed doors due to the pandemic Napster is set to list on London’s Aim market later this month. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) The FSB said it was concerned about the number of small businesses unable to access BBLs Internal polling from Sadiq Khan’s team shows a 9 per cent drop in the amount of Londoners that are certain to vote in the poll, which was delayed by a year by the Covid crisis. Getty Images An ethnic Uyghur in Kashgar. It has long been considered the cultural heart of Xinjiang for the province’s nearly 10 million Muslim Uyghurs. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Helicopter money is a dangerous economic policy, writes Gregory Perdon (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Pubs without beer gardens will be able to serve alcohol to take off the premises once restrictions are eased Michel Barnier, European Union (EU) chief negotiator, departs from his hotel on December 5 The vast majority of us are dependent upon the economics of office space Getty Images Kane failed to register a shot on target in either of England’s Euro 2020 matches so far (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Ambulances wait outside King’s College Hospital on Tuesday Chelsea and Leicester meet on Tuesday in the Premier League in a match with huge remifications for Champions League qualification Boris Johnson speaks during the opening session of the virtual US Leaders Summit on Climate from the Downing Street Briefing Room.(Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Minister Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council earlier this week Climate change activists stage a protest outside the H M Treasury building in central London on April 25, 2019, during environmental protests by the Extinction Rebellion group. – Environmental protesters caused disruption in London’s financial district, including at the London Stock Exchange where activists glued themselves to the entrance, before winding up days of demonstrations that have blocked parts of the British captial. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images) When asked about potential tax rises in the Budget, Sunak told Sky News: “I would like to keep taxes low for people… but I want to deliver our promises to the British people that we will be responsible with their money.” The FTSE 100 is due for another reshuffle tomorrow and several firms are vying either for promotion while others try to stave off relegation. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek says he intends to firm up his interest in Arsenal by making an offer to Stan Kroenke Moyes had slipped down the managerial pecking order but is enjoying a second coming of at West Ham The Eden Project has been one beneficiary of Lottery funds, but others argue it’s time for a reboot (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for The National Lottery) Lord Frost’s comments came ahead of a key UK-EU meeting tomorrow Getty Images It’s time once again for City A.M.’s verdict on the best and worst Christmas ads of 2020 Will the chancellor announce proposals to abolish the RPI inflation measure? NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 16: Sara Gore attends the world premiere of “Cats” at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Even Lebron’s bored of Zoom. Probably. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) David Cameron’s lobbying of government ministers for Greensill Capital is being scrutinised by multiple inquiries, including one by Boris Johnson and one by the Treasury Select Committee. Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London on November 13, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is set to leave his position by early 2021, as a power struggle at the heart of government became public this week. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) Emirates has seen passenger numbers plunge almost 90 per cent during the pandemic Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton is among the wealthy celebrity expats who could benefit from the change Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at the World Economic Forum at Davos this afternoon US firms are desperate for staff as the pandemic restrictions lift, but data suggests they are struggling to fill roles as quickly as they need to. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a charity worker, was sentenced to a five-year prison sentence in 2016 on spying charges, which she has always denied. Boris Johnson today hosted the leaders of the G7 economies at a virtual conference. Cineworld said its performance was boosted by Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway The Bank of England is currently assessing the feasibility of introducing negative interest rates Rishi Sunak is understood to be considering raising corporation tax from 19 per cent to 25 per cent Boris Johnson made broadband a part of his 2019 election manifesto Boris Johnson pulls a pint with chairman Tim Martin at a Wetherspoons pub in London. (Photo by Henry Nicholls WPA Pool/Getty Images) Protecting the green belt is not about the environment, it’s blinkered self-interest. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Ministers are understood to be weighing up whether to delay the reopening of pubs until the majority of adults have been vaccinated Andrew Bailey, former head of the FCA and now BoE governor Steven Gerrard has led Rangers to their first Scottish Premiership title in a decade, denying Old Firm rivals Celtic a record 10th consecutive crown in the process An airplane passes over a Sofitel hotel as it takes off from a runway at Heathrow Airport(Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been biding his time since leaving Northampton in 2018 Will mobile users now be charged to use their minutes, texts and data abroad? Wall Street had been largely muted in the lead up to US inflation data. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Getty Images Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2016 G20 Summit (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Is the Covid recession stimulating or reducing innovation? The UK today discussed the transition to net zero with G7 counterparts. Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator David Frost is currently in discussions with the EU over the remaining issues Diane Von Furstenberg (L) and Founder of Bumble Whitney Wolfe Herd (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Fast Company) The chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson and wife Miriam Adelson (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) A host of US companies have cut political donations after a violent mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol last week Chancellor Rishi Sunak vowed to do “whatever it takes” to protect lives and livelihoods as he announced his spring Budget this afternoon DBOX has generated marketing strategy and communications for landmark, high-profile branded developments and destinations since 1996. From our studios in London, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Hong Kong we have delivered highly successful campaigns and acquired valuable knowledge of HNWI and multi-lingual audiences throughout Europe, the Middle East, China, South-east Asia and the Americas. Surgeons operate a da Vinci Surgical robot to remove the tumor at the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University on April 15, 2015 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province of China. The da Vinci Surgical System allows surgery to be performed using robotic manipulators, Getty Images Global emissions fell by a record amount in 2020, but have come back strongly as countries try to kick start their economies after the pandemic. Britain’s Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab carries a cup as he walks to the door of 10 Downing Street in central London on January 6, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) The EU’s Digital Markets Act is designed to block tech giants from unfairly promoting their own services Oil prices hit their highest levels in over a year today as the commodity’s rally continued. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) GM owns classic American brands such as Chevrolet and Buick, but is now pivoting toward an electric future. In both 2016 and 2020, the Democratic primaries delivered the worst possible alternative to Trump ITV screened the controversial Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah to UK audiences. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images) (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) The Chinese military has reportedly banned Tesla cars from its housing complexes, over security fears. Liverpool released a video message from owner John Henry apologising for the club’s invilvement in the European Super League plans Londoners will go to the polls on 6 May to elect their next mayor Sir Bobby Charlton is among the former footballers to have suffered a neurogenerative disorder The travel sector has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic Boris Johnson has tonight announced a four-week delay to the end of Covid-19 restrictions. Oprah Winfrey was among the high profile investors that backed Oatly’s $200m funding round last year Philip James Waymouth must pay £25,000 to a law firm after he described it as “another scam solicitor” Former prime minister David Cameron sent texts to chancellor Rishi Sunak asking for support for Greensill Alexander Zverev has denied allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 25: A general view of the chamber as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II addresses the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament in the Palace of Westminster before the State Opening of Parliament on May 25, 2010 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the new coalition government’s legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords. Laws expected to be introduced in the coming Parliamentary year are thought to include new voting reforms, repeal of identity card legislation and new powers for parents to start their own schools. (Photo by Leon Neal – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – OCTOBER 14: Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell head into the Lord’s chamber during the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on October 14, 2019 in London, England. The Queen’s speech is expected to announce plans to end the free movement of EU citizens to the UK after Brexit, new laws on crime, health and the environment. (Photo by Jack Hill – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The FTSE indexes were off to a flyer this morning. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The YouGov/HSBC poll found that 42 per cent of exporters said the UK’s exit from the EU’s single market and customs union on 31 December had a “negative impact” on their business. The end of May saw LGIM, which manages £1.2 trillion in assets, join energy heavyweight Shell’s shareholder rebellion. How to book a cheap PCR Covid test Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images Portgual celebrates after winning Euro 2016 NFL star Rob Gronkowski highlighted the NFT boom by seeling $1.75m worth of trading cards Mayor of London Sadiq Khan will announce the spending plans at the inaugural London Recovery Summit today Export losses on Scotch whisky as a result of the US tariffs are approaching £450m. The pandemic has sent the aviation industry into a tailspin, with airlines forced to ground planes for months on end due to travel restrictions. What should the government do to ensure that businesses can thrive? (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA LA) The number of Brits following Covid rules has slipped, especially among older people Getty images Heathrow Airport saw its lowest number of passengers for decades due to the pandemic. HSBC has been criticised for freezing assets of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong under order of local police. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London on November 13, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is set to leave his position by early 2021, as a power struggle at the heart of government became public this week. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) Police work their way through Clapham Common as the hunt for Sarah Everard nears a week. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Tui workers speak to passengers at arrivals in Palma de Mallorca airport on July 30, 2020 in Mallorca, Spain. (Photo by Clara Margais/Getty Images) Christian Sewing never intended to permanently keep his role, according to reports. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) Spain said it will welcome international tourists who can prove they have received a Covid vaccine from May Japanese officials insist the Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead in Tokyo this summer as planned, despite a surge in Covid cases leading to a temporary closure of borders Boris Johnson has delayed the lifting of all Covid restrictions for four weeks. (Photo by WPA Pool/Getty Images) BATH, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 08: Residents greet Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Cleve Court Care Home on December 8, 2020 in Bath, England. The royal couple paid tribute to the efforts of care home staff throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, during the final day of engagements on their tour of the UK. During their trip, their Royal Highnesses have paid tribute to individuals, organisations and initiatives across the country that have gone above and beyond to support their local communities this year. (Photo by Paul Grover – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Kamara’s popular appeal has brought him a host of commercial work with brands including Ladbrokes and Greene King Formal trade negotiations between the UK and India are due to start later this year, with both sides currently undertaking preliminary consultations. The EU has turned to the US for help, as its vaccine rollout continues to be sluggish. Smart chief executives know that their company’s reputation among stakeholders now involves hygiene strategy as much as any other area of business Three vials of the ‘Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine’ are pictured at a new coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccination center at the ‘Velodrom’ (velodrome-stadium) on February 17, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Michael Sohn – Pool/Getty Images) WARSAW, POLAND – DECEMBER 18: (L-R) Joey Batey, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan and Henry Cavill attend the premiere of the Netflix series “The Witcher” (Wiedzmin) on December 18, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Netflix) Zedify use cargo bikes to ferry goods around the capital and beyond (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A posters for missing woman Sarah Everard enters its fifth day, on March 09, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A venomous spectacled cobra, also known as Indian cobra (Naja Naja) or white cobra, is seen near a painting inside its enclosure at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmedabad on January 30, 2019. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images) In this composite image, the logos of the UK’s leading supermarkets (Left to right from top row) Lidl, Asda, Sainsbury’s (Middle row left to right) Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi and bottom row Morrisons, are displayed (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Alok Sharma, the business secretary, has been developing proposals for the new bill, which will allows the UK to scrutinise foreign takeovers of UK businesses. Telling his staff to “stand tall” in the letter, Lai is set to be sentenced on Friday for two of several cases against him, with the offences carrying maximum penalties of five years in prison. China has been widely accused of stealing intellectual property and trades with goods that have been made with forced labour or do not comply with environmental standards – charges the country denies. London has received just under 440,000 doses of the Covid vaccine so far Joe Biden speaks to supporters in Scranton, Pennsylvania (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) Cardtronics is the world’s largest operator of non-bank cash machines. The 2021 Six Nations Championship is currently being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Sadiq Khan wrote to the chancellor today to call for the government to secure equivalence for the financial services sector in order for UK banks to regain EU-wide access to markets Pro-democracy activist Nathan Law. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Crossrail is now due to open in the first half of 2022, four years late. Actor Longoria is also an investor in US women’s team Angel City, along with Serena Williams BIARRITZ, FRANCE – AUGUST 25: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) meets Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for bilateral talks during the G7 summit on August 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. The French southwestern seaside resort of Biarritz is hosting the 45th G7 summit from August 24 to 26. High on the agenda will be the climate emergency, the US-China trade war, Britain’s departure from the EU, and emergency talks on the Amazon wildfire crisis. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – Pool/Getty Images) British papers gave jubilant coverage to Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018, but the relationship has since soured Kevin Sneader has been ousted as global managing partner and McKinsey. At the time of writing, the Queen was very much still alive When people move, it generates other economic activity Rishi Sunak’s Budget included no new rules to show investors how he plans to bring down debt, unlike previous chancellors. Of around £300bn of UK economic output that requires satellite data, at least 90 per cent is dependent on satellites operated by other countries Official figures published today showed UK GDP suffered a record slump last year due to the pandemic Christian Sewing was appointed in 2018 to turn around Deutsche Bank’s fortunes. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) Female staff declined across UK banks in 2020 amid long-planned and Covid-driven cuts. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images) According to research conducted by Professor Nick Robins, Dr Simon Dikau and Dr Ulrich Volz, the Bank of England will play a vital role in reaching net zero emissions. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) City A.M. reported in October that the trade deal will allow young UK citizens and business travellers greater opportunities to live and work in Australia and vice versa. Football Index has shirt sponsorship deals with Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 15: The England Cricket Team including Liam Plunkett (2nd L) meet Prime Minister Theresa May after winning the Cricket World Cup during a reception at Downing Street on July 15, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by WPA Pool/Getty Images) Morrisons staff will soon vote on a plan to increase their hourly rate rater than increase their annual bonus pool. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The decision to remove Portugal from the green list has sparked anger among airline bosses The annual Harts’ Christmas Meat Auction at Smithfield Market attracts hundreds of people to the Farringdon site Steven Spielberg has signed a new deal with Netflix for his production company Amblin Partners to make multiple feature films a year for the streaming giant. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson has categorically ruled out introducing new levies on meat or carbon despite his net zero targets. (Photo by Christopher Furlong – WPA Pool/Getty Images) 2021 could signal a new dawn for the capital’s fintech firms (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Democrat senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said lawmakers could vote on the stimulus bill today The £408m funding boost will support theatres, museums and galleries that have been shuttered during lockdown Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn pulled off an audacious plot to escape Japan Boris Johnson has backed Tokyo 2020 to be a success. (Photo by Rob Formstone-WPA Pool-Getty Images) (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) (Photo by Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Flattening Covid-19 cases could mean families can gather for Christmas, the health minister has said. Pre-Covid, event spaces such as Kensington Olympia were booked up with various business, culture and trade events. Now there are none. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images for Pearl Lam Galleries) Rum’s reputation as a versatile, flavoursome base is well-deserved (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for BACARDI) Dominic Cummings isn’t the only person looking for a new job (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The National Audit Office report found that several firms with political links were fast-tracked for lucrative PPE contracts The City of London would usually be a hive of activity after a US election, but this year traders and investors will be working out what it all means from home Rishi Sunak will unveil his spring Budget on 3 March Marcus Rashford drew widespread praise for his championing of free school meals for impoverished children LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: British Prime Minister Theresa May joins MP for Sutton and Cheam Paul Scully (R) as he campaigns for the vote in the London local elections in May, on January 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal – WPA Pool / Getty Images) The 400-metre long Ever Given became stranded in the Suez Canal on Tuesday Larry King’s celebrated TV career spanned more than six decades Oil prices hit a one-year high after an attack on key sites in Saudi Arabia Vacuum tycoon James Dyson, Formula 1 magnate Bernie Ecclesone and the disgraced retail giant Philip Green were among the UK’s wealthiest to make the list. (Photo: Getty) West Midlands Trains have their hub at Birmingham New St Station (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Schools remain closed – but are top jobs closed to kids from ordinary backgrounds, too? (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images) Consumer spending was up last month, but hospitality still struggled. The pub, restaurant and retail sectors welcomed Rishi Sunak’s announcement The FTSE 100 had ended higher yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) At the height of school closures due to coronavirus, 1.6 billion children were out of school globally A cyclist negotiates the closed pathways around Hammersmith Bridge which has now been closed for nearly a year and a half due to safety concerns, on September 17 The FTSE 100 joined a global equity rally following news of Biden’s victory Anneliese Dodds’ new position is party chair and policy review chief Conservative mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey unveils a new billboard Even LeBron was forced to get on board with digital meetings (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Getty Images Lael Brainard, Member of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve, addresses the audience of the “ECB Forum on Banking Supervision” at the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP via Getty Images) There have been widespread reports of sterilisation of Uyghur women in China and the wholesale destruction of mosques. A dental practice is one of the cleanest, most sterile places you can be CESKE BUDEJOVICE, CZECH REPUBLIC – JULY 18: A worker resets a conveyor belt carrying freshly-filled bottles of Budweiser Budvar beer July 18, 2003 at the Budweiser Budvar brewery in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Pub life and beer are an intrinsic element of Czech culture, and contribute to the Czech Republic’s first place world ranking in annual consumption of beer per capita, at 156 liters, well ahead of second-place Ireland (125 liters per head) and third-place Germany (120 liters per head). (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Polling figures from Savanta ComRes show the Conservatives now have a six-point polling lead over Labour, after the two parties were neck-and-neck in December. Low-cost carrier Easyjet has been hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, which all but stopped air transport at one point. HSBC is under fire, with senior politicians asking it to explain why it has frozen the accounts of democracy activist Ted Hui. Getty Images CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 09: United Airlines workers arrive to receive COVID-19 vaccines at United’s onsite clinic at O’Hare International Airport on March 09, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. United has been vaccinating about 250 of their O’Hare based employees at the clinic each day for the past several days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) The figures showed a shift in advertising exports to new markets as a result of Brexit Anna Yeung-Cheung, a board member of Hong Kong Democracy Council, hugs a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist who is currently in exile in the U.S (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Pasta Evangelists, which was founded in 2016, delivers boxes of fresh pasta directly to clients across Britain Large swathes of the Circle and District Line will be closed between 4-12 August, TfL said today. Justin Thomas played the last two rounds in 12 under par to pip Lee Westwood at the Players Championship OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (getty images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Members of the public hold up signs during a protest in Parliament Square against the The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and criticising the actions of the police at Saturday night’s vigil on March 15, 2021 in London, England. Hundreds of people turned out at Clapham Common on Saturday night to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old London resident whose kidnapping and death – allegedly at the hands of an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer – prompted a wave of concern over women’s safety. The same police force is being criticised for its response to the vigil, where they forcibly arrested several participants for violations of pandemic-era rules on public assembly. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Phil Mickelson can become only the sixth man to win a career Grand Slam if he wins the US Open Nicola Sturgeon vowed to go further after the Prime Minister last week announced a 10-day hotel quarantine for arrivals to the UK from 30 countries Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during his party’s group meeting at the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara today (Photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP via Getty Images) Shoppers, wearing facemasks because of the novel coronavirus pandemic (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – JUNE 04: Jerome Powell (L), Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and former chair Ben Bernanke (R) speak to guests during a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on June 04, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The conference was held to discuss monetary policy strategy, tools and communication practices. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Baroness Helena Morrissey will join AJ Bell in July 2021. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images) Spain is one of the countries whose designated host city, Bilbao, could be cut from Uefa’s list of 12 Euro 2020 venues Deliveroo recorded six months of profit last year thanks to a surge in demand during the coronavirus pandemic BRISTOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Green Party co-leaders Sian Berry and Jonathan Berry (not pictured) make their co-leader’s speech in the conference hall at Bristol City Hall on October 5, 2018 in Bristol, England. The Green Party, who currently have one Member of Parliament Caroline Lucas, are hosting their annual conference in Bristol this weekend. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 21: In this handout image provided by the BBC, Boris Johnson (L) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (R) and the other members of the panel take part in the EU debate at Wembley Arena on June 21, 2016 in London, England. Tonight the BBC is hosting a live, two-hour televised EU debate in front of an audience of 6,000 at Wembley Arena, which sees the Leave campaign represented by Conservative MP Boris Johnson, Labour MP Gisela Stuart and Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, and the Remain campaign represented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Ruth Davidson, and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress. (Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images) England head coach Eddie Jones is self-isolating after forwards coach Matt Proudfoot tested positive for Covid-19 TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 29: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds on October 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Biden is campaigning in Florida on Thursday, with drive-in rallies in Tampa and Broward County. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The issue, which began shortly after 11am, was a glitch at data centre provider Fastly. “My biggest message for business leaders is that another crisis is coming our way. Are we going to do anything about it? Or will it just be like Covid-19?” Vodafone is set to use funds raised in the mast IPO to pay down its debt pile Comcast has cashed in on higher demand for its broadband services during the pandemic US National Guard troops stand guard at the Capitol amid fears of further violence Volkswagen plans to more than double its production of electric vehicles this year Should we all embrace the highly tentative, uncertain and experimental nature of successful decision-making? The UK’s airlines have called for furlough to be extended for another year while travel restrictions remain. England’s cricketers are in Sri Lanka for a two-Test tour Debenhams reopened its stores for the last time when restrictions on non-essential retailers were lifted in April Sadiq Khan and his dog Luna at a Tooting polling station today The UK factory sector continued to recover in October but rising coronavirus cases and new restrictions contributed to slower growth Aston Villa had to field a youth team last week against Liverpool in the FA Cup as a result of their Covid-19 outbreak (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The government’s emergency response to the Covid-19 crisis has now cost £372bn Farage ventured into personal finance this year, and now was subscribers to cough up £199 per yeah for a paid-for subscription to a newsletter. Lee Westwood, 47, is aiming to become the oldest ever winner of the Masters Lockheed Martin employs 900 people at its base at Ampthill in Bedfordshire who work on the Warrior programme. LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: A plane arrives at Heathrow Airport on February 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Multiple media outlets reported yesterday that Emmanuel Macron made the claim during a fiery meeting with Boris Johnson at the G7 summit yesterday. George Osborne told a House of Lords committee that he still stands by his and Cameron’s policy of forging stronger ties with Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping. Coding and technological innovation are a key part of greening the economy (Photo by Matic Zorman/Getty Images) Toronto is great for a city break The new rounds of cuts will take Boeing’s total job cuts this year to 30,000. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,in March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Susan Walsh-Pool/Getty Images) Twitter has banned Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence The EU competition watchdog has dished out around €8.25bn in fines to Google over the last 10 years. Poll volunteer Richard Ambre(L) monitors polling stations at Dupak Community Center on election day on November 3, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. – Americans were voting on Tuesday under the shadow of a surging coronavirus pandemic to decide whether to reelect Republican Donald Trump, one of the most polarizing presidents in US history, or send Democrat Joe Biden to the White House. (Photo by Ronda Churchill / AFP) (Photo by RONDA CHURCHILL/AFP via Getty Images) Shares in the AIM-listed medical firm jumped on the news Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Supermarket sales grew in the last four weeks as Brits stocked up ahead of lockdown The Port of Tilbury, in Essex, is at the heart of plans for the new development. The BBC is facing questions over the future of the licence fee funding model The value of Premier League TV rights will come under the spotlight when the 2022-25 packages are sold in the coming months Frontline staff will receive a one lump sum of £1,000 in cash in June, and another £500 in shares. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Scientists have spent time on the ground in Wuhan, China investigating the likely sources of the coronavirus pandemic Jetblue will be entering the transatlantic market at a time of intense disruption for the industry. Dominic Cummings said “senior officials and advisers such as me fell disastrously short” of expected standards during February and March of 2020. London has seen the biggest drop in cases over the past week, though it remains the most-infected region in the country UK-based Cellular Goods is backed by David Beckham and seeking a listing on the London Stock Exchange, which would make them the LSE’s first pure-play CBD business (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen) Johnny Depp sued the Sun over an article that referred to him as a “wifebeater” Jeremy Corbyn was suspended by the party weeks ago for saying the party’s antisemitism problem had been exaggerated for political gain in response to a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). There’s renewed interest in central London apartments and houses as more workers return to the office and embrace city living (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Dominic Cummings will appear in front of a House of Commons committee meeting next week to give evidence about the government’s Covid response LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 15: People travel onboard the underground train system on January 15, 2021 in London, England. At least sixty Transport for London workers have lost their lives to the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic began, sparking fresh calls for people to only travel on the network if absolutely necessary. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 08: Picadilly Circus stands quiet around rush hour on January 08, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The UK competition watchdog has cleared Virgin Media’s £31bn merger with O2 London is still trailing other British and European cities when it comes to footfall Small businesses across the country are feeling the pain from new coronavirus restrictions Kim Leadbeater, who is the sister of murdered Labour MP Jo Cox, recently did an interview with The Sun in the lead-up to the Batley and Spen by-election next month – a must win contest for leader Sir Keir Starmer. France must beat Wales tomorrow to deny them the Grand Slam and keep alive their own hopes of winning the Six Nations An average temperature of 17ºC and more than 300 days of sunshine every year Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings leaves his residence in London on November 13, 2020. – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings is set to leave his position by early 2021, as a power struggle at the heart of government became public this week. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) The FTSE 100 has had a stellar November – but its recovery since March has lagged behind indices elsewhere Getty images The Treasury minister John Glen apologised to those who lost money because of the LCF minibond scandal. The government is offering a compensation package worth £120m. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesperson yesterday said Brexit talks were in a ‘serious situation,’ hurting the pound The PM announced the new border restrictions in Parliament this afternoon. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden announces new economic sanctions against the Russia government from the East Room of the White House on April 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. It follows yesterday’s news that three-quarters of adults have received their first jab. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Organising Committee President Seiko Hashimoto has insisted that the Games will go ahead. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon – Pool/Getty Images) The economists said comments made by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg were ‘misleading’ Liverpool climbed into the top five of the world’s richest football clubs, according to Deloitte A Dutch media story claimed telecoms provider KPN was warned about the risk of spying by Huawei EO of Starling Bank Anne Boden in 2018 (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Nicola Sturgeon is a master of media deflection The G7 summit will be hosted this year at the Carbis Bay resort in Cornwall Boris Johnson’s number has been available online for a decade and a half. Global credit agency S Honda’s manufacturing plant in Swindon will shut its doors in July, after the company announced in 2019 that it would shut its UK plant permanently. New US jobless claims dropped to their lowest level since March Spotify reported on Monday that it would launch in 85 new markets, nearly doubling its market presences and making the service available to more than a billion people. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) How has the world changed in the past year? LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: UK prime minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street on his way to the House of Commons to deliver a statement on the governments four-step plans to release England from the current lockdown restrictions, on February 22, 2021 in London, England. As Covid-19 cases decline nationwide and the vaccination campaign reaches more people, the government is being pressed to articulate a timeline for lifting the current restrictions. In England, schools are closed to most pupils, non-essential shops are shuttered, and restaurants are limited to takeaway only. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Pub gardens will reopen today after months of closure. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer (2nd L) walk through the Central Lobby after listening to the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Fewer people have taken on loans with H Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a testing centre in De Montfort University, in Leicester, central England on November 6, 2020, as the second lockdown comes into force in England. – A united effort to tackle spiking coronavirus infection rates has been called for as 56 million people in England went into a second lockdown but with the public weary of restrictions and fearing for their livelihoods. (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MOLLY DARLINGTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images) A French fishermen returns from sea after protesting with a fleet of fishing boats in the territorial waters of Jersey. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Getty Images) The vast majority of us are dependent upon the economics of office space The UK will be watching closely tonight… The UK’s farmers would receive a bailout package if there is a no-deal Brexit next month Salesforce Tower is one of the dominant buildings in the City, and its namesake is one of the best places to work, according to employees (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Airline chief execs came together today to call for the lucrative UK-US travel corridor to be opened. LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Concert-goers enjoy a non-socially distanced outdoor live music event at Sefton Park on May 2, 2021 in Liverpool, England. The event is part of the national Events Research Programme, which will provide data on how events could be permitted to safely reopen as restrictions ease during the Covid-19 pandemic. The outdoor gig to 5000 people featured indie band Blossoms, The Lathums and Liverpool singer-songwriter Zuzu. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Claudia Arney in her role as Premier League interim chair LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: Chancellor Rishi Sunak visits the Imperial Clinic Research Facility at Hammersmith Hospital on November 25, 2020 in London, England. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak addressed the Commons on Tuesday, laying out plans for spending on infrastructure, jobs and public sector support, but warned that the economic emergency caused by the covid-19 pandemic had “only just begun.” He predicted the number of unemployed people in the UK would surge to 2.6 million by mid-2021, and that the government is expected to borrow £394bn this year, the he highest level “in our peacetime history.” (Photo by Jack Hill – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 has gained 8.8 per cent year-to-date. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool / Getty Images) England are in a six-team group, with Poland their main threat, for their 2022 World Cup qualifiers Coronavirus has hit the number of jobs available in the capital. Informa, the world’s largest exhibition company, has been hit hard by the pandemic Chinese premier Xi Jingping has impeded investigations into the origin of Covid-19 Rugby Europe stages its presidential election on Friday, when Romanian incumbent Octavian Morariu faces competition from Russian Kirill Yashenkov Quarantine-free travel to the UK’s “amber list” countries will be possible “later in the summer”, according to the transport secretary Grant Shapps. Beyond The White Line is also working with Team GB star Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s academy Italy recommended using other vaccines including the Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna jabs in over-55s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Taoiseach Micheal Martin greet each other with an elbow bump at Hillsborough Castle during the Prime Minister’s visit to Belfast on August 13, 2020 LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: A recently closed down tailors with a sign that reads, ‘Sadly After 42 years in the city we’ve closed down’, in the square mile on March 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Sam Simmonds has been picked for the British and Irish Lions despite failing to convince England coach Eddie Jones Freight isn’t the only thing exporters are having to deal with (Getty Images) The Pfizer vaccine is currently only available to over-16s in the US and the UK The furlough scheme is due to end on 30 September. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Businesses across the UK have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, causing them to lay off workers Chelsea and Tottenham drew 0-0 on Sunday in a London derby that lacked its usual spice Trade flows between the EU and UK have markedly declined in the first two months since the UK left the single market. BT has selected Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson to be its London 5G partner. England settled for a draw in the first Test with New Zealand when there was a chance of victory Trade secretary Liz Truss is currently in south east Asia on a trade mission Having reached their first finals this century, Scotland could be a surprise package Matt Hancock said the government was confident vaccines work against the new variant Getty images Brits will have more visa options to live and work down under after a UK-Australia free trade deal was struck this morning (Photo by David Gray/Getty Images) Social media influencers have come under scrutiny for failing to disclose adverts A priest prepares to perform the last rites of a patient who died of COVID-19 during a mass cremation at a crematorium on May 01, 2021 in New Delhi The deal will be facilitated through Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company – a state-run wealth fund. The Canary Islands has had its travel corridor removed due to a rise in cases. The warnings come amid growing calls for a national lockdown to halt the spread of Covid-19 BEIJING, CHINA – APRIL 25: European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic, talks to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang(not pictured) during their meeting on April 25, 2019 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China. (Photo by Parker Song/Kyodo News – Pool/Getty IMages) (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Getty images (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Morrisons will pay back £274m in emergency Covid-19 support Mohamed Kudus of Ajax is one of the most high-profile success stories to emerge from Right to Dream and Nordsjaelland The government has banned the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, but EVs are still lagging behind in popularity. Cazoo sponsors Everton and Aston Villa, while Cinch sponsors Tottenham Hotspur Deliveroo could be facing a challenge to the working status of its riders ahead of the company’s blockbuster IPO London office leasing activity is rebounding (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) The Prime Minister yesterday said he was “very concerned” about a new coronavirus variant thought to have originated in Brazil People enter and exit the Javits Center Covid-19 vaccination site on March 23, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Belfast’s ‘peace wall’ during a clash of Irish unionist and nationalist communities.(Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and will not be sanctioned. (Photo by Axel Schmidt/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Hartlepool after the Conservative Party candidate Jill Mortimer the Hartlepool By-election HONG KONG, CHINA – APRIL 01: Pro-democracy activist and former lawmaker Lee Cheuk-yan hold placards outside the West Kowloon Magistrates Courts ahead of a hearing on April 1, 2021 in Hong Kong, China. Seven prominent democratic figures, including Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, former lawmaker and barrister Martin Lee and Margaret Ng were convicted of unauthorized assembly in relation to a peaceful protest in 2019. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) British Airways fans will be able to get their hands on the airline’s first class cabin items after the carrier announced a sale of its stock. Roughly 2.6m homes in London will now be able to access gigabit broadband through Virgin Media LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – FEBRUARY 10: A man walks past threatening loyalist graffiti aimed at port staff on February 10, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. Port inspection staff have returned to work today following loyalist threats against them last week. Loyalist graffiti targeting port staff and protesting against the so called Irish sea border has sprung up across the province following Brexit. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) LV= made a profit in 2020 despite tough trading conditions. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) meets Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for bilateral talks during the G7 summit on August 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – Pool/Getty Images) The London Stock Exchange would waive most of the fees for the investment vehicle Reports today said that the UK’s drugs regulator had begun expedited reviews of two of the leading coronavirus vaccine candidates. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden(R) visits Hanks Hoagies in Scranton, Pennsylvania on November 3, 2020. – The United States started voting Tuesday in an election amounting to a referendum on Donald Trump’s uniquely brash and bruising presidency, which Democratic opponent and frontrunner Joe Biden urged Americans to end to restore “our democracy.” (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) UK financial firms lost its access to EU markets when the Brexit transition period ended on 31 December. Oil prices have continued to fall this morning as more and more countries implement new lockdown restrictions. Cornwall was a popular spot for staycations in 2020 Manchester United and the Premier League generate more value than any of their competitors from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram It’s another crunch week for Brexit Whitty said the new lockdown could bring the R rate below 1 if the public adhere to restrictions F1 has a new generation of drivers that now includes Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael Analysts have warned that GameStop’s soaring share price has become disconnected from its day-to-day business. There are reports that investors are interested in Credit Suisse’s asset management arm. Boris Johnson told MPs this afternoon that any Prime Minister would “shift heaven and earth” to “secure ventilators for the people of this country” last March as the coronavirus crisis swept the globe. Proponents of the wealth tax hope that this will raise approximately £250bn over five years, through a five per cent tax on the net wealth of individuals over £500,000. Equivalence is logical to both the EU and UK (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Sadiq Khan on the campaign trail Tube numbers have plunged again after England was put back into national lockdown last night. Apple is said to be developing its own search engine technology Seven prominent democratic figures, including Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai, former lawmaker and barrister Martin Lee and Margaret Ng, were convicted of unauthorized assembly in relation to a peaceful protest on August 18, 2019. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 01: People have their tickets scanned as they enter Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on April 01, 2021 in Vallejo, California. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom reopened its doors to members today with limited park capacity and a select few rides in operation. The park will open to the general public on Saturday April 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Sir James Dyson lobbied Boris Johnson for his staff to get tax exemptions for their work in building ventilators during the start of the Covid pandemic last year. The clean energy revolution is well underway The mayor has argued that the current vaccine distribution formula unfairly disadvantages the capital O2 renewed its long-standing sponsorship of England Rugby in 2020, handing the RFU a much-needed boost. Will other brands follow suit in 2021? The gambling sector is facing its biggest regulatory shake-up in 15 years Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre is reportedly set to be appointed as Ofcom chair Supermarkets in Northern Ireland felt the brunt of immediate post-Brexit supply issues (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) CityUnited has given recommendations to a government taskforce for reforming financial services. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Protesters clashed with police last night in the third night of ‘Kill the Bill’ demonstrations against proposed new laws (Photo by Anselm Ebulue/Getty Images) Mayor Sadiq Khan has tonight won his appeal against the High Court’s ruling that his Streetspace scheme was unlawful. Capitol Police detain protesters outside of the House Chamber (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The group action lawsuit is seeking billions of pounds in damages from Chinese-owned Tiktok Sarah Everard’s disappearance and murder earlier this month sparked widespread protest this week over the treatment of women in the UK Audioboom hosts podcasts by celebrities including Sue Perkins The UK and EU are set to resume talks from tomorrow over Brussels’ threats to block the export of AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured at a Halix plant in the Netherlands. update caption test Football would feel any possible ban on betting companies keenly William Hill is set to be taken over by the US gambling giant Caesars Multiple media outlets are reporting that the DUP’s party officers will tell Edwin Poots today that they no longer have confidence in him. France top the Six Nations table after two rounds but have been hit by an outbreak of Covid-19 Camelot Group, who runs the UK’s National Lottery, still allows 16 and 17-year-olds to play the National Lottery as a part of current legislation. Wizz Air’s ops chief has been let go after he allegedly made some questionable comments about which pilots to make redundant. S4 Capital boss Sir Martin Sorrell has pursued an aggressive growth strategy DBOX’s work has been recognised by organisations including the Academy of Television Arts &Sciences (Emmy® Awards), The Art Directors Club, World Luxury Award, American Design Awards,Communication Arts and The International Property Awards, and our work has been exhibited atsome of the world’s most respected art institutions, such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), TheRoyal Academy of Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, New Museum and The Museumof Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. An extension to the stamp duty holiday is believed to have been pivotal in the rise. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Football’s Women’s Euro 2021 will take place at the end of the coming season, which Deloitte predicts will be a bumper one for women’s sport LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Prime Minister Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council on climate and security at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on February 23, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Mason Mount capped a productive few days with England’s second goal against Albania on Sunday UK inflation fell back as the country spent another month in lockdown The Biden administration plans to let a rule designed to limit China’s access to US technology take effect despite US business objections. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Robbie Gibb was Theresa May’s head of communications between 2017 and 2019 Britain’s Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty gives an update on the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic . (Photo by Hollie Adams – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 20: Quiet streets near the Bank of England on a Saturday evening on March 20, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Heathrow AIrport was given the all-clear to add a third runway in a 2015 review by Sir Howard Davies. Now Davies says the expansion is not needed in the current climate (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) More than 25,000 hospitality venues around the country have already gone bust during the pandemic Softbank is said to be mulling a $300bn Spac listing for its Vision Fund Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to the virus EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has resumed Brexit talks with the UK, but markets are jittery Customers use the track and trace app as they enter an outside seating area. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) England’s first three games of Euro 2020 would be shown on the big screens at Trafalgar Square – plus the semi-final and final if they make it that far The deal will expand Contour Global’s existing solar footprint in Italy. Police officers have joined surge testing efforts in areas across the country with confirmed cases of the South Africa variant Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s LaLiga, criticised the European Super League breakaway plans The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to go ahead this summer despite Covid-19 concerns Almost half of all UK companies are currently operating on less than six months’ cash flow Gatwick Airport is planning to convert its emergency runway into a routinely operating runway, which will add 90 flights a day. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy will start the US PGA Championship on Thursday as favourite to win – and repeat his 2012 success at Kiawah Island A Beis spokesperson said the new watchdog will act as a “single, recognisable port of call for workers so they know their rights and can blow the whistle on bad behaviour”. Brits will be able to see family this Christmas thanks to a five-day relaxation of lockdown measures International trade secretary Liz Truss will meet with US trade representative Katherine Tai in London for their first face-to-face meeting The most recent census pressured Beijing to allow couples to have more babies to avoid a shrinking population. (Photo by Andrew Wong/Getty Images) Gupta’s GFG Alliance owns steelworks around the UK, employing 3,000 people in total. ECB President Christine Lagarde Barclays is Europe’s biggest financer of fossil fuels Rush Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year by Melania Trump at a ceremony in Washington. British Airways is one of several carriers which depends on the lucrative transatlantic market for its business. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) Winners stand to earn 33 per cent less in Australian Open prize money this year LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to number 10, Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office on November 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) TEESPORT, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: An engineering vessel is moored alongside the EDF energy offshore wind farm. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL have rowed with the government over funding to get the bridge repaired, with the London bodies believing it will cost £140m. The mini-frost of the 1890s was nothing compared to the disastrous conditions facing the economy in the early 1700s (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Getty Images English cricket’s new limited-overs competition The Hundred is due to start this summer, one year later than planned A ‘Help Wanted’ sign is posted in front of a business on February 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Evidence from abroad shows how effective road pricing can be at keeping traffic flowing Cogital Experts said the UK economy could face ‘scarring’ after coronavirus, as job losses and business closures held back the recovery UK bank shares have slumped already this year, but Morgan Stanley said they could drop further (Photo by Ronda Churchill / AFP) (Photo by RONDA CHURCHILL/AFP via Getty Images) Firms such as Aveva have already confirmed that they will cut their office space due to the switch to hybrid working post-pandemic. The Bank of England is largely expected to increase interest rates at some point next year Prime Minister Boris Johnson is currently self-isolating at Number 10 43 London bus drivers have died as a result of the pandemic, through which they have continued to drive in order to maintain essential services. Preliminary analysis using mathematical modelling suggested two dogs could screen 300 plane passengers in half an hour. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) US stocks were dragged down by a tech sell-off as Treasury yields hit a fresh high Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, has been bullish about the prospects of Tokyo 2020 going ahead in summer 2021 (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Wall Street had been largely muted this week as investors awaited a flurry of economic data. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Lionel Messi’s Barcelona were unseeded in the Champions League last 16 draw after finishing second in their group A Royal Mail postman on his daily round in Northampton. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) WhatsApp and Signal are seen on a mobile phone on January 11, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Edward Smith/Getty Images) Shaftesbury owns large swathes of the West End, including Carnaby Street Rudy Giuliani at the Four Seasons. Sort of. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Bank station (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) G7 finance ministers met last week at Lancaster House in London, England. (Photo by Henry Nicholls – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The UK applied to join the Lugano Convention in order to maintain stability on previous legal judgements on cross-border disputes. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed his country would not be intimidated by Big Tech (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has promised a summer of fun, but is everyone invited? LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 01: A general view of the city skyline on May 01, 2020 in London, England. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who returned to Downing Street this week after recovering from Covid-19, said the country needed to continue its lockdown measures to avoid a second spike in infections. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Asos sales have been buoyed during lockdown due to the closure of physical stores The pcertange of workers commuting into work as opposed to working from home has been steadily growing since mid-February, according to a survey from the ONS. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) FTSE 100 investors await news from the Prime Minister’s meeting with EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen today on Brexit FTSE 100 slipped yesterday on fears that the Bank of England may tighten its monetary policy. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The vaccine is being produced by Janssen, a subsidiary of Johnson Jonathan Reynolds says Labour’s message has to be about “work and wages” President-elect Joe Biden has opted for former Federal Reverse chair Janet Yellen to be his Treasury secretary Premiership Rugby has endured a tumultuous spell involving a four-month suspension due to Covid-19 Footballers face increased scrutiny from the taxman after HMRC published new guidance on agents’ fees Bitcoin has slumped by 40 per cent since hitting an all-time high in April. David Cameron will be the centre of several inquiries by Boris Johnson and a suite of parliamentary committees on Greensill Capital’s links to the government. Michael Gove has said the UK will not bow to EU demands over Britain’s fishing waters More than 30m people in the UK have received their first Covid vaccine This is Sian Berry’s third London mayor election as the Green Party candidate (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Many thousands of British Airways flights were cancelled last year throughout the Covid-19 pandemic (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Photo by Andreea Campeanu/Getty Images Budget carrier Easyjet reported its first ever annual loss this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits a B British Olympic champion Adam Peaty is among the stars competing in the International Swimming League Getty Images Fprmula 1 driver Jules Bianchi died after a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix in 2014 Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Advertising Week (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell looks on during a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing to discuss the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s response to the coronavirus pandemic Ryanair has increased its order of Boeing 737 Max today, just weeks after US regulators cleared the plane to fly again. The S The scientific community has made massive progress in a very short space of time Monday 9 January 2017 6:37 am Getty images DARWIN, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 15: Traveller Craig Weather from Canada walks through a dormitory corridor as he arrives at a backpackers hostel October 14, 2005 in Darwin, Australia. The backpacking industry in Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory is thriving as many travellers decide to begin their jouneys from there. Some backpackers take organised trips to places of interest like Kakadu National Park and the Katherine Gorge while others take local work in the hospitality industry or picking fruit to subsidise their travelling expnses. The popularity of backpacking in the region has not been affected by the publicity of the Falconio murder trial, which begins next week. The case centres around British travellers Peter Falconio and his girlfriend Joanna Lees who were allegedly abducted on a remote road while travelling through the Northern Territory in 2001. The body of Peter Falconio was never found. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images) Two further London boroughs are thought to have cases of the new South African Covid variant Protesters gather in front of the Central Bank building, being guarded by military soldiers in Yangon, Myanmar. (Photo by Hkun Lat/Getty Images) Investors have been cautious ahead of the conclusion of a Fed meeting. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Buy now pay later firms such as Klarna have come under fire amid concerns they encourage shoppers to run up debts Deloitte’s involvement with government comms – usually a civil service job – raises questions about where the remit of consultants should end. England won bronze at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup, held in Liverpool. That event and the Roses’ 2018 success are credited by inspiring almost 300,000 women to play more often Travellers arriving in the UK could be made to quarantine in a hotel The MI6 boss said Vladimir Putin’s posturing on the Ukraine border, which was the biggest military buildup by the country since the Cold War, was to deflect from Russia’s poor economic situation. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of the Treasury, participates remotely in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on January 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images) Getty images A nurse administers a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at the Woluwe-Saint-Pierre vaccination center in Brussels, Belgium. (Photo by Jean-Christophe Guillaume/Getty Images) GameStop share prices have been all over the place after Reddit day traders went to war with short-sellers. The head of a Chinese business group has called for an easing of tensions between the UK and China. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) Photo by Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images Labour party leader Keir Starmer leaves the BBC after his appearance on The Andrew Marr Show yesterday (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first person in the world to receive the coronavirus vaccine outside of a clinical trial last week (Getty Images) LISBON, PORTUGAL – AUGUST 23: Thomas Muller of FC Bayern Munich celebrates with his winners medal following the UEFA Champions League Final match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 23, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Matt Childs/Pool via Getty Images) Earlier this week, CEOs of American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic and Heathrow Airport stressed the need to safely reopen the transatlantic corridor as dwindling passenger numbers continue into 2021. The nurses union today began an ad campaign to push the Government to offer NHS workers more than the one per cent rise currently on the table (Photo by Andrew Milligan – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Militarily weak, economically sclerotic, politically divided? IPL organisers resisted calls to stop the competition last week despite the high level of Covid-19 cases in India The ruling is a major boost for Youtube in a long-running dispute over copyright infringement The employment figures have trended higher in the recent months of the coronavirus pandemic, but the rate of growth has slowed Harlequins fans were given a 15-minute window in which to arrive for their limited-capacity game against Bath The Lib Dems won control over the Amersham Town Council in last month’s local elections, giving the party hope that it could cause a giant upset. All eight teams in The Hundred, which starts this summer, will have their own dedicated DJ UK business output last month fell to its lowest levels since April 2020. A man sits on the Wall street bull near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Two-thirds of business leaders believe hybrid working makes a company more profitable. (Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images) The 2019 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford was the last to have crowds LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Luisa Porritt arrives at the polling station before casting her votes on May 06, 2021 in London, England. The London mayoral election takes place today a year after the emergency Coronavirus Act 2020 postponed elections across England. Labour incumbent, Sadiq Khan, is seeking a second term in office and is challenged by Conservative hopeful Shaun Bailey. This year sees a record-breaking 20 candidates standing and six million Londoners are registered to vote. Voters are required to wear face coverings inside the polling station and socially distance whilst waiting outside. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The FTSE indexes were off to a flyer this morning. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The sad reality is that thousands of families will be unable to visit their loved ones It is little over a month until international travel is due to begin again for leisure purposes, but airlines are still crying out for clarity on which countries will face what levels of restriction. Oprah Winfrey interviews Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on A CBS Primetime Special premiering on CBS on March 7, 2021. (Photo by Harpo Productions/Joe Pugliese via Getty Images) Chancellor Rishi Sunak has insisted the UK must return to ‘sustainable’ levels of government spending Sales of supermarket clothing doubled last month, suggesting shoppers are keen to return to the high street The pound hits a two-year high against the dollar as the UK reaches its 15m vaccination target one day earlier than expected. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Passengers from red list countries have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days. Cheese exporters to Norway will reap the benefits of tariffs cuts which can reach as high as 277 per cent. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) The tickets will allow passengers to make five return journeys a month at a price that is 15p cheaper than if bought individually. Matt Hancock has denied he ever lied to Boris Johnson during the pandemic, in response to Dominic Cummings’ explosive accusations. Professor Jacob Frenkel has held a number of high-profile roles in the academic and business world Astrazeneca shares have plummeted more than 20 per cent over the past six months Deliveroo is planning a London IPO as early as the first quarter next year Businesses must be held to account for supporting a law that legitimises human rights abuses in Hong Kong Kwasi Kwarteng arrives in Downing Street (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Nigel Farage has applied to change the Brexit Party’s name to Reform UK Boris Johnson reacts as he greets members of the public while campaigning in Hartlepool The Amazon founder will be part of Blue Origin’s first manned spaceflight. CVC is looking to follow its stakes in rugby union and volleyball by investing in tennis (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Rashford became a household name during lockdown, as he spearheaded a high-profile campaign to get children eligible for free school meals fed regularly while school doors were shut during lockdown. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) The Canary Islands’ sunshine and scenery have attracted filmmakers as well as tourists More than 11m people have now been vaccinated in the UK NFL fans have grown used to four London games but the league plans leave open the possibility of more than the two guaranteed games being played in the capital. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Believe has worked with artists including British singer James Vincent McMorrow Boris Johnson will today confirm that large parts of the economy, including non-essential retail and outdoor hospitality, will reopen on 12 April. The lawsuit is thought to relate to Gupta’s £100m takeover of Tata’s Rotheram-based speciality steel division An inquiry found Patel broke ministerial code by bullying staff The City lost its previous EU-wide access to European financial markets on 31 December and the UK is now free to set its own regulatory agenda on financial services. Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak welcomes secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Mathias Cormann to the G7 finance ministers meeting on June 4, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Reigate – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The outage hit the London Stock Exchange’s newly-acquired Refinitiv data platform BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – APRIL 07: Petrol is poured as youths exchange projectiles through the Peace Gate with their faces covered during clashes at the Springfield Road/Lanark Way interface on April 7, 2021 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Violence broke out after a Loyalist protest took place in front of the gates of the peace line at the Springfield Road/ Lanark Way Interface. Youths attacked police officers and petrol bombed a bus. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Ministers are set to name Richard Sharp as the new BBC chair PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has joined the European Tour board as part of their recent “strategic alliance” Nintendo’s success is largely down to the popularity of its Mario Kart and Animal Crossing games. Beijing is due to host the Winter Olympics next year amid concerns over its human rights record BT Sport has shaken up the TV scene, but the costly venture is starting to make less sense LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrives in Downing Street ahead of Government briefing on March 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Adam Neumann co-founded office-sharing startup WeWork. (Photo by Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for the WeWork Creator Awards) Rishi Sunak said he doesn’t “know David Cameron very well at all” (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Sir Keir Starmer hit out at chancellor Rishi Sunak as he gave his first big speech to the UK business community Visa’s shares dropped following reports of the US antitrust probe MEPs will vote on the Brexit trade deal today, with expectations that it will easily pass through the European Parliament. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Marine One with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard departs the White House on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump is making his scheduled departure from the White House for Florida, several hours ahead of the inauguration ceremony for his successor Joe Biden, making him the first president in more than 150 years to refuse to attend the inauguration. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images) A managed approach to production levels — a cornerstone of the raison d’etre for Opec — is in jeopardy. Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 15: Members of the public hold up signs and smoke flares during a protest in Parliament Square against the The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill and criticising the actions of the police at Saturday night’s vigil on March 15, 2021 in London, England. Hundreds of people turned out at Clapham Common on Saturday night to pay tribute to Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old London resident whose kidnapping and death – allegedly at the hands of an off-duty Metropolitan Police officer – prompted a wave of concern over women’s safety. The same police force is being criticised for its response to the vigil, where they forcibly arrested several participants for violations of pandemic-era rules on public assembly. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Ed Sheeran is a boyhood Ipswich Town fan and, from next season, will sponsor the shirts of the club’s men’s and women’s teams Richmond residents saw property prices increase by nearly 10 per cent in 2020 (Photo by Edward Smith/Getty Images) Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Advertising Week Getty Images (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Racecourses have tried staging concerts after race days to attract younger crowds (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images) Getty Images Jose Mourinho was dismissed by Tottenham just 17 months into a contract that ran until 2023 Waltham Forest was the top fastest-moving London borough for house sales Social distancing measures could stay in place to curb the spread of new variants (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) The energy index was among the top gainers, rising two per cent. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Soldiers are being deployed to help roll out rapid Covid-19 testing across the UK People drive up to get their absentee ballots at the city of Lansing, Michigan today General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Labs in the UK face being overwhelmed by demand for tests, causing chaos for British holidaymakers. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Jet2 has announced the cancellations in light of the current uncertainty as to whether travel will kick off again on 17 May as planned. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) greets US President Donald Trump upon his arrival for the NATO summit at the Grove hotel in Watford, northeast of London on December 4, 2019. (Photo by CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CHRISTIAN HARTMANN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) How can the Square Mile can work with a Joe Biden presidency towards common objectives? Spotify reported on Monday that it would launch in 85 new markets, nearly doubling its market presences and making the service available to more than a billion people. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Spotify) The unrestrained authoritarianism and the intrusion of restrictions into the private lives of individuals has created disquiet among large sections of society Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick has warned that rule-breakers are “increasingly likely” to face fines. Are you struggling to state motivated while working from home? (Photo by Matt Dunham – WPA Pool / Getty Images) Photo: Getty YouTube has rolled out the “Let’s Not Go Back” video campaign that will aim to remind its core 18-34 year old audience about why they should get the Covid vaccine by reminding people of what lockdown was like. Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick has extended a ban on landlords using bailiff evictions (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Notice of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s death is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus Lynsey Barber Pubs will be allowed to open for outdoor patrons from tomorrow Rishi Sunak will unveil his second Budget to Parliament on Wednesday. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 16: Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock gives an interview outside the BBC after appearing on the Andrew Marr show on May 16, 2021 in London, England. Today’s show takes place a day before the UK further eases its Covid-19 lockdown measures, permitting more indoor activities and mixing of different households. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The COP26 summit will be held later this year in Glasgow Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address MPs in Parliament today after announcing a second lockdown on Saturday. The price of Brent crude and WTI crude rose almost 5 per cent today as OPEC considers extending its voluntary supply cut for another month until April. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak is reportedly planning a raid on pensions to pay for the pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil a new policy next week granting small business extra time to repay loans Boris Johnson said Labour were focussed on the ‘rear-view mirror’ in asking about decisions made at the start of lockdown (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Not everybody is blessed with the trappings of the Presidency to liven up Zoom calls (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Donald Trump Jr. is the latest member of the president’s family to test positive for Covid-19 The City of London has had a good November so far, with the FTSE 100 rising sharply Poland, led by the prolific Robert Lewandowski, look likely to be England’s main threat in Group I BERLIN, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 16: In this screengrab, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks as part of SWITCH GREEN during day 1 of the Greentech Festival at Kraftwerk Mitte aired on September 16, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. The Greentech Festival is the first festival to celebrate green technology and to accelerate the shift to more sustainability. The festival takes place from September 16 to 18. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Greentech Festival) Merrick Haydon, managing director of sports and lifestyle agency rEvolution Today’s decision is the latest step in the long road back to solvency for the embattled carrier. In both 2016 and 2020, the Democratic primaries delivered the worst possible alternative to Trump Referees, players and sports officials have all been subject to approaches from would-be fixers, sometimes via social media. The imposition of new red tape and customs declaration paperwork has caused trouble for many traders, with a different British Chambers of Commerce survey last month finding that half of the UK’s exporters had been negatively affected by Brexit. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JUNE 26: Workers stands by a TFL Pride roundel at Bank Station on June 26, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. The first Gay Pride Rally was held in London on 1 July 1972 to commemorate the anniversary of the USA Stonewall riots of 1969. Pride London was formed in 2004 and is now known as Pride in London. It celebrates the diversity of the Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community with a parade and festival and is widely supported by businesses and organisations across the City. (Photo by Quintina Valero/Getty Images) The FTSE 100 looked to bounce back today after Friday’s sell-off. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) Five-time winner Tiger Woods has won more Masters prize money than anyone else 2016’s Sandilands crash saw seven people lose their lives. An inquest into the accident is due to begin in May. Shoppers queued outside Primark when the budget retailer reopened in June, following the first Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Getty (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) The headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) Simon EU Commission Head Ursula von der Leyen says the AstraZeneca contract is “crystal clear”. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Greentech Festival) Pound sterling has strengthened today after the UK hit its target to vaccinate 15m people against Covid-19 (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Andrew Bailey’s handling of the LCF mini-bonds scandal has come under fire (Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images Rahm won his first PGA Tour title at Torrey Pines, the venue for this week’s US Open, four years ago Shoppers, some wearing masks because of the coronavirus pandemic walk on Oxford Street in central London as England prepared to enter second lockdown (Photo: Getty) Arsenal fans hang and effigy of Owner Stan Kroenke during a protest outside Emirates Stadium on Friday The NHS today handed out “I’ve had my Covid vaccination” stickers at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle Rajeev Misra currently leads Softbank’s Vision Fund from London Sadiq Khan leads Shaun Bailey by 2 points The Labour mayor was given a £4.82bn grant by the Theresa May government to build affordable housing in London. Agreeing to a global tech tax is one of Rishi Sunak’s priorities at this year’s G7 meeting Jamie Peacock won six Super League titles with Leeds Rhinos and another three with Bradford Bulls The SEC ruling could potentially lead to US oil firms adopting more ambitious climate and emissions reductions targets. Facebook, Google and Twitter are facing scrutiny over a key tech regulation issues The iconic Edinburgh Festivals were cancelled for the first times last year due to the pandemic The mayor also confirmed recently that City Hall will be moved from its current site next to Tower Bridge to The Crystal building in East London’s Royal Docks in order to save £61m over five years. Leadenhall Market could soon be packed full of business lunches in the run-up to Christmas (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Joe Biden is reversing efforts by predecessor Trump to ban Tiktok and Wechat The Kia Oval, home to Surrey, could host IPL teams under the plans under discussion and pushed by Khan Professor Chris Whitty has confirmed the new strain of coronavirus spreading in parts of the UK is more infectious than other strains. Thousands of pubs and restaurants across the country opened yesterday for the first time since December for outdoor patrons, sparking celebrations in London and beyond. Thousands of pubs and restaurants across the country opened yesterday for the first time since December for outdoor patrons, sparking celebrations in London and beyond. Eddie Jones has a good record with England but his side will finish fifth in the Six Nations It was thought vaccine passports could become mandatory for large events and optional for hospitality, with people forced to show proof they have been vaccinated or had recently tested negative. DMGT-owned the Mail on Sunday is currently in a legal battle with Meghan, Duchess fo Sussex over privacy (Photo by Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Grealish’s continued improvement and impact on the England set-up have been among the highlights of football in 2020 Saturday’s 3-0 home win over Tottenham Hotspur was a 16th consecutive victory in all competitions for resurgent Manchester City Apple’s average selling price is set to rise in the coming years. Boris Johnson has unveiled his 10 point plant for a green industrial revolution in the UK, but will it work? (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images) Lord David Frost joined Boris Johnson’s cabinet last month after negotiating the UK-EU trade deal Sunak last week released text messages between him and the former Prime Minister, showing the chancellor said he would “push” officials to take another look at Greensill after it was denied access to a coronavirus bailout scheme. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) With less restrictions, people have been more inclined to travel for long-awaited visits to friends and family. France can keep the pressure on Six Nations leaders Wales when they face England at Twickneham on Saturday UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested some restrictions could be lifted by mid-February. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The poll showed over half of Scots favour independence Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier with his team in London last month Burnley are one of the Premier League’s most traditional teams and consistently punch above their weight Audioboom’s original podcasts include Dark Air with Terry Carnation, starring Rainn Wilson from the US version of The Office. Fans are growing in optimism that England can win Euro 2020 after their opening win, our poll found Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg received a hefty security allowance, but his salary was just $1 Hospitality, the fourth biggest employer in the UK, is in dire straits Martha Stewart has launched a range of CBD-oil laced treats… for pets (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images,) In order to avoid eviction, protestors dug a 30m underground tunnel to hide in. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 16: Taylor Swift attends the world premiere of “Cats” at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on December 16, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam said there was no evidence to suggest the South African variant would become dominant in the UK Countrywide owns estate agents including Bairstow Eves Kate Bingham (right) at a New York health sector event in 2019 Barring any more disruption from Covid-19, Flybe has said it will relaunch services this summer, completing a rapid turnaround for the carrier. Alok Sharma stepped down as business secretary last week to take full-time charge of the preparations for COP26. Gatwick Airport suffered a 78 per cent plunge in passenger numbers last year One Media IP has bought the producer royalties of some of Take That’s hits. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images) Trump has pardoned former advisor Steve Bannon as one of his final acts as President. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Exactly one year since Jeremy Corbyn went into an election campaign to be the next Labour Prime Minister, he is now no longer even a Labour MP The Indian strain of Covid-19 has been officially designated a variant of concern Bitcoin buoyancy is driven by popular mass delusion but the madness will keep making money, writes Josh Williams. (Photo illustration by Mark Case/Getty Images) Facebook Marketplace, which launched in 2016, has 800m users The Royals will co-host a a green investment summit in October at Windsor Castle, which will see the UK host 200 business “A-listers, in a bid to attract more international capital to Britain post-Brexit. Serena Williams will star in a new docuseries on Amazon Prime Video as part of a wider deal with the streaming platform Isn’t just turning up uninvited at a store, expecting to be served, so pre-pandemic? Antony Jenkins founded 10x after he was ousted from Barclays in 2015 Daniel Ek owns nine per cent of Spotify, which has a current market cap of $54bn The Telegraph has set out a three-year turnaround plan as it looks to shift to subscription revenues Travel stocks tumbled after the UK imposed tough new travel curbs Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to maintain the Tories’ triple tax lock pledge Easyjet’s boss Johan Lundgren said that the carrier was planning to expand its services in Europe in a bid to bounce back from the pandemic. The budget carrier’s shares have shot up in recent days after a possible restart date for international travel was announced. Lewis Hamilton won a record-equalling seventh Formula 1 world title in 2020 Federer’s trademark blazers became a feature of his Wimbledon campaigns over the last two decades The Global Gag Rule has put millions of women’s lives at risk, particularly in the world’s poorest countries Tesco will use the proceeds to help close its pension deficit and return cash to shareholders Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (left) was appointed as the head of the WTO on Monday and starts her new job on March 1. (Photo by Stephen Jaffe/IMF via Getty Images) The grape harvest at Nyetimber (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) British chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s new cookbook was among Bloomsbury’s bestsellers last year. Jabbed. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey will have little time to recover from 2020, with his agenda already looking busy in 2021 The UK continues to lead European markets – but the gap over Asian hubs is closing Sadiq Khan has asked central government for a long-term funding settlement, with City Hall arguing that Tube and bus fares will not recover from the pandemic for years. An adviser to Boris Johnson proposed cutting some import tariffs on food coming from developing nations to as low as zero Gamesys operates the Virgin Games and Monopoly Casino brands in the UK Previously the government had only committed to offering a first dose of the vaccine to over-50s “by the spring” Around 6,000 licensed venues closed last year as pubs and restaurants struggled under the pressure of Covid restrictions Vegan footballer Chris Smalling has invested a six-figure sum in plant-based meat brand Heura (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) Brussels diplomats were now calling for Ursula von der Leyen’s resignation Chinese lawmakers yesterday voted in favour of a resolution to overhaul Hong Kong’s electoral system. Wall Street today capped off its fourth consecutive quarter of gains The pub’s owner blamed “a myriad of restrictions” for the closure (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown (L), Tony Blair (2L), David Cameron (2R) and John Major (R) during a memorial service for Lord Ashdown at Westminster Abbey on September 10, 2019 Prince Philip was said to be in “good spirits” during his second night in hospital. Dustin Johnson succeeded Tiger Woods as Masters champion after a sublime display at Augusta Wework has suffered a sharp decline in occupancy levels since the start of the pandemic Sir Lenny Henry won the Special Award at the BAFTAs in 2016 G7 finance ministers met in London today Heathrow Airport has dismissed the support already offered by government as “wholly inadequate”. Pernille Harder is one of the world’s leading players and will be aiming to win the Women’s Champions League with Chelsea next weekend (Photo by PASCAL PAVANI/AFP via Getty Images) 2020 saw passenger numbers plunge for the UK’s airlines as the coronavirus pandemic swept around the world. England captain Joe Root has spent long spells at the crease and could benefit from the extra rest between Tests The reopening of indoor hospitality helped drive up footfall in the capital LSE boss David Schwimmer warned the Refinitiv merger will lead to job cuts Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. (Photo by Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images) (Photo by Darren Staples/Getty Images) (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) “Every single long-held belief has been thrown out of the window.” Darlington was announced as the Treasury’s new northern economic campus last month as part of the government’s so-called levelling-up agenda. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) People have been urged to stay at home to stop the spread of new Covid mutations Scammers have used texts about the Covid-19 vaccine to trick people into divulging personal information Telecom Plus has seen a reduction in profit and revenue this year. The outbound travel sector sustains around 220,000 jobs in the UK and is worth over £37bn Hal Robson-Kanu helped Wales reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016, scoring an iconic goal against Belgium in the process Kieran Trippier is one of four right-backs in the 26-man England squad for Euro 2020 announced this week LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 24: A general view over the London skyline including the Square Mile and the Canary Wharf Business district on February 24, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A Snoop Dogg-backed pharmaceutical company specialising in medical cannabis will list in London this week. Shaun Bailey released his manifesto this morning in the lead up to the 6 May election, with Bailey focussing heavily on crime rates in the capital. The survey suggested a surprising turnaround in business sentiment given the disruption of Brexit. The exterior of a Societe Generale branch on November 21, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Yves Forestier/Getty Images) Boris Johnson spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the G7 summit (Photo by Jeff Holmes-Pool/Getty Images) The plans will see NHS Digital collect patient information in a central database Arsenal’s David Luiz and Raul Jimenez of Wolves both suffered injuries in a clash of heads in November. Jimenez remains sidelined three months later Festivals organisers have issued a rallying cry for government support Getty Images Former BT chief executive Gavin Patterson, who is a Liverpool fan, was reportedly approached about leading the European Super League Ireland’s Prime minister and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar takes part in the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTE studios in Dublin on February 4, 2020, ahead of the February 8 General Election. – Ireland will go to the polls on Fenruary 8, in an early general election, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, seeking to capitalise on his part in brokering the Brexit deal. (Photo by Niall Carson / POOL / AFP) (Photo by NIALL CARSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) A recent surge in Covid cases caused Boris Johnson to cancel a planned state visit to India last week Pershing Square boss Bill Ackman told investors the firm was having its best year ever Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Chelsea is one of six Premier League teams to threaten to create a new European Super League Banks are shifting assets and staff to Europe to ensure they can keep operating smoothly after Brexit Liberty Steel, which relies on Greensill for much of its financing, owns nine steel sites around the UK, including a plant in Scunthorpe. This photo was taken just eleven days before the National Security Law saw Nathan Law leave Hong Kong. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) The All Blacks won bronze in the 2019 Rugby World Cup after losing to England in the semi-final Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall event in the run-up to last year’s US Presidential election. CNN is owned by media giant AT The City lost its pre-Brexit access to EU markets on 1 January when the UK left the single market and customs union. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 10: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10, Downing Street as he heads to the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office on November 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Data from property website Rightmove shows rents in London are down 12.4 per cent compared to one year ago as a part of a larger trend in the UK’s largest cities. (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Extinction Rebellion activists were cleared of criminal damage charges to the Shell building at Waterloo. Pieces of an airplane engine from Flight 328 sit scattered in a neighborhood on February 20, 2021 in Broomfield, Colorado. An engine on the Boeing 777 exploded after takeoff from Denver prompting the flight to return to Denver International Airport where it landed safely. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) City workers leave the Bank of America Merrill Lynch offices in the Square Mile. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) People received the COVID-19 vaccination as a bus administering doses of the Johnson The UK is in the process of replacing its oldest Chinooks with newer models, a boon for the aerospace engineer. Lewis Hamilton is due to begin his seventh F1 world championship defence at this weekend’s 2021 season opener in Bahrain People are more likely to do something if they believe others are doing it too German finance minister Olaf Scholz said he was “angry” about the slow EU vaccine rollout Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on the PM to act immediately Football Index collapsed into administration last month after slashing dividends Getty Images The deal includes the original stage production of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag Home secretary Priti Patel is among 46 Tory MPs to back the new Free Market Forum Trade groups have called for extension to the rent moratorium, business rates holiday and furlough support. Carbon capture is widely considered a vital tool in the world’s attempts to limit the emissions of dangerous greenhouse gases. Jaeger collapsed into administration in November last year Romain Grosjean escaped with only minor injuries after a horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend Sunak also tipped the approval of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine as a potential turning point for the economy (Photo by Jack Hill – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images British fish exporters are now forced to fill out a series of customs declaration forms when selling their goods to EU countries. Boris Johnson spent £2.6m on the new TV studio in Downing Street The latest extension to coronavirus restrictions has left many businesses unable to operate at full capacity. ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 13: A sign is seen in a tree at a protest against masks, vaccines, and vaccine passports outside the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on March 13, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. To date, there has been over 534,000 deaths in the U.S. due to covid-19. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) Alex McMeekin – aka ALEX – is one of the stars of esports who are realising their value LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 20: Detail view as Brighton (Photo by Omer Messinger/Getty Images) Ajit Pai was made FCC chair in 2017 by former US president Donald Trump Facebook is facing multiple lawsuits. Londoners have until 10pm tonight to cast their vote. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks before last night’s vote on President Biden’s stimulus package, which passed Congress on party lines. The government said the guidance will help support “safe and appropriate” collaboration between the two countries The Conservative Party sent dozens of unlawful emails in Boris Johnson’s name Jay-Z’s Roc Nation talent agency has further expanded its portfolio with a move into cricket Amazon will begin sending workers back to its Seattle headquarters HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: General view of the Liberty Steel Pipe Mill in Hartlepool during a visit to the site by Anneliese Dodds, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Dr Paul Williams, Labour Party candidate for Hartlepool on April 09, 2021 in Hartlepool, England. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Nvidia founder and boss Jensen Huang LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Revellers drink in Soho as non essential retail reopens on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Phil Foden and Jack Grealish may be the fans’ favourites, but Hoddle believes Declan Rice is England’s most important player PwC has so far raked in more than £30m in government contracts during the pandemic HONG KONG, HONG KONG – JULY 1: An anti-extradition protester waves a black flag on a street outside the Legislative Council Complex ahead of the annual flag raising ceremony of 22nd anniversary of the city’s handover from Britain to China on July 1, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have organized rallies over the past weeks, calling for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, the resignation of the territory’s chief executive Carrie Lam, an investigation into police brutality, and drop riot charges against peaceful protesters. 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(Photo by ALYSSA POINTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Hancock will today make a statement to the House of Commons following Cummings’ barrage of criticism yesterday. Recent data has shown that the US economy is regaining momentum. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (Photo by Mike Egerton-Pool/Getty Images) City A.M. understands that the Shaun Bailey team is, for the time being, now operating with just one junior press officer and is set to significantly reduce its online campaigning efforts. A mud-hit area in Corrego do Feijao near the town of Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerias in southeastern Brazil, on January 26, 2019 a day after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil’s giant mining company Vale. More than 270 people died. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images) Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford is just one of the footballers to have been targeted by abuse on social media Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson walk together with US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden outside the Carbis Bay Hotel LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – FEBRUARY 10: A member of ferry staff walks past a unionist sign erected opposite the harbour entrance on February 10, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. Port inspection staff have returned to work today following loyalist threats against them last week. Loyalist graffiti targeting port staff and protesting against the so called Irish sea border has sprung up across the province following Brexit. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Piers Morgan has resigned from his ITV show after a furore over comments he made about Meghan Markle US senator Elizabeth Warren accused Amazon of exploiting tax havens and loopholes (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Ondato is establishing its new headquarters near Canary Wharf Vodafone customers will no longer be able to get connected for free on the London Underground BIARRITZ, FRANCE – AUGUST 25: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) meets Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for bilateral talks during the G7 summit on August 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France. Photo by Stefan Rousseau – Pool/Getty Images) Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith was one of the nine individuals sanctioned by China (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for WhatsApp) Kensington Gardens TfL’s funding settlement is crucial to London’s future (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Investors will have a keen eye on Apple’s forecasts after the iPhone 12 launch Universal Music is home to some of the world’s biggest artists, including Lady Gaga Last week’s report into the BBC’s handling of the infamous interview with Diana excoriated the broadcaster. The Waterloo and City line has been closed since lockdown was imposed in March. A venomous spectacled cobra, also known as Indian cobra (Naja Naja) or white cobra, is seen near a painting inside its enclosure at the Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden in Ahmedabad on January 30, 2019. (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images) Airbnb suffered a deeper loss due to the pandemic, but its performance improved in the third quarter Annie Mac’s ebullient broadcasting has been the soundtrack for a generation of music fans Alibaba founder Jack Ma has found himself at the centre of Beijing’s crackdown on tech firms Right-wing populist Orban, who is set to meet with Boris Johnson later today, has been recently criticised for describing Muslim’s as “invaders” and migrant’s as “poison”. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Global stocks markets have suffered their worst month since March Phil Foden can carry England all the way at Euro 2020 if he enjoys a good tournament Triller’s emphasis on the show as a spectacle reflects the video app’s links to Hollywood Getty Images LLANDUDNO, WALES – APRIL 26: Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson eats an ice-cream as he campaigns in Wales ahead of elections on April 26, 2021 in Llandudno, United Kingdom. (Photo by Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Van der Burgh won Olympic gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke at London 2012 Bank of England boss Bailey told a Westminster committee today that Brussels’ demands to the UK Treasury on potential future regulatory decisions were “problematic”, before adding: “I fail to see why people would want to close themselves off from open markets.” Tom Hayes outside Southwark Crown Court during his trial in 2015 Eddie Hearn is to be the new head of the Matchroom group after father Barry announced he was calling time on his four decades in charge President-elect Joe Biden and Jill Biden wave to the crowd after Biden’s address to the nation from the Chase Center November in Wilmington, Delaware DORTMUND, GERMANY – DECEMBER 12: Jadon Sancho of Dortmund runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart at Signal Iduna Park on December 12, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) Customers have flocked back to shops since the easing of lockdown restrictions. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A winner for the White House race may not be known for days New figures from YouGov show that people across the EU are now wary of taking the AstraZeneca vaccine, after comments from EU politicians falsely questioning the efficacy of the jab and a quickly overturned ban last week. Player activism is a more prominent part of US sports, which also has greater unionisation Royal Mail has posted a string of positive results following a boom in online shopping. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Rangers have been reinvented since their financial collapse, winning three promotions and now, at last, the Scottish Premeirship title LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the opening session of the virtual US Leaders Summit on Climate from the Downing Street Briefing Room on April 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The second coronavirus lockdown in England has knocked consumer confidence in the UK Former ECB Mario Draghi is leading a unity government Co-Founder and CEO of Darktrace Poppy Gustafsson in 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Labour Party leader Keir Starmer andthe “woke left” have been slammed by former Labour Party leader and Prime Minister Tony Blair (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Chris Webber has partnered with an asset management firm to help underrepresented entrepreneurs in the cannabis sector. Heathrow Airport’s boss has slammed the government’s scheme to support the ailing sector. Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women. Liz Truss reportedly has the backing of the PM on her Australia free trade deal. Christopher Furlough / Getty Twitter is exploring new ways to generate revenue from its users Prime Minister Boris Johnson practices his football skills as he visits Hartlepool United Football Club on Friday Khan wants the government to come forward with a significant financial package. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 15: Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman (C) is greeted by Viacom Chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman (R) and The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States International President Matthew Loeb before a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and other senior Obama Administration officials, law enforcement officials and cabinet members December 15, 2009 in Washington, DC. During the meeting, Biden expressed the administration�s continued commitment to enforcing international copyright laws and making sure that intellectual property rights are respected. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) India has suffered an explosion in Covid cases in recent weeks, with daily cases hitting 250,000 and hospitals reporting oxygen shortages. More than 90m people have already voted this year, including around 65m mail-in votes, with the vast majority expected to be for Joe Biden. The UK has barred Huawei from its 5G network, and Chinese firms others could be next (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Angela Merkel after a video call with Chinese leaders earlier this year (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in 2019. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Vaccinated people in the EU will be able to travel freely around the bloc this summer – but not those from the UK. Boris Johnson unveiled his roadmap for ending lockdown yesterday Sunak is also expected to announce an incremental increase in corporation tax from 19 per cent to 25 per cent to help pay off the government’s 2020 spending. Social distancing restrictions eased in April, allowing pubs and restaurants in England to serve customers outside. One survey reported that 85 per cent of doctors have experienced mental health issues After over a year of restrictions, the decision to remove Portugal from the “green list” just weeks after restarting travel met with outrage from the airline industry. Young people have struggled during the pandemic, with the hospitality sector hit heavily. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Jeremy Paxman has become known for his hard-nosed interviewing technique ‘More protracted national lockdowns cannot be ruled out,’ Citi analysts said LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 16: Pedestrians walk past closed retail stores on Regent Street on January 16, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. With a surge of COVID-19 cases fuelled partly by a more infectious variant of the virus, British leaders have reimposed nationwide lockdown measures across England through at least mid February. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Credit Suisse is set to be the hardest hit by the collapse of hedge fund Archegos MARSEILLE, FRANCE – DECEMBER 21: Technicians from the ‘C4 Diagnostics’ laboratory analyze samples taken from the wastewater of a retirement home (Ehpad) by Marseille firefighters to detect traces of COVID-19 on December 21, 2020 in Marseille, France. The concentration of the Coronavirus pathogen released in human waste serves as an early warning system for France in the face of the pandemic. (Photo by Arnold Jerocki / Getty Images) People participate in a protest in support of counting all votes as the election in Pennsylvania is still unresolved (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Evgeny Lebedev with Prince William Zoom is looking to maintain momentum after a bumper year of growth during the pandemic LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) listens as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (screen) addresses the opening session of the virtual US Leaders Summit on Climate from the Downing Street Briefing Room on April 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis – WPA Pool/Getty Images) UK manufacturing firms suffered the third-steepest increase in wait times since the survey began in 1992 Getty images BERLIN, GERMANY DECEMBER 01: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk (Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images Reach, which owns the Daily Mirror and Daily Express titles, has inked news licensing deals with Facebook and Google The Champions League is likely to expand from 32 to 36 teams, creating dozens more fixtures, from 2024 Brexit is seen as one of the biggest sources of tension in the UK The UK is expected to see an employmnet boom, according to Manpower UK (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Sonia Akbar administers the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine to a patient at a pop up vaccination centre at the Pakistani Community Centre in Derby, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images) The WHO has complained that the Chinese government was not forthcoming in providing data and information that could uncover where the virus came from. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said the hubs will push the UK towards “an export and jobs-led recovery”. Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have wrought almost unprecedented damage on the UK economy Facebook executive Carolyn Everson made the comments in an email in 2017 Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon chief executive this year, sparking questions about the future direction of the tech giant The funding package is aimed at covering TfL’s lost revenue due to the pandemic (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Most of Ryanair’s fleet is currently grounded due to continuing travel restrictions. Rishi Sunak will present his spring Budget on 3 March. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori says organisers are examining new ways to host the Games this summer Mike Pomepo exited his role as US secretary of state today as Donald Trump left the White House for the last time (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Car production tumbled again in February as the coronavirus continued to hammer output. Laurence Fox (L) smokes a cigarette with Rich, a homeless man Analysts warned there was more work to be done before the UK economy full recovers from the pandemic Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Irish PM Micheal Martin ahead of a meeting at Hillsborough Castle during the Prime Minister’s visit to Belfast on August 13 General view of the Bank Of England on September 27, 2020 Santander’s profit soared in the first quarter, today’s results show. The terms of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement mean that Northern Ireland still follows EU customs union and single market rules, while the rest of the UK does not. President-elect Biden’s affinity to Ireland, where he has ancestral routes, are well-known. Towie star Lucy Mecklenburgh was one of the influencers named and shamed by the ASA Chorley, who play in English football’s sixth tier, have already made £250,000 from their run to the fourth round of the FA Cup Anfield witnessed one of its greatest European nights when Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 to complete an improbable comeback in 2019 Disneyland said the majority of the cuts will come from its theme park division (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Social media stars have come under fire for their lockdown trips to Dubai Barclays boss Jes Staley said this year that remote working was not “sustainable” long term (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) BEAVERTON, OR – MAY 09: Reporters work on their laptops as Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks during a campaign event at Vernier Software Sir James Dyson hit out at the BBC for its coverage of the affair, accusing the broadcaster of “grotesque mischaracterisation” after it incorrectly said he was a prominent Tory donor. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Costa Event organisers estimate that around 1,200 people attended the rally, which was the former President’s first formal public appearance in months. The policymaker added in the speech that this was his personal view, not a BoE policy position. The Mayor has called for a long-term deal for Londoners (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Getty images Former Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan in 1996 Former Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee died in October at the age of 78, leaving a fortune of more than $20bn Getty images Debenhams could return to the high street in a much smaller capacity. Eleven of President Trump’s 32 tweets since Election Day on Tuesday have been placed behind a warning label saying they were disputed Government ad spend rose sharply last year due to Covid-19 public health messaging The IOC vaccine offer, announced by president Thomas Bach (right), may ease concerns in Japan about the planned influx of visitors for this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics SUEZ, EGYPT – MARCH 29: The container ship ‘Ever Given’ is refloated, unblocking the Suez Canal on March 29, 2021 in Suez, Egypt. (Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 04: Radio personality Rush Limbaugh reacts after First Lady Melania Trump gives him the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump delivers his third State of the Union to the nation the night before the U.S. Senate is set to vote in his impeachment trial. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the central bank on March 16, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The deal is the second major move by Chief Executive Thomas Rabe’s drive to consolidate Bertelsmann as the world’s biggest bookseller after the 185-year-old publisher took full control of Penguin Random House from Pearson. It’s lockdown-as-normal for pubs Bitcoin slumped today as it fell back from record highs this week Player welfare has never been more relevant in rugby union but faces competing interests A new London School of Economics (LSE) report, commissioned by the mayor, found that central London footfall will be dented for years to come even in best case scenarios. The Prime Minister has said “no jab, no job” policies are discriminatory, while employment lawyers have cast doubt on their legality Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Those who have had two jabs could avoid compulsory 10-day isolation. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) Users will be able to make use of the new features in Facebook’s app and on its website. Ambassador João Vale de Almeida with European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic last year Formula 1 is to use ‘sprint qualifying’ is to be used at three races this season, with the British Grand Prix in July set to be the first LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Former Prime Minister David Cameron leaves his home to give evidence to a select committee on Greensill, on May 13, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Oil prices have had their worst week so far this year, falling over six per cent so far. Inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States Leyton Orient hope to reopen their stadium to home fans on 8 December against Bristol Rovers French President Emmanuel Macron KFC has reintegrated its finger lickin’ good tagline to ad campaigns after canning it during Covid-19 (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Deltic Group, which runs 52 venues across the UK, has been forced to remain closed since March Supporters of the Fridays for Future movement protest to demand effective measures against global warming and climate change on March 19, 2021 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden hosted the world’s leaders for a climate action summit last week – one of several such meetings scheduled for the coming year. Co-Founder and CEO of Darktrace Poppy Gustafsson in 2016 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) The Vitality Netball Superleague 2021 season started last weekend in a Wakefield venue more often used a rehearsal space for musicians embarkin on stadium tours The BBC has settled hundreds of cases with female employees in recent years to resolve claims of unfair pay The next chair of Ofcom had been expected to be Paul Dacre (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images) Sir Richard Branson is set to merge Virgin Orbit with a blank-cheque company Frankie Dettori leads home Stradivarius in an April meet at Ascot, but fans will be allowed for the Royal Ascot festival next week (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) The Premier League has just introduced new concussion substitution rules in response to growing concern about head trauma in contact sports (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) The EU wants to tighten rules for tech firms over disinformation Sir Martin Sorrell has frequently clashed with WPP since his acrimonious departure in 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron announced the new lockdown in a televised address this evening HSBC has been at centre of controversies around Beijing’s anti-democratic crackdown in Hong Kong (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen back in January Endeavor has previously said it will take full ownership of UFC Cummings is reportedly set to blame the UK’s failures in its response to Covid on his former boss Johnson. Business directors are the most optimistic about the UK economy they’ve been since the Brexit referendum, according to a new survey by the IoD. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Premier League clubs saw aggregate revenues fall for the first time in the competition’s history in 2019-20 YO! Food, which was acquired by private equity firm Mayfair Equity Partners in November 2015, will likely benefit from the increased footfall in coming weeks. The CMA is investigating whether Apple imposes unfair or anti-competitive terms on app developers The EU’s medicines regulator has cleared the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine for approval, shifting the focus to the European Commission Robson-Kanu, 31, plans to carry on playing beyond his current contract at West Brom, which is due to expire this summer Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (right) has backed the country to form its own vaccine strategy. (Photo by Lukas Barth – Pool/Getty Images) Moeen Ali hasn’t played a Test for England since 2019 but is back in contention on the India tour Hounslow is one of eight areas included in new guidance against all but essential travel Post-Brexit trade talks have gone down to the wire as differences over fisheries and state aid became clear (Photo by Michele Tantussi/Getty Images) (Getty Images) The price of petrol and diesel contributed to the CPI rise in April (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) Chinese President Xi Jinping had refused to acknowledge the US election result for a week With well-known companies like Compass, Virgin Media, Telewest Global and Somerfield under his belt, the incoming director has a wealth of experience across finance and retail to bring to the pub group. GRANVILLE, FRANCE – MAY 06: French fishermen who have just returned from sea protesting with a fleet of fishing boats in the territorial waters of Jersey. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Getty Images) The Hundred, English cricket’s new 100-ball competition, is due to beging in July, a year later than planned Sadiq Khan and Boris Johnson face-off in a 2016 Brexit debate The competition watchdog has cleared O2’s £31bn tie-up with Virgin Media Vodafone has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 Fish exporters have been beset by issues at the border, with tonnes of product confiscated by EU authorities due to missing paperwork. Uber drivers will now be able to choose to be represented by union GMB. If it’s illegal to drink and drive, should it be illegal to drink and run the country? Robert Downey Jr, the star of the Iron Man franchise, has launched a venture capital fund for green ventures (Photo by Mike Marsland/Getty Images) Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Cabinet Minister Lord Frost chairs the first meeting of the Partnership Council followed by the eighth meeting of the withdrawal agreement joint committee with his EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic Darktrace CEO and former City A.M. Award winner Poppy Gustafsson will be pleased by today’s IPO RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – MAY 24: A public health worker prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Museu da Republica (Museum of the Republic) on May 24, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. COVID-19 has claimed more than 1 million lives in Latin America and the Caribbean, with nearly half of those deaths in Brazil. Only three percent of the population of Latin America has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Health experts are warning that Brazil should brace for a new surge of COVID-19 amid a slow vaccine rollout and relaxed restrictions. The state of Sao Paulo has registered over 3 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths. Nearly 450,000 people have died in Brazil by COVID-19, second only to the U.S. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Euro 2020 is due to take place this summer, a year later than planned, across 12 countries UK clubbers return to the dance floor as nightclub Circus hosts the first dance event, which will welcome 6,000 clubbers to the city’s Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse on Friday British fishermen produce more than 25,000 tonnes of mussels each year, with around two-thirds sold to EU countries. The KPMG report, commissioned by the Association of British Insurers lobby group, recommends easing the cap on how much capital insurance firms must hold at any one time to stave off insolvency in case of an economic downturn. Equivalence is logical to both the UK and EU Boris Johnson in Falmouth yesterday ahead of the G7 (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Investors will have a keen eye on forecasts after the launch of the iPhone 12 The Prime Minister said there was a “good chance” social distancing rules could be scrapped on 21 June. The UK housing market grew sharply over the summer following the initial coronavirus lockdown Nationwide restrictions will likely come into force from Thursday forcing businesses to close and most to again work-from-home (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) Boris Johnson yesterday launched an independent review into Cameron’s efforts to lobby ministers on behalf of failed finance supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital. LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 10: Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock gestures as he speaks during a news conference at 10 Downing Street, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on December 10, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Dawson – WPA Pool/Getty Images) With the second national lockdown lifted, people in England can once again go on overseas holiday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) After the pandemic, everyone will be a certified raver LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 24: Priti Patel leaves Number 10, Downing Street after being appointed Home Secretary on July 24, 2019 in London, England. Boris Johnson took the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland this afternoon and immediately began appointing new Cabinet Ministers. Former Foreign secretary and leadership rival Jeremy Hunt returns to the back benches, along with Liam Fox, Jeremy Wright, Penny Mordaunt and Karen Bradley. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital has enjoyed rapid growth during the pandemic David Morrison, Market Analyst IOC president Thomas Bach attempted to calm growing anxiety in Japan by insisting Tokyo 2020 would be safe Andrew Bailey, Bank of England governor Brothers working for major city firms have been charged with fraud and insider dealing. The CMA will probe Apple and Google over their dominance of mobile ecosystem markets Sir Martin Sorrell said he expected “some sort of correction” to economic growth in 2023 ILFORD, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 20: London Mayor Sadiq Khan is seen as he walks through Ilford shopping precinct on April 20, 2021 in Ilford, England. The Mayoral elections are due to take place on May 6, 2021. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Doctors have an obligation to provide their patients with the best treatments available Dominic Raab will begin trade talks today with members of the trans-Pacific partnership. Getty images Getty images (Jane Barlow – WPA Pool/Getty Images) London remains the golden goose of the UK economy (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images) Dianomi specialises in online native advertising for financial services clients Sadiq Khan on the campaign trail Double vaccinated Brits could find themselves free of current travel quarantine rules from August. Michael Gove told Westminster’s European Scrutiny Committee that the European Commission had rode “roughshod” over member states by acting unilaterally in triggering Article 16. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Olympian Victoria Pendleton unveils promotes the National Lottery’s 25th birthday last year LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks with journalists after launching his Mayoral campaign pledge of “Jobs Jobs Jobs” on March 30, 2021 in London, England. Candidates for the London Mayoral election include incumbent Sadiq Khan for the Labour Party, Shaun Bailey – Conservative, Kam Balayev – Renew, Sian Berry – Green Party, Laurence Fox – Reclaim Party, Peter Gammons – UKIP, Luisa Porritt – Liberal Democrats and Mandu Reid – Women’s Equality Party alongside a number of Independents. Londoners will go to the polls on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The NHS app has gained over 1.3m new registrations since its vaccine-status capability was announced. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The long-awaited white paper will contain pledges to introduce new flexible season tickets in order to get people back on trains. Ready for take-off: Ryanair and its fellow low-cost carriers are primed for European expansion, probably at the expense of flag carriers like Air France and Lufthansa. Marcus Rashford is set to hold talks with Deliveroo, which is a major backer of his End Child Food Poverty campaign A woman is arrested during a vigil for Sarah Everard on Clapham Common on March 13 Former Brexit negotiation Michel Barnier said immigration was “not working” Business activity was fuelled by optimism about easing lockdown measures and the vaccine rollout Getty Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden sit around the table at the top of the G7 meeting in Carbis Bay today MIAMI, FL – MARCH 23: A bottle of antidepressant pills named Effexor is shown. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Co-founded Adyen, Pieter van der Does during TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 – Day 2 at Copper Box Arena on December 8, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Jeff Bezos will step down as chief executive in the third quarter Rishi Sunak earlier this year (Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for French Connection) (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Getty Images Tens of thousands of organisations may have been compromised in the Microsoft hack London will be placed in Tier 2 when England leaves its second national lockdown on 2 December A winter storm has raged across Texas, leaving millions without power or clean drinking water. The government is launching an independent inquiry into David Cameron’s lobbying of Greensill The first lockdown saw a huge boom in demand for instruments. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images) Milan’s streets are seen empty as countries across Europe endured lockdowns. (Photo by Emanuele Cremaschi/Getty Images) Pints are lined up in the Switch bar in Newcastle as the pub opens following the easing of lockdown measures on April 12, 2021 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. England has taken a significant step in easing its lockdown restrictions, with non-essential retail, beauty services, gyms and outdoor entertainment venues among the businesses given the green light to re-open with coronavirus precautions in place. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Deliveroo riders on Tower Bridge in London. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The Bank of England announced £150bn of stimulus today – but The Sun broke the news first Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has labelled Britain’s Brexit dealings as “disrespectful”. (Photo by Fabrizio Bensch – Pool/Getty Images) Photo by Glyn Kirk – Pool/Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 19: Commuters and shoppers walk past a sign reading “Come on in London” on Oxford Street on April 19, 2021 in London, England. Following the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures on April 12, non-essential retail stores were allowed to reopen but, for many, the harsh impact of a long period of closure has forced some to close their doors permanently. The Labour Party has today announced a “Rebuilding Our High Streets Commission” which will bring together experts from businesses in retail, leisure and hospitality, as well as representatives of the trade union and social enterprise sectors to attempt to tackle the problem. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) London’s stock exchange could be overtaken by Euronext as Europe’s biggest stock market by number of firms The UK remained an attractive destination for M&A in 2020 despite Brexit, according to the latest global rankings. A constant stream of football has left less breathing space for discussion about the latest crisis club LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Dominic Raab, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs welcomes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting on May 11, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Frank Augstein – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Food store sales fell by 5.7 per cent in May. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) “Every single long-held belief has been thrown out of the window.” The competition complaint relates to Google’s new privacy sandbox technology A worker cleans the Delta self check-in kiosks in May. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Glaxosmithkline is under pressure after activist investor Elliott took a significant stake Raab met with G7 foreign ministers today. Sadiq Khan campaigning in Newham yesterday. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Salesforce is buying Slack in a combined cash and share deal Angela Rayner will remain in her position as deputy Labour leader, which is chosen by the membership. The pound recovered morning losses as the UK Government again said nothing in the current data indicated that the 21 June reopening shouldn’t go ahead The consumer boom begins in earnest (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) CEO of Goldman Sachs, David Solomon, earlier said that the working from home era was an aberaration (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) Getty images Under current plans pubs and restaurants will reopen for indoor service from 17 May Harlequins had 2,800 spectators at their game with Bath in September, as part of a nationwide pilot scheme Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen extended Brexit trade talks yesterday Lloyds booked new mortgage lending of £3.5bn during the three months to September (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A trader outside the New York Stock Exchange Private equity firm the Carlyle Group has bought UK senior housing developer Beechcroft. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images) Antibody tests are still only available to NHS staff and social care workers What will investors react to this week? Getty Images Rolls-Royce shares halved this morning after shareholders approved a £2bn rights issue yesterday. Former Australian PM was appointed to the UK’s Board of Trade this year WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Marine One flies by the Washington Monument on its way to the White House to pick up President Donald Trump prior to the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today’s inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Caroline Brehman-Pool/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 04: A detail view of The Biker Hound Motorcycle from “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” is seen during the opening of the new exhibit “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles Of Science Fiction And Fantasy” at Petersen Automotive Museum on May 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Papuga/Getty Images) Barclays’ headquarters at One Churchill Place in Canary Wharf Ministers are ramping up the vaccine rollout amid concerns about the Indian variant of the virus Dame Carolyn McCall became chief executive of FTSE 350 company ITV in 2018 French Open prize money has fallen most for the winners, with payouts to first-round losers frozen Boris Johnson and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – Pool/Getty Images) Morrisons enjoyed a boost to sales over the festive period The Premier League’s pay-per-view model requires fans to pay £14.95 to watch some games The Port of Dover in Kent is central to the UK’s trade with the EU. Getty Images The Tpkyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to take place this summer despite widespread domestic concern about their safety New data from Public Health England showed that available Covid vaccines are around 80 per cent effective in preventing hospitalisation among over-80s Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the war, with millions more displaced by the violence. Teenager Coco Gauff, who lit up Wimbledon last year, is one of Mouratoglou’s latest projects Apple and Amazon have become the latest firms to suspend “unbiased” social media platform Parler from their web stores. Macron and Merkel are said to be mulling month-long national lockdowns across France and Germany The Prime Minister told MPs today that he is confident office working will come back en-masse ITV is forecasting a summer rebound in ad sales thanks to the delayed Euros football tournament The Hut Group chairman Matthew Moulding with Prime Minister Boris Johnson Manufacturers of the UK’s approved vaccines have not yet provided data to show if their jabs will reduce Covid-19 transmission. Milton Keynes’ Primark saw queues into the car park during the summer reopening (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Universal Music is home to some of the world’s biggest artists, including Taylor Swift Sadiq Khan will battle for re-election on 6 May in the mayor of London election The extension will ease tensions after Boris Johnson threatened to ignore the chilled meats ban, which the EU says would have sparked a trade war. Fed chair Jay Powell will give a press conference later today. (Photo by Toby Melville – WPA Pool / Getty Images) Brexit trade talks will continue this weekend as the deadline to get a deal looms closer. England, runners-up at the last Rugby World Cup, recently won the Autumn Nations Cup Rajasthan Royals are founder members of the Indian Premier League The arrival of coronavirus vaccines has lifted business confidence, but new lockdowns threaten to knock it again The plans would see pupils aged 12 and over given a first dose of the vaccine when the new school year starts. BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer (R) and deputy party leader Angela Rayner (L) on the campaign trail on May 5, 2021 in Birmingham, England.(Photo by Stefan Rousseau – Pool/Getty Images) GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 20: Matthew Hoppe of FC Schalke celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Koeln at Veltins-Arena on January 20, 2021 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel – Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Grant Shapps confirmed that the app would be used for people to show their vaccine status or test results so they could travel. Sports PR has a strategic element as well day-to-day aspects, such as press conferences SSE’s contracting division is the country’s largest street light contractor Chancellor Rishi Sunak today unveiled the government’s 2021-22 spending plans Prosus and Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk said the businesses were now ‘stronger than they were before the pandemic’. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Boris Johnson has a pint with West Midlands mayor Andy Street (getty images) Shell will buy EV charging point firm Ubitricity for an undisclosed sum, in its latest move to becoming a net zero emissions firm. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak ordered a review into a possible increase in the capital gains tax (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Johnson recently said that he expects many people to return to offices once Covid restrictions are lifted. (Photo by Peter Morrison – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Club Necaxa planned to sell a stake via an NFT auction with a starting bid set at $1.3m LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: London Mayor Sadiq Khan speaks to the media after visiting Harrow Road Nursery on April 23, 2021 in London, England. Mr Kahn is campaigning to be re-elected for a second term as London Mayor on May 6. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Easyjet’s chair will leave the firm next year after the worst period in aviation history. Whitbread said that 98 per cent of its hotels and restaurants were now open. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Wendy’s pulled out of the UK more than two decades ago Andrew Lloyd-Webber is willing to face arrest rather than keep his theatres closed beyond 21 June. The pandemic appears to have acted as a catalyst for SMEs to digitise their business services HSBC will shift investment and staff from European locations including London to Asia Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer (R) and deputy party leader Angela Rayner (L) on the campaign trail on May 5, 2021 in Birmingham The UK recorded a further 1,348 deaths from coronavirus yesterday, which makes 8,739 in the past seven days – a 13.9 per cent week-on-week rise. Corporation tax will rise from 19 per cent to 25 per cent by 2023 for UK companies with annual profits of £250,000 or higher AIRDRIE, SCOTLAND – MAY 09: Scottish First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to Airdrie on May 9, 2021 in North Lanarkshire. (Photo by Andrew Milligan – Pool/Getty Images) Manchester City are to lend expertise and technological support to Bolivar as part of the tie-up Forecasts for business lending have fallen amid hopes of a strong economic recovery Donald Trump has always put his own needs ahead of those of America Arrivals to the UK from around 30 “at risk” countries will be forced to quarantine at a hotel for 10 nights LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 21: In this handout image provided by the BBC, Boris Johnson (L) and London Mayor Sadiq Khan (R) and the other members of the panel take part in the EU debate at Wembley Arena on June 21, 2016 in London, England. Tonight the BBC is hosting a live, two-hour televised EU debate in front of an audience of 6,000 at Wembley Arena, which sees the Leave campaign represented by Conservative MP Boris Johnson, Labour MP Gisela Stuart and Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom, and the Remain campaign represented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Ruth Davidson, and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress. (Photo by Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images) (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) (Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images) Airlines dragged down the FTSE 100 this morning. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Cyril Ramaphosa says that vaccines should be “a global public good”. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Sharma gave his speech at a wind farm near Glasgow, the venue for the autumn’s talks. Getty images The final stage of easing lockdown will be delayed by four weeks A car waits to disembark the Eurotunnel Train on December 28 Many retailers have felt the effects of lockdown (Photo by Alex McBride/Getty Images) Deutsche Bank told employees it would ‘substantially reduce’ the number of staff coming into its London office Getty Images Priti Patel said there was still a “small minority” of people making “egregious breaches” of lockdown Home Secretary Priti Patel is under fire for staff bullying (Photo by Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The number of redundancies hit a record high between June and September Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to European Council president Charles Michel this afternoon HQ will soon see fans again (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images for Harlequins) CMC Markets has upgraded its profit forecasts several times this year The BBC will shift news jobs away from London to its regional bases such as Media City in Salford During a hearing earlier today, Vardy’s lawyers asked the High Court to throw out parts of Rooney’s defence, including allegations of Vardy’s close relationship with The Sun and benefits she received. Workers across the country have been scrambling to bolster their finances as the pandemic and three national lockdowns have drained savings. Boris Johnson’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron comes after the French President issued a combative statement on Thursday about UK-EU talks over Northern Ireland, saying that “nothing is negotiable”. Boris Johnson will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel in separate one-on-one meetings tomorrow. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will outline plans to level up skills following the pandemic Debenhams’ purchase by Boohoo will see the iconic brand disappear from the High Street (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Getty Images Shares in delivery firm Meituan dropped following the boss’ controversial post The government is calling on the public to play their part in the vaccine rollout. Crossrail has been plagued by a series of delays and escalating costs BP swung into the red after a dire year for oil demand saw it write off $17.5bn alone in the second quarter. The Night Tube has been out of action since March last year. Now TfL wants to merge its driver jobs with regualr tube driver roles. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Getty Images (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Could Asos have used the excitement of a physical location to fire up demand? (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Getty Images for Topshop Topman) (Photo by Anselm Ebulue/Getty Images) GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MARCH 24: Scottish independence supporters gather in George Square for a Hope Over Fear Rally on March 24, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland. Hope Over Fear organised the rally calling for the Scottish Government to announce a date for a second independence referendum. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Governor Andrew Bailey has steered the Bank through the coronavirus crisis Are you done with baking, knitting, and gazing out of the window? TRURO, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: A woman leaves Primark with bags as shops reopen after coronavirus restrictions ease on April 12, 2021 in Truro, England. England has taken a significant step in easing its lockdown restrictions, with non-essential retail, beauty services, gyms and outdoor entertainment venues among the businesses given the green light to re-open with coronavirus precautions in place. Pubs and restaurants are also allowed open their outdoor areas, with no requirements for patrons to order food when buying alcoholic drinks. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images) Compass Group provides catering services to schools LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 22: The Labour Party London Mayoral candidate and current Mayor Sadiq Khan wears a club shirt as he joins in during a visit to Hackney Wick FC’s training ground on April 22, 2021 in London, England. The London Mayoral elections are due to be held on May 6. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Cineworld’s assets in the US will reopen in April Arsenal’s Europa League fixture against Rapid Vienna next Thursday could be the first professional match to have live fans in England since March The cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline last month sparked fuel shortages and panic buying Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, joined by vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), speaks today The LSE’s $27bn deal for data provider Refinitiv was struck in 2019 but took two years to complete Liz Truss finished up three days of face-to-face negotiations with Australian trade minister Dan Tehan in London earlier this week, with both sides saying a deal should be wrapped up by June. The CLC says that the UK has lost 15,000 European hauliers this year due to Brexit. International trade secretary Liz Truss said she wanted to “de-escalate trade tensions” so that the “US and UK can move forward to the next phase of their trading relationship” The University of Oxford’s ‘mix and match’ Covid vaccine trial has been extended to include Moderna and Novavax jabs. Fuchs is leaving Leicester this summer after six years at the club but hopes to carry on playing SAN FRANCISCO – JANUARY 16: Bottles of Coca-Cola are seen on the shelf at Tower Market January 16, 2004 in San Francisco, California. Coca-Cola is being investigated by U.S. regulators over allegations raised by a former employee that it had inflated its earnings. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) It has long been expected in the City that the UK would lose its pre-Brexit access to the EU, leading to trillions of assets and thousands of jobs moving from London to European capitals. Beyond The White Line works with Team GB star Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s academy LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 29: Britain’s Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty gives an update on the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic during a virtual press conference inside the new £2.6million No9 briefing room on March 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Getty images The UK’s open offer to Australia on tariff-free trade can be a model for other trade deals (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 12: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to deliver a statement in the House of Commons on May 12, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Health secretary Matt Hancock urged businesses to follow supermarket giant Morrisons’ lead Alok Sharma is the President of the COP26 conference – will he be able to deliver a successful summit? As the Trump administration is consigned to history, we can expect a Biden presidency to adopt a more liberal internationalist approach Angela Merkel’s comments come as the Delta variant has become the UK’s dominant strain of coronavirus and 41 cases of what has been called ‘Delta plus’, have been identified. The pandemic has pushed cinema chains such as Cineworld to the brink of collapse BT Head Office in London. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The new law is set to face backlash from business groups across the country, with the UK’s pubs lobby saying the move would “reduce the food offer available to customers”. JLEN owns renewable energy assets across Europe. While we are spending time with our families this Christmas, railway teams across the country will be working hard Currently, the vast majority of the multi-billion global market is cleared on LSE’s LCH clearing arm in the City. Zoom was catapulted from relative obscurity into a household name almost overnight The integrated review will lead to £80bn being spent on new military equipment over the next four years. Manchester United were awarded 26 penalties in the last two seasons, 11 more than any other team and 14 more than Liverpool A US flag flies in front of the US Capitol, which yesterday was broken into by a pro-Trump mob. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) Large trials of several Covid-19 vaccines are already underway Andrew Bailey, chief executive officer of Financial Conduct Authority, poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in London, U.K., on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. The European Union should urgently reconsider its plan to prohibit some trading in London if a no-deal Brexit occurs next month, according to the U.K.’s top market watchdog. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images The sharp decline in infections appears to have levelled off in some areas, while others have seen an apparent rise in cases A Mercedes-Benz GLC 300e plug-in hybrid (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) LeBron James (centre) brought the #MoreThanAVote movement to greater prominence in an example of sportspeople’s greater influence on and engagement with wider issues Car giant Ford is just one of many carmakers to have been forced to cut production due to the shortage of the chips. Getty Images Biden’s new emissions pledges come ahead of a two-day summit with fellow world leaders on the issue of climate change. Around 15 people were on trial over the spying scheme, which included another former CEO of Ikea France Stefan Vanoverbeke and four police officers who are accused of handing over confidential information to Ikea France. Gordon Smith will step down with Daniel Pinto becoming the sole president and chief operating officer at JP Morgan. Swedes walk past a public notice that says “The danger is not over — Keep your distance” as the country wrestles with a surge in new infections Health Secretary Matt Hancock The airline sector (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Londoners took the chance to get back out after lockdown yesterday, with the number of Tube journeys jumping sharply. An NHS pharmacy technician at the Royal Free Hospital, London, simulates the preparation of the Pfizer vaccine to support staff training ahead of the rollout, on December 5, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok – WPA Pool/Getty Images) US stocks had snapped a three-day losing streak yesterday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader visit the Liberty Steel Pipe Mill in Hartlepool. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) At the heart of the Super League’s failings was a complete lack of consultation with fans CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA: In this SpaceX handout image, a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launches on May 30, 2020( Photo by SpaceX via Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks with journalists after launching his Mayoral campaign pledge of “Jobs Jobs Jobs” on March 30, 2021 in London, England. Candidates for the London Mayoral election include incumbent Sadiq Khan for the Labour Party, Shaun Bailey – Conservative, Kam Balayev – Renew, Sian Berry – Green Party, Laurence Fox – Reclaim Party, Peter Gammons – UKIP, Luisa Porritt – Liberal Democrats and Mandu Reid – Women’s Equality Party alongside a number of Independents. Londoners will go to the polls on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A series of leaks to media outlets have suggested that pubs and restaurants will likely open for outdoor patrons by mid-April or the end of April. Prize money is significantly down on the $2.66m that 2019 champion Stefanos Tsitsipas received British tourists returning from Ayia Napa in southeastern Cyprus will now have to quarantine for 14 days The Prime Minister’s Brexit anniversary message comes amid a tense stand-off between the UK and EU over how to implement the Northern Ireland Protocol. Green, amber or red list? Ministers sign off on the UK’s new rules for foreign travel. Photo by Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images Online gambling sites are increasingly prevalent in the age of the smartphone Isle of Man based company Ettyl will buy Eskens entire shareholding in Stobart Air for £2 plus the value of any cash on the balance sheet, and £15m for the Carlisle Lake District Airport. The Prince Charles is among those receiving cash (Pic: Getty Images) A combination of Brexit and coronavirus has caused a shortage of HGV drivers. Three in five UK adults have now received two doses of the vaccine, the health department said in its latest update. GRant Shapps is set to announce a new scheme for travel quarantine rules over the Christmas holidays that could shorten the 14-day quarantine period (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images) British Airways passenger planes at Heathrow Airport in London. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The new Bristol variant carries the same E484K mutation seen in the South Africa and Brazil variants of coronavirus Supporters say the package is one of the largest industrial bills in US history. A man stands in front of a closed christmas tree decorations stall at the cancelled annual Christmas market during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Essen, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) Health secretary Matt Hancock said people living in areas with known cases of the South African mutation must stay at home The proposed European Super League has sparked fury among football fans The new deals are the first to be announced under the new rail system. Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and will not be sanctioned. (Photo by Axel Schmidt/Getty Images) Onthemarket has had a profitable year after the UK’s housing market boomed during the pandemic. LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 19: A sign reading “Reinventing the Nation’s Hugh Street”, advertising the development of a retail property is seen as commuters and shoppers walk along Oxford Street on April 19, 2021 in London, England. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Nikhil Rathi told MPs today that social media platforms were becoming “one big vector” for fraudsters and that firms like Twitter and Facebook should “take responsibility for the promotion that are put on their websites”. The UK’s post-Brexit transition agreement comes to an end on 31 December LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 15: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks during a Covid-19 media briefing in Downing Street on February 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Travel over the Christmas break looks more likely as transport secretary Grant Shapps is set to announce a plan to cut self-isolation on return to just five days (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) Pearson suffered a decline in revenue last year due to school closures and exam cancellations Charles Schwab was also fined by the FCA for making a false statement to the regulator The FCA has pledged to crack down on tech giants such as Google over scam ads Leicester’s Premier League triumph in 2016 was the most memorable season of recent years Political posturing over the Northern Ireland Protocol from both sides risks igniting a trade war that would benefit nobody and permanently damage the post-Brexit relationship, writes Alice Calder Andrew Mackenzie is chairman of Shell and former chief executive of BGP LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 23: On the day that Britain officially enters a recession shoppers walk through Liverpool city centre on January 23, 2009 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Figures announced today confirm that the UK is officially in a recession for the first time since the early 1990s after GDP fell in two successive quarters of 2008. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Getty Images Sarah Green, the successful Lib Dem candidate for Chesham and Amersham, who disrupted the safe Tory seat in the London commuter belt. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Shoppers queue outside a Debenhams store in Newcastle as the department store reopens following England’s coronavirus lockdown. LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 18: Dominic Cummings, adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, leaves his London home on July 18, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images) Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which owns titles including the Sunday Times, has long campaigned to receive payment for tech giants’ use of content Spending on the mayor’s private office has also skyrocketed in this same period, increasing 60 per cent from £3.8m in 2015/16 to £6m in 2019/20. Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been a vocal critic of Chinese banking and tech regulations Operators Lime, Dott and Tier have been picked to take part in the trial DEBATE: Should GPs continue virtual appointments post-pandemic? (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) Birmingham has been chosen as the site of the Department for Transport’s new headquarters. HSBC faced backlash last summer after it issued a statement in favour of a new National Security Law in Hong Kong that handed Beijing sweeping powers over the former British territory. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 17: Judge, Co-founder and CEO of WeWork, Adam Neumann appears on stage as WeWork presents Creator Awards Global Finals at the Theater At Madison Square Garden on January 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for WeWork) KPMG has had a rollercoaster year for changes at the top. Fulham and Hammersmith council told City A.M. that the football club had asked the local authority to maintain the parking restrictions for the “health and safety of players”. LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – APRIL 06: Loyalists hold an anti Northern Ireland Protocol protest against the so called Irish Sea border on April 6, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. The province has seen several nights of continued disorder. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Tourism-dependent EU nations such as Spain have signalled that they will welcome back tourists before Summer begins (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Influencers like the Hembrow Sisters have become big business, but other brands are looking for digital versions (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for boohoo) Both sides said last month that they would aim to sign up to an in principle agreement by June. Keir Starmer is facing criticism after Labour’s local election losses After months of waiting, Eurostar today announced that it had secured a £250m refinancing deal. Young people have struggled during the pandemic, with the hospitality sector hit heavily. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) this is a test caption Boris Johnson told people in England to “stay home” on Monday night Physical checks on food and agricultural products coming into the UK from the bloc will now start in January instead of in July. The new law on sustainability disclosures will come into force in March Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in 2017 Pubs and bars have struggled more than any other businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. David Cameron leaving Number 10 for one of the final times in 2016 Meghan Markle faced a bullying complaint during her time at Kensington Palace. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) A man views caricatures at the “Pirates of the Queen” cartoon exhibition showing artwork by Iranian artists portraying Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as a “pirate” over the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker earlier in the month, at the Osveh Art and Cultural Center in the capital Tehran on July 30, 2019. – Historically strained ties between Tehran and London worsened when British Royal Marines took part in the seizure of Iran’s “Grace 1” oil tanker off UK overseas territory Gibraltar on July 4. That was followed by the seizure by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19 — in what Britain called a “tit-for-tat” move. Forty cartoons have gone on display to throw the spotlight on the British seizure, which saw supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accuse the “vicious British” of “piracy”. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images) Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also among the founder members of the proposed European Super League Jose Mourinho could deliver a first Tottenham trophy for 13 years this month, yet his future remains uncertain Honda’s factory in Swindon, where it builds the Civic model. Robinhood has attracted interest from housebound amateur traders drawn in by its simple interface and lack of commission. Tesla customers, initially in the US, are now able to use Bitcoin to shop. A Bombardier Challenger private jet was among assets listed on a confiscation order against James Ibori Bank of England keeps rates unchanged Oil prices rose their highest since October 2018. Donald Trump’s Facebook ban has been upheld, but people still aren’t happy Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak will release roadmaps for the UK’s Covid recovery later this month (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) Apple is facing competition probes in the UK and EU over its dominance of the app market Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove today told MPs that some issues facing UK businesses could be resolved in “the next few weeks and months”, while others are as a consequence of leaving the EU single market and customs union. Starling has grown rapidly since its inception in 2017 and is now turning a profit Broadcasters are likely to have to work harder at Euro 2020 in the absence of the natural excitement that crowds generate Electric vehicle startup Arrival will list in the US through a Spac. Yoshiro Mori initially refused to quit after his claims that women talk too much provoked worldwide uproar It is the latest business venture by Prince Harry since he stepped down as a full-time member of the royal family US job growth slowed dramatically last month amid labour shortages Ryanair said the move will ensure it remains majority EU-owned after Brexit A best case scenario could see 57,000 jobs in London saved Brian Leveson will carry out an independent review into Boohoo’s drive to improve its UK supply chain. The government is considering a four-tier system proposed by Heathrow Airport Cervest says firms can use its technology to keep track of risks of climate disasters such as the recent winter storm in Texas. Biden spoke shortly after midnight with the presidential race against Donald Trump still too close to call. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND – JUNE 06: Ben White of England reacts during the international friendly match between England and Romania at Riverside Stadium on June 06, 2021 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Lee Smith – Pool/Getty Images) The Bucs’ evergreen quarterback Tom Brady, set for his record-extending 10th Super Bowl appearance, is one of the more familiar aspects of this year’s game GSK’s offices near Heathrow (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images) Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak visits Marine Holiday park on May 5, 2021 in Rhyl, Wales. (Photo by Phil Noble-WPAPool/Getty Images) UK vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi has ruled out the introduction of vaccine passports. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) 737-Max aircraft sit on the tarmac (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images) Coronavirus cases were up 11 per cent in the week to 11 November Manchester United remain England’s highest entrant in Deloitte’s Football Money League, a ranking of the world’s richest football clubs The barracks have the capacity to house 523 people, which was trimmed down to 431 to allow forsocial distancing. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Momentum revved up as the group increased its capacity for parcel deliveries earlier in the year. ( Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Cutting emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 would closer align the US with the EU’s pledge to cut emissions by 55 per cent by the end of the decade. Kwarteng said today that it was a “fairly good assumption” that the scheme will be extended beyond next month by the chancellor. Michael Gove has asked the EU to not impose any new border checks on goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland until 2023 in order for businesses to better prepare for the implementation of the new rules. Plug-in hybrid cars have petrol engines and electric fuel cells capable of powering the car for short journeys. Anger with the Northern Ireland Protocol helped spark violent rioting in Belfast last month There must be a concerted effort to champion London, writes Paul Drechsler, (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) Getty Images Police block the road after loyalists start fires near the ‘Peace Gates’, during recent conflict on 19 April. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) A person wearing a protective mask uses a laptop computer in Bryant Park in New York City. The city is currently in phase 4 of its reopening plan, allowing for the reopening of indoor dining as well as the opening of movie theatres, all with capacity restrictions. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images) Over the weekend TfL called for immediate emergency funding worth £80m to keep the project on track. Privacy-focused messaging app Telegram now has more than 500m users Martin Bashir stepped down as the BBC’s religion editor last week Numerous live events such as Glastonbury were cancelled this year due to the pandemic Matt Hancock said today was “an emotional day” for the UK but urged Brits to remain vigilant Whitehall stands empty on March 24, 2020 The government insisted there will be opportunities for British farmers to sell produce into Australia and “we’ve got to stop being defensive”. Almost half of all UK companies are curently running on less than six months’ cash reserves Xander Schauffele fought back to challenge Matsuyama but his challenge sank in the water at 16 Kyaw Zwar Minn slept outside the Myanmar embassy in London overnight after it was seized by allies of the country’s new military regime. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Israel and Hamas have been involved in some of the fiercest fighting in decades Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has bought the vast vessel with partner Lauren Sanchez Primark is one of a growing number of companies to have paid back furlough cash Leeds pair Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford deserve a place in the England squad, according to objective analysis Getty Images Having gone bust in March last year, Flybe now has a summer relaunch in its sights. WeWork’s original plans to go public collapsed in 2019. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Britons were able to enjoy takeaway pints while pubs were closed during the first UK lockdown. (Photo: Getty) The Avenue des Champs-Élysées on November 13, 2020 in Paris, France. Nearly 4,900 Covid-19 patients were currently hospitalised in intensive care when France’s second national lockdown was extended a fortnight. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Getty Images) The chancellor said tonight that it was “only right” that the government continued to help businesses and pay workers’ wages as the UK looks to lift all Covid restrictions permanently over the next four months. Mount (L) and Chilwell (R) have been told to isolate after having close contact with Scotland’s Gilmour, who has since tested positive for Covid-19 The Metropolitan Police have been criticised for the way they handled a vigil for murdered Londoner Sarah Everard Phil Foden can carry England to the Euro 2020 final if he enjoys a good tournament A mass vaccination event at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium helped Haringey shoot to the top of the London vaccine league table on Sunday, as thousands of people received their first dose. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) Human challenge trials involve exposing participants to the virus but can help in the development of COVID-19 vaccines (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images) The new Digital Markets Unit is aimed at curbing the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook Hotel bosses have accused the government of “no dialogue” with businesses over the quarantine plans Aston Villa’s tie with Liverpool is in doubt following a Covid-19 outbreak at the Midlands club The Six Nations will remain on terrestrial TV after the BBC and ITV inked a new four-year deal US soldiers prepare Pfizer vaccines in North Miami, Florida last month. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) QBE’s supercomputer has picked Ireland to win the Six Nations in 2020 New Zealand and Australia both have policies of managed hotel quarantine, at the passenger’s expense, for arrivals (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) From 1 June Heathrow Terminal 3 will be used for arrivals from red list countries The IPO of Ant Group was halted less than 48 hours before it was to begin trading in Shanghai and Hong Kong It’s not just taxis going green in the City (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images) European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen has said the EU will consider restricting vaccine exports to the UK Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey hasn’t had the easiest time during his first nine months in charge UK spooks at the NCSC reported a rise in attempted scans using the NHS brand People maintain social distancing while standing in line to enter a Trader Joe’s as the coronavirus pandemic continues on in Los Angeles, California(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Workers walk through the square mile in London last week. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Unlocked Brits enjoyed birthday parties in the park as temperatures climbed to 22 degrees There are growing calls for new online harms regulation to take on online fraudsters and pirates The City of London is resilient but it needs to nurture its small businesses and encourage a return to the office, writes Catherine McGuinness of the City Corporation. (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) Commenting on his departure, Sir Simon Stevens said that joining the health service in his twenties was “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made”. Getty Images (getty images) The Chancellor’s 2021 budget saw significant new taxes on business and a huge uptick in income tax receipts (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) The new measure has been labelled by Labour as way to disenfranchise young and ethnic minority voters who are most likely to not have an official ID and are less likely to vote Tory. “America cannot even organise an election” is highly likely to have a whole new salience after the contested presidential race of 2020 Three in five UK adults have now received two doses of the vaccine, the health department said in its latest update. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) A year since the British government issued its first stay-at-home order in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, on March 23, 2020, the City of London is still a ghost town of shuttered shops and restaurants, scarcely populated offices, and negligible tourist traffic. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A senior executive from HSBC – which is headquartered in the UK, but does much of its business in Hong Kong – explicitly and publicly supported the draconian new national security laws. DOVER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 31: *EMBARGOED UNTIL 23:00 ON 31ST JAN** Sky News marks Brexit day by projecting a farewell message on the white cliffs of Dover on January 31, 2020 in Dover, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sky UK) Today marked the first day in almost five months that daily coronavirus cases have dipped below the 10,000 mark Sport fans have not had to wait quite as long to attend another live performance as those of the Beatles did in the 1960s Ministers have so far warned people against booking summer holidays, but travel companies are offering guaranteed refunds to encourage them to do so. Annual CPI increased from 0.7 per cent to 1.5 per cent in April, creating fears among some that inflation could be a future problem as the UK economy recovers. UK GDP grew one per cent in the final quarter of the year The UK economy is facing a big hit from another lockdown in England, with unemployment expected to jump An empty check-in desk for Ryanair at Stansted Airport on June 30, 2020 in Stansted, United Kingdom.The airline now says its recovery from Covid19 is underway (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Britain’s EU negotiator David Frost will travel to Brussels for talks with the EU Commission on Thursday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Ted Baker blamed Covid for delays to its annual results Metropolitan Police officers were fined after the pop-up barbershop incident (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) FTSE 100 rose 10.9 per cent in the first four months of this year. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Shares in Cineworld and Pearson both pushed higher this morning amid a Reddit-fuelled short squeeze LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson listens to a question from the media during a press conference about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak at Downing Street on May 14, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Dunham-WPA Pool/Getty Images) Many businesses have relied on Covid loans to survive during the pandemic. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks as he attends his swearing in ceremony at Shakespeare’s Globe on May 10, 2021 in London, England. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Southgate has named a provisional England squad for Euro 2020 that he will trim down and finalise next week Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Advertising Week The government has advised those living in and around Kingston to make use of the free twice-weekly rapid tests, also known as lateral flow testing, alongside the PCR test as part of the testing surge. (Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images) (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ndia’s prolonged and devastating wave of Covid-19 infections has gripped cities and overwhelmed urban health resources, but it has also reached deep into rural India, where the true extent of devastation is unknown because of the lack of widespread testing or reliable data. (Photo by Rebecca Conway/Getty Images) MIAMI, FLORIDA- NOVEMBER 03: Auggie Mejia holding his dog, Baby, casts his ballot at the Legion Park polling place on November 03, 2020 in Miami, Florida. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/Getty Images) Snoop Dogg curated the musical acts at Triller’s debut event and is partnering with the company for its Fight Club venture More than a third of all the UK’s cargo passes through Heathrow Airport. Photo by Ajpek Orsi/Getty Images) Huawei is fighting the extradition of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou from Canada to the US Alexander Gracian, Managing Director Resolute Investment A new Ipsos Mori poll today found 58 per cent of people think the government will keep to the target of shedding most if not all Covid restrictions in June The City might be number one but other financial hubs have a big role to play (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images Nissan employs 6,000 people at is factory in Sunderland, where it makes models such as the Leaf. Legislation will be brought to the House of Commons by Boris Johnson on Thursday to extend police to ban protests, shut down ports and detain citizens for not following Covid rules until 25 September. The humble Jaffa Cake has been a part of a number of occasionally bizarre marketing campaigns (Credit: Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT) The Suez Canal is an artificial waterway in Egypt which opened in 1869 WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 16: Shoppers walk past a photograph commemorating Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh on the window of Marks Transport secretary Grant Shapps admitted government guidance was not clear London Tories are sounding the alarm over the slow pace of new housing completions overseen by mayor Sadiq Khan (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) The figure marked the highest January borrowing since records began (Photo by MICHAL WACHUCIK/AFP via Getty Images) Scottish firm SSE is in the process of building three new wind farms as part of a £7.5bn green energy investment programme. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier is continuing Brexit negotiations, amid reports that both sides are giving ground Aerospace engineer Senior makes high-tech components for jets and other vehicles. Tritax is a fund manager that specialises in logistics real estate such as warehouses Getty images Getty images Is there another way back to the place we were before? Dominic Cummings said it was “crackers” Boris Johnson was Prime Minister The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket ahead of launch in May last year Holidays abroad may not be made legal until June as the UK Government looks to a third wave in Europe as a reason to avoid reopening non-essential travel (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) (Getty images) Getty Images The rise of online fashion retailers such as Boohoo has served as a fillip to influencer marketing O2 owner Telefonica and Virgin Media parent Liberty Global have agreed a £31bn mega-merger LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: People shop on Regent Street on December 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Dominic Cummings said that it was “crackers” Johnson was in office Customers queue to enter Marks and Spencer in York (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) CARBIS BAY, CORNWALL – JUNE 11: Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and wife Carrie Johnson, arrive for the Leaders official welcome and family photo during the G7 Summit In Carbis Bay, on June 11, 2021 in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, hosts leaders from the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Canada at the G7 Summit. This year the UK has invited India, South Africa, and South Korea to attend the Leaders’ Summit as guest countries as well as the EU. (Photo by Leon Neal – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Supreme Court judges arrive at Westminster Abbey for the beginning of the legal year which since the middle ages has been marked with a procession of judges from Temple Bar to Westminster Abbey for a religious service. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) Amber Heard outside the High Court on the final day of the blockbuster trial The travel industry has had a turbulent year, with international air passenger transport plummeting around 75 per cent in 2020 and international tourism collapsing by around 80 per cent. (Photo by Byron Smith/Getty Images) Business boomed over the weekend when pubs were able to reopen for outdoor trading A circular economy must be at the heart of our wind energy, writes Dr Stephen Wyatt. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Dominic Cummings told MPs at a marathon joint health and science committee meeting today that Boris Johnson became very anti-lockdown after March 2020, despite almost dying from Covid-19 himself. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 11: Supporters hold signs at the hearing for the Britney Spears Conservatorship at Stanley Mosk Courthouse on February 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Entain owns several betting companies including Ladbrokes, Coral and Sportingbet. (Photo by David Davies – Pool/Getty Images) Division in British society have been highlighted by recent events including Brexit and the Black Lives Matter movement Labour’s motion would have seen a committee of MPs chosen to probe Greensill’s links to the government, including efforts by David Cameron to lobby ministers on behalf of the failed finance firm. Southgate has so many attacking options that it is hard to predict what England team he will pick at Euro 2020 Getty Images Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium is one of three venues proposed to Uefa by Israeli football authorities Forget fireworks – here’s how to enjoy the last pre-lockdown days Exxon Mobil is one of the biggest oil companies in the world. Thus far, it has lagged its rivals in embracing the transition away from fossil fuels. The collision of Brexit and the pandemic may also hinder the UK more than other G7 nations – while the UK’s losses will likely far surpass that of Japan, Canada and the US, according to OECD. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) A patient is transported out of an ambulance at The Royal London Hospital today A vial of Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine in Saxony during the coronavirus pandemic (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images) Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Matt Hancock told MPs today that these “unsubstantiated allegations around honesty are not true”. Liz Truss is said to be on one side of the argument, while colleagues including Michael Gove are on the other. TfL said the extension of travel Zone 1 to Canary Wharf could raise £25m for the authority (Photo: Getty) UK Chief Negotiator David Frost walks towards Westminster conference centre ahead of the afternoon session of talks on November 10 Investors have bet against companies in hard hit sectors such as Cineworld Lord David Frost, who was Johnson’s chief negotiator in Brexit talks, was just weeks ago made a cabinet minister to take over from Michael Gove as the UK’s Brexit chief. Yoshiro Mori said ‘women talk too much’ during an Olympic committee meeting earlier this month. (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images) The documents revealed Google’s plan to counter new laws by pushing back against EU chief Thierry Breton A scene from a Greek café last month where tourism is scarce . (Photo by Byron Smith/Getty Images) CLEVELAND, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 30: Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to supporters before embarking on a train campaign tour at the Cleveland Amtrak Station September 30, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Former Vice President Biden continues to campaign for the upcoming presidential election today on a day-long train tour with stops in Ohio and Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) The shift to flexible working could mark the transition towards a four-day work week, Cheese added, but businesses would have to lead the way. Guitarist Kirk Hammett (R) and singer/guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica perform during a stop of the band’s WorldWired Tour at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Froome won his fourth Tour de France title in 2017 and is seeking a record-equalling fifth LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Britain’s Home Secretary Priti Patel, speaks during a media briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic in Downing Street on January 21, 2021 in London, England. Ms Patel announced a new £800 penalty for people going to illicit events, the fines will apply to those who attend illegal gatherings of more than 15 people in homes. (Photo by Matt Dunham – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Ryanair boss has frequently attacked government policy over the course of the pandemic. Hinkley Point C, in Somerset, is the first new nuclear plant to be built in the UK in 20 years. Zoom has proved vital for businesses and families in the Covid-19 pandemic, but shares in the company sunk in pre-trading after there was progress on a vaccine (Photo by OLIVIER HOSLET/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Liverpool and Real Madrid are among 12 teams to have signed up to the breakaway European Super League, which promises to replace the Champions League Offices will be full-ish again – but that doesn’t mean there isn’t scope for creativity (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) An Amazon Kiva robot, which helps fill orders by bringing shelves of merchandise to Amazon Associates, navigate an Amazon Fulfillment Center on February 13, 2015 in DuPont, Washington, Getty Images The Zoom ban at Citigroup comes after rival Goldman Sachs was rocked by complaints about long working hours Aubameyang has netted just four times this season as Mikel Arteta has struggled to get Arsenal scoring The antitrust complaint is one of four EU investigations into Apple ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 04: An election worker counts Fulton County ballots at State Farm Arena on November 4, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots to count. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images) A Downing Street spokesperson said it was a “small ceremony” and that the couple would celebrate with a larger event next summer. The new polling comes after the mayor implemented a 9.5 per cent council tax rise that will hit Londoners from next month. TfL rider numbers are creeping up but remain well below pre-pandemic levels (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The Big Four firm told City AM it is expecting and preparing to delay the announcement of results and accounts of some of the entities it audits. Cesar Azpilicueta the captain of Chelsea lifts the Champions League Trophy following their team’s victory during the UEFA Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Estadio do Dragao on May 29, 2021 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) LONDON, United Kingdom: An Aston Martin badge is photographed on a vehicle in a showroom in London, 01 September 2006. US auto giant Ford announced Thursday it wants to hive off Aston Martin, the dashing sports car immortalized by fictional superspy James Bond. The loss-making Detroit company said it wanted to free up resources for its other auto brands, and said that prospective buyers had already come forward for the legendary British marque. AFP PHOTO / SHAUN CURRY (Photo credit should read SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images) Marketing budgets have recovered from lows in the second quarter, but remain in decline Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the milestone of 10m Brits receiving their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine The UK is locked in discussions with European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic over how to apply the Northern Ireland Protocol (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) European Commission vice president, and the EU’s Brexit chief, Maros Sefcovic presented the plans to the 27 EU ambassadors in a meeting in Brussels yesterday, with member states unanimously giving their tick of approval. The South Bank with a view of the City of London skyline. Business and professional services businesses were bustling again in May according to the CBI’s latest economic survey. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Officials in Jakarta have grand plans for Indonesia’s economy BREMEN, GERMANY – APRIL 21: Daniel Brosinski of 1. FSV Mainz runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Wohninvest Weserstadion on April 21, 2021 in Bremen, Germany. Sporting stadiums around Germany remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images) (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images) Recent investor sentiment towards Britain’s economic recovery has been positive. (Photo Illustration by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Andrew Mackenzie (centre) will bring a wealth of experience to Shell. (Photo by Getty Images/Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images) (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Getty Images for Moet Hennessy A waitress carries drinks in a Manchester beer garden on 12 April as England eased Covid restrictions. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/Getty Images) H Juan Manuel Fangio won five F1 titles in the 1950s The FTSE 100 has had a bad week, and is set to hit its lowest level for months The British and Irish Lions are due to face Japan in a one-off match in June – the same day as the Premiership Rugby final Major retailers including Amazon, John Lewis and Curry suffered outages as shoppers rushed to order the PS5 SURBITON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Green Party leader Sian Berry poses for a portrait at the “Save The World Club” charity headquarters during a mayoral election campaign visit on April 28, 2021 in Surbiton, England. Local elections are due to be held across the United Kingdom on May 6, 2021 for 145 English local councils, thirteen directly elected mayors in England, and 39 police and crime commissioners across England and Wales. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Getty Images Will western authorities find the smoking test tube that implicates Beijing in the slow response to Covid-19’s emergency? (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) LARNE, NORTHERN IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Freight traffic exits the port of Larne without the presense of port inspection officers on February 2, 2021 in Larne, Northern Ireland. The Department of Agriculture suspended inspections of animal and food products here pending talks with the Police Service of Northern Ireland about threats made to staff enforcing post-Brexit inspection protocols. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images) Buzzfeed made significant cuts last year, including shutting its UK and Australian news operations Volkswagen saw registrations leap by 46 per cent in March. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) New data shows that the proportion of people testing positive for coronavirus on their return from “amber list” countries is less than one in 200. If the study is successful, the 10 day isolation period for those who have been in contact with a positive Covid case could be reduced. Dutch customs seized over 1,500kg of heroin in Rotterdam today in containers filled with Himalaya salt. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Europol has taken down the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web. Centre-Back Nat Phillips, normally only a fringe player for Liverpool, has caught the eye with recent displays In happier times (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images) RWS described the six month period as “transformational”. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Life is slowly returning to the city centre of London, however business optimism in the capital dipped in May after a buzz of excitement of reopening in April (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) One of the government’s top scientific advisers has said the UK could see a return to normality in the summer months Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is among the 26 names in the England Euro 2020 squad Service sector confidence rose after lockdown measures were eased in April Playtech posted lower gambling earnings as lockdown sparked retail closures Prime Minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Rishi Sunak are slated to soon unveil new infrastructure projects from the government’s spending review The election’s divided outcome means that support in allowing the economy to boom will not come from Congress Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has a habit of moving markets with his tweets The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will carry natural gas from Russia direct to Germany, cutting off Ukraine from receiving the vital transit fees it does for allowing the Kremlin to pipe the fuel through its territory. The quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship sits docked at the Daikoku Pier. At least 634 passengers and crew onboard have tested positive for the coronavirus (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) Education secretary Gavin Williamson did not rule out shortening the summer break today or any other changes that would see students make up time for lost days during the latest lockdown. Gymnast Simone Biles has followed track athlete Allyson Felix in leaving Nike for Gap-owned brand Athleta Surging trading activity boosted results at France’s biggest lender Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL have rowed with the government over funding to get the bridge repaired, with the London bodies believing it will cost £140m. The J P Morgan building at Canary Wharf (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) Chloe Ferry was one of three reality TV stars to breach ad rules (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico occur over two days in an explosion of colour and joy. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) ELGIN, SCOTLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tastes whisky during a general election campaign visit to Diageo’s Roseisle Distillery on November 07, 2019 near Elgin in Scotland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas – WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by Wattie Cheung-WPA Pool/Getty Images) ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 10: In this photo illustration, a bottle of Kingsbarn whisky on display on top of bourbon barrels at the distillery and visitor center on October 10, 2019 in St Andrews, Scotland. The United States is imposing a 25% tariff on imported scotch and a range of other European goods from October 18, as it escalates a trade dispute regarding EU subsidies for Airbus. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Ad boss Sir Martin Sorrell said the Tory party has not done enough to support businesses Labour Party leader Keir Starmer and his wife Victoria walk away from the polling station after casting their votes in the London mayor election Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is the most high-profile name to walk away from this year’s IPL, although he has said he could rejoin Delhi Capitals before the end of the campaign The tariffs were automatically suspended for six months while negotiations over a gobal tax deal continue. Trump has announced plans to cut troop sizes in Iraq and Afghanistan Getty images The FTSE indexes had started June on the front foot, but gains faded this morning. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Cricket’s revenues are estimated to have taken a £100m hit last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic Covid-19 has become a unique target of fake news in 2020 Staud Studios counts some of the world’s best-known car brands among its clients, including Mercedes-Benz France have suffered a sustained outbreak of Covid-19 in the last two weeks that has affected coaches and players Someone earning £26,000 a year today would have to save every penny, for 96 years, just to reach the wealthiest top 10 per cent The Frankfurt Stock Exchange of the Deutsche Boerse AG (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Revellers drink in Soho as non essential retail reopens on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) UK hospitality firms warned that no sustainable trading would be possible until June United Airlines is opening a new trial which will provide passengers on flights from London to Newark with free coronavirus tests. Every adult in the UK will “probably” be vaccinated by August or September, according to the head of the UK vaccines taskforce England v Scotland: Captain Andy Robertson was the Scots’ most influential performer against the Czech Republic Klopp’s previous teams have followed a similar pattern of success and decline over a seven-year spell Tech-based firms have enjoyed a turbulent but effective boom over the pandemic, which helped identity validation specialist GBG add more new clients to its books. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Ascential runs the Cannes Lions festival, which was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 Getty images The futures of London and places like Frankfurt can both be strengthened by collaboration (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images) A woman moves a display of vinyl records outside the store as it re-opens in Camden Market, following the change in lockdown restrictions on April 12, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Pernod Ricard owns booze brands including Absolut vodka and Beefeater gin Almost all people had antibodies three months after infection, while 88 per cent did after six months Apple staff will return to the office for at least three days a week US President Donald Trump speaks in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC on November 5, 2020. – Democrat Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump in the race for the 270 electoral votes that will put one of them over the top, with the Democrat’s campaign asserting they believe he has enough votes to win in key battleground states that remain undecided, like Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) The deal will see tariffs cut on British agricultural exports Justin Thomas played his last two rounds in 12 under par to pip Lee Westwood to the Players Championship Most countries and cities continue to rely on counting ballots by hand (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) (Photo by John Li/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden departing for the G7 summit in Britain today Skepta performs during an Spotify-hosted album listening party for fans to hear his new album (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images for Spotify) ECB vice president Luis de Guindos (L) said banks’ loan loss provisions looked ‘optimistic’ in some cases Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JP Morgan Chase. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images) Sir Martin Sorrell said he expected “some sort of correction” to economic growth in 2023 Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller at a conference in 2013 Revellers inside a beer tent during the 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images) (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Rental enquiries surged after the roadmap out of lockdown was revealed (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images) The group’s London-based brands are now also operating from its new offices in Soho. Getty Images Former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has now backed the amendment, which would force ministers to justify any trade deal that is signed with regimes that British courts judge as having committed genocide. How do you measure the value of a university degree? LONDON – DECEMBER 06: City workers pass the Bank of England in the rain on December 6, 2007 in London. The Bank of England has lowered its rates from 5.75 percent to 5.5 as a result of signs that the economy is slowing. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) An artist’s impression of the Ingenuity helicopter. LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: The House of Lords is reflected in an Autumn puddle on November 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Gamesys operates the Virgin Bet and Casino Monopoly brands in the UK Car sales continued to stabilise last month after lockdown restrictions ended, although they still remain below decades-long averages. The scheme is set to come into place next Monday 15 February Orsted, already a big player in the US onshore market, is now targeting similar opportunities in Europe. Keir Starmer’s approval ratings drop to same level as Jeremy Corbyn’s (Photo by Ian Vogler – WPA Pool/Getty Images) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images) There have been calls for Dick to resign after the Met Police’s handling of the Sarah Everard vigil. (Photo by Gareth Fuller – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Square Mile on 22 March, a year since the government issued its first national lockdown. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Rishi Sunak is reportedly not in favour of Biden’s plan as he wants to see more assurances on taxing the globe’s largest tech firms. Biden has unveiled key economic appointments to his Cabinet. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Niesr economists warned not to expect a swift UK GDP rebound from Covid-19 lockdowns (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) London has endured through plagues, fires and countless other disasters in the past The UK economy is facing its biggest contraction in 300 years, but is set to rebound relatively quickly The government is set to announce a week of festive freedom, but it could come at a price The Premier League ratified the bailout for EFL clubs today following months of talks Outer London high streets, such as Walthamstow, could benefit from the working from home trend. Photo: Getty Rising inflation has sparked concerns that central banks could tighten monetary policy Business secretary Alok Sharma refused to attend a parliamentary committee hearing next week Banks and other businesses have faced a series of protests in recent months from groups like Extinction Rebellion over their investment plans. Workers at Daimler’s factory in Bremen will be affected by the hour cuts. The DCMS committee accused the government of “missing the boat” on licence fee reform The Prime Minister said booster jabs against Covid will be needed each year to tackle emerging mutations Jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has endured a dire year due to the collapse in flying due to the pandemic. Irish carrier Ryanair has been forced to ground most of its fleet amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading it to endure the “most challenging” year in its history. Cinemas must close once more under Tier 3 restrictions RSA is based in 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise known as the Walkie-Talkie building Amanda Staveley was originally suing the bank for more than £800m (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Sir Martin Sorrell’s S4 Capital has grown rapidly since its inception two years ago Seafood hauliers descended on London yesterday to protest export delays due to new customs rules. Pets at Home has cashed in on surging pet ownership during the pandemic Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty Steel only took over the assets in Hayange in August last year. Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers join hands at the start of a press conference after four of them were stripped of their seats following a crackdown on opposition politicians LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 07: Bridget Connolly receives the first of her two jabs of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from a member of the Newham Health Trust team at the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Building on January 07, 2021 in London, England. The UK aims to vaccinate all over-70s, front-line health workers, and the most clinically vulnerable by mid February, when its current lockdown rules will be reviewed. That would require around 13 million covid-19 vaccinations. As of Tuesday, the country had vaccinated more than 1.3 million people. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Wall Street AMC is one of a number of so-called meme stocks that have gained support from retail investors MGM said it would not submit a revised offer for Ladbrokes owner Entain France have seen their Six Nations match with Scotland this weekend postponed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in their squad Pets at Home did better as many locked down Brits wanted furry companions (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) The tightening of rule follows criticism of the lack of screening for international arrivals A protester holds a placard during a “Unite For Freedom” anti-lockdown demonstration held to protest against the use of vaccine passports. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) The government has launched a probe into potential national security issues linked to Nvidia’s takeover of Arm Outdoor hospitality, non-essential retail, gyms, hairdressers, beauty salons, libraries and community centres will all be allowed to reopen from 12 April, the Prime minister announced. Go Compare is best known for its TV adverts starring Welsh opera singer Wynne Evans Penguin Random House published Michelle Obama’s ‘Becoming’ in 2018, which quickly became a global bestseller. The UK last year accused China on multiple occasions of breaking the Sino-British treaty, signed when Hong Kong was handed over to Beijing, that enshrined the “one conutry two systems” rule. LUSS, SCOTLAND – JUNE 02: Members of the public enjoy the warm temperatures by jumping off Luss Pier into Loch Lomond on July 2, 2021 in Luss, Scotland. Much of the country is to continue to enjoy warm, sunny weather for the rest of the week according to the latest forecasts from the Met Office. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) The draft laws mark the first major efforts to curb the use of AI technology considered risky Getty Images The zero deaths figure comes despite the reopening of the economy (Photo by Rob Pinney/Getty Images) US President Donald Trump arrives with US Vice President Mike Pence for a Make America Great Again rally at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on November 2, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) The US and EU are set to pause the world’s largest corporate trade dispute over aircraft subsidies Car factories such as Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant were shuttered for months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. IHS Markit said it marked a decisive change of direction for the economy Britain is expanding its playbook for tech regulation, it must do so without strangling innovation, writes Natasha Good (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images) UK ad spend suffered its largest ever fall in the second quarter The new housing reforms will make it easier for developers to complete new builds without consulting residents in a bid to quickly boost the country’s housing supply. The UK’s financial regulator was embarrassed by the report and pledged to enact its recommendations The US government is forcing Tiktok to sell its US operations (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Wall Street has been muted this week as investors await US inflation data. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) Matt Hancock said today that the data that wil show how effective the Covid vaccines are against preventing hospitalisations and death in patients with the Delta variant may not be known for weeks (Photo by Steve Parsons – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The standstill deal covers assets including the Whyalla steelworks in South Australia. Getty Images The deal comes after Visa called off its $5.3bn merger with fintech firm Plaid The Streetspace plan was put in place to encourage people not to use public transport during the first lockdown last spring. The body, launched yesterday, is called the CityUnited project and it aims to “combat and negate the EU’s actions” by “promoting bold new initiatives to exploit the UK’s expertise in financial services”. British Land has agreed the £401m sale of West End offices. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen launched an attack on social media in a speech marking Joe Biden’s inauguration Boris Johnson will welcome leaders from the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Japan – along with a group of leaders from guest countries like Australia and India – to the luxury Carbis Bay resort on Friday afternoon. LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 06: Labour candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan leaves with his dog Luna after he accompanied his wife, Saadiya Khan, as she voted at a polling station in Tooting on May 6, 2021 in London, England. The London mayoral election takes place today a year after the emergency Coronavirus Act 2020 postponed elections across England. Labour incumbent, Sadiq Khan, is seeking a second term in office and is challenged by Conservative hopeful Shaun Bailey. This year sees a record-breaking 20 candidates standing and six million Londoners are registered to vote. Voters are required to wear face coverings inside the polling station and socially distance whilst waiting outside. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) BERLIN, GERMANY – APRIL 19: Greens Party co-chair Annalena Baerbock introduces herself as chancellor candidate in the Malzfabrik on April 19, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Gora – Pool/Getty Images) The City of London Corporation has called for the capital’s commercial and creative sectors to work together Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes is one of the players affected in the coming international break (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) A ferry named ‘The Pride Of Britain’ sets sail from the port of Calais in France on January 30, 2020. – Britain will officially leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) Lady Gaga sings the National Anthem (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey (WPA Pool/Getty Images) Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been moved to an undisclosed detention centre outside Moscow. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images) Getty images The entire pro-democracy opposition has now resigned from the Legislative Council of Hong Kong British musicians and bands, such as Radiohead, rely on touring as a key source of income Zak Brown, chief executive of Formula 1 team McLaren, was targeted by hackers last year (Photo by Michael Gottschalk/Getty Images) US President Donald Trump dances after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Dubuque Regional Airport , Iowa today Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich refused to join the European Super League, despite the French club being told that the Germans had relented and agreed to sign up Almost a third of UK businesses are currently not trading The reforms are being introduced to stop another incident similar to Grenfell Tower happening again The Scott Trust has opened a review of the Guardian’s complex corporate structure A bullish market could be a tricky one to navigate (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Business minister Kwasi Kwarteng thinks social distancing in retail and hospitality could remain throughout 2021. Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer visits a building development project on the banks of the River Wear on Saturday The Prime Minister also warned it was too early to make a call as it was not clear if the country’s vaccination rollout was thorough enough to protect people against a new Covid-19 surge. Activist investor Ryan Cohen should take over as chairman of GameStop this summer. Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Southgate played for England during Hoddle’s time in charge and marked himself out as a future manager (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Newcomer Will Zalatoris cut a dash at Augusta – and took outright second on his Masters debut A laboratory staff works at the industrial platform of YposKesi , the first French industrial pharmaceutical company producing gene and cell therapy drugs for rare diseases on November 17, 2016 in Evry, near Paris.The AFM-Telethon, which was created 58 years ago, started a lab of gene therapy Genethon Bioprod in 2013 in the scientific park of the Genopole of Ivry. The Telethon will take place on December 2 and 3, 2016. / AFP / ERIC PIERMONT (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images) Novak Djokovic won his ninth Australian Open earlier this year after complaining about the lengthy period of hotel quarantine (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Shapps revealed the initial green list countries on 7 May. An update is expected on 8 June. The nightlife sector has been one of the worst hit by the pandemic, with many venues remaining closed since March last year (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) Brits rushed back to pubs and bars this week as another set of Covid-19 restrictions were lifted. Once the busiest high street in Europe, many stores on Oxford Street now stand empty. PM Boris Johnson with Priti Patel NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 13: People enjoy a warm afternoon beside the artistic installation “Ghost Forest”, by artist and architect Maya Lin, in Madison Square Park on May 13, 2021 in New York City. The installation of 49, 40-foot tall barren coastal Atlantic cedars is a visual statement about climate change and the potential for future forests of dead and dying trees from saltwater rot in a warming planet. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The massive project that is Crossrail has unearthed a more appetising insight into London’s history than the 3,000 plague victim skeletons at Liverpool StreetA tasty treasure trove of condiment bottles from a former Crosse and Blackwell factory in the heart of Soho have been excavated after digging to create the Elizabeth Line around Tottenham Court Road. Boris Johnson’s comments are a stark reversal of comments just a week ago that there is “nothing in the data” to suggest extending lockdown. The figure is higher than the national average, with 1 in 80 people in England thought to have been infected last week NORTH YARMOUTH, MAINE – NOVEMBER 03: People cast their vote in North Yarmouth Community Center on November 03, 2020 in North Yarmouth, Maine. After a record-breaking early voting turnout, Americans head to the polls on the last day to cast their vote for incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) People gather on the beach at Durdle Door last year, when the UK operated a travel corridor system which made holidays abroad harder to plan (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on Mars earlier this year, but if Relativity Space get their way there will soon be humans waiting for it (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images) Lord Eric Pickles, chairman of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (Acoba), faced parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee today Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been described as “one of the key enablers and beneficiaries of Russian kleptocracy”. Those who decide to holiday in the UK this year could struggle to find supplies, with importers experiencing delays. The race to snap up Simon & Schuster shows the important of scale in today’s publishing market BBC stars such as Gary Lineker have been criticised for expressing personal views on Twitter The global cannabis market is forecast to account for $82.19bn by 2027. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) Topshop has struggled with its public perception for some time The UK government also launched a £7m study in February into whether mix and matching vaccines still provides protection against coronavirus. The French government will allow entry for fully vaccinated Brits, but the country remains on the amber list Young people have struggled during the pandemic, with the hospitality sector hit heavily. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) Kamal Ahmed with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon in 2019 Markus Ferber of the Bavarian Christian Democrats (CSU) said the European Union needed a masterplan if it was to become less reliant on the City of London (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Wall Street had a stellar week despite the uncertain US election, betting that a narrow Joe Biden victory would help rapidly growing tech stocks McIlroy swpet to an eight-shot victory when the US PGA was last held at the South Carolina course nine years ago Stuart Broad has backed social media boycotts in response to abuse suffered by players including England team-mate Jofra Archer Belarusians in Warsaw protested against the detaining of the dissident journalists yesterday. Tiktok has come under fire amid concerns about harmful material circulating on the app (Photo by Sirachai Arunrugstichai/Getty Images) (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images) John Lewis has announced a restructuring plan including a host of store closures (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images) Liberty Steel is unlikely to be nationalised despite pleas from its owner GFG Alliance. DMGT expects its stake in Cazoo to be worth roughly £1bn following the listing (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) Printworks in Surrey Quays was awarded funded by the government last year after it appealed an initial refusal Deloitte has earned some £38.8m for services relating to the government’s test and trace programme (Photo by Getty Images) Andrew Bailey has today eased inflation fears and spread cautious optimism about the UK economy. (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Tottenham Hotspur fans protest against the European Super League prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 21, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) (Photo Illustration by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Ant Group’s record-breaking IPO has been suspended by regulators Trump has been accused of inciting rioters who stormed the Capitol last week It started so well. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) It’s been a stuttering campaign for Shaun Bailey, with the Tory candidate unable to cut much into Sadiq Khan’s 20+ point polling lead. The Johan Cruyff Arena will house 5,000 fans for next week’s match between Holland and Latvia US stocks suffered their biggest weekly fall in months last week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 24: Zinedine Zidane, Head Coach of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid and Real Betis at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 24, 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: British Prime minister, Boris Johnson and French President, Emmanuel Macron in Horseguards parade ground to watch the red arrows and La Patrouille de France fly over to commemorate the appeal of the 18th June speech by Charles De Gaulle on June 18, 2020 in London, England. the L’Appel du 18 Juin (The Appeal of 18 June) was the speech made by Charles de Gaulle to the French in 1940 and broadcast in London by the BBC. It called for the Free French Forces to fight against German occupation. The appeal is often considered to be the origin of the French Resistance in World War II. President Macron is the first foreign dignitary to visit the UK since the Coronavirus Lockdown began. (Photo by Jack Hill – WPA pool/Getty Images) The FCA will confirm its final policy on climate-related disclosures before the end of this year. US President Donald Trump arrives with US Vice President Mike Pence for a Make America Great Again rally at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on November 2, 2020. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images) Boeing’s 737 Max model has been grounded since March 2019 after two fatal crashes killed 346 people. LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: A general view of the William Hill betting shop on the King’s Road as betting shops reopen ahead of Royal Ascot on June 16, 2020 in London, England. The British government have relaxed coronavirus lockdown laws significantly from Monday June 15, allowing zoos, safari parks and non-essential shops to open to visitors. Places of worship will allow individual prayers and protective facemasks become mandatory on London Transport. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) The pub industry body has warned that many venues will be unable to reopen until all Covid restrictions are lifted The London to New York route is one of the most competitive in the world, but traffic has all but dried up since the Covid-19 pandemic Getty Images Lucy ?, at Ernst & Young, Bristol office. – 19 September 2019Picture by Andrew Higgins/Thousand Word Media Incoming Qualcomm boss Cristiano Amon said his company was ready to invest in Arm (Photo by Chris Eades/Getty Images) Virgin Wines has benefitted from booming sales during the coronavirus pandemic UK companies exporting into the EU now have to fill out a set of customs declaration forms and some goods, like agricultural products, have to undergo checks at the border. Evidence from abroad shows how effective road pricing can be at keeping traffic flowing UK exporters have faced new customs checks as a result of Brexit, which has hit some exporting sectors hard. Midfielder Kalvin Phillips impressed for England against Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener on Sunday Gledhill will join Lloyds in August this year. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Farah lost his 10-year unbeaten record over 10,000m in a disappointing run at the Team GB trials for Tokyo 2020 earlier this month 78 per cent of businesses in the accommodation and food services industry have been impacted Apple’s security chief applied for weapons permits for some security personnel to protect executives and employees Getty Images PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 09: Flag bearer Saskia Alusalu of Estonia and teammates enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) Simon Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), said the Eurozone economy is expected to contract in the final quarter There are as many as 3,500 semiconductor chips in electric vehicles, so a shortage is devastating for the industry. Iceland hopes to boost its Covid-hit economy through a revival of tourism. (Photo by Pall Jokull for Icelandair/The Brooklyn Brothers via Getty Images) The majority of the public back Rishi Sunak’s budget but a considerable section of the public are still unsure. (Photo by Tolga Akmen – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Owen Farrell’s golden penalty in extra time earned England a dramatic victory in the Autumn Nations Cup final Apple has snapped up roughly 100 companies over the last six years The three-day summit kicked off today with a series of bilaterals between different leaders, before they began the first joint meeting at around 2.50pm. Industry leaders said the plans would put added strain on businesses trying to cope with the impact of the pandemic The BBC will be moving more staff to regional hubs such as Media City in Salford Scientists have reassured the public that there is not yet any evidence that vaccines will not be effective against the variant. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the 2019 G7 conference People hold up images of Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a protest outside Maynmar’s embassy in Bangkok Almost 6.7m people have now received their first vaccine dose against coronavirus (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) whatsapp Frank Lampard enjoyed a good first season in charge at Chelsea but results have slipped recently Every player at Athletic Bilbao was born or raised in the Basque Country, including Raul Garcia (above left) and Inaki Williams (above right) Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images England fans enjoy a half time drink outside the Chain Locker pub on June 13, 2021 in Falmouth, England. (Photo by Hugh Hastings/Getty Images) Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Former IAG boss Willie Walsh is one of the best-known aviation execs in the business. Debit card data from Lloyds Bank showed that 55 per cent of of its customers’ money was spent online in January 2021, compared to 38 per cent in 2020. UK supermarkets secured their biggest ever Christmas shopping period Oil prices have now recovered to pre-Covid levels, largely due to hefty supply controls being implemented by producer countries. Beijing is worried about heavy indebtedness in China’s property development sector The Premier League’s deal with beIN comes after a year of intense pressure on the value of sports rights Raab said the new resolution would stifle democratic opposition in Hong Kong The eyes of the world will be on Boris Johnson and the UK in November when Glasgow plays host to the UN’s landmark climate summit. Matt Hancock the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care at the opening of the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCel centre on April 3, 2020 in London. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney reveals the new £50 note. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures as he arrives onstage for a drive-in campaign rally in Dallas, Texas Khan also has plans to invest a further £8m of new council tax funding in violence prevention programmes. Ben Earl could be a surprise inclusion in the Lions squad as his qualities suit the style favoured by attack coach Gregor Townsend Many UK MPs have derided the Chinese government for its treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the country’s north, with an estimated 1m of the ethnic minority currently in internment camps. Rather than talk candidly and honestly about the costs and benefits for lockdown policies, the government chose the easy option: brand every intervention as a means to “save lives” Rising clothes prices pushed the inflation rate higher. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Prime Minister Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels for talks with president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Stobart Air, which operated services for airlines including Aer Lingus, has called in liquidators Earlier this month Hipgnosis snapped up the rights to the songwriter behind Lorde Cantona was brought on board for Sports Direct’s Euros campaign (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images) Number 10 special advisor Dominic Cummings will resign by the end of the year Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the garden of 10 Downing Street, after agreeing the broad terms of a free trade deal between the UK and Australia, on June 15, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Ford in February cut production at its Chicago facility from three shifts to one as an ongoing microchip shortage continues to take a toll on the vehicle industry. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Eurostar has suffered a 95 per cent drop in traffic since March A record million people booked a coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday after bookings opened to 25-29-year-olds. A new survey by LinkedIn has found that one in two UK workers prefer to “shelter” in their current job rather than change roles, as pandemic uncertainty lingers. The Old Bushmills Distillery (Photo by Carrie Davenport/Getty Images) It comes after Boris Johnson said he was working on an international agreement for a global vaccine passport with G7 countries. The government will likely roll out surge testing in areas where the strain has been detected Madison Iseman’s CLOUDS has been one of many new entertainment arrivals on Disney (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney ) Police have cordoned off the area at the Lidl headquarters in Germany Pret a Manger is hoping to broaden its appeal beyond its traditional commuter customer base (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Phil Neville has stepped down as coach of England Women six months earlier than expected Workers should have a right to work flexibly, Labour has said. Arlene Foster said in a statement this afternoon that she will step down on 28 May. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) The London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 100 has suffered this year, but analysts say 2021 will be much better People walk by a GameStop store in Brooklyn, New York City on Thursday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) TfL must look into the possibility of driverless Tube trains as part of a new bailout from central government. England supporters will have to present a so-called vaccine passport or proof of a negative Covid-19 test to gain entry to Euro 2020 games at Wembley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – APRIL 07: Fresh oranges are seen in crates as employees of the high-end fresh food wholesaler Natoora pick orders for home deliveries. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The City of London lost its EU-wide access to European markets and now have to rely on a patchwork of regulations from individual countries. WHO has said the benefits of continued use of the Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh the risks (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images) Sunak was grilled on the issue in an interview with GB News. (Photo by Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty Images) Amsterdam surpassed London as Europe’s largest share trading centre in January, weeks after the Brexit transition period ended, piling pressure on Sunak to improve the City’s competitiveness. Bulb’s analysis of energy usage suggests that more than half of households are now commuting to work again. Chancellor Rishi Sunak vowed to do “whatever it takes” to protect lives and livelihoods as he announced his spring Budget this afternoon UK regulators worked faster and smarter to get approval fast-tracked Getty Images Getty Images The project is part of a £1bn plan to eliminate signal not-spots in rural areas (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Darktrace was founded in 2013 and is led by Poppy Gustafsson. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for TechCrunch) LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: A pedestrian crosses the street in view of the City of London skyline on March 1, 2021 in London, England. As the government prepares to present the 2021 Budget to parliament on Wednesday, political factions within the ruling Conservative party and the opposition are weighing in on how they think the government can best shape its tax and spending plans to recover from the economic devastation of Covid-19. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Returning travellers will have the option to pay for a PCR test and, if the test is negative, exit self-isolation after their fifth day back from “red-list” countries such as the US and South Africa (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Seven mass vaccine centres will open across England. Che Adams was Scotland’s best forward in the last match and could start against England Kings Cross will be closed entirely over the festive period Primark will reopen all of its stores in England when lockdown lifts next week. Wall Street had been muted this week as investors await US inflation data. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) A new study has suggested the Astrazeneca vaccine may not protect against the South African Covid mutation Boris Johnson will deliver a tribute to Prince Philip at 2.30pm tomorrow, with MPs then expected to deliver their own tributes The bosses of some of the UK’s biggest aviation firms have called for the government to make sure that the US is on the “green list” for international travel from 17 May. Deputy chief medical officer Jonathan Van-Tam said a dip in vaccine numbers over the past few weeks was down to “supply fluctuations” MEPs in the European Parliament have not yet voted through the Brexit trade deal President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump prepare to depart the White House The tower block was destroyed as part of the worst escalation in violence between the two sides since 2014. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images The British Property Federation, a lobby group for commercial landlords, is looking at all legal options as there is now an estimated £6bn in unpaid arrears. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Volunteers will collect Covid-19 test kits from residents in a targeted postcodes in the area as part of the surge testing operation The new lockdown in England is likely to spur the Bank of England to increase bond purchases, economists said Fishermen move clams at the harbour today in Tarbert, Scotland Getty images Kane had the fewest touches and lowest pass completion rate of any outfield England player against Scotland for a second Euro 2020 game running The UK-Australia trade deal would be the first post-Brexit agreement the UK has done completely from scratch and is considered a key milestone in Boris Johnson’s “Global Britain” agenda. September’s CVA was New Look’s second in two years Cairn will sell its entire 20 per cent interest in the Catcher field and 29.5 per cent interest in the Kraken field. Professor Chris Whitty, England’s chief medical officer, has said a third wave was ‘a reality of the situation’ A cleaner sanitises a rail in Hamburg in 2020. Since then workplace cleaning technology and regimes have been completely overhauled (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) McDonald’s said the extension is a part of a wider plan to ensure its restaurants “are fit for the future, and the experience meets the latest customer preferences and expectations”. Getty LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 14: Protesters hold signs and shout during a protest criticising the actions of the police at last night’s vigil on Parliament Square on March 14, 2021 in London, England. Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Save New Year’s Eve with these festive cocktails (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics are due to begin next month Christmas decorations remain hanging over an empty Regents Street on 7 January in London (Photo by Alex McBride/Getty Images) The UK’s previous contactless limit was £45 Kwasi Kwarteng took over as business secretary recently from Alok Sharma The mortgage approvals figures are the latest evidence of a booming property market, which has sent UK house prices to record highs LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 12: Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves number 10, Downing Street ahead of tribute session in the House of Commons for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 12, 2021 in London, England. The Queen announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. HRH passed away peacefully April 9th at Windsor Castle. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Wimbledon championships were cancelled last year due to the pandemic. LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 16: Passengers travelling from one of the countries on the “red list” are escorted through the arrivals area of terminal 5 of Heathrow airport and onto a waiting coach, on February 16, 2021 in London, England. From yesterday, people arriving from 33 “red list” countries, including South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, must isolate in hotels rooms for 10 days at their own expense. The policy was announced late last month in response to the emergence of new variants of the novel coronavirus that are more resistant to existing vaccines. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) The Prime Minister said yesterday that rapid covid tests could be the key to reopening nightclubs, theatres and other entertainment venues Signal has seen a spike in new users following a controversial update to Whatsapp’s privacy policy The Prime Minister said data showing the immense effectiveness of two jabs against the Delta variant, and the increasing rates of vaccination, should mean the easing of restrictions will go ahead. Non-essential stores have been forced to shutter under nationwide lockdown restrictions in England The proposed Silvertown Tunnel will connect the Greenwich to the London Docklands north of the river. How does the government decide who should get the new Covid-19 vaccine first? Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been among the critics of English football’s post-Brexit transfer rules The Northern Ireland Protocol sees Northern Ireland still follow the EU’s customs union and single market rules, unlike the rest of the UK, in order to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland. Liberal Democrat polling figures, seen by City A.M., put the party on 41 per cent and the Tories on 45 per cent just days before the 17 June by-election. It is feared as the vaccine is rolled out, people could become more relaxed about following the rules. The six biggest English clubs, including Manchester United and Liverpool, are set to be involved in the new league (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images PUEBLO, COLORADO – MAY 05: Revelers cruise through neighborhoods in celebration of Cinco de Mayo on May 05, 2020 in Pueblo, Colorado. Most traditional observations of Cinco de Mayo were canceled in Pueblo due to concern over the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill travelled twice from his second home under travel restrictions (Getty Images) Football fatigue? Round-the-clock matches during the pandemic have tested the appetite of even the most ardent followers of the sport The estimated £135bn value of Chinese ownership in the UK trumps the previous £71bn estimate by the Washington D.C.-based American Enterprise Institute. The number of furloughed Brits has fallen after Covid restrictions were eased this month Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament today Qatar also played in the 2019 Copa America, where they faced Lionel Messi’s Argentina The New York Stock Exchange last week announced plans to delist three Chinese telecoms firms on national security grounds (Photo by Aaron Chown – WPA Pool/Getty Images) London’s economy has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic The investigation will examine if Google is harming competition in online advertising Around 95 per cent of Jersey’s electricity comes from France, with diesel generators and gas turbines providing backup. Oil prices have returned to levels not seen since before the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world last spring. The City of London could look very different in a post-Covid world. A woman poses in the Yellow Crane Tower Park in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China Rishi Sunak is trying to fight off Boris Johnson’s continual demands to spend more and take on more debt, writes Paul Ormerod. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Ryanair has lodged 16 legal complaints against the EU’s provision of state aid to struggling airlines over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. The growing influence of Beijing has resulted in widespread protests subsequent crackdowns in Hong Kong (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Travellers returning to the UK from the United Arab Emirates will be required to quarantine for 10 days The British and Irish Lions are set to play world champions South Africa in a three-Test series beginning in July Nokia will roll out new flexible working guidelines next year Leicester City’s failure to clinch a top-four place poses more questions about the abilty of Brendan Rodgers to get his teams over the line BioNTech, the Pfizer partner that expects to make billions from the partnership’s Covid vaccine, told shareholders it would consider paying out a dividend next year.(Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 04: The street sign for Whitehall, which features on the London version of the Monopoly board game, on April 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images) William Hill has agreed a £2.9bn takeover by US casino operator Caesars Why has the government refused to a do a full cost-benefit analysis of lockdown? Up to 60m more vaccines will be bottled in the North East Bank of England deputy governor Sam Woods said UK banks have been spared the worst of the Covid crisis becuase of government intervention and support. However those programmes will end soon.(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh react as they bid farewell to Irish President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina (not pictured) at the end of their official visit at Windsor Castle on April 11, 2014 in Windsor, United Kingdom. Ireland’s Michael D. Higgins is making the first state visit by a president of the republic since it gained independence from neighbouring Britain. The visit comes three years after Queen Elizabeth II made a groundbreaking trip to the republic, which helped to heal deep-rooted unease and put British-Irish relations on a new footing. (Photo by Leon Neal-WPA Pool/Getty Images) US stocks suffered their biggest weekly fall in months last week. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images) A factory worker makes surgical masks out of spunbond polypropylene fabric using an impulse welder at Polar Shades Sun Control to help Las Vegas-area health care workers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Members of the public on a busy High Street on May 27, 2021 in Hounslow, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) Institutions like Tate Modern have been handed grants but individual creatives may suffer Bukayo Saka gave England fresh impetus and helped to set up fellow local boy Raheem Sterling for the winning goal against the Czech Republic at Euro 2020 Football fans are due to be allowed back at Premier League matches from 17 May – but only those supporting the home team President-elect Joe Biden has appointed a number of tech executives to his transition team Around 6,500 police have secured the summit at Carbis Bay, near St Ives with to help the Devon and Cornwall force run what it said is the “largest security operation in its history” according to reports. The FTSE 100 had ended higher yesterday. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) More than half a million businesses filed their VAT returns late during the pandemic Mayor of London Sadiq Khan wants the chancellor to address the £1.1bn funding shortfall for London councils UK music industry revenues had grown last year thanks to the success of British artists such as Dua Lipa The Federal Reserve has highlighted concerns a new financial stimulus package from US President Joe Biden could accelerate inflation trends Getty Images BT’s revenue and profit have been hit by the profit, but its full-fibre broadband rollout is on track The complaint warned that exposing Grindr data could be a matter of physical safety (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images) The Vatican’s 5,000 employees have been told they face being fired if they refuse a Covid jab US stocks suffered their biggest weekly fall in months last week. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Democracy is symbolic, but its ultimate purpose is functional and it needs an upgrade, writes Rosie Beacon.(Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Saha helped Manchester United win European and domestic titles after joining from Fulham Despite increasing concerns over climate change, banks continue to provide hundreds of billions in financing for industries such as coal power every year. Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, where it makes the Leaf model, employs 7,000 people. The plant is at risk due to Brexit. Everyone over the age of 18 is now eligible to be vaccinated, with plans to eventually start the rollout for secondary school pupils. Manchester Citymanager Pep Guardiola also defied his paymasters by speaking out against the European Super League project A Puregym in Aylesbury, during the first lockdown, when gyms were one of the last things to re-open (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Tui has already received almost €5bn from the German government to keep it airborne amid the worst crisis in aviation history. Wagamama managed to avoid the many hundreds of permanent closures afflicting the restaurant sector becaise of the Covid19 lockdowns (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is under fire following a bad recent run of results AstraZeneca’s CEO Pascal Soriot has praised the UK’s one-dose strategy, and believes the UK will hit its vaccine targets. The UK has administered more than 17m Covid jabs You don’t need to just eat leaves to have a healthy lunch (Photo by Phil Noble – WPA Pool/Getty Images) The wastewater Covid-19 detection system could act as an early warning system for outbreaks of the disease. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 29: Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home on October 29, 2020 in London, England. The long-awaited report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) which was initiated in 2019 after Jewish groups alleged the party was institutionally antisemitic in its handling of complaints under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, is due to be published today. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Shoppers queue for Primark, one of the high street stores which has resisted going online (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) Protestors have demanded the release of Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi following Monday’s coup S4 Capital boss Martin Sorrell described the firm’s year as “outstandingly successful”. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images) Getty images BP has vowed to boost its renewable power business by 20-fold by 2030. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 17: A group enjoy drinks at a Soho pub on May 17, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. From today, covid restrictions on indoor activities and household mixing ease across most of the UK, with indoor food and entertainment venues allowed to reopen across England and Wales, and small in-home meetings permitted once again in England and Scotland. Hugging is also once again allowed between close family and friends across the UK, except in Northern Ireland, where they remain in place until at least May 24. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) The new skyscraper at 22 Bishopsgate is London’s second-tallest building behind the Shard A different kind of leader is emerging: business executives who can demonstrate agility, innovation, and a willingness to listen. ITV is setting up new London headquarters at White City The usual winter floods might be the only thing insurers won’t be surprised by this year (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Bayern Munich exited the Champions League on away goals last season after drawing 3-3 on aggregate with Paris Saint-Germain Gareth Bale scored twice as Tottenham beat Burnley on Sunday. He has four goals and three assists in his last four appearances GameStop shares are at their highest since their peak in January. The offices of FC Barcelona at their stadium, Camp Nou, were visited by Catalan police today Protesters at a Kill the Bill protest in London this afternoon demonstrated against the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill Armin Laschet looks destined to become Germany’s next chancellor after Merkel steps down. When looking holistically, London remains the top financial capital of the world (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images) Boris Johnson and David Cameron in 2015 Jeremy Darroch is one of the UK’s longest-serving chief executives (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) A hit to Comcast’s NBC Universal, which includes film assets such as Jurassic Park, was offset by higher broadband demand DAZN shows the Premier League in some of its other markets but is coy on the prospect of bidding for the UK rights Share whatsapp read more

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Marissa Mayer to resign from Yahoo’s board after Verizon deal closes and Yahoo to change name to Altaba

Marissa Mayer to resign from Yahoo’s board after Verizon deal closes and Yahoo to change name to Altaba whatsapp Shruti Tripathi Other senior executives set to resign from the company include David Filo, Eddy Hartenstein, Richard Hill, Jane Shaw, and Maynard Webb. The filing confirmed the size of the board will be reduced to five directors. Tor Braham, Eric Brandt, Catherine Friedman, Thomas McInerney and Jeffrey Smith will continue to serve as directors of the company following the closing, and Brandt will serve as chairman of the board.Read more: Yahoo hack puts Verizon deal and Marissa Mayer under pressureAll six executives including Mayer said their “intention to resign is not due to any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, policies or practices”.Mayer joined Yahoo from Google in 2012 and was tasked with turning around the tech titan using her product and engineering expertise. She joined Google in 1999 and was the search giant’s first woman engineer.Her leadership came under the scanner last month when Yahoo disclosed a second major hack attack, twice the size of the previous one it revealed last year, and which experts called the biggest hack in history. Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourMore People Now Use YouTube Than Facebook or Instagram – What Happened?The WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?Vegamour’Infinite’ Film Review: Mark Wahlberg Action-Thriller Overspends andThe WrapThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamourHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will step down from the board after the tech giant completes its $4.8bn (£3.9bn) deal with Verizon.The holding company of Yahoo’s core assets will be called Altaba, it was revealed in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) late last night.  Share Monday 9 January 2017 11:20 pm whatsapp read more

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Alliance Trust reveals fund managers which will boost returns to shareholders

Alliance Trust reveals fund managers which will boost returns to shareholders Oliver Gill The UK’s largest investment trust has revealed the investment manager that will take charge of running the fund’s assets following a fund manager shake-up late last year.In December, Alliance Trust announced a series of changes that included dropping in-house manager ATI and selling it to asset manager Liontrust in a deal worth £30m. Share Monday 16 January 2017 3:53 pm We are confident that this new approach, and the managers selected, will meet our ambition and deliver for many more generations to come. Read more: Alliance Trust confirms merger approach from Jacob Rothschild’s RIT CapitalThe chief investment officer of WTW, Craig Baker will head up a team to responsible for selecting the fund managers. Historically, the investment trust has sought to outperform global share indices by one per cent. In light of the new investment structure, Alliance Trust has upped the ante and promised to deliver outperformance by two per cent. whatsapp The investment trust, also the oldest in the UK, said it wanted to simplify its investment structure and has appointed investment manager Willis Towers Watson (WTW) to select “best in class” fund managers.Read more: Liontrust tie-up with Alliance boosts assets by over a thirdWTW has selected eight equity managers, three of which are London based: Jupiter, River & Mercantile and Veritas to manage portions of the mammoth £3.3bn of assets Alliance Trust has under management.“Alliance Trust has provided investors with attractive returns and income through many generations. Our ambition is to ensure that it continues to do so, thereby remaining a core holding,” said Lord Smith of Kelvin, the chairman of Alliance Trust. He added: whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com read more

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London needs a new mayor to get the transport show back on the road

Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastUndoAuto InquirerA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedAuto InquirerUndo Transport of London’s deficit has ballooned to almost £1bn, while we’ve seen a six per cent cut in bus mileage and the cancellation of vital capacity-boosting new Tube trains for the Northern and Jubilee Lines.Read more: Crossrail’s delay sounds depressingly familiarMeanwhile, the Elizabeth Line – on time and on budget under Boris Johnson’s tenure – recently needed a £590m bailout, and last Friday, just months before it was due to open, we discovered that its central section will be delayed by a full nine months.As London’s population continues to grow apace (it is predicted to reach 10m within a decade), the ability to both build more and make better use of our existing transport infrastructure will be vital. This means getting operating costs, which have increased by 6.8 per cent over the last year, under control.It is clear that a fresh approach is necessary – with an emphasis on encouraging innovation, unleashing the power of the private sector, and giving Londoners more choice on how they travel, whether that be by bike, train, Tube, bus, car, black cab, or private hire vehicle. whatsapp Joy Morrissey Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com You may remember the old joke about the family who, hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere, wind down their car window to ask for directions, only to be told “I wouldn’t start from here if I were you”.In the third year of Sadiq Khan’s mayoralty, transport in London isn’t quite that bad, but it’s heading that way. It is already certain that the current mayor will leave London’s transport in a worse state than he found it. London needs a new mayor to get the transport show back on the road It gets worse. The cost of the infrastructure needed to cover this expanded area has been estimated at £780m.That’s money that should be spent on genuinely improving London’s air quality. For example, £600m would pay for the replacement of 2,000 diesel buses with hybrid vehicles, which emit nearly 80 per cent less nitrogen dioxide.We need to make it easier for Londoners to leave their car at home, but without punishing those who do drive for making an entirely rational and reasonable choice.If I became mayor in 2020, I would scrap Khan’s unfair and ill-considered ULEZ expansion, and focus on more effective ways to improve both air quality and transport options in the capital, for all Londoners.Londoners cannot afford another four years of a mayor guided by cheap headlines and misplaced ideology. Right now, we might be hopelessly lost on our journey towards better transport, but under a different mayor, London can find its direction again.Read more: Meet the Tories who are hoping to take on Sadiq Khan in the mayoral race Instead of following the current mayor’s example of continuously asking central government for more money, we need to make the case for more powers, so the mayor can spend the money he or she does have more effectively.To this end, I support the GLA Conservatives’ policy of banning strike action on London’s public transport – which the militant unions consistently use to ratchet up pay. We should replace it with binding pendulum arbitration, so that genuine grievances can be addressed without holding London to ransom several times a year.At present, it is not always clear what the current mayor’s plans are – “plans” would suggest that real thought had gone into the mistakes he keeps making and the promises he keeps breaking. But we can see the policies: Khan is trying to force motorists off the road, while squeezing as much money as possible out of those who need to drive.The mayor’s intention to extend the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) all the way out to the North and South Circulars in 2021 is a case in point.Consider a family who live just outside the zone, who cannot afford to replace their old car, which they need to drive their kids to a school just inside the zone. They would pay £12.50 a day under Khan’s scheme. A pensioner who has to drive himself to, for example, Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone would pay the same. Tuesday 4 September 2018 7:54 am read more

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London housing market showing signs of recovery

first_img whatsapp London housing market showing signs of recovery Monday 17 September 2018 7:14 am James Booth Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo whatsapp Rightmove data showed that average asking prices for houses in Transport for London zone one increased 4.5 per cent on September 2017, while houses in zone two fell in value by 2.7 per cent, with prices also falling in zones three and six and staying flat in zones four and five.Miles Shipside, a housing market analyst at Rightmove, said: “It’s been a hard and rocky road to recovery in the upper end of the London market, taking two successive years of price falls. The price of property coming to market in zone one is now 17.5 per cent lower than its peak in October 2015, but has made gains of 4.5 per cent over the past year.Read more: London house prices set to hit lowest growth levels since financial crash“The recovery in the upper end is encouraging but the painful and drawn-out process of price reductions has yet to run its course especially in parts of Outer London and the commuter belt that saw very sizeable and unsustainable price rises.”Lucy Pendleton of independent estate agents James Pendleton said: “London is thumbing its nose at the threat of a no-deal Brexit and it’s well deserved. The capital is further ahead than the rest of the country in adopting a more affordable price posture that is pulling buyers back to the table.”center_img More From Our Partners Kansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.com The London housing market is showing some signs of recovery with transaction numbers at the upper end of the market up six per cent year-on-year.The number of agreed sales for houses above £750,000, representing a fifth of all transactions in London, increased six per cent in September on the same month a year ago, according to a report released today by property website Rightmove. Read more: Our Property of the Week has a supercar showroom in the basementLondon was the fastest-growing region year-on-year in the UK during August, with growth of 3.6 per cent, according to estate agents Your Move’s house price index which was published today.The new data suggests the London housing market may have come through the worst, having recorded its biggest monthly fall in house prices since the financial crisis at the start of the year.The City of London was a particular bright spot with prices increasing 12.7 per cent annually, which You Move said indicated that “confidence in properties in prime central London remains strong”.However, the recovery seems to be focused on the upper end of the market with with prices falling in 21 out of 33 boroughs in London according to Your Move. Sharelast_img read more

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Scottish Power to use 100 per cent wind power after £702m Drax deal

first_img Scottish Power had previously closed its coal powered facilities and today agreed to sell a 2,566 megawatt portfolio to Drax consisting of gas, hydro and pumped storage assets.Read more: Scottish Power announces its second price hike this yearChief executive of Scottish Power Keith Anderson said: “This is a pivotal shift for Scottish Power as we realise a long-term ambition. We are leaving carbon generation behind for a renewable future powered by cheaper green energy. We have closed coal, sold gas and built enough wind to power 1.2m homes.”The company said it was investing £5.2bn in UK renewable energy over four years with the aim of more than doubling its existing two gigawatt capacity.The sale is part of Spanish parent company Iberdrola’s goal to reduce emissions by 30 per cent by 2020 and be carbon neutral by 2050. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest WowJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny Scottish Power is set to become the first major UK energy supplier to be powered 100 per cent by renewable energy after it today announced a £702m sale of its gas and hydro stations to Drax. whatsapp Read more: UK’s largest energy companies saw profits drop in 2017Chief executive of Drax Will Gardiner said: “We believe there is a compelling logic in our move to add further flexible sources of power to our offering, accelerating our strategic vision to deliver a lower-carbon, lower-cost energy future for the UK.”Drax has agreed a £725m acquisition bridge facility to finance the deal which is subject to Drax shareholder approval.JP Morgan Cazenove is acting as financial adviser and joint corporate broker to Drax and Royal Bank of Canada is joint corporate broker.Drax shares rose 3.7 per cent in morning trading. Share Tags: Trading Archivecenter_img Scottish Power to use 100 per cent wind power after £702m Drax deal Tuesday 16 October 2018 8:43 am James Booth whatsapplast_img read more

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Britain should only allow extended Brexit transition to prevent Irish backstop, says Brexit secretary Dominic Raab

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Government considers scrapping prison sentences under six months

first_imgThe proposal emulates Scotland, which has already introduced a ban on sentences under three months, with plans to extend the minimum to 12 months this year.The change would not include offenders convicted of violence or sex crimes.An Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “As we have said previously, short sentences are too often ineffective, provide little opportunity to rehabilitate offenders and lead to unacceptably high rates of reoffending.“That’s why we are exploring potential alternatives but this work is ongoing and we have reached no conclusions at this time.”In August Stewart said he will resign in a year if he does not succeed in reducing levels of drugs and violence in 10 of England’s most dangerous jails. Government considers scrapping prison sentences under six months More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Share Stewart said the move would ease pressure on the country’s overcrowded prison system and would give offenders a better chance at rehabilitation.In an interview with the Daily Telegraph the minister said “very short” jail terms are “long enough to damage you and not long enough to heal you.”“You bring somebody in for three or four weeks, they lose their house, they lose their job, they lose their family, they lose their reputation,” he said.“They come [into prison], they meet a lot of interesting characters to put it politely and then you wap them on to the streets again.”He added: “In my responsibility to protect the public, the public are safer if we have a good community sentence rather than putting people in prison for short sentences and it will also relieve a lot of pressure on these prisons.” Tags: Trading Archive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.combonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMovie JewelJoe DiMaggio’s Mob Ties Will Totally Transform Your Opinion Of The StarMovie JewelOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout whatsapp whatsapp Prison sentences under six months are ineffective and should be scrapped, the prisons minister has said.Rory Stewart said he is “looking very carefully” at bringing in new legislation that would see up to 30,000 offenders convicted of crimes such as burglary and shoplifting spared jail every year. Saturday 12 January 2019 10:41 am James Warrington last_img read more

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Eurozone investor confidence slumps to four-year low as German slowdown and Brexit concerns hit the bloc

first_img Callum Keown Read more: Italy slips into recession as Eurozone growth disappointsAlthough the latest figures avoided a recession, Sentix said the growth seemed to be “weakening dangerously quickly and strongly.”The index has now fallen for six consecutive months to its lowest level since November 2014.“A major reason for this development is likely to lie more and more in the approaching Brexit,” Sentix managing director Manfred Hubner said.“The economy now has to deal with the contingency plans in view of the unresolved political situation. Share Monday 4 February 2019 11:53 am The bloc’s third-largest economy shrank 0.2 per cent in the final three months of 2018, following a drop in GDP of 0.1 per cent in the previous quarter.The bloc as a whole remained stuck at 0.2 per cent growth at the end of the year, its lowest level in four years. “Many companies exposed to UK-EU trade are currently not aiming for growth,” he added.Germany’s index score fell to 3.1 – the lowest since August 2012 and a fourth consecutive monthly decline – as Brexit and problems in the Chinese sales market further hit the Eurozone powerhouse.The Germany economy grew at its slowest rate last year since 2013 and its slowdown was compounded by poor retail sales in December.Last week it emerged that Italy slipped into a recession at the end of last year in another sign of renewed economic troubles weighing on the Eurozone.Read more: Eurozone industrial production suffers sharpest fall in almost three yearscenter_img Tags: Trading Archive whatsapp Eurozone investor confidence has sunk to a four-year low as Brexit uncertainty and Germany’s continued slowdown added to the bloc’s woes.The Sentix Index, which monitors investor sentiment across the single currency bloc, fell to -3.7 for February, following a survey of more than 1,000 investors. whatsapp Eurozone investor confidence slumps to four-year low as German slowdown and Brexit concerns hit the bloc last_img read more

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Women should not have to change the City alone

first_img John GlenJohn Glen is economic secretary to the Treasury and city minister by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistoryScalp Psoriasis SearchCommon Symptoms of Scalp PsoriasisScalp Psoriasis SearchMold Removal | Search AdsBathroom Mold Removal Tips That Might Surprise Most AmericansMold Removal | Search AdsThe Sofa Love Best Sofas for Lower Back Pain that actually works in 2021 – Buying GuideThe Sofa Love Air Ambulance CompaniesAmbulance Services Prices in Scottsdale Might Surprise You!Air Ambulance CompaniesHealth Gut BoostRandy Jackson: This 3 Minute Routine Transformed My HealthHealth Gut BoostAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaBuzzDestination7 Types of Men Who Are Not Made For RelationshipsBuzzDestinationDinnerZUTop 5 Foods That Help Lose Weight FastDinnerZU Women should not have to change the City alone City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Last year, we saw a three per cent increase in women in senior management at our signatory firms, which, despite sounding small, is significant progress in only 12 months considering the size of the industry.On Thursday, I’ll be meeting with senior finance leaders to mark the Charter’s two-year anniversary, and see what further progress they’ve made.Without the committed women and men championing this agenda at every level in their organisations, we would not have seen the progress we have.But if progress slows, I’ll be clear with those at the top that the government can and will take further action. We need to keep up the momentum and challenge ourselves to continue to make progress.I believe the next step for the sector is to reach a wider pool of talent. Diversity is increasingly cited as a way to avoid groupthink, which can have But it is beholden on all of us, whatever our gender, to stand up and be counted, and to make our voice heard when we see injustice.Gender equality is not just a moral imperative, it’s also better for employees and better for business. As the government minister responsible for financial services, both the moral and the business case has become too compelling to ignore.In 2016, Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the then-boss of Virgin Money, published the results of a review that shone a light on the gender disparity in the financial sector, revealing that women made up only 14 per cent of executive committees.In response, the Treasury launched the Women in Finance Charter, which asks firms to commit to do more for the thousands of women working in finance.To date, over 300 organisations have signed up, from global banks to credit unions, the largest insurance companies to the smallest start-ups. serious consequences for a firm’s bottom line. But to get real diversity of thought, we need to consider how we’re giving all women the opportunity to succeed.When firms are developing their strategies to support women’s progression, I would encourage them to consider how they are supporting women of colour, disabled women and women from different social backgrounds. Different women will face different barriers in their career, so there is no single solution.I also believe that women shouldn’t have to bear the burden of creating a fairer society alone. Words are not enough to buck decades of indifference: we need deeds.It’s evident to me that we all need to do our bit, which is why I’ve encouraged men to step up and promote gender equality. I’ll continue to do my part, and I hope other men step up too. center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share Opinion Tuesday 12 March 2019 12:38 am Last Friday we celebrated International Women’s Day, which provides a terrific opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come towards an equal and fair society, but also how far we have to go.I appreciate that some may disregard an Oxbridge-educated, white, male Conservative politician talking about gender equality. 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