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UK visa plan will not fix lorry driver shortage, says boss

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 13:48
The move will not solve the UK's shortage of qualified drivers, says a leading EU haulage chief.

Fuel supply: Minister blames empty petrol pumps on unnecessary purchases

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 13:26
The situation will "calm down" when people fill their cars normally, the environment secretary said.

Mr Goxx, the crypto-trading hamster beating human investors

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 12:52
Can a hamster trading cryptocurrency beat human investors in the stock market? Mr Goxx can.

Power cuts hit homes in north-east China

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 11:27
An electricity shortage affecting factories has now spread to some homes.

Grant Thornton fined £2.3m for Patisserie Valerie scandal

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 10:32
The accountancy firm has been fined £2.3m for audit failings of bust cake chain Patisserie Valerie

Aldi says deliveries normal despite lorry driver shortage

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 07:54
The boss of supermarket chain Aldi UK says he doesn't expect any disruption for customers this Christmas.

China Evergrande: What the company's debt crisis means for the world

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 02:23
The property giant has missed an interest payment deadline, fuelling concerns that it will collapse.

Can football-playing robots beat the World Cup winners by 2050?

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:59
The robot football league that is hoping to eventually beat the best human team in the world.

Gas price crisis: Octopus ordered to take on Avro's customers

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:57
Ofgem has ordered Octopus Energy to take on 580,000 customers from collapsed firm Avro Energy.

Riskiest payments should be slowed to stop fraud, says Nationwide

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 00:06
Nationwide Building Society sets up a fraud checking hotline, but says wider changes are need to halt fraud.

Labour conference: Party to unveil plan to scrap business rates

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 23:34
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will promise a fairer property tax in a speech to Labour's conference.

Fuel supply: UK suspends competition law to get petrol to forecourts

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 22:29
It comes as the Petrol Retailers Association warns that up to two-thirds of its members are out of fuel.

Fuel supply: Visas won't solve petrol supply issues - retailers

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 16:24
A trade body says filling stations are running out as ministers seek to bring in overseas lorry drivers.

Farmers warn of Christmas turkey shortage due to lack of staff

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 16:09
Sales are already soaring despite fewer birds being produced for the big chains, a farming boss says.

No fuel shortage, says transport secretary

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 11:01
Grant Shapps calls for drivers to be "sensible" and only fill up when they need to.

Energy crisis not failure of regulation, says Ofgem boss

Sun, 09/26/2021 - 10:34
The boss of the regulator tells the BBC no one could have predicted the sharp rise in gas prices.

Hauliers and poultry workers to get temporary visas

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 22:40
Some 10,500 foreign lorry drivers and poultry workers will be able to work in the UK until Christmas Eve.

Lorry driver shortage: Government working on temporary visa scheme

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 01:56
A shortage of drivers has disrupted supply chains and fuel deliveries, with vehicles queuing for petrol.

Can green energy power Africa's future?

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 01:06
Energy access is a big issue for businesses in Africa, but can the continent go green as well?

Nike and Costco warn of product shortages and delays

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 20:47
The sportswear giant and retailer are struggling to source products due to supply chain issues.