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Britishvolt gigafactory: 'Game changer' car battery plant approved

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 18:57
The "gigafactory" at the site of a former power station will create 3,000 jobs, it is claimed.

Some firms to insist customers and staff still wear face masks

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 16:09
Some customers will still be asked to wear face masks even after it becomes a "personal choice" on 19 July.

Lancing Ikea: Plans for new store halted over 'changing shopping habits'

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 13:35
Ikea drops plans for a store in West Sussex, saying online shopping has grown during the pandemic.

Euro 2020: Pubs to stay open later for final on Sunday

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 13:11
Premises will be able to stay open until 11.15pm, in case the game goes to extra time and penalties.

British Airways data-breach compensation claim settled

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 12:56
Thousands of people are to receive compensation over a 2018 data breach at British Airways.

Public finances vulnerable to shocks after Covid, says watchdog

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 11:47
Government debt has soared as the costs of Covid mount, says the Office for Budgetary Responsibility.

State pension: Why the triple lock debate will get more heated

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 11:22
Predictions suggest the state pension could rise by 8% next year owing to the triple lock guarantee.

Shopping getting back to normal, say Sainsbury's and Ocado

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 09:34
The supermarket and online grocer Ocado say there are signs of pre-Covid shopping habits returning.

Hong Kong defends privacy law after Big Tech raises concerns

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 06:45
An industry body has warned that tech companies could stop offering services if the new law goes ahead.

What next for the NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app?

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 00:19
Some businesses are complaining that the app for England and Wales is issuing too many alerts.

How to get a lucrative job in cybersecurity

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 00:11
There's a serious shortage of IT security workers, so recruiters are fishing in a bigger pool.

Vauxhall to build electric vans at Ellesmere Port

Tue, 07/06/2021 - 00:08
The car manufacturer is expected to confirm plans to make electric vans.

Welsh semiconductor firm bought by Chinese company

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 22:47
Electronic firm Newport Wafer Fab began producing silicon chips in the 1980s.

Four-day week 'an overwhelming success' in Iceland

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 19:02
The majority of workers in Iceland now look set to move to shorter hours for the same pay.

Back to the office in two weeks' time, says PM

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 18:41
Employers can plan for workers to return to offices from 19 July, the government says.

Van sales soar amid home delivery boom

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 14:14
While demand for vans rises, new car sales remain sluggish as computer chip shortages limit supplies.

Dropping face mask rules would be gross negligence, says Unite union

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:30
Public transport workers will be at risk of infection if rules are dropped, the Unite union says.

Ever Given: Egypt agrees deal to release ship that blocked Suez Canal

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 11:22
Egypt agrees a compensation deal with the impounded Ever Given's owners and insurers.

Morrisons: Bidding war looms for supermarket as rivals circle

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 10:17
Apollo Global says it is considering an offer, days after the UK supermarket agreed to a £6.3bn takeover.

Vitasoy: Beverage maker's shares plunge after China calls for boycott

Mon, 07/05/2021 - 07:18
It comes after a staff member sent their condolences to the family of a man who stabbed a policeman.