UK government concerned over deaths that could be caused by Covid lockdown

The UK government is increasingly concerned about the number of avoidable deaths resulting from the coronavirus…

UK cycle shops in top gear to handle coronavirus rush

The coronavirus crisis has provided a badly needed boost to one of the few non-food retail…

Building site closures undermine key housing targets

The UK is set to lose out on tens of thousands of new homes this year,…

Government looks to expand bailout loan scheme

The Treasury is looking at doubling the amount midsized companies can borrow to £50m under its…

Tottenham Hotspur makes U-turn on tapping furlough scheme

Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur has reversed its decision to use the UK government’s furlough…

Small businesses deserve better rescue deals

Governments have torn up the rule book to keep economies moving through the dramatic slowdown caused…

BP tests offshore oil and gas workers for coronavirus

BP has started testing its North Sea workers for coronavirus in the latest example of companies…

Sackings and ineligibility for benefits deepen migrants’ plight in crisis

Millions of the UK’s low-skilled workers face choosing between destitution or ill-health as the coronavirus crisis…