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Foreign lorry drivers to be allowed to make more UK deliveries

Foreign lorry drivers will be able to make an unlimited number of pick-ups and drop-offs in a fixed period in the UK under changes to rules proposed by the government to prevent shortages of products in the run-up to...

Octopus Energy agrees £3bn hydrogen deal

Octopus Energy plans to invest £3 billion in hydrogen plants in Britain by the end of the decade after striking a deal with RES, the giant renewables group. The upstart gas and electricity supplier said that the plan would help...

Sunak tells shoppers: “Don’t panic about presents”

Rishi Sunak has said that presents will be available to buy at Christmas despite the supply chain crisis but appeared to rule out helping businesses with rising fuel costs. The chancellor blamed the delays on global factors and said that...

Dominic Cummings says UK always intended to ditch NI protocol

The UK government always intended to “ditch” the Northern Ireland protocol, Boris Johnson’s former adviser Dominic Cummings has claimed. In a string of tweets, Cummings said the flawed Brexit deal had been a way to get out of the electoral...

Just Eat Takeaway.com breaks through one billion orders mark

British orders at Just Eat Takeaway.com jumped by 25 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter as its UK business broke through the one billion mark. The food delivery website processed 266 million orders in the three months to the...

Rishi Sunak says that ministers doing all we can to fix supplies for shops

Shoppers can be reassured ministers are doing “absolutely everything we can” to fix supply chain issues in the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said. In recent days, several retailers have warned of potential shortages during the Christmas shopping season. Speaking at...

Wives do not earn as much as their husbands, says new global study

According to a new global study of the difference in earnings between couples, the findings show the majority of the wives earn less than their husband. The study examined publicly available data from 45 countries across a four-decade period –...

UK economy grows after boost from camping holidays and meals out

The UK economy grew by 0.4% in August as more people dined out, went on holiday and attended music festivals. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the services sector made the biggest contribution to economic growth in the first...

‘Almost 10,000’ licensed premises called time permanently during pandemic to date

There are almost 10,000 fewer licensed premises across Britain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic – with a rush of closures taking place since the summer despite a reopening of the economy, according to a report. The latest market...

Experts say £10,900 a year needed to retire

A single person will need post-tax annual income of £10,900 for a minimum standard of living in retirement, academics have estimated. That spending budget increases to £16,700 for a couple, the calculations for The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA)...

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