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Made in Britain: Luxury shoe company, Laura See London

Laura See talks to Business Matters about her journey to starting up her very own luxury shoe brand, Laura See London.  What does your business...

Hugh Grant’s £10,000 donation a ‘wonderful shock’ for charity founder

The founder of a charity that provides free plumbing and heating for the elderly or vulnerable has said he is “shocked” by Hugh Grant’s...

Ikea buys former Topshop Oxford Street store in £378m deal

Ikea is buying the former Topshop flagship store on London’s Oxford Street for £378 million. The deal is a much-needed vote of confidence for central...

Prioritising procedures: Why your start-up needs systems and processes

In getting a new business off the ground, founders often find themselves frantically juggling tasks in no particular order as they become urgent, with...

Facebook reveals profit of $9bn amid challenges from privacy rules and whistleblower claims

Facebook has revealed a profit of $9bn (£6.5bn) in the three months to September, up from $7.8bn (£5.6bn) last year and higher than expected. The...

UK haulage industry tells PM to act on supply chains or face Christmas crisis

The haulage industry has urged Boris Johnson to step up “lacklustre” efforts to tackle a shortage of 100,000 HGV drivers, telling him to act...

Premier Inn owner Whitbread warns of staff shortages as demand recovers

Premier Inn owner Whitbread has said it will pay millions in wage rises and bonuses to try to combat what it calls persistent staff...

Budget boost for low-earners as minimum wage rises to £9.50 an hour

Rishi Sunak will confirm one of the biggest increases in the minimum wage this week after independent advisers recommended that the main rate should...

Wales Chief Medical Officer: ‘Draconian’ steps may be reintroduced if cases keep rising

More “draconian” measures could be reintroduced in Wales if cases of Covid-19 continue to soar, the country’s chief medical officer has warned. Dr Frank Atherton...

Tesco website hit by hackers, leaving thousands of customers frustrated

Tesco has been hit by hackers, leaving thousands of frustrated shoppers unable to buy groceries online at Britain’s biggest supermarket. The outage leaves its grocery...

HSBC profits rise 74% as economy rebounds from Covid crisis

HSBC’s profits rose 74% in the third quarter as improving economic conditions allowed the bank to release hundreds of millions of pounds originally set...

Majority of UK office workers have suffered or witnessed misconduct in their careers

Three-quarters of office workers in the UK have either witnessed or personally experienced misconduct at some point in their careers, according to a new...

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Sodexo serves annual core profit on restaurant openings, vaccine rollout

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Factbox: Which countries and blocs are major players at the Glasgow climate summit?

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U.S. FDA advisers back Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children

(C) Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A vial labelled with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus...