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Hundreds of dry cleaning firms are on brink of ruin due to high number of Britons working from home in casual clothes rather than suits High number of people working from home mean dry cleaners could...

Impact of Covid pandemic on businesses in UK is worse than in Belgium, France and Germany, study claims Brazil’s firms have been hit hardest, followed by UK and Belgium, study suggests Majority...

Firms with more than 250 employees should carry out random drug tests on their employees to help identify middle class cocaine users, Tory London mayoral candidate says Shaun Bailey is calling on firms...

British firms paid out more than £200m in ransoms to cyber criminals last year, experts reveal Garmin, Travelex and National Trust among the organisations recently targeted Firms ‘more willing’...

Alexa, have a heart! British company develops artificial voice that can speak with ‘deep human emotion’ — and even cry The software from Sonantic can imbue dialogue with emotional inflections It...

Failure of travel firms to make prompt refunds is causing ’emotional distress’, says Which? after it receives 14,000 complaints from people struggling to get their money back Under UK law...

ONE in three firms are preparing to lay off staff before the furlough scheme topping up worker's pay ends in October, a new report warns. The British Chamber of Commerce said that an "historic...

Holiday firms face legal action if they fail to pay refunds to millions of customers, warns watchdog Holiday firms have been warned of legal action over a failure to pay refunds They have been trying...

PACKAGE holiday firms must offer immediate refunds to customers whose trips have been cancelled due to Covid or face legal action, a watchdog has warned. The Competition and Markets Authority has received...

Your astronauts need you! UK Space Agency and ESA want companies to share ideas on how they can use 5G and satellites to improve logistics UK Space Agency, DCMS and ESA are looking at ways to use 5G and...

HOLIDAY firms have reported their busiest Saturday EVER as Brits scramble for bargains after a quarantine U-turn. Families have hit the web for cheap deals after it was revealed travellers would not have...

No more Brexit delays, urges CBI: Business lobby says firms want to get on with leaving the EU even if it means no trade deal Dame Carolyn Fairbairn said the body will not support further delays to Brexit The...

EMPLOYERS will have to start paying some of the costs of furloughed workers from August under changes announced to the Government’s wage support scheme tonight. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that...

ONE in four firms say they cannot afford to top-up furloughed workers’ salaries – in a chilling sign of how many more jobs could be lost this summer. A survey of almost 700 company directors found...

FIRMS are set to be barred from furloughing more staff as the Government looks to wind down the scheme. Rishi Sunak is expected to announced the slow end of the emergency funds set aside to help struggling...

Titans that came up trumps in a crisis: Travel firms to trust for your post-lockdown holiday Trailfinders tops the list for service and strong finances, writes Neil Simpson    Kuoni is singled out...