• Capital Access

Hot Off The Wires - 16th August 2021


  • Amazon is adding own-brand groceries to its UK website to bolster its online offering, as the retail titan steps up its assault on British supermarkets.

  • BT is threatening to crush competition and slow Britain’s upgrade to faster full-fibre broadband by bringing in unfair prices, Virgin Media O2 has warned.

  • UK house prices fell in August amid a drop in demand for bigger homes after the government scaled back its stamp duty tax break for buyers in England and Northern Ireland this summer, according to Rightmove.

  • Pret a Manger is plotting to expand outside London and other big city centres as large numbers of office workers continue to work from home, with plans to open 100 franchised shops, plus about 100 of its own outlets.

  • Restaurant owners have sounded the alarm over worsening staff shortages that could result in higher prices for customers as they are forced to increase wages to compete for chefs and waiters.



Before Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar in 45 BC, how many days were there in August?

Click here to read the full daily note.


Recent Posts

See All