Hot Off The Wires - 17th November 2020
Lockdown could carry on beyond 2nd December, Matt Hancock has admitted, saying it was "too early to know" whether the current restrictions have been effective.
The fight against Covid-19 got a big boost when US biotech group Moderna said its vaccine had more than 94.5% efficacy in clinical trials.
The Investment Association, a powerful investor group, said it would single out businesses that handed bosses exorbitant pensions and warned against big post-pandemic bonuses.
Shares in London closed at their highest level since June as stock markets around the world rose sharply after news of successful trials of a second Covid-19 vaccine.
Companies which hire staff at new free ports will be offered a tax break of £2,240 per worker as part of a bid to turbocharge growth.
Aviva is facing questions about its investments in energy after accounts for three power plants it has built showed they are mired in legal disputes.
A horse is tied to a five-meter rope in front of an old saloon. Six meters behind the horse is a bale of hay. Without breaking the rope, the horse is able to eat the hay whenever she chooses.
How is this possible?