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Hot Off The Wires - 19th May 2021


  • UK employers who were getting ready for the easing of lockdown started hiring again in March, driving down unemployment for a third consecutive month, according to official figures.

  • Jaguar Land Rover made a loss of £860m for its full financial year after its new boss wrote off £1.5bn in a strategy rethink, despite a recovery in sales since the slump at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Oxford Biomedica is doubling the volume of Covid vaccine it is making for AstraZeneca on the back of soaring demand for the jab.

  • The Bank of England prevented a financial ‘meltdown’ last year which would have seen businesses and families cut off from borrowing, according to Andrew Bailey, the Bank’s Governor.

  • Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies, a cannabis-based pain treatment company backed by Snoop Dogg and Imperial Brands, is set to list in London this week.



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