Hot Off The Wires - 21st December 2020
Retail bosses are begging Rishi Sunak to extend a business rates holiday as fears grow that a new Covid crackdown could put thousands of jobs at risk.
Drugmakers will be offered fast-tracked approvals for innovative medicines in the UK as ministers seek to attract life sciences companies to invest post-Brexit.
Confidence among business owners hit a nine-month high after progress was made on a coronavirus vaccine, although the latest pandemic restrictions are certain to hit sentiment.
Airlines like Virgin Atlantic and British Airways should face “strong action” from regulators for refusing to issue refunds to customers complying with England’s new tier 4 Covid restrictions, consumer advocates have said.
Apple’s supply chain in Asia has been hit by worker unrest after staff at the iPhone maker’s contractors in India and China protested over unpaid wages and bonuses.
Which American president was in power during the ‘Black Thursday’ Wall Street crash?