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Hot Off The Wires - 26th May 2021


  • Rishi Sunak is under pressure to U-turn on planned tax rises after the Government borrowed £7bn less than expected in April.

  • Business confidence in making hiring and investment decisions rose by 15 percentage points between February and April to a net balance of 28%, according to a survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

  • The Restaurant Group, the owner of the Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s restaurant chains, has reported a “very encouraging” recovery in sales after trading resumed.

  • The total value of homes sold in the UK is expected to reach £461bn this year, a jump of 46% on 2020, indicating the current housing market boom is likely to continue.

  • Wedding businesses in UK are on the brink of collapse if restrictions are not eased in June, bosses have warned, after it was reported Boris Johnson was waiting until 2022 to get married.



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