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Hot Off The Wires - 8th April 2021

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  • Income tax surcharges, wealth taxes and solidarity business levies should be considered to support those hit hardest by the pandemic and to tackle rapidly rising public debt, the International Monetary Fund has said.

  • Shipping companies ordered a record volume of container ships last month in a sign of the industry’s confidence in booming global trade following the pandemic.

  • London airports will not need to expand until at least the 2030s after the industry was hammered by Covid, according to bosses at Gatwick - casting fresh doubt over the future of a third runway at rival Heathrow.

  • Supermarket sales soared last month as people spent £439m on confectionery before Easter.

  • HSBC is moving 1,200 call centre staff to permanent home working as part of its shrinkage of office space.

  • The government’s decision to extend the stamp duty holiday lifted property sales and prices in March, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has reported.


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