Britain’s jobs market begins to bounce back amid lockdown easing

Recruiters today reported the strongest month-on-month increase in hiring for permanent jobs for six years amid an employment boom prompted by the easing of lockdown.   The survey, which asked around 400 companies whether they have taken on more staff over the month compared to the one before, also found hiring for temporary positions had expanded … Read more

Countdown to Lockdown: A year ago today, morgues began to be erected as cases rose by 676

On this day, one year ago today, the official coronavirus death toll rose above 100 as cases increased by nearly 700, as panic invaded the supermarkets and the stock markets. Schools across England were ordered to close the following day, following leads in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as an under-fire Prime Minister struggled to … Read more

Shaun Bailey plans to uncover black executives of tomorrow with new apprentice scheme if elected 

London mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey plans to uncover black executives of tomorrow with new apprentice scheme if he gets elected Shaun Bailey wants to work with companies to help uncover black executives Says diverse boardrooms will help post-Brexit Britain in negotiating trade deals Research says there are no black CEOs, CFOs or chairs in the FTSE … Read more

London mayor hopeful Shaun Bailey plans apprentice scheme for black executives of future if elected 

London mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey plans to uncover black executives of tomorrow with new apprentice scheme if he gets elected Shaun Bailey wants to work with companies to help uncover black executives Says diverse boardrooms will help post-Brexit Britain in negotiating trade deals Research says there are no black CEOs, CFOs or chairs in the FTSE … Read more

FTSE 100 dips 0.5% by 34 to 6,641 points

The FTSE 100 dipped 0.5% today as traders fretted over interest rates rises and Rishi Sunak‘s Budget tax grab for big business. London‘s leading index was down by 34 points to 6,641 by mid-afternoon after US stocks plummeted on Wall Street yesterday. The FTSE closed 0.9% higher yesterday as market movers focused on the extension … Read more

Budget 2021: FTSE 100 rises 0.9% as Rishi Sunak Covid response plan is announced

London markets cheer on Chancellor’s budget: FTSE closes up 0.9% or 62 to 6,675 points after Rishi Sunak unveils more big spending to boost Covid-hit economy FTSE 100 index of UK’s leading companies up 0.93% or 61 points at 6,675 today However it had been up further in early trading in London at 6,703 this … Read more

Budget 2021: FTSE 100 rises 0.8% as Rishi Sunak Covid response plan is announced

London markets cheer on Chancellor’s budget: FTSE rises 0.8% or 53 to 6,667 points as Rishi Sunak unveils more big spending to boost Covid-hit economy FTSE 100 index of UK’s leading companies up 0.8% or 53 points at 6,667 today However it had been up further in early trading in London at 6,703 this morning … Read more

Market remains up 1.8% by 118 on 6,579 points as gains on morning of Oxford jab rollout are lost

Lockdown gloom stifles FTSE: Market remains up 1.8% by 118 on 6,579 points as gains made on morning of Oxford jab rollout are lost amid fears UK is set for third national lockdown London’s top market gained more than 200 points as it opened this morning Brexit and rollout of Oxford University/ AstraZeneca jab encourages … Read more