Dominic Raab defends EU trade deal amid criticism from fishing firms

Dominic Raab insists ministers are trying to fix post-Brexit border ‘teething problems’ as the Scottish fishing industry warns many firms are days from collapse Scottish fishing industry has blamed post-Brexit border checks for long delays Delays at border mean that goods are rotten on arrival when they get to the EU Dominic Raab said Government … Read more Dominic Raab defends EU trade deal amid criticism from fishing firms

Firms falling through cracks in Chancellor’s aid packages

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses which fall through the gaps in Government support are on the brink of collapse because of the pandemic and are in desperate need of financial help – which isn’t coming.  Many have seen their incomes disappear as a result of lockdown restrictions leading to cancelled bookings and vanished sales. … Read more Firms falling through cracks in Chancellor’s aid packages

Peter Hargreaves believes European firms will move to London

Confident: Peter Hargreaves believes European firms will move to London It takes a large food delivery from his local supermarket to stop Peter Hargreaves in his tracks. The billionaire tycoon is lamenting the state of Brexit – and showing no sign of letting up – when the door bell rings.  ‘Are we nearly finished because … Read more Peter Hargreaves believes European firms will move to London

Two firms behind Grenfell’s cladding and insulation scandal face being BANNED from state contracts 

Two companies that caused outrage over their behaviour in the Grenfell scandal face being put on a Government blacklist as punishment. Ministers want them banned from all state contracts on the grounds they are not fit to be trusted, the Daily Mail can reveal. It comes amid fury over the conduct of Arconic and Kingspan, whose … Read more Two firms behind Grenfell’s cladding and insulation scandal face being BANNED from state contracts 

Record number of buy-to-let landlord companies set up in 2020 – beaten only by online shopping firms

A record number of buy-to-let landlords set up holding companies for their properties last year, in a bid to swerve higher taxes.  There were 41,700 new companies were formed in 2020 – an increase of 23 per cent on 2019, according to estate agent Hampton International.  Buy-to-let incorporations were the second most common type of … Read more Record number of buy-to-let landlord companies set up in 2020 – beaten only by online shopping firms

Scottish seafood firms are ‘days from collapse’

Scottish seafood firms are just ‘days from collapse’ unless emergency cash is paid out to compensate for the Brexit border chaos, industry leaders have warned – as one fishermen threaten to dump tons of rotting stock outside No10.  Desperate bosses said they face imminent closure as they urged Boris Johnson to deliver on his pledge to finally … Read more Scottish seafood firms are ‘days from collapse’

Insurance firms MUST pay out to firms that lost cash to Covid

Tens of thousands of small businesses will now receive insurance payouts worth as much as £1.2billion to cover losses in the first national lockdown following a landmark Supreme Court ruling this morning. Cafes, pubs, beauty parlours and wedding planners are among the 370,000 businesses that will benefit from the payouts. It is unclear if any … Read more Insurance firms MUST pay out to firms that lost cash to Covid

How telecom firms are helping their customers this lockdown 

With the UK now well into its third national lockdown, many are still working from home while parents are back to home schooling children. Technology is essential to help keep households working, learning and entertained.  However, it is still an uncertain time for millions with households around the country struggling financially. Some internet firms are … Read more How telecom firms are helping their customers this lockdown 

Can an estate agent hold back my house offer if I don’t use their firm’s finance adviser?

I am searching for a new home in Kent, where I live. I recently saw a terraced house that I liked on Rightmove and went for a viewing. Afterwards, I decided to make an offer. I approached the vendor’s estate agent, Miles & Barr. When I told them my offer, the agent I spoke to … Read more Can an estate agent hold back my house offer if I don’t use their firm’s finance adviser?

Travel firms report surge in bookings from over-50s because of vaccine

Holiday firms are reporting an explosion in ‘grey pound’ bookings from Easter onwards as Britain’s millions of over-50s plan multiple breaks away because of ‘vaccine confidence’ and the likely scrapping of travel restrictions. Tui, the UK’s biggest package holiday company, said today that more than half of online bookings this week to places such as … Read more Travel firms report surge in bookings from over-50s because of vaccine