A new emergency coronavirus loans scheme has been launched by a fintech-led group to help some of the three million freelancers and self-employed workers who have missed out on Government support.
The latest wave of job cuts at high-profile UK retailers weighed down on sentiment to keep the FTSE 100 in the red on a cautious trading day.
House hunters made a record number of visits to a property website as a stamp duty holiday was announced by the Chancellor on Wednesday.
The tax gap – the difference between what should be paid in theory and the amount actually received – has narrowed to the lowest rate on record, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
Nearly three in 10 (28%) renting households have had some difficulty in paying their housing costs, according to the 2018/19 English Housing Survey.
People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.
Recruiters PageGroup and Robert Walters have revealed plunging fee income in the UK and worldwide as lockdowns globally saw hiring grind to a halt.
House-building giants Persimmon and Bovis Homes owner Vistry Group have laid bare the toll taken on sales during the coronavirus lockdown, but cheered recovering demand amid cautious home-buyers.
More than 3,000 British workers have applied for redundancy at Rolls-Royce, with many leaving in the next two months after the company announced a sweeping round of job cuts.
The number of house hunters rebounded in June, but property professionals were cautious about the year ahead, according to surveyors.
The FTSE 100 drifted lower as the Chancellor’s summer statement failed to excite traders.
Ombudsman services are bracing themselves to be inundated with complaints as a result of Covid-19, MPs have heard.
Metro Bank has appointed a new chairman to replace controversial co-founder Vernon Hill, who resigned last year in the wake of an accounting scandal.
Property giant Segro said that it had been paid a vast majority of the rent it was due at the end of June, even as many of its fellow landlords struggle to get tenants to meet their bills.
When Beverley Bell set up Sweet Treats in Aberdeenshire as a part-time venture in May 2018, she had no idea that less than two years later, it would become a full-time job.
Accountancy giant Grant Thornton has been fined nearly £2 million by the industry watchdog for “firm-wide” audit failures and a breach in its work for collapsed Bargain Booze owner Conviviality.
John Lewis has held onto its crown at the top of a customer satisfaction index.
Households could find themselves being pestered by more scam phone calls as Covid-19 lockdown measures ease and illegitimate call centres around the world get back to work, National Trading Standards is warning.
Insurance claims for damage to flat screen televisions have jumped during the lockdown, according to one company.
The FTSE 100 slid into the red as sentiment across Europe was heavily dented by the European Commission’s decision to cut its growth projections for the eurozone.
Home-buyers in southern England would stand to benefit the most if the stamp duty threshold is temporarily raised to £500,000, according to housing market experts.
A payday lender has written off loans totalling around half a million pounds after it did not give customers important information, the competition watchdog has said.
Car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords has cheered soaring cycling sales during the coronavirus lockdown, but the boost was not enough to offset tumbling motoring revenues.
House prices have been falling for four months in a row – marking the first time this has happened since 2010, according to an index.
Having dozens of doctors and nurses staying at Premier Inn hotels throughout the pandemic has helped staff work out how to ensure that guests stick to hygiene and social distancing routines when they reopen to the public.
The boss of JD Sports has hinted that any investment in the company’s shops will be dependent on potential negotiations with landlords as customers gingerly start returning.
The Midlands town of Willenhall has had the fastest-moving property market since house sales have been able to take place once more, according to analysis.
Housing stocks helped drive the London markets into positive territory as traders optimistically welcomed speculation over a stamp duty holiday.
There is still a “healthy portion” of interest-only mortgages on the market for borrowers to choose from, despite the number of home loans available generally having shrunk back sharply, analysis has found.
Barratt Developments has promised to repay the Government all the furlough money it claimed to cover the salaries of its staff while they were unable to work.