Business

Article image
Pret to restore staff bonus after workers threaten strike action
But coffee shop chain will no longer pay for break times as sales struggle to recover from the pandemic

Sarah Butler

12, Aug, 2021 @5:15 PM

Article image
UK firms may buy Welsh computer chip maker if Chinese takeover fails
Technology executive Ron Black says nine companies are willing to join consortium in purchase of Newport Wafer Fab

Jasper Jolly

12, Aug, 2021 @5:14 PM

Article image
UK GDP grows 4.8% in Q2; Vectura backs PMI takeover bid; Delta variant hits oil demand – as it happened
UK inhaler maker plans to back tobacco giant Philip Morris International’s takeover bid, despite health charities urging them to oppose it

Graeme Wearden

12, Aug, 2021 @5:10 PM

Article image
Forcing people to return to offices is wrongheaded, says Starmer
Labour leader tells Guardian flexible working is one of few good things to have come out of pandemic

Rowena Mason Deputy political editor

12, Aug, 2021 @3:56 PM

Article image
Global demand for oil slashed by ongoing Covid issues, says IEA
Influential agency reverses earlier prediction of possible glut in the market in second half of 2021

Jillian Ambrose

12, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

Article image
Aviva pledges to return £4bn to shareholders
Insurer to cut costs and focus on key markets after pressure from activist investor

Julia Kollewe

12, Aug, 2021 @11:58 AM

Article image
Cineworld considers US listing as Covid losses persist
Shares in London-listed cinema chain climb in early trading on prospect of Wall Street move

Mark Sweney

12, Aug, 2021 @11:21 AM

Article image
Dixons Carphone offers £1,500 bonus to drivers amid battle for workers
Competition for lorry drivers heats up as Brexit, Covid and holiday season worsen shortages

Sarah Butler

12, Aug, 2021 @10:38 AM

Article image
Home deliveries: tell us about the most unusual things you have ordered
Whether you are a customer or a delivery rider, we would like to hear about your most bizarre orders

Guardian community team

12, Aug, 2021 @10:31 AM

Article image
Tui slashes summer holiday schedule despite bookings surge
Travel firm says flight reductions caused by customer uncertainty over UK coronavirus restrictions

Jasper Jolly

12, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

Article image
UK economy grows for a fifth month as diners rush to cafes and bars
Official data shows 1% growth in June after further easing of lockdown restrictions

Larry Elliott Economics editor

12, Aug, 2021 @7:21 AM

Article image
Pret a Manger staff consider strike after temporary pay cuts made permanent
Staff told suspension of pay during breaks and reduction to service bonus will remain despite easing of trading restrictions

Sarah Butler

12, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

108 / 3,150 pages