Annual results

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EasyJet says Omicron variant is already affecting bookings
Carrier says summer sales holding up despite concern at new travel restrictions

Julia Kollewe and Joanna Partridge

30, Nov, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Housebuilder Bellway buoyed by surge in demand for homes
Annual revenues rise by 41% to £3.1bn but UK firm warns of growing cost of cladding issues

Mark Sweney

10, Aug, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Dixons Carphone to raise worker pay as market for staff heats up
Technology retailer commits to increasing minimum hourly wages amid concerns over UK worker shortages

Sarah Butler and Joanna Partridge

30, Jun, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Global bike shortage set to continue, Halfords chief executive warns
Bicycle and motoring retailer’s profits rise 184% to £64.5m after cycle sales surge during Covid pandemic

Sarah Butler

17, Jun, 2021 @2:44 PM

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Hipgnosis hits the high notes on back of music streaming boom
Songs fund reports 66% revenue rise after buying 84 catalogues last year including 50 Cent and Barry Manilow

Mark Sweney

07, Jun, 2021 @1:54 PM

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Bloomsbury profits jump as ‘joy of reading rediscovered’ in lockdown
Harry Potter publisher issues third profit upgrade of 2021 after sales increase to £185m

Joanna Partridge

02, Jun, 2021 @8:20 AM

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Royal Mail posts £726m profit amid pandemic demand for parcels
Growth in online shopping during Covid outbreak fuels dramatic turnaround for delivery company

Mark Sweney

20, May, 2021 @9:14 AM

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Co-op to keep £66m in rates relief despite 400% rise in profits
Group will repay UK government £16m worth of furlough payments as profits surge to £127m

Sarah Butler

08, Apr, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Asos triples profits as Covid crisis boosts online sales
Fashion retailer makes record half-year profit of £1o6m amid surge in shopping for sports and casual clothing

Mark Sweney and Sarah Butler

08, Apr, 2021 @7:56 AM

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British American Tobacco profits rise despite drop in sales
Covid crisis affects duty-free cigarettes but demand for vaping kits surges

Sarah Butler

17, Feb, 2021 @1:35 PM

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Daily Mail group executives could share £60m under new bonus scheme
Top four at DMGT also took home £24m despite profits slump amid Covid crisis

Mark Sweney

09, Dec, 2020 @7:32 PM

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Hut Group lifts sales forecasts after bumper Black Friday
Online retailer expects to earn at least £50m more in 2020 than previously thought

Jasper Jolly

07, Dec, 2020 @6:00 PM

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