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5h Updated Would scrapping the 48-hour working week be good for Brexit Britain’s economy?
The Independent
It’s claimed that giving employers more flexibility and encouraging Britons to work longer hours would help the economy to grow. But is that plausible? Ben Chu investigates
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7h Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?
BBC
Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules.
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ALEX BRUMMER: Economy needs boost to raise tax revenues7h ALEX BRUMMER: Economy needs boost to raise tax revenues
BBC
Chancellor should avoid a Covid measures cliff-edge on March 31st. The furlough scheme, the VAT break for hospitality and business rate relief should be extended to put the boosters under recovery.
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MARKET REPORT: Shares in Babcock plunge by one fifth7h MARKET REPORT: Shares in Babcock plunge by one fifth
BBC
The Royal Navy supplier, which jointly built the UK's two Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, said it had launched a review of its balance sheet and contract profitability.
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Britishvolt in gigafactory tie-up with Siemens7h Britishvolt in gigafactory tie-up with Siemens
BBC
The company will partner with German giant Siemens as it looks to start construction this summer on a 3,000-job 'gigafactory' on the site of a former Blyth Power Station.
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Dixons Carphone not hit by coronavirus lockdowns7h Dixons Carphone not hit by coronavirus lockdowns
BBC
In fact, as families have been forced to spend more time at home, Britain's biggest electricals chain has hoovered up extra sales of computers and other white goods.
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£1.4tn package from Biden and Harris stokes inflation fears7h £1.4tn package from Biden and Harris stokes inflation fears
BBC
The interest yield on American 10-Year bonds climbed sharply to 1.138 per cent, its highest level since the start of the pandemic, after the president-elect unveiled a vast spending package.
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SFO drops investigation into British American Tobacco7h SFO drops investigation into British American Tobacco
BBC
After more than three years investigating the cigarette giant, the SFO said it did not have enough evidence to support a realistic prospect of conviction.
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8h Scottish fishermen eviscerate Boris Johnson’s ‘desperately poor’ Brexit deal in angry letter as losses mount
The Independent
Scottish Fishermen’s Federation accuses prime minister of misleading public about EU trade agreement
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9h Questions will be asked over timing of closing UK travel corridors
The Guardian
Analysis: poor implementation ends another week of shifting Covid policy by the government
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10h UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter
The Guardian
All foreign arrivals will also have to quarantine in toughening of measures in response to new strains
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11h FTSE 100 drops to October levels as fears rise over Covid fallout
The Guardian
Increased lockdown measures in Germany, France and China dent prospects for rapid recovery in 2021 The FTSE 100 has recorded its worst week since late October as concerns increased about the economic fallout from tougher lockdown measures around the world. The index of leading UK company shares ended the week down by 138 points compared with the previous week, a fall of about 2%, at 6,735, after official figures showed the British economy edged closer to a double-dip recession in November. After a strong start to the year, gaining by about 6% since the start of January, the performance was the worst weekly decline for the FTSE 100 since the last week of October as England headed for a second national lockdown.
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12h UK economy shrank 2.6% in November; firms win Covid-19 insurance case – as it happened
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK GDP falls for the first time in six months
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12h Updated Small businesses handed lifeline as Supreme Court rules insurers must pay out for Covid claims
The Independent
Tens of thousands of businesses can claim for lockdown losses, judges say
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13h Spanish snow storm leads to UK salad shortage
The Guardian
Lettuce and tomato supplies hit by Storm Filomena, piling extra pressure on retailers and suppliers January is a month when Britons turn to salads after the Christmas blowout. But now, on top of the disruption caused by Brexit and Covid, even the weather is conspiring against dieters by causing shortages in UK supermarkets. The supply of salad staples such as lettuce and tomatoes has been hit by
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13h Updated UK economy shrank 2.6% in November; firms win Covid-19 insurance case – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK GDP falls for the first time in six months
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14h Updated Joe Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package
BBC
The US president-elect says the nationwide vaccine rollout so far has been "a dismal failure".
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AA to install 5,000 free road signs for temporary vaccination centres14h Updated AA to install 5,000 free road signs for temporary vaccination centres
BBC
It said the signs, which are made from 100% recycled plastic, will help people to navigate to vaccination locations that are not local hospital, pharmacies or GP surgeries that might be difficult to find.
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Record number of buy-to-let landlord companies set up in 2020 - beaten only by online shopping firms15h Record number of buy-to-let landlord companies set up in 2020 - beaten only by online shopping firms
BBC
A total of 41,700 new holding companies for buy-to-let properties were formed in 2020, according to estate agent Hamptons International - and more than a third of them were based in London.
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Gym Group lost 216,000 members last year16h Gym Group lost 216,000 members last year
BBC
Gym Group subscriptions have been frozen since the government announced the third national lockdown on January 4, forcing them to close all their venues.
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16h Covid crisis prompts financial fears for those organising funerals
The Guardian
Fivefold increase in direct cremations with no service or loved ones present, says SunLife
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16h Updated Will Brexit end up sinking the Scottish fishing industry?
The Independent
Could this be a permanent – possibly even lethal – blow to an industry that was presented as one of the great victors of Brexit, asks Ben Chu
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16h Updated Pimlico Plumbers to make workers get vaccinations
BBC
Founder Charlie Mullins says it is a "no-brainer" that workers should get immunised.
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Bitcoin bubble: Is this hugely-inflated market about to burst? 17h Updated Bitcoin bubble: Is this hugely-inflated market about to burst? 
BBC
Some people - including a handful of renowned asset managers - are increasingly banking on bitcoin, while others are warning it's a bubble set to burst. So who is correct?
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UK customers of TV streaming services will no longer be able to watch live sport when in the EU17h UK customers of TV streaming services will no longer be able to watch live sport when in the EU
BBC
UK holidaymakers who pay for TV streaming services can no longer stream live sport when visiting Europe now the Brexit transition is complete.
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Car repossessions to restart from February after Covid-19 ban ends17h Car repossessions to restart from February after Covid-19 ban ends
BBC
The FCA has proposed that the ban on seizure of cars and other products is lifted after 31 January, thought it has proposed for the restriction on repossession of homes to be extended to 31 March.
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17h Updated UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as services suffered
BBC
Coronavirus restrictions in England affected services, with pubs and hairdressers badly hit.
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Renault 5 to return:1980s icon is reborn as an electric car17h Updated Renault 5 to return:1980s icon is reborn as an electric car
BBC
Renault said the 5's return is 'the rebirth of a cult car, more modern than ever' and plans 'to reconnect with its past' and 'draw inspiration to find the spirit of those glorious times'.
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18h Updated Insurers must pay small firms for Covid lockdown losses
BBC
A Supreme Court ruling provides a lifeline for many firms that had business interruption insurance.
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18h Small businesses win Covid insurance payouts after UK supreme court victory
The Guardian
Judges reject insurers’ appeals against paying out at least £1.2bn in claims Tens of thousands of small businesses that were forced to close during the Covid-19 pandemic are now set to receive payouts on insurance claims following what was described as a “historic victory” at the supreme court. Judges threw out the appeals from six insurers and largely supported the arguments made by the Financial Conduct Authority and a policyholder action group.
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Cheapest house for sale on Zoopla costs £29,95019h Updated Cheapest house for sale on Zoopla costs £29,950
The Guardian
The terrace property in the North East of England is listed for sale on property website Zoopla and has an asking price of only £29,950.
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19h Updated UK economy shrank 2.6% during November lockdown – business live
The Guardian
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as UK GDP falls for the first time in six months
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19h Billionaires add $1tn to net worth during pandemic as their workers struggle
The Guardian
Companies’ attempts at hazard pay have been paltry and fleeting as employees are threatened for protesting working conditions Billionaires in the US have increased their net worth by
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19h The Gym Group reports 48% revenue fall under Covid lockdowns
The Guardian
Firm says it is in in discussions with banks as membership plunges by 200,000
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19h Why the GDP hit from UK lockdown 2.0 was smaller than expected
The Guardian
More of the economy stayed open, Brexit talks boosted stockpiling and firms are developing some immunity to lockdowns
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21h Updated UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November
BBC
The economy contracted as lockdown restrictions in England hit the service sector hard, official figures show.
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14 Free and low cost educational resources for parents who need help with homeschooling21h Updated 14 Free and low cost educational resources for parents who need help with homeschooling
BBC
If you're frustrated with the lack of support you've received from your school or if you need more inspiration there are many free and low cost resources online that you can use to help your kids
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How telecom firms are helping their customers this lockdown 21h Updated How telecom firms are helping their customers this lockdown 
BBC
This is Money spoke to the top broadband companies to find out what help they are offering their customers during the third national lockdown.
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It was 400,000 shades of grey for car buyers in 202021h Updated It was 400,000 shades of grey for car buyers in 2020
BBC
Industry bosses said that grey being the top new car colour in a year dominated by Covid-19, national lockdowns and Brexit concerns 'probably reflects the atmosphere'.
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Santander joins mortgage lenders turning off the tap for self-employed with new 40% deposit rule21h Santander joins mortgage lenders turning off the tap for self-employed with new 40% deposit rule
BBC
Santander has excluded self-employed home buyers from its lower-deposit mortgage deals, meaning that new borrowers will now need a deposit of at least 40%.
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22h Homes for sale to escape to the country – in pictures
The Guardian
From a thatched cottage to glass and steel, they are all far away from city life
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23h Calls for help-to-buy deadline in England to be extended after Covid building delays
The Guardian
Buyers face losing thousands of pounds after paying fees for homes that will not be ready in time Ministers face calls to extend the deadline for purchasing a house in England using the help-to-buy loan scheme, as buyers face losing thousands of pounds because of Covid-related delays in construction. The government’s help-to-buy equity loan scheme, launched in 2013, allows people to buy a new-build home with a 5% deposit. The scheme was extended in July due to the pandemic, but ministers have refused to postpone the deadline any further.
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14 Jan 11:30pm Thailand allows visitors to play golf in quarantine
BBC
At six resorts, visitors will be able to play golf, rather than just having to isolate in their rooms.
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14 Jan 9:26pm Rules of origin: Why are Percy Pigs a headache for M&S?
BBC
Rules of origin are a key part of the UK's trade deal with the EU. What are they?
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14 Jan 9:17pm Updated Biden unveils $1.9tn US economic relief package
BBC
The plan would help communities the US president-elect says have been hit hardest by the pandemic.
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14 Jan 8:28pm Updated How much can Joe Biden get done on the US economy?
BBC
President-elect Joe Biden called for $1.9tn in pandemic aid, part of a two-step rescue plan to boost the US economy.
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14 Jan 7:13pm Australia rebukes Google for blocking local content
BBC
The tech giants are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content.
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14 Jan 7:02pm Small businesses await Covid insurance case ruling
BBC
The Supreme Court ruling will define payouts for many thousands of firms affected by the first lockdown.
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