HSBC profits rise 74% as economy rebounds from Covid crisis

HSBC’s profits rose 74% in the third quarter as improving economic conditions allowed the bank to release hundreds of millions of pounds originally set aside for a potential jump in loan defaults during the pandemic. The London-headquartered bank said pretax profits rose to $5.4bn (£3.9bn) in the three months to 30 September, up from […]

80% of UK employers plan to hire over next 12 months

The majority of UK employers are planning to hire staff over the next 12 months, the highest recruitment intentions in eight years, as Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic have caused acute shortages of workers in sectors ranging from haulage to hospitality and social care. 80% of businesses and other organisations are planning to take […]

UK businesses tell Chancellor to raise taxes to help push for net zero

More than a third of companies believe that the chancellor should increase taxes to tackle greenhouse gases as part of “a carrot and stick” approach to driving the transition to net zero. A survey of more than 1,000 businesses by EY released days before Rishi Sunak delivers his third budget found that 39 per […]

Majority of UK office workers have suffered or witnessed misconduct in their careers

Three-quarters of office workers in the UK have either witnessed or personally experienced misconduct at some point in their careers, according to a new study. Almost half of office workers in the UK have personally been a victim of some form of misconduct, including bullying, sexual harassment, discrimination, fraud or bribery. The report highlights […]

4 Good Reasons to Consider Investing in the CBD Market

Today the CBD market stands as one of the most interesting investment opportunities out there. Whether you are looking for stocks to buy or considering starting your own business, there are some very good reasons to place CBD and its related products on your investment shortlist. In this article we are going to discuss […]

Brewdog’s solid gold beer can ad misleading, ASA says

A Brewdog promotion which said customers could win “solid gold” beer cans was misleading, the advertising watchdog has found. The Scottish brewer offered shoppers the chance to find a gold can hidden in cases sold from its online store. But some winners complained to the Advertising Standards Authority after they discovered the cans were […]

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist

The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned that UK inflation is likely to hit or surpass 5% by early next year. Huw Pill told the Financial Times that the Bank would have a “live” decision to make at its next interest rate-setting meeting on 4 November. It follows recent comments from Bank […]

Secrets of Success: Sean McMenemy, founder and MD of Ark Wildlife

Lockdown saw the country’s appreciation of nature and wildlife increase. As one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of garden wildlife products this trend shows no sign of stopping … Sean began Ark Wildlife 16 years ago when he found problems with the bird food market’s quality and service. His company has continued to […]