4th September 2019


Ryanair pilots vote for further strikes

Image copyright NurPhoto UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted for seven further days of strikes as part of a row over pay and conditions. The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) said it wanted to settle the…


Is this really the end of austerity?

Image copyright Leon Neal Image caption Chancellor Sajid Javid is pumping money into public services that were problematic for the Conservatives at the last election “Turning the page on austerity” with “no departmental spending cuts”…


Chancellor Sajid Javid declares end of austerity

The government has declared it has “turned the page on austerity” as it set out plans to raise spending across all departments. Chancellor Sajid Javid outlined £13.8bn of investment in areas including health, education and…


Brexit: MPs debating bill to block no-deal

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images MPs are debating a bill that could block a no-deal Brexit – and trigger the PM to seek a general election. Opposition MPs and Tory rebels won a vote on Tuesday…



UK ‘at risk of slipping into recession’

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is at risk of slipping into recession, according to a closely watched survey of industry managers. The dominant services sector grew only slightly in August, the purchasing managers’ index…



You’ve got to get close to your customers

Winnie Awa gave up a career in management consultancy to launch a website devoted to haircare for Afro-Caribbean women. Yet while many people were visiting the site, few of them were buying the products she…