2nd October 2019


Thomas Cook employees protest at Parliament

Former employees of Thomas Cook hand in a petition to the government demanding answers about the company’s collapse. About 9,000 staff in the UK were left jobless when the business failed to secure a last-ditch…


Parliament to be prorogued next Tuesday

Image copyright Reuters The government has confirmed it plans to prorogue Parliament next Tuesday and hold a Queen’s Speech on 14 October. Boris Johnson’s last attempt to suspend Parliament in this way was ruled unlawful…


Government publishes Brexit proposals

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images The government has published its Brexit proposals to the EU, including plans to replace the Irish backstop. The plan would see Northern Ireland essentially stay in the European single market for…



Tesco boss Dave Lewis in shock departure

Image copyright Reuters Tesco’s chief executive Dave Lewis is to leave next year after leading a turnaround plan for Britain’s biggest supermarket chain. In a move that surprised analysts, Mr Lewis – who took the…


Top businesswomen start campaign to close pay gap

Image copyright AFP/PA Image caption Dame Moya Greene, Dame Minouche Shafik and Emma Walmsley are backing the campaign A group of 100 of the UK’s most successful businesswomen have launched a campaign to close the…