Two new surveys have recorded sharp falls in business confidence as the uncertain economic outlook causes companies to become more pessimistic. The latest Lloyds Bank Business Barometer found that confidence among businesses fell by 5 points to 10 per cent in November, the weakest since February 2021, and economic optimism also declined, with the net balance in negative figures for ...

A small number of London-based derivatives traders at Goldman Sachs are to move to Milan in a further sign of the steady trickle of City workers relocating into the European Union following Brexit. The changes to Goldman’s euro swaps trading desk will further boost the Wall Street bank’s presence in the Italian city, where it already has about 80 staff. ...

EasyJet is to increase fares by more than 20 per cent and even higher at peak Christmas holiday times as the airline attempts to claw back losses totalling more than £2 billion. The bid to repair the fortunes of Britain’s busiest short-haul airline and avoid big seasonal losses will mean easyJet flying 17 per cent fewer seats this winter and ...

The struggling discount chain Wilko has warned it could run out of money if it is unable to secure additional financing by the end of next year. The family-owned chain swung to a loss of £30 million as sales fell by 3.2 per cent to £1.3 billion in the year to January 29, amid disruption from lockdowns, snarled supply chains, ...

HSBC has announced that it will close 114 branches across the UK from next April as it blames the pandemic for a decline in footfall. The banking giant said it is investing tens of millions of pounds in updating and improving its remaining branch network, which will total 327 after the new wave of closures.The decline in customers using branches ...

It is a worrying time for motorists with just about everything becoming more expensive. The cost of new and used cars, insurance, fuel and maintenance are all rising, which are even harder to manage when you consider the overall cost of living crisis that is gripping the UK. In situations like this, you want to make sure that you have ...

Because of their known affinity for technology and digital communications, Generation Z seems like a cohort of workers that would take an immediate liking to full-time remote work. But the findings of a recent survey show otherwise. According to a study by YouGov and Cloudbooking, providers of workspace management software, only 11% of Gen Z workers (young employees between the ...

As a physician, it is not always easy to determine whether working as an employee or an independent contractor is more advantageous. When making this decision, there are a variety of components to keep in mind, such as the structure provided to employees vs. independent contractor physician agreements.All physicians will not arrive at the same decision. However, the following five ...

Arti Modi was born in the United Kingdom and moved to Canada in 1998. In 2002, she graduated from the University of British Columbia before opening her own real estate firm in Alberta. With experience in a wide range of industries including foods manufacturing, asset management, and movie production, she now focuses primarily on the FinTech industry. Through her business, ...

The kind of misconceptions that people have about real estate developers are baffling. Outside the strenuous and, at times, a risky cocoon that real estate developers live, people think that we merely sit on piles of cash while playing chess over expensive drinks waiting for the next big deal to land.Laypeople fancy that real estate development is easy to mint ...