Big firms in no rush to return to their headquarters with biggest employers planning only 40% back

The drive to bring British workers back to the office from coronavirus lockdown may have hit a roadblock – after some of country’s biggest firms said only 40 per cent will return from home.  Although some companies, including accountancy giant Deloitte and law firm Slaughter and May have allowed employees back, others have been more … Read more Big firms in no rush to return to their headquarters with biggest employers planning only 40% back

Center Parcs reopens its five UK holiday villages today

Center Parcs has reopened its five UK holiday villages more than three months after it was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic. The leisure company, which announced it would be closing its sites temporarily from March 20 amid the ‘exceptional circumstances’ that the nation was now in, will once again welcome guests to its … Read more Center Parcs reopens its five UK holiday villages today

Big firms in no rush to return to their headquarters with biggest employers planning only 40% back

The drive to bring British workers back to the office from coronavirus lockdown may have hit a roadblock – after big business signaled it could stay home. Although some companies, including accountancy giant Deloitte and law firm Slaughter and May have allowed employees back, others have been more reluctant to act. Remote working – complete … Read more Big firms in no rush to return to their headquarters with biggest employers planning only 40% back

Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then … Read more Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

A British pharmaceutical giant is preparing to launch human trials of an antibody treatment that could protect old and vulnerable people from coronavirus. Cambridge-based drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to test its three-minute infusion of antibodies – immune cells trained to fight infections – on 30 Britons next month. If it is proven to be safe then … Read more Scientists to trial coronavirus antibody treatment to protect older people from Covid-19

Councils prepare massive cuts in jobs and services

Councils in England are preparing to make significant cuts in jobs and services after losing income on investments in airports, cinemas and offices amid the coronavirus pandemic. Data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests more than 30 local authorities now obtain around a quarter of their annual income from commercial investments, many of which have … Read more Councils prepare massive cuts in jobs and services

Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

My husband died in December 2003. He knew he was dying and so thought he had managed to put all his financial affairs in order. For many, many years he paid ‘state earnings-related pension’ on top of his basic tax so that when he retired he had a very good state pension by paying the … Read more Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

My husband died in December 2003. He knew he was dying and so thought he had managed to put all his financial affairs in order. For many, many years he paid ‘state earnings-related pension’ on top of his basic tax so that when he retired he had a very good state pension by paying the … Read more Did I inherit my late husband’s Serps in my state pension?

Is now the time to get your money back into small, high growth stocks?

Liontrust’s Victoria Stevens works within the firm’s UK small and micro cap teams Mind Gym – Victoria Stevens, Liontrust UK Smaller Companies and Liontrust UK Micro Cap funds    ‘Mind Gym is a corporate training business which applies the principles of behavioural science to effect change within the corporate environment.  ‘We believe it possesses strong proprietary intellectual … Read more Is now the time to get your money back into small, high growth stocks?

Heathrow bosses CLOSE runway after airport suffers collapse in air traffic due to coronavirus crisis

Heathrow bosses CLOSE a runway after the airport suffers collapse in air traffic due to coronavirus crisis London Heathrow airport closed one of its two runways at midnight yesterday It comes a few days before the airport’s appeal for a third runway is reviewed The runway will be reopened in October after staff carry out … Read more Heathrow bosses CLOSE runway after airport suffers collapse in air traffic due to coronavirus crisis