December 05, 2021

Business

British households are facing a more expensive Christmas shop after labour shortages and surging costs pushed retail prices higher for the first time since May 2019, according to industry figures.

It seems somewhat counter-intuitive, given the batterings meted out to aviation stocks during the last 21 months, but Emirates could be the next major airline heading to the stock market.

Lego is giving all of its 18,000 staff an extra three days off and an additional bonus to thank them for an "extraordinary" year.

Office Christmas party bookings are still largely going ahead despite concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant, pub landlords have told Sky News.

Power giant Drax has indicated it will plead not guilty to accusations that dust from its wood pellets allegedly posed a risk to the health of employees.

TSB is to close 70 more branches next year - nearly a quarter of its remaining network - as more customers shift to digital banking.

The billionaire Reuben family is closing in on a £180m deal to fund one of central London’s most prestigious and protracted property projects: the transformation of Admiralty Arch into a luxury hotel and apartment complex.

A British artificial intelligence (AI) start-up which helps companies make complex supply chains work more efficiently by reducing their reliance on email communications is raising millions of pounds to fund its expansion.

The head of drugmaker Moderna said he believes the Omicron variant is "highly infectious" and it is "highly possible" the effectiveness of vaccines is decreasing - adding that boosters may need a "double" dose to provide the best protection.

Three former Google software engineers have sued the tech giant, alleging it breached employee contracts by not honouring its "don't be evil" pledge.

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