December 05, 2021

Business

The owner of Butlin's is preparing to put it up for sale amid a boom in British staycations, sparking a potential bidding frenzy for the country's best-known chain of holiday camps.

The discount shopping bonanza Black Friday is on course to be a mixed picture across the UK.

One of the handful of female chairs of a FTSE-100 company is preparing to step down after serving on the board of Land Securities, the property giant, for nearly eight years.

News of a potentially fast-spreading new coronavirus variant has already triggered a violent reaction on markets and in a number of different asset classes.

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Barclaycard to discuss whether or not shoppers are willing to splash the cash on Black Friday following a surge in inflation. Plus, hear from the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders about an "extremely worrying" fall in demand for UK cars. And founder of Benji's Buns joins the show to talk about his start-up business, which aims to raise awareness of the physical and mental health issues around food.

Ian King speaks to the chief executive of Barclaycard to discuss whether or not shoppers are willing to splash the cash on Black Friday following a surge in inflation.

There is limited evidence that Rishi Sunak's £2bn jobs programme for young people is working, according to a new report.

The UK markets watchdog said on Friday it had secured additional commitments from Google in its 11-month-long tussle over the technology giant's privacy plans.

Vets and farmers have made the "soul-destroying" move of carrying out abortion procedures on pigs because they have "run out of alternatives".

London Underground drivers have gone on strike, causing disruption to the capital during Black Friday sales with more action planned in the run-up to Christmas.

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