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<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Just 1% of the estimated £1.1bn lost from the government’s Covid business support programme in England as a result of fraud and error has been recovered so far, the public spending watchdog has said in a report urging

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Accenture has announced plans to cut 19,000 jobs, about 2.5 per cent of its workforce, as corporate clients grow increasingly cautious about the strength of the global economy. The business, one of the world’s biggest consultancy groups, follows others

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Consumer confidence continued to rise this month despite growing concern about personal finances, a closely watched survey shows. It rose by two points to minus 36 on the monthly index by GfK, the market intelligence company. The biggest factor

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>The Bank of England has pushed up the cost of borrowing to its highest level in nearly 15 years amid concerns that inflation will persist. The central bank raised interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point to

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Retail sales volumes beat expectations to rise by their biggest margin in months to return to pre-pandemic levels in February. Sales rose by 1.2 per cent in February, the largest monthly growth since October, after a revised 0.9 per

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Britain is less prepared for a pandemic now than it was three years ago, thanks to the sale of a key vaccine manufacturing plant, leading scientists have warned. Professor Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute, which was responsible

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Birmingham’s Colmore BID (Business Improvement District) has partnered with the Hollie Gazzard Trust to launch a new Supporter Organisation Scheme to educate staff on domestic abuse issues and help safeguard employees. Colmore BID, which is responsible for delivering projects,