Fuel price protesters plan to block the UK motorway network

Motorists have been warned of “serious disruption throughout the day” on motorways from protesters taking action over spiralling fuel prices. Police said there could be traffic jams in various parts of the UK caused by demonstrators demanding a cut in fuel duty. Organisers are expected to block the Prince of Wales Bridge crossing on […]Read More

15 years of income stagnation leaves families brutally exposed to

Real typical household disposable income growth for working age families has slumped to just 0.7 per cent a year in the 15 years leading up to the Covid-19 pandemic. This has left households, particularly those in rented accommodation and with young children, brutally exposed to the current cost-of-living crisis, according to new research published today […]Read More

Amazon announces e-cargo bikes to replace thousands of van deliveries

Amazon is launching a fleet of e-cargo bikes and a team of on-foot delivery staff to replace thousands of van deliveries on London’s roads. The online retailer is opening its first “micromobility” hub in Hackney, east London, which – along with an existing fleet of electric vehicles – will contribute to 5m deliveries a year […]Read More

Four-day week trial sees jump in productivity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre, an organisation that develops and implements technology emerging from universities, is offering its 820 staff the option of a four-day week. The decision follows a two-year trial of flexible working conducted with more than 600 of its staff members, which saw half of them reporting higher productivity and morale when they […]Read More

UK firms vow to put prices up

A record number of businesses intend to pass on the rising cost of energy and raw materials to their customers, according to a survey that paints a gloomy picture of business confidence. Quarterly analysis of 5,700 companies by the British Chambers of Commerce said “red lights on our economic dashboard are starting to flash” as […]Read More

Virgin Orbit mission success brings UK launch another step closer

Virgin Orbit’s next satellite launch will take place from the UK, following the success of the “Straight Up” mission, which lifted off from Mojave in California earlier today. Science Minister George Freeman and the UK Space Agency welcomed the news that Virgin Orbit has successfully completed its fourth mission from California, and its first night […]Read More

Thousands of post Office collection and cash delivery workers to

Post Office collection and cash delivery workers are to stage a one-day strike later this month in a dispute over pay. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) employed in supply chain and admin jobs will walk out on 14 July. The workers deliver cash, valuables and essential supplies to thousands of sub-post offices, […]Read More

Credit card borrowing falls as consumers feel squeeze

UK consumers cut back on credit card borrowing in May amid fears over rising interest rates and a slowing economy driven by a cost of living crisis. Monthly figures from the Bank of England showed that consumer borrowing fell to a four-month low of £800 million in May, from £1.4 billion in April. Half of […]Read More

London City airport seeks end to Saturday flight ban

London City airport is seeking to overturn its Saturday flight ban and raise by 40% the limit on its passenger numbers. A local residents’ group has denounced the proposals to cut into the nearly 24-hour respite from aircraft noise from 1pm on Saturdays to 12.30pm on Sundays, granted when the airport was licensed. London […]Read More