Category: <span>Business</span>

UK expected to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030
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UK expected to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030

Boris Johnson is understood to be planning to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade, with reports that the ban will be brought forward by five years. It follows the prime minister moving the cut-off date from 2040 to 2035 in February. Johnson is expected to announce the measure amid...

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin attacks ‘baffling and confusing’ coronavirus rules
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Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin attacks ‘baffling and confusing’ coronavirus rules

The boss of JD Wetherspoon has attacked “baffling and confusing” coronavirus restrictions on pubs as his company revealed it expects England’s second lockdown to cost it about £14m. Tim Martin questioned when the 10pm curfew introduced before the lockdown would end, citing the example of closing time rules introduced during the First World War which...

Anger on the British high street as festive cheer turns to fear for small shops
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Anger on the British high street as festive cheer turns to fear for small shops

“They have absolutely crucified us,” says Steve Holden, when asked what the month-long high street lockdown in England means for his family’s three Essex gift shops. “We have spent thousands of pounds on Christmas stock and it is crucial we sell it in November and December, which is our busiest time of year,” he said. “Without that...