Sir Alan Duncan has quit as Foreign Office minister before Boris Johnson’s expected election as Conservative leader, saying it is “tragic” that the government has been dominated by the “dark cloud of Brexit”.
Boris Johnson has promised business leaders there will be enough turkeys for everyone to enjoy their Christmas in the event of a no-deal Brexit as he attempts to build bridges with industry.
The government says it will crack down on the use of workplace “gagging clauses” to cover up allegations of harassment, discrimination and assault.
Shares in Britain’s government and public services contractors are in the spotlight today after the Labour Party pledged to extend commitments to renationalise the privatised sector.
Public sector net borrowing rose sharply in June because of higher debt interest payments and rising spending on services, figures show.
Eve Sleep cut its losses by 50 per cent in the first half of the year but warned investors that the company expects to miss its annual sales targets.
The favourite grocer of the middle classes, Waitrose, is shutting seven more shops with the discounter Lidl swooping on three in renewed signs of the rapidly changing retail market.
Asos lost almost a quarter of its value yesterday after a bungled warehouse overhaul knocked the online retailer’s sales growth off course and prompted its third profit warning in a year.