London markets open down ahead of multi-billion pound ‘winter plan’

Shares in London dropped by more than 1 per cent today after Rishi Sunak confirmed plans for the state to top up the wages of workers forced to cut their hours due to the coronavirus pandemic. The FTSE 100 index of Britain’s biggest companies ended down by 1.3 per cent or 76 points at 5,823 … Read more London markets open down ahead of multi-billion pound ‘winter plan’

FTSE opens up 1.19% by 57 points on 5,898

FTSE opens up 1.19% by 57 points on 5,898 – after business leaders blasted Boris Johnson for ushering office staff back to WFH due to Covid threat Britain’s blue-chip index stood at 5898.98 at the start of today’s session Came as Boris Johnson’s new coronavirus restrictions proved as expected Follows Monday’s £51bn plunge when traders … Read more FTSE opens up 1.19% by 57 points on 5,898

FTSE plunges three per cent or 194 points down to 5,813 amid new Covid lockdown fears

FTSE plunges three per cent or 194 points down to 5,813 after travel firms are hit by new Covid lockdown fears and banks are exposed in money laundering investigation London’s blue-chip stock exchange slumped 3 per cent to a two-week low  Markets have been spooked by reports PM is mulling a second lockdown  Another round … Read more FTSE plunges three per cent or 194 points down to 5,813 amid new Covid lockdown fears

FTSE plunges three per cent or 194 points down to 5,813 amid new Covid lockdown fears

FTSE plunges three per cent or 194 points down to 5,813 after travel firms are hit by new Covid lockdown fears and banks are exposed in money laundering investigation London’s blue-chip stock exchange slumped 3 per cent to a two-week low  Markets have been spooked by reports PM is mulling a second lockdown  Another round … Read more FTSE plunges three per cent or 194 points down to 5,813 amid new Covid lockdown fears

Four in 10 who normally drive to work still working from home

More than half of senior managers who drove to work before the coronavirus lockdown are still working from home, a new survey has revealed amid growing concerns for the UK economy.  A poll conducted by the AA found that some 54 per cent of professionals and senior or middle managers remain working from home for all … Read more Four in 10 who normally drive to work still working from home

Staff are pouring back to offices at a string of top firms as others try to lure workers to return

Staff pour back to offices at top firms and others consider plans to lure workers back to their desks – while survey shows more than half of senior managers continue to work from home Many companies recorded an uptick in employees getting back to their desks High street chain Boots was among those recording a … Read more Staff are pouring back to offices at a string of top firms as others try to lure workers to return

Staff are pouring back to offices at a string of top firms as others try to lure workers to return

Staff pour back to offices at top firms and others consider plans to lure workers back to their desks – while survey shows more than half of senior managers continue to work from home Many companies recorded an uptick in employees getting back to their desks High street chain Boots was among those recording a … Read more Staff are pouring back to offices at a string of top firms as others try to lure workers to return

ANDREW PIERCE: Theresa May’s muddle over women at the top table

Theresa May, Britain’s second female Prime Minister, has sounded off about the absence of women in company boardrooms in a recent report. By gender diversity group Pipeline, the report criticised the fact there are only 13 female chief executive officers at the top 350 FTSE companies. Mrs May thunders in the report: ‘Every single male … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Theresa May’s muddle over women at the top table

ANDREW PIERCE: Theresa May’s muddle over women at the top table

Theresa May, Britain’s second female Prime Minister, has sounded off about the absence of women in company boardrooms in a recent report. By gender diversity group Pipeline, the report criticised the fact there are only 13 female chief executive officers at the top 350 FTSE companies. Mrs May thunders in the report: ‘Every single male … Read more ANDREW PIERCE: Theresa May’s muddle over women at the top table

£500bn city investment firm tells staff they can work from home permanently

Hammer blow for The City of London as investment firm Schroders allows thousands of staff PERMANENTLY work from home By Darren Boyle for MailOnline Published: 11:19 BST, 15 August 2020 | Updated: 13:27 BST, 15 August 2020 An asset management firm with more than £525bn under its control has told its 5,000 workers they no … Read more £500bn city investment firm tells staff they can work from home permanently