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Sunak pledges billions to support firms and workers hit by coronavirus restrictions
The Chancellor said he hoped the support would help the country in pulling together over the coming months.
UK debt levels hit new highs not seen since 1960
The latest ONS stats show the public sector borrowed £36.1 billion in September.
Medical drone delivery service receives UK Space Agency backing
Using the drones to help in the Covid-19 response will avoid courier call-out waiting times, free up NHS staff and cut unnecessary physical contact.
CBI warns most workers will need new skills by 2030 to support economy
As new technologies and the changing nature of the UK’s economy transform the skills needed for many jobs, the country faces a stark choice between investing in skills or suffering sustained rates of high unemployment.
Jobs Support Scheme expansion: How will it affect my business?
The Government has announced measures to bolster the Jobs Support Scheme.
Government to pay two thirds of employees’ wages if businesses forced to shut
Businesses will be able to claim the grant when they are subject to restrictions and employees are off work for at least seven consecutive days.
Briton Sir Roger Penrose shares Nobel Prize in physics for black hole discovery
He splits the prize with Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez.
‘Super-enzyme’ that eats plastic ‘significant leap forward’ in pollution crisis
The enhanced protein is made up of two enzymes produced by a type of bacteria that feeds on plastic bottles.