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Government must extend furlough and rates support before Budget – CBI
The Confederation of British Industry is urging ministers to confirm an extension to business support before the March 3 Budget to reassure companies.
Artificial intelligence used in bid to improve coronavirus treatment
NHSX has brought together 40,000-plus CT scans, MRIs and X-rays from more than 10,000 patients across the UK during the course of the pandemic.
UK heads towards double-dip recession as GDP falls 2.6%
GDP at the end of the month was 8.5% below its pre-pandemic peak and is expected to fall further.
‘Holographic’ Sir David Attenborough to form part of trial showing powers of 5G
An augmented reality app to support Sir David’s forthcoming BBC series The Green Planet is among a host of ideas backed by the Government’s 5G fund.
Vodafone offers UK small businesses free broadband for 2021
Firms with up to 50 employees will be able to take advantage of the new scheme.
UK set for double-dip recession as lockdown 3.0 follows weak end to 2020 – BCC
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said 79% of hospitality and catering firms reported falling sales in the fourth quarter of last year.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak offers £4.6bn lifeline for high streets
The payments are available to around 600,000 retail, hospitality and leisure sites on top of an extra £594m to councils and devolved administrations.
Business leaders call for more Government help amid despair over fresh lockdown
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the current financial support package ‘isn’t good enough’.