National Insurance will rise for millions of workers around the UK on Wednesday as the cost of living crisis surges on. Boris Johnson broke his manifesto promise in September when he pressed ahead with a plan to increase taxes in the form of the 1.25 percentage point hike, in order to fix what he called a "broken social care system," and to help ease the burden on the NHS as it recovers from a pandemic.
The biggest shake up in divorce law for more than half a century has come into effect today. 'No fault' divorces have been introduced, which means couples wishing to split no longer have to assign blame for the breakdown of their marriage. To understand a bit more about what this means we speak to family lawyer, Farhana Shahzady.
For years, the UK has welcomed oligarchs with few questions asked about their fortunes. Billions of dollars poured in. Now, British intelligence is warning that Russian money is propping up Putin’s regime -- and that some of it is helping fund the war in Ukraine.
‘It’s no longer a London-centric market’ Seema Desai from iwoca speaks exclusively to GB News about a study naming Glasgow the best city for a small business to be based in.
In another sign of declining relations, the Home Office has announced an immediate ban on so-called ‘golden visas’ for wealthy foreign investors wanting residency in the UK, citing "security concerns".
'It's a fresh product so time is of the essence.' GB News’ North West of England Reporter Bradley Harris is in Salford talking to Anthony Williams of Design Element Flowers about Brexit's impact on small businesses that depend on imports.
For Britain’s economy, Gordon Brown has won every election since 2010. The only way to get out of this inflation crisis is for the government to cut taxes and stop increasing spending. To discuss the state of the British economy the financial journalist Matthew Lynn joins Steven Edginton in the latest Off Script podcast. Watch the full episode above or listen on your podcast app by searching “Off Script”.
The Government has been warned it is falling dangerously behind in its plans to build a British battery industry. Internal documents seen by Sky News reveal how manufacturing capacity forecasts are barely half the needed level by the end of the decade.
James O'Brien's used-car analogy in response to a caller whose business cannot sell to the EU anymore due to Brexit. 'If Brexit was a second-hand car, you've got it home, there's no engine under the bonnet and they've just made Jacob Rees-Mogg chief mechanic.'
Rishi Sunak says despite the Omicron COVID variant the "economy was remarkably resilient" and shows that the government's plans for the economy "are working". The Chancellor gave the Government credit for the GDP rise but he says it's not their responsibility to "mandate" salary increases as the country faces a cost of living crisis.
The price of a night out looks set to rise sharply as businesses in the hospitality sector plan to pass on their spiralling costs to their customers. A total of 93% of the 680 businesses surveyed by UK Hospitality said they intend to increase their prices by an average of 11% in the next few months, well above the headline rate of inflation which stood at 5.4% in December. Pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels have seen their overheads surge since lockdown restrictions began to lift last April. Shortages of both labour and goods mean the cost of staff, food and drink, energy bills and insurance have risen dramatically, and these costs look set to be passed on to consumers.
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This is the story of what’s really happening to local fishermen in post-Brexit Britain. Last year, Greenpeace spent the summer investigating, documenting and exposing what was really going on in so-called Marine Protected Areas. After learning just how bad things were out at sea, we teamed up with local small-scale fishermen and began campaigning together.
'We've had to increase our prices, we managed three years without doing that, but obviously, we have to pass the cost on.'
New legislation on red diesel 'will put construction firms out of business' | Dougie Beattie reports
'This will put construction firms out of business and it will see mass job losses across the industry.' Carla Lockhart MP talks to GB News' Dougie Beattie about new legislation around red diesel and the impact it may have on industry.
‘An overwhelming global vote of confidence that London, the UK, is the right place for financial services’ Nigel Farage discusses a report that revealed 90% of major global financial services have said they would they seek to set up in the UK.
'The knock-on effect of the cost of living squeeze... has a terrible effect on business.' Business owner and GB News viewer Helen Hampton talks about her choir, rises in the cost of living and how it influences her business.
This is the moment a British Airways airplane failed to land on first attempt as high winds from Storm Corrie battered the runway at Heathrow airport. The plane's wheels touched the runway but the aircraft swayed from side to side in strong gusts of wind forcing the pilot to head back into the air. The footage captured by live streaming platform Big Jet TV showed the dramatic landing attempt. Credit: Big Jet TV
On today’s show, a lack of basic energy efficiency measures is costing households more and putting net-zero targets at risk. Plus how cardboard creations could help the film industry go greener.
Managing the risks and rewards of emerging technologies is a tricky balancing act. How is it possible to maximise the upsides of innovation while minimising the potential downsides?
The Covid pandemic has made the world's wealthiest far richer but has led to more people living in poverty, according to the charity Oxfam. Their report said lower incomes for the world's poorest contributed to the death of 21,000 people each day. But the world's 10 richest men have more than doubled their collective fortunes since March 2020. Oxfam's report is based on data from the Forbes Billionaires List and the annual Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, which gives the distribution of global wealth going back to 2000.
In this episode, Liam talks to Luke Johnson, a former chairman of Pizza Express and Channel 4 television. A serial entrepreneur, Johnson has managed, raised finance for and invested in numerous companies, particularly high street names including Giraffe Restaurants, Feng Sushi and, most recently, Gail's Artisan bakery. Johnson has combined his stellar business career with a sideline in journalism - and is also a highly experienced newspaper columnist. But business is what drives him – and, despite the challenges facing the UK economy, Johnson remains optimistic about the future of this country.