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Mark Zuckerberg is planning to rebrand Facebook

Facebook is believed to be preparing to change its corporate name as it battles accusations that its social media sites harm the mental health of younger users. The rebrand of the American technology company could...

Disbelief as Scotland loses out in £1bn carbon capture project

Scotland has been dealt an “economic and environmental” blow after a flagship carbon capture project was sidelined by the UK government, a billionaire businessman has said. Sir Ian Wood, the tycoon and philanthropist, was among...

Stores’ own-label cleaning goods next in line for hike

The prices of supermarkets’ own-branded bleaches and washing up liquids are set to rise after one of the country’s leading suppliers warned that it was being hit hard by rising costs. McBride, which supplies most...

Britons face higher taxes to pay for government’s eco pledges

Britons face new taxes or reduced public spending to pay for the country’s rapid transition to net zero, the Treasury warned yesterday, as splits emerged at the top of government over the costs of...

UK firms will have to start disclosing climate impact with annual fillings

Some large UK businesses will have to start disclosing their environmental impact, under new rules set to be brought in by the Treasury. The requirements will also apply to investment products and pension schemes. It comes...

Only 40% of workers think they’re paid ‘what they are worth’

A new survey suggests that most people don’t believe they’re being paid what they think ‘they are worth’ to do their current jobs. The findings reveal that less than half of workers consider their salary...

Are we a nation of tax procrastinators?

New data revealed today has revealed that only a third of tax returns are filed by mid-October, even though individuals have already had eight and a half months to complete their self-assessment documentation. The statistics,...

Autumn 2021 Budget wish-list as SMEs face a perfect storm  

Purbeck Personal Guarantee Insurance has spoken to SME business owners and directors and set out what it believes are an Autumn 2021 Budget wish-list to build SME resilience. This follows news of a 56% rise in...

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