Working hard or hardly working? It seems Brits working from home courtesy of yet another lockdown fall on either side of this divide. Some UK workers find their home offices perfect for their needs and manage to keep up a solid workflow easily. Others are less enamoured with the most recent stay at home orders and find staying productive a ...

It’s a question that you’ve probably had to ask yourself many times since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. But you may not have thought about how much you rely on the everyday technologies that we all take for granted to keep your business running, and what could happen if something were to go catastrophically wrong. In the aftermath of ...

HSBC is to close 82 branches in the UK between April and September this year, claiming customers are turning to digital banking. The company will have 511 branches across the country following the closure programme. Managers said they did not expect to make any redundancies, with staff moved to nearby branches instead. Coronavirus and changing customer habits have altered the ...

The government has unveiled details of a £23m fund to support fishing firms as it tries to quell industry anger over Brexit border delays. The money will help firms whose exports to the EU have fallen sharply since rules changed on 1 January. Fishing firms say extra paperwork has made it difficult to deliver fresh produce to the EU before ...

Whole groups of people are falling through the cracks of Covid-19 support schemes due to out-of-date tax systems, MPs have said. Some freelancers and self-employed people have been particularly excluded, despite lockdowns and restrictions meaning they cannot work, the Public Accounts Committee said. Others meanwhile are able to abuse the system, it said. The government said its “top priority” was ...

Productivity increased at its fastest pace in 15 years in the three months to September as the economy bounced back from the first lockdown, according to official figures. Output per hour, the main measure of productivity, increased 4 per cent compared with the same quarter the previous year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The last time it grew ...

The Bank of England’s chief economist expects Britain’s economy to begin to recover “at a rate of knots” from the second quarter of this year as vaccines against the coronavirus are deployed. Andy Haldane said that the huge economic shock caused by the first lockdown in March and April last year, when output fell 25 per cent, was likely to ...

Ocean freight rates have climbed to new highs as a shortage of shipping containers continues to squeeze the global market. The average cost of shipping a standard container has risen by 20 per cent this year to more than $4,000, extending a rise that began in mid-November. Shanghai, the world’s busiest freight port, is suffering from an acute shortage of ...

Are you wondering if it is worth it to hire a professional video editor? The answer to this is something you should consider. Video editing services are used by many different people and companies in the world. You may be someone who is trying to sell a new product, create an online series, or you may simply be someone wanting ...

Are you feeling stressed at work? If yes, find that you’re not the only one. A staggering 79% of Brits experience work-related stress. What are the causes of work-related stress? What about the symptoms experienced by employees? And, most importantly, how do you tackle work-related stress? Keep reading below to find out! Work-related stress is the most common form of ...