The most widely used form of communication is an email. Be it in a workplace or otherwise; emails are an efficient and faster mode of professional communication. You are at your virtual best when you are writing one. There is a lot to follow so that your draft can be labeled as a professional email. In a day, you ...

Some of Britain’s biggest travel and leisure companies retreated sharply this morning as the government confirmed that it was considering a second national lockdown. The number of new coronavirus cases is doubling every seven to eight days, and Boris Johnson and his team are mulling the reintroduction of tougher restrictions. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, said that the government ...

Ministers are considering a half-term lockdown as they scramble for a plan to stem rising infection rates. Boris Johnson has been told that he has little more than a week to find a plan B if the “rule of six” does not bring the epidemic under control. He has accepted advice from the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, that ...

The Royal Mint will not produce any new £2 or 2p coins for at least a decade, as its stocks remain high because of the slump in use of cash, a trend that has accelerated during the coronavirus pandemic. The rapid decline in demand for coins has left the Mint, which has been producing coins in Britain for more ...

The value of the Queen’s land and property has been written down by more than £500m following a steep fall in rental receipts from shops. The Crown Estate encompasses London’s Regent Street and St James’s as well as malls and retail parks around the country, alongside the rights to seabeds around the British Isles. However, the coronavirus pandemic has ...

There’s an app for that! If you have encountered a problem and searched for a solution recently, you’ve surely heard the expression. Apps – or software-based solutions to be precise – are becoming more common. Everyone is developing an app to solve one user problem or another. Apps are also commonly used to achieve business objectives. A retail store ...

Remote work has become extremely popular, and many employees want to work at least part of the time remotely. Working from home gives you far more freedom over your work schedule and can help you achieve a work-life balance. It can save you money as you will not have any commuting costs. Remote work has several great benefits, although ...

The Bank of England has warned that the rising rate of coronavirus infections and a lack of clarity over the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU could threaten the economic recovery. It said much of output lost during lockdown had been recovered but the outlook remained “unusually uncertain”. The UK is still in a deep recession, while Covid-19 ...

With staggering sales, one marketplace that has literally boomed during covid is the ‘bed-in-a-box’ mattress concept. As business owners it’s important to understand the strategies they’ve employed to begin, capitalise and maintain epic rates of growth.  I’ve spoken to some of the top providers in the marketplace to understand how they’ve managed to adapt and conquer despite rigorous changes ...

Rishi Sunak’s desperate pleading with company bosses not to lay off their furloughed employees once the scheme ends next month will cut no ice with those who must balance the books in the real world of business. Many industries have been decimated by the virus and the measures designed to curb it, which means some employers will be forced ...