BUSINESS LIVE: CBI warns of staff shortages | FTSE slips

BUSINESS CLOSE: CBI warns of staff shortages hitting competitiveness; ‘No decision’ on break-up, says SSE; Tech sector raises £13.5bn; Home prices spike in South West; Gas crunch bites By This Is Money Published: 03:06 EDT, 20 September 2021 | Updated: 18:02 EDT, 20 September 2021 The FTSE 100 closed down 0.79 per cent, or 55.2 … Read more

FTSE firms ‘cannibalising’ accounts to boost shareholder dividends

Report warns Britain faces repeat of Carillion collapse because big companies ‘cannibalise’ balance sheets to boost dividends to shareholders By Adam Luck, Financial Mail On Sunday Published: 16:50 EDT, 24 July 2021 | Updated: 17:23 EDT, 24 July 2021 Britain faces a repeat of the Carillion collapse because big companies have ‘cannibalised’ their balance sheets … Read more

Dividend payouts by FTSE 100 firms set to rise for first time since 2018

Dividend payouts by FTSE 100 firms are forecast to rise for the first time in three years to nearly £77billion as companies start to recover from the pandemic. Many of the biggest UK-listed companies were forced to suspend or cut their dividend payments to conserve cash in the wake of the pandemic last year, including … Read more

Inflation fears wipe £57bn off FTSE stocks 

Inflation fears send global stock markets tumbling with £57bn wiped off FTSE firms By Hugo Duncan for the Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 11 May 2021 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 11 May 2021 Billions of pounds were wiped off the value of Britain’s leading companies yesterday as the spectre of inflation sent global stock markets … Read more

Britain’s jobs market begins to bounce back amid lockdown easing

Recruiters today reported the strongest month-on-month increase in hiring for permanent jobs for six years amid an employment boom prompted by the easing of lockdown.   The survey, which asked around 400 companies whether they have taken on more staff over the month compared to the one before, also found hiring for temporary positions had expanded … Read more

FTSE 250 soars to record highs: Recovery lifts UK stocks

FTSE 250 soars to record highs: Boost for savers with pensions and ISAs as recovery lifts UK stocks… but blue chips lag behind By Mark Shapland For The Daily Mail Published: 21:50 BST, 7 April 2021 | Updated: 21:50 BST, 7 April 2021 Investors have been ploughing money back into British stocks as the optimism … Read more

Deliveroo faces second day of pain: Delivery firm’s share price tumbles by another two per cent

Deliveroo braced for a second day of pain on the FTSE 100 as the stock remained unstable and fluctuated after an early morning plummet. At 11am the share price on London‘s blue chip index was down 4.84 points (1.68 per cent) to 282.61. The food delivery firm clawed back some value following a steep 12-point … Read more

FTSE 250 stocks with promising dividends for your Isa revealed

Want to pick up some FTSE 250 stocks with promising dividends for your Isa? These 12 shares could be worth a look By Tanya Jefferies for Published: 07:39 BST, 1 April 2021 | Updated: 07:39 BST, 1 April 2021 Mid-sized firms that slashed dividends but are expected to grow them by more than 10 … Read more

Countdown to Lockdown: A year ago today, morgues began to be erected as cases rose by 676

On this day, one year ago today, the official coronavirus death toll rose above 100 as cases increased by nearly 700, as panic invaded the supermarkets and the stock markets. Schools across England were ordered to close the following day, following leads in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as an under-fire Prime Minister struggled to … Read more

London mayor hopeful Shaun Bailey plans apprentice scheme for black executives of future if elected 

London mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey plans to uncover black executives of tomorrow with new apprentice scheme if he gets elected Shaun Bailey wants to work with companies to help uncover black executives Says diverse boardrooms will help post-Brexit Britain in negotiating trade deals Research says there are no black CEOs, CFOs or chairs in the FTSE … Read more