Coronavirus: Customers face long waits as Ikea reopens 19 shops

Image caption There were long queues outside in Manchester Thousands of shoppers have queued for hours to get into Ikea stores after the furniture giant reopened 19 shops in England and Northern Ireland on Monday. They had been warned that only a limited number of shoppers would be welcomed with only one adult and one

Coronavirus: Insurers in virus claims test case named

Image copyright Getty Images Hiscox and RSA Group are among eight insurers going to court to decide whether their policies should pay out to firms hit by the coronavirus. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the test case in July would “provide clarity” to policy holders and that other insurers could be affected. It follows

Manufacturers urge bailout as sector suffers

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus crisis has left many manufacturers on the “cliff edge” and in need of government intervention, an industry body has warned, The government should step in to support key sectors, in line with other countries, Make UK urged. It said support should especially be targeted at the aerospace, carmaking and

Holiday firms in fresh plea over 2-week flight quarantine plans

Image copyright Getty Images A group of 200 travel companies has written to Home Secretary Priti Patel asking for current quarantine plans for people entering the UK to be scrapped. It follows calls last week from MPs and travel bosses to reconsider the rules. From 8 June, people entering the UK from abroad will be

Carly Fiorina’s journey from secretary to CEO

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Carly Fiorina now spends most of her time on her philanthropy work The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Carly Fiorina, US business leader, political figure and philanthropist. It should give hope to any young person striving

Make Covid-19 recovery green, say business leaders

Image copyright PA Image caption More than 200 UK business leaders have urged the government to invest in a Covid-19 recovery that is in line with climate goals More than 200 top UK firms and investors are calling on the government to deliver a Covid-19 recovery plan that prioritises the environment. They say efforts to

Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon has blamed a “bad actor” for racist abuse that appeared on multiple listings on its UK website. The abuse, now removed, appeared when users searched the online shop for Apple AirPods and similar products. It was unclear how long the racist language remained on the site, but it sparked outrage

My Money: ‘Our alternative quarantine holiday’

Image copyright Alyssa Hulme My Money is a series looking at how people spend their money – and the sometimes tough decisions they have to make. Here Alyssa Hulme from Heber City in Utah, US, takes us through a week in her life during the coronavirus pandemic. Alyssa, 31, is a freelance writer and educational

Kylie Jenner: Forbes drops celebrity from billionaire list

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kylie Jenner is the youngest self-made billionaire of all time Forbes magazine has struck celebrity Kylie Jenner from its list of billionaires and accused her family of inflating the value of her cosmetics business. The magazine said the family went to “unusual lengths” to present its youngest member as

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