What is going on at Barclays? Latest scandal sparks fresh concern

Ian Gordon, a banking analyst at Investec, says the blunder is “embarassing in the extreme”, adding that “a familiar ‘presentational challenge’ returns…” – a nod to previous Barclays mishaps.  Shareholders are also fast losing patience with the lender. One top... Read more

WH Smith providing home delivery should be an April Fool

Inflation is spiralling out of control. A new Cold War is engulfing Europe. And China is heading into lockdown, reminding us that Covid is still a challenge, and threatening to throw supply chains back into chaos.  But, hey, the news... Read more

Government urged to launch skilled refugee visas to address UK’s tech skills shortage

The move comes just over a month after Zopa pledged to sponsor up to 50 work visas of eligible Ukrainian applicants, joining a consortium of firms offering to help such as Tesco, Marks & Spencer, AstraZeneca and Nestle. Asos, the... Read more

German gas plans could cause ‘structural damage’ to its industrial position, Deutsche Bank warns

Germany risks “structural damage” to its status as a global industrial powerhouse if it presses ahead with gas rationing in light of the war in Ukraine, one of its leading banks has warned. A move to “stage three” of the... Read more

Price of a pint of milk to surge by 50pc, industry warns

Dairy industry bosses from the UK and elsewhere in Europe flew into Brussels at the end of last week with talks led by Eucolait, the continent’s leading dairy industry group. Dairy processors, which act as a link between farmers and... Read more