Easter getaway hit by traffic chaos as lorry tailback at Dover stretches for 23 miles

Trevor Bartlett, leader of Dover District Council, warned the port will be “under severe pressure throughout the busy Easter getaway”. In an open letter, he wrote: “It would be remiss of me not to warn you to expect, and prepare... Read more

What does the energy strategy mean for my gas and electricity bills?

But a row over wind farms spoiling the countryside has cooled enthusiasm among ministers for a big onshore wind expansion, with no new targets set, and experts have bemoaned the total absence of insulation from the strategy. That is despite... Read more

The best way to invest inheritance money in 2022 — from stocks, pensions and paying off mortgages

Receiving an inheritance can be a pivotal moment in life and it is common to feel pressure to do the “right” thing with the money. Gaining a lump sum can be a good trigger to reorder your finances for the... Read more

Work half the week from home, French bank tells staff

France’s largest bank has told its 132,000 staff they can continue working from home until 2024 as lenders race to prevent staff from quitting post-pandemic.  BNP Paribas has told workers across Europe they can stay at home for two and... Read more

Households take £900 hit from soaring inflation

Barret Kupelian, PwC’s senior economist, said: “Food and energy price hikes typically act like asymmetric tax hikes on households as its users cannot materially cut back on its consumption … this will act as a headwind to economic activity as... Read more

Don’t let recession doom fears scare you into selling shares

Ask an investor what they would most like to know in advance and the timing of the next recession might be high up their list. The correlation between the ups and downs of the stock market and the ebb and... Read more

How a faceless army of shareholder advisers is pushing a Left-wing agenda in the City

In 1972, Robert Monks had an epiphany. Staying at a motel overlooking the Penobscot River in a small town in Maine, the wealthy Bostonian, woken by a bout of hayfever, looked out his window and saw a huge wall of... Read more

There are plenty of reasons to back the non-dom system

First, the tax break attracts wealth. The non-doms bring money into the country that otherwise would not be here. They have a wide range of places where they can live – being rich is useful like that – but when... Read more

P&O’s Dubai owner loses crucial role in Brexit freeports initiative

The Dubai owner of P&O Ferries is no longer involved with a key freeports project amid anger over the mass sacking of 800 seafarers last month.  DP World resigned from the board of Solent Freeport last month and is no... Read more

China’s Shanghai lockdown sparks container chaos

Authorities are carrying out mandatory mass testing to identify cases, with those who test positive forced into designated quarantine facilities. The logistics problems threaten to disrupt the city’s manufacturing sector, which includes the factory of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation –... Read more

Hitachi cracks rife across all types of trains on Britain’s railways

Britain’s trains are safe despite revelations that cracks found on the undercarriages of Hitachi’s intercity trains are a widespread problem, the industry regulator has said. The Office of Rail and Road is now urging operators and manufacturers to conduct further... Read more

Pay less for your power by washing and charging overnight in energy overhaul

“Within this decade, our modern system will prioritise two key features: anticipating need because planning ahead minimises cost and public disruption; and hyper-flexibility in matching supply and demand so that minimal energy is wasted,” the strategy says.  This includes “smartening... Read more