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Households Face £21 Rise In Energy Bills In 2021

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Ofgem is considering the rise to help energy firms which have been hit by a jump in unpaid bills. Read more

Christmas Tree Sales To Go Ahead Despite Lockdown

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Tree farms and sellers can open from Saturday, even as other non-essential retail remains closed in England. Read more

Fed Fights White House Move To End Some Covid Support Measures

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The US central bank says lending programmes being closed down by the government are still needed. Read more

Sunak Faces Backlash Over Public Sector Pay Freeze

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak is trying to bolster public finances after huge spending to fight coronavirus. Read more

British Gas Faces Strikes Over Pay And Conditions Row

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The GMB union ballots members over a worsening dispute about new "fire and rehire" contracts. Read more

UK Borrowing Hits Highest October Level On Record

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The government borrowed £22.3bn in October - its highest for the month since records began. Read more

Early Christmas Shopping Helps Boost Retail Sales

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Sales rose for the sixth consecutive month in October, official statistics show. Read more

Covid Has 'devastating' Impact On Gender Equality

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Many women worry about their jobs in the pandemic but there are signs of hope, a charity says. Read more

Luxury Carmaker Maybach Has High Ambitions For China

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The high-end brand owned by Daimler wants to tap into China's ambitious electric vehicle targets. Read more

Port Troubles Leave UK Bookseller With No Books

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Congestion at Felixstowe Port in Suffolk is proving a major headache for importers before Christmas. Read more

Wands Revive Memories Of The Smart Home Dream

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Lights, heating and fridges were all supposed to be internet connected, but it never really happened. Why? Read more

TUC: Young People Saw Record Job Losses This Summer

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More under-24s made redundant in three months than the whole of 2019, analysis finds. Read more

Brexit: Top-level Talks Suspended After Positive Covid Test

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EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says a member of his team has tested positive for the virus. Read more

Buzzfeed To Take Over Online News Site HuffPost

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The deal will bring together two of the world's most high-profile digital media firms. Read more

Covid: One In Three UK Hospitality Firms Fear Collapse

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The sector, which has been hit hard by Covid, is the most downbeat about its prospects, data suggests. Read more