‘Watershed year’ for Indo-UK ties

  By Amit Roy THE proportion of Indian-owned com­panies with at least one woman on the board has more than doubled from 20 per cent to 47 per cent over the past 12 months, according to the 2021 India meets Britain Tracker: The latest trends in Indian investment in the UK. Jointly published by the […]

‘Lockdown will be fatal for eateries’

By Nadeem Badshah LEADING Asian restaurant bosses and chefs have urged ministers to provide more cash to save jobs and businesses from the Covid-19 crisis. Eateries across the country have been forced to close since November under lockdown rules and owners warned that many will be unable to survive without further financial support. Under the […]

Cautious welcome for Brexit deal

By Amit Roy THE “UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement” has been given a cautious welcome by Anuj Chande, head of the South Asia Group at Grant Thornton UK LLP, the accounting and consulting firm which produces an annual tracker report on investment in the UK by In­dian firms. Asked how the agreement would affect the […]

UK hospitality sector warns of over half a million job cuts as furlough ends

BRITAIN’S hospitality trade is likely to see more than half a million job losses after the government’s furlough scheme ends this month, as local lockdowns and reduced opening hours hurt the sector, an industry representative said on Tuesday (6). Kate Nicholls, chief executive of UK Hospitality, told Parliament that recent restrictions meant she needed to revise up […]

Sunak channels ‘overwhelming focus’ on jobs, says tax rises not priority now

RISHI SUNAK has said saving jobs will take priority over tax rises, even as he noted that record borrowing and a £2 trillion debt pile cannot be sustained for long. The UK government is grappling with one of the worst economic hits to the country in three centuries, and the chancellor has repeatedly warned that […]

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