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Govt. introduces £750m live events insurance scheme

It will cover costs in the event of cancellation.

Output per hour grew fastest in North West in 2020

The UK economy grew by 0.4% in the UK.

Employers fined for underpaying workers

Companies failed to pay £2.1 million to 34,000 workers.

Think tank predicts cut to UK’s tourism trade deficit

The deficit was £30.5 billion in 2019.

Reduced furlough support jeopardises jobs

One in five employers are likely to make redundancies.

Mortgage borrowing hits highest-ever monthly level

Borrowing stood at £17.9 billion in June 2021.

Most firms 'confident they can pay off debts'

One in five remain unsure about their debt repayments.

DWP hit with £87.9m IR35 tax bill

HMRC demanded bills over historic contractor assessment errors.

Retail sales figures improved in June 2021

The proportion of retail sales fell in the same period.

Hospitality sees promising recovery in spring

Business confidence in the sector remains low, however.