The price of a Christmas dinner has risen by 3.4 per cent as food inflation reaches its highest level so far this year.
Seven million more over-40s will be able to book booster jabs from today, after Boris Johnson said the programme needed to go faster.
Caution around the new Omicron variant is prompting more people to stay working from home, resulting in footfall to city centres declining again, according to data.
Uber will be forced to change its business model in London to contract directly with passengers who book, after a high court ruling that will affect all private hire operators in the capital.
Last month was the best yet for new van sales, despite a semiconductor shortage which has affected the entire automotive industry over the past 12 months and which is expected to affect the industry next year.
The CBI has cut its forecasts for economic growth thanks to costs and shortages over recent months – and warned that the emergence of the Omicron variant could see it dragged back further.
Boris Johnson has pledged to use special legal powers to persuade an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer backed by Amazon to establish a European base in Britain.
Government policies have made almost no difference to the gender pay gap for the last 25 years, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Emergency contracts will no longer be handed out without competition in a shake-up of the state’s £300 billion expenditure which aims to avoid a repeat of Covid “VIP lane” controversies.
Every household in Wales will be offered a free tree to plant – part of a scheme to tackle climate change.