5. The UK has expanded it's COVID loan scheme for small businesses following a relaxation of European Union state aid rules, the finance ministry said on Thursday.
4. Some 1,200 National Trust staff have been told they face redundancy as it looks to save £100m.
The heritage charity, which closed its houses, gardens, car parks, shops and cafes during the coronavirus pandemic, said it expected to lose nearly £200m.
3. Local high streets could be poised for a revival if the trend for home working continues, a survey suggests.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' latest commercial property survey found almost all members - 93% - saw businesses scaling back their office space in the next two years.
2. The heads of some of the world's biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors.
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the world "needs large" firms, while the heads of Facebook, Apple and Google argued their companies had spurred innovation.
1. The number of cars built in the UK over the past six months has slumped to the lowest since 1954.
A total of 381,357 cars were made the six months to June, down 42% on the period last year, said the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
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(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London finished in the green on Monday, helped by the release of a much better than expected reading on euro area factory activity last month, and similarly upbeat survey results overnight in China.
Seeing Machines said total income, revenue and cash are ahead of market expectations for the period ended 30 June 2020. The driver monitoring system technology company said it continues to deliver its products across several industries despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Union Jack Oil has a further 12.5% interest in PEDL180 and PEDL182 from Humber Oil & Gas, which the group says will have ‘an immediate positive by increasing its reserves and resources at Wressle by 45.5% to 1.24 million barrels of oil equivalent.
Versarien has today announced the launch of its first Graphene Enhanced Protective Face Mask, which utilises Polygrene, Versarien's graphene enhanced polymer to protect against airborne bacteria and minimise the spread of viral infection.
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London are on the back foot at the start of August, weighed down by a retreat in lenders' shares and reports pointing to increasing odds that stricter Covid-19 restrictions were in the pipeline, both in the UK and the US.
New "life-saving" 90-minute tests which can detect coronavirus and flu will be rolled out in care homes and laboratories from next week. The "on-the-spot" swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses, the government said.