BBC.- An Abu Dhabi investment fund has agreed to pay £800m into UK life sciences, in what could be the first of billions of pounds of investment in the UK.
BBC.- A key government advisory body has criticised the government’s plans for «levelling up» the UK in its final report before being disbanded.
BBC.- The UK is heading towards a «catastrophic» digital skills shortage «disaster», a think tank has warned.
BBC.- The government borrowed £19.1bn last month, the highest figure for February since records began in 1993, reflecting the cost of pandemic support measures.
BBC.- Public spending cuts in Rishi Sunak’s Budget mean the chancellor «isn’t really levelling with people», the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) think tank has warned.
BBC.- Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the UK’s rapid Covid-19 vaccine rollout will foster a «swifter and more sustained» economic recovery.
BBC.- Creating around 10 «freeports» across the UK could help boost trade and manufacturing after Brexit, according to the government.
BBC.- Events planner Chantelle Spindle has seen her career take some unexpected turns during the coronavirus pandemic.
BBC.- Retail sales fell sharply last month with many stores closed amid the latest coronavirus lockdown restrictions, official figures have indicated.
BBC.- Almost two million people have not worked for at least six months due to the economic impact of the pandemic, according to a report.