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NEWS | Published July 15th 2020, 10:10 am

Hammond turns to Saudi Arabia as Britain champions face coverings

Following yesterday’s news that face coverings are going to be compulsory in shops from Friday 24th, it now seems that this law may be extended to offices as well. Meanwhile, former chancellor Philip Hammond has landed a new role advising Saudi Arabia's finance minister.

NEWS | Published July 15th 2020, 9:09 am

Exception not the rule: Channel 4 boss defends archive

Channel 4’s 37-year-old archive would pose a challenge for even the most avid television watcher. Its estimated 14,000 hours of footage would provide a conservative two years of viewing, if watched back to back.

NEWS | Published July 15th 2020, 7:00 am

Triumphing through adversity: RfM Group launches new Manchester office in the midst of Covid-19 crisis

Determined not to be fazed by the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, multi-faceted accountancy firm RfM Group has pressed ahead with plans to open a new Manchester office.

NEWS | Published July 15th 2020, 6:06 am

Covid-19 home-antibody testing likely to be some way away

Wide availability of Covid-19 antibody testing was once billed as a key exit route from lockdown. The purpose of the antibody test is to determine whether an individual has previously contracted coronavirus and recovered, meaning that there is a possibility of immunity. Understanding the path that the virus has taken was, therefore, seen as a major part of getting the UK back to work.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2020, 10:10 am

Big Spender: Christie’s auction rakes in $420.9 million in under four hours

Normally spending $420.9 million in under four hours would be considered a little reckless to say the least. For Christie’s, this is the future.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2020, 9:09 am

UK sends vessel to China as Huawei is ushered away

HMS Queen Elizabeth will be based in the Far East from early next year as part of Britain’s efforts to counter an ‘increasingly assertive China.’ The vessel, which costs £3.1 billion will work closely on its military exercises with the United States and Japan.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2020, 8:08 am

Behind the mask: face coverings made compulsory in English shops from 24 July

Once reserved for Halloween and the occasional masquerade ball, 2020 has seen masks become commonplace. Indeed, from 24 July, the humble mask will become even more ubiquitous, as the government has ruled that every shop-goer in England must wear one or risk a £100 fine.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2020, 7:00 am

Covid-19: Warnings against problem drinking becoming a legacy of the pandemic

Ever since Covid-19 lockdowns began to be called in different nations across the world earlier in the year, there have been real concerns that an increased prevalence in drink and drug related violence could come as a direct result.

NEWS | Published July 14th 2020, 6:00 am

Leadership in focus: “Everyone has a vision, but there are multiple ways to get there”

Jason Saunders co-founded TS Grale, an executive search and consultancy firm, back in April 2016. Still at the business to date in the role of managing partner, it is fair to say that leadership is no alien notion to him. Discussing his views on leadership further with the Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Saunders opens up on his idea of leadership being a journey to a destination which has various different routes, and outlines six key hallmarks of world-class leadership.

NEWS | Published July 13th 2020, 11:11 am

PAGE Media MD reveals how to build a strong team

Richard Tice hit out at London Mayor Sadiq Khan today in the latest example of leadership figures coming in for strong criticism over Covid-19. Responding to Khan's pleas for the government to make face coverings mandatory in all indoor public spaces, the Brexit Party chairman told the Mayor to use his own initiative.

NEWS | Published July 13th 2020, 10:10 am

The last laugh: Saunders fears comedy will soon turn to tragedy

In the past week, Oliver Dowden’s miraculous £1.57 billion for the arts has received more praise than he knows what to do with. Yet there is one sub-section of the arts that remains concerned. In the words of Tristram Fane Saunders “the funny business is in serious trouble.”

NEWS | Published July 13th 2020, 10:10 am

Performance Entertainment and other firms buoyed as big picture filming resumes

Next month will see Vue and Cineworld re-open their doors as Disney’s Mulan and Christopher Nolan’s Tenet are finally released, while a number of big budget productions are already resuming filming. This will provide relief for Performance Entertainment among other companies.

NEWS | Published July 13th 2020, 10:10 am

Sport: Manchester City win case to overturn European ban

Manchester City Football Club have had their two-year ban from UEFA club competitions overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport [Cas].

NEWS | Published July 13th 2020, 9:09 am

By Gove: minister defends £705 million plan for border posts

The announcement of a £705 million funding package to manage Britain’s borders post-Brexit has been defended by Michael Gove.

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