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Midday Update
Today’s headlines
Mass sacking at British Gas: 500 engineers lose job amid contract row
Greensill: ‘No boundaries’ between civil servants and private sector, says cronyism watchdog
Ouch: ‘Fat finger’ trade briefly bumps £3bn off Barclays’ value
Exclusive: Bank of Ireland UK launches four working hubs in pivot to flexible working
Into 2022: World’s biggest semiconductor maker warns that shortage could continue
Prime Minister’s office: Deputy chief of staff faces conflict of interest accusations
Editor’s picks
No vaccine?

Yes, employers can bar you from the office
by Michiel Willems
Deliveroo: Growth to wane in a post-pandemic world
Ladbrokes owner: Shop closures weigh down Entain despite online surge
Aerospace: Industry warns over part shortage if Gupta steel empire fails
In the red: Wizz Air dives to €590m loss as wait for recovery goes on
Travis Perkins: Sales rise as Wickes demerger nears completion
Down: Decline in UK marketing budgets slows amid rebound hopes
Crypto A.M. Daily: Are men afraid to sponsor women in the tech world?
UniCredit: Shareholders approve Andrea Orcel’s bumper pay packet
Markets at midday: FTSE edges higher on market open
The Hut Group: Sales surge following pandemic-led online demand
AO World: Sales surge 88 per cent and German business thrives
Cheers: Naked Wines sales jump by 68 per cent as US business booms
Summary: Sheikh Mohammed’s British property empire
Former civil servant: Greensill job allowed Crothers to evade scrutiny
Pandemic hit: Sweden faces sperm shortage as Covid-19 deters donors
More costs: Pandemic pushes corporates’ legal spend higher
Ruling: German constitutional court cuts Berlin rent cap
Markets: Late US tech selloff set to act as a drag on European open
ReSolve: £100 million SME-focussed investment fund
Longer reads
Thursday debate

Are the IMF’s proposals for a one-off wealth tax a good idea?
by Danielle Boxall
UK tech: Retail money must be given more access to private investments
Covid policy: Ministers must avoid slap-dash rules for Covid passports
Women of the City: Ayesa Latif at Citi
Coinbase (est 2012): $87bn market cap is more than Barclays (est 1896)
Week in Sportbiz: Amazon signs Serena and Pogba for docs
London house prices: First-time buyers now need up to £73k more
City Talk: New Covid Business Recovery Fund for Square Mile SMEs
Almost weekend: The best of wine tourism within day-trip distance of London
Shaken, stirred or dirty: The lore and lure of the martini
Buying from EU retailers post-Brexit

Delays, extra paperwork and surprise charges
by Michiel Willems
Brexit: We must use EU divorce to slash tariffs for developing nations
Pandemic and lockdown news
Care sector

Government faces backlash over compulsory Covid vaccines for care home staff
Amid record 200,000 new Covid cases: Millions take a dip together in India
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