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Marston’s said it was on track to open 20 more pub-restaurants and bars and five lodges this financial year after “encouraging” festive season trade. But analysts warned the pub company could face tougher conditions and may need to rely on its value outlets Two For One and Carvery for growth as consumers tighten their belts. [...]
International flights, Friday night drinks and betting slips were among the dodgiest expense claims rejected by the taxman last year. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has released a list of the most outlandish items taxpayers submitted as expenses on their annual returns for 2014-15. Taxpayers are allowed to claim deductions for genuine costs, such as work-related [...]
US President Donald Trump has urged the heads of car companies to boost production in the US and promised to slash “out of control” regulations to attract more investment. Trump yesterday also signed executive orders for construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, which had been thrown into doubt under his [...]
British sparkling wine will be served in some of Paris' top restaurants under a deal uncorked by Chapel Down. The English producer has partnered with French luxury wine distributor Perles Du Monde for its fizz to be made available in restaurants, bars and hotels across the Channel. The attempt to break into the world's most [...]
The government insists UK involvement in the controversial F-35 fighter jet programme will remain “stable and unchanged” despite demands from incoming US President Donald Trump for savings. In a written response to a question from Labour’s Kevan Jones, defence under-secretary Harriett Baldwin this week said UK involvement would remain the same. “The UK build content on [...]
Abbas Hussain, the brother of former England cricket captain Nasser Hussain, has pulled up stumps at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) after missing out on the top job at the drug company. Hussain will leave his role as GSK's global head of pharmaceuticals later this year. He had been touted to replace Andrew Witty, who will retire as [...]
Bosses at Britain’s largest firms are more optimistic about prospects for business expansion than their international counterparts despite sharing greater levels of concern about global growth and the fallout from Brexit, according to a new survey by PwC. The annual report, released tonight at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, is based on [...]
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