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FirstGroup to offload US arm amid activist pressure

Transport giant FirstGroup is seeking to sell off its Greyhound buses arm in the US as it wrangles with one of its major shareholders.

Number of low-paid workers falling as minimum wage rises

The number of low-paid workers in Britain has fallen to its lowest level since 1980, according to a new report.

UK car production falls during Brexit shutdown

Factory shutdowns scheduled for a March Brexit saw UK car production over April decline by 44.5 per cent according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

MPs warn EU settlement scheme could cause another Windrush scandal

The Common Home Affairs Committee spoke of “serious concerns” regarding the EU settlement Scheme, highlighting potential technical issues with the application system.

Mayors call on government to take control of Northern Rail

Two elected mayors in the northwest have urged the government to take over Northern Rail after accusing the operator of breaking promises and failing customers.

Watchdog launches probe into Provident takeover bid

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into Non-Standard Finance’s £1.3 billion bid for Provident Financial. The probe takes place amid concerns over the merger reducing competition for consumers

Electric cars unattractive to consumers due to cost, say industry experts

A recent survey conducted by industry experts found that only one quarter of UK consumers would consider purchasing an electric car in the next five years.

Businesses respond to stalled Disability Equality Training Bill

As the Disability Equality Training Bill has come to a standstill in parliament, we spoke to Bascule and Driver Periodic Training to get their take.

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