Persimmon homes

Watchdog threatens to take big builders to court for misleading house-buyers

Morrisons sign

Morrisons set to reveal grocery sales momentum after lockdown boom

Construction site

40% of homes given planning permission between 2011 and 2019 not built – Shelter

Passengers head to work on Friday morning

More people travelling to work and fewer working exclusively from home – survey

Uber app stock

Uber launches car rental service in the UK

New cars

‘Disappointing’ 5.8% decline in new car market in August

A construction worker

UK construction sector suffers ‘setback’ as growth stalls in August

Road haulage

Haulage bosses demand meeting with ministers over Brexit border fears

Demand for new cars fell by around 5% last month, preliminary figures show (Jacob King/PA)

Demand for new cars falls by around 5% in August

Coronavirus – Sun May 3, 2020

Oil industry bet on rising plastic demand will not pay off, report suggests


Footfall ‘not returning’ to city centres as office workers stay at home

Eat Out to Help Out ends

Eat Out to Help Out: Britons eat 100 million meals through scheme in August

Co-op to open new stores

Co-op to open new stores and create jobs

Pret A Manger has launched a new £20 a month subscription (Ben Stevens / Parsons Media/ PA)

Pret A Manger launches monthly subscription service after Covid sales slump


Heathrow-based companies launch group action against taxman on rates

Stock prices fall

London markets slip as downturn in US sentiment hits European stocks

Hand sanitisers

Competition watchdog drops final investigation into hand sanitiser prices

Prime Minister’s Questions

Johnson told to make another U-turn and extend furlough scheme to protect jobs