Business

Inspired by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign, businesses across the country have pledged to provide free meals for children from families struggling during the pandemic. The Manchester United star has been pushing for the government to extend free school meals for eligible children over the school holidays until Easter next year, but MPs rejected it in
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The American buyout firm proposing a £300m cash injection into English football is lining up a former BBC executive to spearhead a revolution in the running of the lower leagues’ commercial operations. Sky News has learnt that TPG Capital is working with Dominic Coles, who steered the corporation’s coverage of the London Olympics in 2012,
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Caffe Nero is considering an insolvency mechanism to restructure its financial liabilities as the coronavirus crisis continues to inflict pain on high street hospitality businesses. Sky News has learnt that the chain, which is one of Britain’s biggest coffee shop operators, is examining a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) as an option to reduce its rent
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Restaurant chain KFC has announced plans to create a further 5,400 jobs following a surge in demand for takeaway meals during the coronavirus crisis. The fast food chain said the new jobs will be created across its 965 restaurants in the UK and Ireland and will come in addition to the 4,300 roles created since
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The leaders of Greater Manchester and Merseyside have accused the government of only providing extra support to coronavirus-hit businesses once restrictions were imposed on parts of southern England. Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday broadened support for firms and workers affected by localised COVID-19 measures with billions of pounds of extra help. The announcement came just
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Regulators have blocked the merger of ticket resale websites Viagogo and StubHub in the UK. The Competition and Markets Authority said its in-depth investigation has provisionally concluded that Viagogo will need to sell all or part of StubHub in order to complete the £3.2bn deal. The CMA said Viagogo ‘s takeover of StubHub could see
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