national-living-wage-set-to-rise-to-9.50-an-hour

National Living Wage set to rise to £9.50 an hour

Image source, Getty ImagesWorkers on the minimum wage are set to get a pay boost from April, with the rate for those aged over 23 rising to £9.50 an hour from £8.91.The rise means a full-time worker will get £1,074 extra a year before tax.The move will be announced at this week's Budget and follows…
budget-2021-what-is-it-and-when-will-it-happen

Budget 2021: What is it and when will it happen?

Image source, ReutersImage caption, On Budget day the chancellor usually holds up a traditional red box full of financial documentsOn Wednesday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will unveil his Budget.He'll say how much of our money the government will take in taxes, and what they will spend it on.What is the Budget?Each year, the chancellor of the…
budget-2021-public-sector-workers-set-for-pay-rise-says-sunak

Budget 2021: Public sector workers set for pay rise, says Sunak

Image source, Getty ImagesAt least 1.3m public sector workers are set to see their wages rise next year after the government confirmed their pay freeze is being lifted. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use his Budget on Wednesday to say nurses, teachers and members of the armed forces are among those set to benefit. A "temporary…
tesla-surpasses-1-trillion-valuation-after-hertz-order

Tesla surpasses $1 trillion valuation after Hertz order

Tesla surpassed a market value of $1 trillion on Monday, making it the fifth such firm to reach the milestone. Shares in the electric carmaker climbed 12.6% after it struck a deal to sell 100,000 vehicles to the car rental firm Hertz. Tesla has been the world's most valuable carmaker for some time, but brands…
frances-haugen-says-facebook-is-039making-hate-worse039

Frances Haugen says Facebook is 'making hate worse'

Media caption, Watch: Frances Haugen tells MPs that Facebook "unquestionably" makes hate worseWhistleblower Frances Haugen has told MPs Facebook is "unquestionably making hate worse", as they consider what new rules to impose on big social networks.Ms Haugen was talking to the Online Safety Bill committee in London.She said Facebook safety teams were under-resourced, and "Facebook…
scilly-isles039-only-remaining-bank-to-close-in-2022

Scilly Isles' only remaining bank to close in 2022

Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, The bank on St Mary's will close in April 2022The only bank on the Isles of Scilly is set to close next year.Lloyds Bank will close its branch on St Mary's on 25 April, 2022.Phil Moon, who runs a restaurant and takeaway on the island, said the the closure had…