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Jeff Fairburn could cash in again after Avant Homes takeover

Jeff Fairburn is back. The former boss of housebuilder Persimmon exited stage left in 2018, after he and his proposed £110m bonus had become a lightning rod for public outrage over the outsized profits being made by developers exploiting government loans to buyers of new-build homes. On Wednesday, the 54-year-old executive returned to the headlines, with the takeover of a developer based in the east Midlands. In a deal funded by a US private...

Britons urged to consider 'most effective way' to combat increasing energy costs

OFGEM, the energy regulator, recently announced that due to the increase in the wholesale energy prices, energy price caps will return to pre-pandemic levels.

UK budget office says 2020/21 borrowing might be revised down

UK budget office says 2020/21 borrowing might be revised down

Bitcoin warning: Incoming 'crypto winter' may wipe out 90 percent of its value

BITCOIN could endure a "crypto winter" and see 90 percent of its value vanish, according to one expert.

Ireland fumed at EU over tax policy shake-up being 'more serious' than Brexit

THE EUROPEAN UNION was met with fury from Ireland after the bloc's proposals to change its tax policy.

EU holds City of London to ransom: Brussels threatens UK with financial services blockade

BRUSSELS will not move quickly to ensure the City of London has access to the EU's financial services markets, a top eurocrat has warned.

Rolls-Royce in constructive talks with Spain over ITP Aero sale

Rolls-Royce in constructive talks with Spain over ITP Aero sale

Spanish government may block sale of Rolls-Royce division

Spanish government may block sale of Rolls-Royce division

London Stock Exchange secures £3.2bn tech IPO with Alphawave

THE London Stock Exchange has pulled off a massive coup after it was picked by tech group Alphawave IP for its upcoming £3.2billion flotation.

UK on track for Australia trade deal in June after 'major breakthroughs'

The UK is on track to sign a free trade deal with Australia in June after “major breakthroughs” in this The post UK on track for Australia trade deal in June after 'major breakthroughs' appeared first on CityAM.

Dogecoin price: Snoop Dogg joins DOGE hype train with 'absurd' music video of 'Snoop Doge'

DOGECOIN'S (DOGE) mainstream appeal has attracted the attention of many A-list celebrities, including rapper Snoop Dogg who shared a bizarre music video featuring a Shiba Inu called "Snoop Doge" going into space.

How to apply for Healthy Start vouchers: Who can take part in scheme – and where to use vouchers

Rashford has also teamed up with chef Tom Kerridge to create a list of recipes for families to cook using food bought from the vouchers

EU hammer blow as trade expert brands bloc's accession to CPTPP 'impossible'

THE EU was invited to join the CPTTP by Australian Senator Eric Abetz - but in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk, a trade expert has claimed there is "absolutely no way" the bloc will join the partnership.

SoftBank SPAC maps path towards $2bn Mapbox merger

A ‘blank cheque’ company set up by the Japanese technology giant SoftBank is in talks to merge with a start-up which competes with the likes of Google Maps in the provision of sophisticated location data services.

FirstGroup shares jump as it sells American yellow bus and public transport divisions for £3.3bn following investor pressure

Shares rose by 4.5 per cent to 88.9p in the transport company after it announced that it had offloaded its First Student and First Transit divisions to Swedish private equity firm EQT Infrastructure.

Can you mine Dogecoin? What you need to know about DOGE mining

DOGECOIN mania has swept the world, with celebrity endorsements from the likes of Elon Musk pushing the "memecoin" to record-high prices. But can you join the DOGE hype train by mining the crypto token?

EU strikes world’s biggest vaccine deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

EU strikes world’s biggest vaccine deal with Pfizer and BioNTech

Will SafeMoon go to the moon? 6 things to know about SafeMoon - investors warned

SAFEMOON has soared in popularity and value in recent weeks after launching on March 8 this year. Here are six things you need to know about SafeMoon before investing.

Seeking "driving seat" for EU, Breton to meet chipmaker execs

Seeking "driving seat" for EU, Breton to meet chipmaker execs

BP set to report profit rise, but shares still lag

Oil prices have jumped by more than a quarter since the start of the year.

Dogecoin price: Crypto must overcome 2 issues to gain 'intrinsic' value

DOGECOIN has emerged as a surprise competitor on the cryptocurrency and owes its recent success to a surge in interest prompted by Elon Musk. But to gain "intrinsic value" it will need to address two core issues.

Emily Thornberry demands urgent Brexit trade showdown with Liz Truss - furious letter

LABOUR's Emily Thornberry has been criticised for attacking Liz Truss for signing trade deals around the world after demanding an explanation for the UK's agreement with Cameroon.

Pandemic thwarts efforts to end currency black markets, study says

Pandemic thwarts efforts to end currency black markets, study says

Warning over 'super league' of highly-paid academy trust chiefs

An investigation by Schools Week analysed data from England academy trust's accounts between 2019 and last year, finding that 29 bosses earned a minimum of £200,000.

Balls to Britpop, Britbox and Britcoin!

Monty Munford has had it with Britcoin. Oh, and he's still quite annoyed about Britpop and Britbox too... The post Balls to Britpop, Britbox and Britcoin! appeared first on CityAM.

SMALL CAP MOVERS: Baron Oil surges 70% in a week; cosmetics firm Warpaint London sees sales boom

Baron Oil shares surged this week after it increased its shareholding in SundaGas, while Warpaint London shares jumped after it revealed strong trading in the first quarter of 2021.

The Future of Work: Does WFH really get the job done?

The Future of Work: Does WFH really get the job done?

Nicola Sturgeon warned independence will be more costly than Brexit: 'It's perverse'

NICOLA STURGEON's dream of ending a 300-year-old union is perverse and will be much more costly than Brexit, a trade expert has told Express.co.uk.

Steven Seagal's $3.4m bulletproof mansion will make your jaw drop

Steven Seagal has just listed a bullet-proof estate in Scottsdale, Arizona for $3.4 million (£2.4m), offering us a sneak peek through the keyhole of this curious, fortress-like property.

How do I buy SafeMoon?

SAFEMOON has gained traction in recent days after surging in value. But how do you buy SafeMoon?

Pret a Manger scraps dividend as Covid closures hit sales

Pret a Manger has ditched its dividend payment to shareholders and warned of “material uncertainties” over whether it can continue as a going concern, saying it was still too early to know the full impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on business. Shareholders in the coffee shop chain, which permanently closed 74 outlets in the UK last year and 22 in the US, pumped in £185m of additional funding in February and put a further £100m on standby in March...

Flex offices: see what the future of work looks like

Addison Lee drivers to get National Minimum Wage as Court ruling forces employment changes

GIG ECONOMY workers have been thrown another curveball recently as the Court of Appeal ruled Addison Lee drivers are to be considered employed workers, following a similar result levied on Uber. Following this latest judgement, the Government has been called on to step in and take action on the gig economy.

Shameless VDL 'sinks to new low' as EU chief sues AstraZeneca - 'her feathers are ruffled'

BRUSSELS has been accused of sinking to a "new low" after plans were drawn up to sue AstraZeneca in a row over coronavirus vaccine deliveries.

More than 650,000 households switched energy supplier in March

By switching supplier before their fixed deals ended, customers saved £244 on average

Bitter MEPs to declare Brexit 'historic mistake' as they FINALLY back deal - leaked memo

THE European Parliament will brand Brexit a "historic mistake" when it votes next week to approve the UK-EU trade deal.

Elon Musk is wrong, Bitcoin won't help us save the planet

Elon Musk is wrong, Bitcoin won't help us save the planet

Public debt: Who has lent a staggering £2.1 trillion to Rishi Sunak?

Government debt has hit its highest point as a portion of gross domestic product since the early 1960s when the The post Public debt: Who has lent a staggering £2.1 trillion to Rishi Sunak? appeared first on CityAM.

Could Ethereum overtake Bitcoin as the world’s leading cryptocurrency?

Ethereum has the potential to be bigger than Bitcoin and become the dominant crypto asset, according to a renowned market analyst. The post Could Ethereum overtake Bitcoin as the world’s leading cryptocurrency? appeared first on CityAM.

Compensation fight for Basset & Gold investors goes on as 170 make complaints to the Financial Ombudsman after £35m collapse

Investors who lost millions of pounds when mini-bond firm Basset & Gold, which sponsored West Ham United, failed last April are fighting for compensation for what they feel were mis-sold investments.

Mortgage costs are rising in the UK due to climate change - is your city affected?

MORTGAGE costs can be affected by a number of factors and most recently, prices and operations have been impacted by coronavirus and interest rates changes. However, new research shows climate change concerns could also cause problems down the line.

Bitcoin plunges below $50K over Biden's tax plan

Bitcoin, the biggest and most popular cryptocurrency, slumped 5 percent to $48,8867, falling below the $50,000 mark for the first time since early March.

Berlin’s rent cap, though defeated in court, shows how to cool overheated markets

The housing question is one of the central issues of our time, and events last week in Berlin underscored what’s at stake. In a much-anticipated ruling, Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe ruled that Berlin’s Mietendeckel or rent cap was unconstitutional, and therefore null and void. The product of years of concerted organising by housing movements and leftwing parties in the city, the rent cap is wildly popular with Berlin’s tenants,...

Premium Bonds 'deposits are guaranteed' - but savings could 'lower in value in real terms'

PREMIUM BONDS are entered into a monthly prize draw, meaning those who hold them have the chance to win tax-free prizes each month.

Moment three thieves steal catalytic converter from day in daylight

Brothers Anthony and Thomas McDonagh and accomplice Gerard McInerney were caught on CCTV stealing a catalytic converter from a car in broad daylight in Derby.

FTSE flat as global traders cautious over coronavirus case rates in Asia

London’s top flight closed 0.32 points higher at 6,938.56 on Friday.

Britain's businesses see fastest growth in activity since 2013 as the easing of lockdown allows the economy to start surging back

Companies reported a surge in demand for both goods and services as the economy opened up, having last seen the same speed of growth between August and November 2013.

Amazon threatens legal action against shop fighting homelessness

Chris Lee and Polly Reehal received a 35-page letter from Amazon's lawyers asking them to remove the smile from their logo on the front of their shop Amaze in Worcestershire.

Bitcoin crackdown: UK to ‘fall in line' with Biden and restrict crypto: ‘End up worthless'

A BITCOIN crackdown could see the cryptocurrency "legislated" by the UK, EU, China and the US, an investment expert has told Express.co.uk - noting that Britain could "fall in line" with Joe Biden's reported plans.

This famous product flop is coming back

PepsiCo is bringing back Pepsi Blue to the US, even though poor sales saw it discontinue the berry soda in 2004. But it's not the only product rebrand that failed spectacularly...