Russia’s decision not to resume gas flows through the main Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany has prompted a surge in wholesale costs, intensifying concerns for supplies across Europe for the coming winter. State-owned Gazprom scrapped plans to restart pumping limited volumes on Saturday after a maintenance shutdown, blaming a turbine leak. The decision –
Waitrose has admitted to blocking rivals from opening supermarkets in close locations for close to a decade, according to the market watchdog. During an investigation between 2010 and 2019 into supermarket practices, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) found that Waitrose had conspired with landlords to prevent competing companies from opening stores. The practice, which
The UK will enter recession before the end of this year, with growth expected to be weak into 2024. That is the latest forecast from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which said it expects the UK economy to record three consecutive quarters of contraction – the definition of a recession – this year. However,
Drop-off fees have increased at two-thirds of the UK’s major airports since 2019, according to research. An RAC investigation found 16 of the 22 airports analysed have introduced or raised charges for dropping off passengers in the past three years. The motoring services company claimed drivers will be “stunned” by some of the “sky-high” fees.