Category: Business & Finance

Trump to redefine social-media legal protections

Image copyright AFP US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order redefining the legal protections given to social-media platforms. It means platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could be sued if they are judged to “deceptively” block posts. The draft of the executive order says social networks are engaged in “selective censorship”. […]

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Biggest UK solar plant approved

Image copyright Hive Energy The go-ahead has been given to the UK’s biggest solar farm, stretching 900 acres on the north Kent coast. The government has approved the controversial scheme, which will supply power to 91,000 homes. The project could include one of the world’s largest energy storage systems. But it has been fiercely opposed […]

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EasyJet plans to cut staff by up to 30%

Image copyright TF-Images EasyJet has said it plans to cut staff numbers by up to 30% as it struggles to cope with the collapse in demand for air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The airline confirmed it intends to restart flights on 15 June. However, it said that levels of market demand seen in […]

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How Covid-19 scared off Little Tummy’s investors

For new firms looking to expand, outside investment is vital. Little Tummy, a UK firm which makes organic baby foods, was planning an export drive this year. However, its investors have postponed handing it the cash until the Covid-19 crisis has passed. Little Tummy’s co-founder Nadine Hellmann says she doesn’t know when investors’ confidence will […]

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