Can you really cash in on Eat Out to Help Out?

Leader: McDonald’s Ronald McDonald Since the arrival of Covid-19 there has been little to smile about. But the Chancellor’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme – otherwise known as ‘Rishi’s Dishes’ – has been a rare source of pleasure.  Rishi Sunak’s pledge that taxpayers will foot the bill for half …

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MIDAS SHARE TIPS UPDATE: Golden egg for Cranswick

Britons consume 20million chickens and several hundred thousand pigs every week. During lockdown, we ate even more.  Cranswick, based in East Yorkshire, was a key beneficiary of that increased appetite. One of the UK’s leading pork producers, Cranswick processes more than 3million pigs a year, creating premium sausages, bacon, joints …

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Czech billionaire becomes largest Royal Mail shareholder

The billionaire known as the Czech Sphinx has quietly become the largest shareholder in Royal Mail, heaping more pressure on the troubled postal service as it faces calls for a break-up. Daniel Kretinsky, who owns Sparta Prague football club and who made his fortune in energy, has amassed a £250million …

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Ad mogul Marc Boyan’s bold plan to build media empire

An advertising entrepreneur is hatching ambitious plans to build a global media empire after taking his marketing firm off the stock market. Sources said Marc Boyan was weighing a move to merge AIM-listed Reach4Entertainment, which he runs with former BBC boss Lord Grade, with his private group Miroma.  It follows …

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Mark Zuckerberg quids in from UK tech sale

Silicon Valley tycoons including Mark Zuckerberg are in the money after their investment fund sold a British tech company.  Iconiq Capital – which invests on behalf of the Facebook founder as well other tech billionaires including Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman – sold North-West London-based …

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Nationwide calls on customers to respect its staff

Nationwide building society has called on customers to respect its staff after a spike in abuse in branches. It said the number of incidents of customer abuse from the start of lockdown to the end of July was double the number before the pandemic.  Sources said some customers would get …

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Cashpoint boss urges action to boost ATM numbers

The boss of the country’s biggest ATM operator is calling for an urgent overhaul of the way the country’s cash machine network is funded so that access to money is maintained nationwide.  The plea from Marc Terry, head of Cardtronics, comes as experts examine ways of ensuring cash is not …

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