Big fall in Black Friday UK retail sales despite online spending boom | Business

Retail sales on Black Friday have fallen sharply despite a boom in online spending as non-essential…

Home ‘flipping’ in the UK reaches 12-year high, despite Covid crisis | Business

The proportion of homes in England and Wales that have been bought, renovated and sold again…

NHS staff face burnout as Covid Christmas nears | Letters | World news

During this second lockdown, it is notable that while deaths from Covid-19 as a percentage appear…

Social housing landlords in England face checks on tenants’ satisfaction | Society

Social landlords in England will be required to report on residents’ satisfaction in an effort to…

Time has come for four-day week, say European politicians | Money

The UK, Germany, Spain and other countries should adopt a four-day week to help their economies…

Cutting universal credit will push millions of people into great hardship | Alistair Cromwell | Opinion

Every day, advisers at Citizens Advice speak to people whose lives have been turned upside down…

Debt crisis warning as UK reports steep rise in emergency borrowing | Money

Britain is “sleepwalking into a debt crisis” after a steep rise in emergency borrowing by low-…

VW pulls plug on helping with £2,500 repair bill | Money

Our VW Passat GTE – a plug-in electric hybrid – completely died a few months ago.…

Covid set back attitudes to public transport by two decades, says RAC | UK news

The pandemic has put back attitudes to driving versus public transport by two decades, with almost…

The Guardian view on live art: irreplaceable energy | Editorial | Opinion

The late summer and early autumn saw a modest reopening of the UK’s cultural venues. The…