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Private jet bookings soar as wealthy flee second England lockdown

Charter firm ‘overwhelmed’ by demand for flights to second homes overseas, with Canary Islands top of the list Wealthy people in England are booking private jets to escape the lockdown

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Cash withdrawals surge in run-up to England lockdown

Cash withdrawals across the UK have surged since Saturday, as consumers scramble for haircuts and stock up on banknotes before England’s second lockdown. Link, the network that connects virtually all

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UK country house prices hit four-year high in ‘race for space’

Record demand for country houses in the UK has driven prices to a four-year high, with wealthy buyers flocking to Worcester in the West Midlands and Cobham in Surrey in

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Up to 18,000 UK high street premises could be vacant amid Covid crisis

Another 18,000 high street premises could be left empty in 2020, almost double the number in 2019, as the coronavirus pandemic hammers retailers, restaurants and leisure businesses. AsEngland prepares to

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Primark owner calls for longer post-lockdown shopping hours to claw back Covid losses

Shops should be allowed to open for extra hours on Sundays and evenings in December, Primark’s owner has said, to help retailers make up some of the trade lost during

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Ant Group forced to suspend biggest share offering in history

Jack Ma-founded fintech giant pulls IPO two days before listing after executives were summoned to meet regulators The stock market flotation of Ant Group, planned to be the biggest share

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Hollywood firm to build £300m film and TV studio in Dagenham

Production complex will create 1,200 jobs and contribute £35m a year to east London economy A US property developer that owns studios where films including Gone with the Wind and

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