The Hub

A far-cry from the Greek symposium of yore where the free-exchange of ideas was oiled by alcohol, music and courtesans, the pandemic-induced hybrid-working trend seems set to stay.

Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, hospitality venues displayed a remarkable degree of tenacity and resourcefulness.

In March 2020, the high street, along with the wider economy, was brought to a grinding halt by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the Office of National Statistics, Internet sales as a percentage of total retail sales has been growing steadily since 2006.

The new resident of Number 10, Liz Truss, has inherited an inbox from hell, as she confronts an uncertain economic landscape with rising geopolitical tensions, higher energy prices and longer-term fiscal pressures.