LONDON England sought to defuse a looming row over the awarding of school qualifications during the pandemic by allowing students to use results of their earlier practice tests - a last-minute change designed to avoid a repeat of mistakes made in Scotland.
LONDON Thousands of British Airways staff will be sent letters telling them they have lost their jobs on Friday, as the airline pushes ahead with a plan to cut employee numbers by 29% in the face of bitter opposition from unions.
LONDON Activist shareholder ValueAct Capital Management has sold out of British aero-engine maker Rolls-Royce , a source familiar with the matter said on Friday, ending its relationship with the company five years after it became its biggest shareholder.
LONDON British low-cost airline easyJet plans to fly at 40% of its capacity over the rest of the summer thanks to stronger than expected bookings despite continuing pandemic uncertainty.
* Plans to fly 40% of capacity for rest of summer, up from
LONDON British Airways owner IAG plans to raise 2.75 billion euros ($3.27 billion) from shareholders to repair the coronavirus-sized hole in its finances and brace for a more chaotic future. | Video
LONDON Britain's BAE Systems warned its 2020 earnings would fall due to COVID-19 disruption but said it would restart dividend payouts because it expected defence sector business to rebound in the second half of the year.
* Sees FY EPS a mid-single digit percentage lower than last
LONDON Heathrow Airport, once Europe's busiest airport, called on Britain to urgently back a passenger testing regime, warning that without one, strict quarantine rules will stop travel, stall the economy and lead to more job losses.
LONDON Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air said off and on-again COVID-19 restrictions meant the travel industry's recovery would be bumpy, and it could not provide financial guidance for the current year.