William Hill: Takeover battle looms for UK bookmaker

Image copyright Getty Images A bid battle is looming for UK betting giant William Hill after it received two rival takeover approaches. The company confirmed it had received proposals from US-based private equity firm Apollo and casino giant Caesars Entertainment. It said talks were “ongoing” with both suitors and there “can be no certainty” that any formal offer will be… Read more →

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Covid: Uncertainty as industries miss out on job support

Image copyright Getty Images Industries hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic are facing further uncertainty after missing out on help in the chancellor’s new emergency jobs scheme. Hospitality, events and retail workers and businesses have expressed concern, as have those on zero-hours contracts. Rishi Sunak said employees must be in “viable” jobs to benefit from the wage top-up scheme. This… Read more →