Business is facing yet more upheaval as it readjusts to life under new restrictions keeping hospitality and a large part of the close contact service sector shut. A new three-point plan has been put together by 23 of our leading business groups as an alternative to lockdowns. It comes as the Republic of Ireland prepares to move to its highest level of coronavirus restrictions.
One beloved Belfast city centre retailer and coffee shop is preparing to open - even if its coffee will be takeaway only for now. Avoca's Marketing Director Maoliosa Connell tells us why she thinks Christmas shopping will be starting earlier than usual.
And Brexit is still a big concern, as the UK and EU negotiations appear to flail. PwC warns that preparations must be done regardless of the outcome.