Covid, furlough and Topshop collapse: 2020 in business stories

Regent Street
Regent Street in London was deserted at the end of March

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic changed people’s lives around the world in 2020.

Lockdowns and disruption hit hundreds of thousands of UK jobs, and the government pumped billions into support schemes. The health crisis soon went hand-in-hand with an economic one.

Millions of people turned to the BBC News website for up-to-date information as the pandemic unfolded.

Here, we look back at some of the biggest business stories in a year unlike any other.

January

Boeing 737 Max Planes Sit Idle As Company Continues To Work On Software Glitch That Contributed To Two Fatal Jetliner Crashes.
Boeing 737 Max planes sat idle as the firm tried to sort out