MPs slam FCA as “dysfunctional” institution

The two-year old Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been slammed as a “dysfunctional” body by MPs, in a damning report released today.

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Lampard? Paxman? Strauss? Rise of the Celebri-tories

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Are the Conservatives bolstering the number of celebrities in the party?

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The 10 unhealthiest London high streets (and the 10 best)

By Sophie Hobson

Which trendy Tower Hamlets street tops the list?

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Why are Tube drivers earning £50k a year asking for a pay rise?

Plans for all-night Tubes hangs in the balance as Tube drivers are calling for a four-day week and a salary hike.

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MPs slam Sports Direct as an "immoral backstreet outfit"

By Sophie Hobson

And its chairman admits that three-quarters of staff are on zero-hours contracts

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By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The euphoria of owning an iPhone 6 has pretty much faded and now iFans are looking forward to a newer version of their favourite phone.

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Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

By Harry Cockburn

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?

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These four charts show the progress women are making in the FTSE 100

By Robyn Vinter

We’re at an all-time high for women on FTSE 100 boards

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Could the SNP effectively block a Conservative-led government?

By Harry Cockburn

As the smaller parties grow, so too does their power

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Unconvincing and expensive – Lords reject economic case for HS2

By Harry Cockburn

Peers urge research into increasing capacity on existing rail network

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Meet the men trying to solve London's empty home crisis

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We speak to Ben Radstone and Nick Kalms, co-founders, YouSpotProperty.com

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By Harry Cockburn

Are the Conservatives bolstering the number of celebrities in the party?

Apple

Apple could become a $1 TRILLION company this year

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Apple could be valued at $1 trillion this year, American brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald has predicted.

250 KG World War II German Bomb Found in Central London

Hundreds evacuated as army defuses WWII bomb in London

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The unearthing of an unexploded World War Two bomb, close to a Bermondsey housing estate, has triggered a mass evacuation.

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Now Tesco is facing legal action from UK shareholders

By Sophie Hobson

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

Bank of England frozen

Inflation falls to 0%. So what does that mean?

By Robyn Vinter

Official stats reveal prices are neither rising nor falling

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Labour’s manifesto: no increase in VAT

By Robyn Vinter

Ed Balls will announce the pledge in a speech today

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It’s nearly impossible for big businesses to get insured against cyber attacks

By Robyn Vinter

Now there are calls for the government to set up a bailout fund for hacked businesses

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Overflowing with some of the world’s most famous paintings, this exhibition has struck gold

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Leaving the EU could cost the British economy £56bn a year, think tank warns

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

We’d need more migrant workers from outside the EU

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