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FCA chief executive Martin Wheatley

MPs slam Financial Conduct Authority as “dysfunctional” institution

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:42 am| By Harry Cockburn

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

Pole dancing

Students turn to sex work to fund studies, says report

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:24 am| By Rebecca Hobson

One in 20 students has worked in the sex industry according to a new survey of 6,750 students.

Natalie Massanet, founder of Net-a-Porter

Amazon in talks to buy Net-a-Porter, its biggest acquisition ever

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:07 am| By Sophie Hobson

Another boon for British fashion ecommerce

Hot desking laptop worker

Hot desking “musical chairs” for Whitehall civil servants with four times more staff than desk spaces

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:47 am| By Harry Cockburn

Chaos as thousands of officials have nowhere to work

Death penalty

For the first time ever British people no longer agree with the death penalty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:46 am| By Robyn Vinter

Here’s how support for the death penalty is dropping

Coop bank

Co-op Bank makes a loss... for the THIRD year running

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:08 am| By Robyn Vinter

What happened at the Co-op Bank?

Cameron Miliband knights

Cameron vs Miliband: 11 things to expect from Thursday’s live TV showdown

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:13 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Here’s what we reckon will crop up

Unhealthy London high streets

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

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:50 am| By Sophie Hobson

Which trendy Tower Hamlets street tops the list?

London Underground crowding - commuters battle "chaos" on Tube during Olympics test

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

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:25 am

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

Russell Brand

Russell Brand named world’s fourth-most influential thinker. Who else is on the list?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:14 am| By Harry Cockburn

Author of My Booky Wook and Revolution makes surprise entry

Sports Direct

MPs slam Sports Direct as an "immoral backstreet outfit"

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:11 am| By Sophie Hobson

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

iphone smartphone apple

Apple rumoured to launch iPhone 6s & iPhone 7 in 2015Video

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:56 am| 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.

Number of female CEOs

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

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:53 am| By Robyn Vinter

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

Heinz

5 key facts about Kraft & Heinz merger that's formed world's 5th-largest food company

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:24 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The combined company will boast a $28bn revenue

Salmond how big scotland

Could the SNP effectively block a Conservative-led government?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:13 am| By Harry Cockburn

As the smaller parties grow, so too does their power

Gravy Express train HS2

Unconvincing and expensive – Lords reject economic case for HS2

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 9:43 am| By Harry Cockburn

Peers urge research into increasing capacity on existing rail network

Apple

Apple could become a $1 TRILLION company this year

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:38 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

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

Food restaurants eating out

The hottest restaurants and food trends for Spring

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:28 am

Hungry? Try some hybrid cuisine or go hipster at Hoi Polloi. In other big news: brunch, Blacklock and breakfast radishes

250 KG World War II German Bomb Found in Central London

Hundreds evacuated as army defuses WWII bomb in London

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:15 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

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

Tesco - trouble woe gloom - retail - black and white - used 11 Feb

Now Tesco is facing legal action from UK shareholders

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:43 am| By Sophie Hobson

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

Bank of England frozen

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

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:31 am| By Robyn Vinter

Official stats reveal prices are neither rising nor falling

Ed Balls

Labour’s manifesto: no increase in VAT

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 9:25 am| By Robyn Vinter

Ed Balls will announce the pledge in a speech today

Cyber security hacking computers

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

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:20 pm| By Robyn Vinter

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

Britain centre of world

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

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:08 pm| By Harry Cockburn

We’d need more migrant workers from outside the EU

House of Lords 2013

Want to join the House of Lords? Turns out you can “buy” peerages. Here’s how

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:53 am| By Robyn Vinter

What we’ve long suspected is true

(left To Right ) Samir Desai James Meekings And Andrew Mullinger Founders Of The Funding Circle.

Funding Circle might soon become a billion-dollar tech firm - here are 5 key stats about it

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:25 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London’s on a roll with producing billion-dollar tech companies.

James Dyson and the bladelsss fan

James Dyson is donating £12m to launch a London engineering school

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 9:46 am| By Sophie Hobson

And we definitely need one. This is why…

Winkworth Uxbridge Road property

Home-sellers, this new service = no estate agent fees. Check out its bold new advertsVideo

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 4:45 pm

Fed up with estate agents? Read on…

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Meerkat

Gutted about the loss of Orange Wednesdays? Meerkat Movies has saved the day

Fri, 20 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

And you’ll be able to get two-for-one cinema tickets on Wednesdays OR Tuesdays

Bad view disappointment

Here are the funniest eclipse tweets

Fri, 20 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

People share their views of the non-eclipse

Janice Atkinson

UKIP suspends MEP Janice Atkinson over “serious financial” allegations

Fri, 20 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

High-profile party member was prospective MP for Folkestone and Hythe

wow

Oh. My. Gosh. This is what the future looks like for augmented reality. It is INCREDIBLEVideo

Fri, 20 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Google-backed Magic Leap is creating a world where you can blast holes through your office walls and robots attack you from behind your desk

Small flat in West Kensington

Would you pay £520 a month to live in a London flat with a shower under the bed?

Thu, 19 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Take a look at the pics and make up your mind…

Solar eclipse

Where to watch the solar eclipse in London

Thu, 19 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Here are the best places in London to see the 2015 solar eclipse

London air pollution

Hold on to your lungs: London’s deadly smog is back

Thu, 19 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It’s *cough* on its way

George Osborne laughing

Budget banter: who won the gags competition?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The lighter side of economic policy

George Osborne

10 reasons the Budget was a real letdown

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

George Osborne’s sixth Budget today, much like his grey tie, was boring. Here’s why

Budget press

10 reasons the Budget was good for business

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Here’s a round-up of what business leaders thought

Budget red box Chancellor

Budget 2015: The key measures for businesses and entrepreneurs

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

A quick digest of the things that will affect your business, taxes and NI

George Osborne

The Chancellor's 2015 Budget speech in full

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Here’s what George Osborne said, word for word, on Wednesday 18 March

Internet Explorer Logo

RIP Internet Explorer, lamest of the internet browsers

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

An obituary for the browser that once had a 95% usage share. What went wrong?

Chancellor George Osborne unhappy

How many people trust George Osborne to run the economy? Turns out very few

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Bad news for the chancellor on Budget day

Facebook

This is Facebook's next big move Video

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Facebook is set to launch a money transfer service “in the coming months”.

Budget red box Chancellor

Paper tax returns will be scrapped by 2020

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

BUDGET 2015: New digital tax accounts will save time and trouble

one pound coin design

New £1 coin design revealed ahead of Budget

Wed, 18 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

New 12-sided coin will be introduced in 2017

Aspinwall Desk

The cheapest and most expensive London areas to rent a serviced office

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

Looking for desk space in London? This is essential reading

Basket of goods inflation

E-cigarettes and craft beer make it into the inflation basket

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Check out the brand spanking new items for 2015

Apple logo

Apple is launching an online TV service

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Sophie Hobson

And there you were thinking television had become a bit old-hat.

Kingston House Parking

Britain's most expensive parking space, yours for £500,000

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Another ludicrous London property story…

A view of the outside of the Olympic Stadium

Boris in spotlight over “secret deal” to rent Olympic stadium to West Ham

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Harry Cockburn

London Mayor Boris Johnson is under pressure to answer questions over a “secret deal” to rent out the Olympic stadium to football club West Ham United.

Child counting money wealth

More than a million workers set to benefit from minimum wage increase

Tue, 17 Mar 2015| By Robyn Vinter

And there’s a big boost for apprentices too

George Osborne

Budget leaks 2015: Six key things Osborne might announce

Mon, 16 Mar 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra, Harry Cockburn, Robyn Vinter

Heads up - the Budget has been and gone, so this sneak-preview is outdated. Catch up on what was actually announced

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