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You will have by now seen the news that obesity is costing the UK each year more than war, or terror, or smoking.
A quarter of British people said they thought all immigrants should be sent back to their home countries.
That’s right – despite boasting rents worth $1,216 a square foot a year, London’s Bond Street is not the most expensive shopping street in the world.
Thousands of students marched through London yesterday protesting against tuition fees and budget cuts to education.
Why? What makes us less attractive than Chile and Belgium?
Complaints against the big six energy suppliers are higher than ever according to energy watchdog Ofgem.
Between the ages of 22 and 39 women on average earn more per hour than men.
You’d expect the deputy prime minister of the country to know where tomorrow’s by-election takes place. Trouble is, he’s not so sure.
Royal Mail half-year profits have dipped 21%, forcing the company to halve the expected growth rate of its UK parcels market to between 1% and 2%.
Victoria main line station was closed for 30 minutes this morning after a fire alert.
A government bill to maintain the tied pub model – a 400-year-old practice in which pub tenants are only allowed to purchase beer made by the companies that own their pubs – has been defeated in the House of Commons.
There are galaxies of business books out there promising managers the secret to successful business techniques.
Despite a drive to appoint more women to the boards of companies across the UK, only certain areas within business are making any progress.
The scandal-struck banking sector is going to have to do more to improve its image, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned.
Millionaire Myleene Klass is mocked by Twitter after calling mansion tax “disturbing” in bizarre TV debate with Ed Miliband Video
This morning’s newspapers seem to have sided with pop star Myleene Klass in her debate with Ed Miliband last night over the mansion tax.
The current university fees structure has been slammed as “unsustainable” by an independent study into higher education in the UK.
London will see a big protest against tuition fees tomorrow with thousands of students marching through central London.
Bored of your mates’ cat pictures on Snapchat? What if one of those little red squares contained cash?
Sir Richard Branson is set to launch a new line of luxury cruises.
Talks of London homes being hit by a mansion tax are causing a “subduing effect on buyers”, according to Savills.
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The collapse of high street telephone retailer Phones 4U is set to cost the taxpayer £78m, the firm’s administrators have warned.
The launch of Gordon Ramsay’s new Mayfair restaurant was tainted by a rival who made 100 fake bookings that left tables empty.
The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts across the south east after a weekend of heavy rainfall.
Westminster Bridge and major roads next to Parliament have reopened after a bomb scare this morning.Picture: @politic_animal
Facebook is building another social networking site which it hopes people could use at work.
The global economy is facing “red warning lights”, according to David Cameron.
We heard from the philosopher at the launch of midtown Big Idea Exchange
Boris Johnson has ordered an inquiry into a deal he signed with a Chinese firm to redevelop the historic Royal Albert Dock in London.
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For many, the Christmas period is a season for letting it all hang out.
Snapchat has introduced a new feature which notifies senders if their photos have been captured by third party software.
The world of retail is more cut-throat than ever at the moment. The big four supermarkets are all up the creek, and the discounters are wading in.
He’s done it again.
A Channel Tunnel-style train could be used to connect Britain and Ireland, according to a think tank.
New Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police’s HQ, has been sold for a reported £250m.
The Labour party has said if it gets into power next year, tax avoiders will have to pay double what they currently pay.
This morning the news that FIFA had cleared itself of corruption was met with disbelief.
In pictures: What it's like to be dangling from the 68th floor of one of the world's tallest skyscrapers
Dangling from the 68th floor of a 1,776-foot skyscraper is definitely a nightmare that came true for two window cleaners yesterday.
Sainsbury’s Christmas advert will make you quit awwing at Monty the penguin, the star of the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Sick of hearing about banking fines? Try being the journalist that reports on them every time.
Well, the half of you Londoners who rent your homes will probably be happy at today’s news.
Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money is set to be valued at £1.25bn as the UK bank debuts on the London Stock Exchange today.
UPDATE: (12.24pm) The report is now out and confirms the below.
Ever have one of those days you’d just die for a good sausage?
Brits who are fed up of stretching their wages further every month will be pleased to hear average earnings are finally rising.
Yahoo has just announced its latest big-ticket acquisition.
Be thankful you’re not in the offices of UBS, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, HSBC or RBS this morning.
A security alert was triggered today at the Imperial War Museum in Southwark.
On Armistice day, the ONS has published these astonishing graphs showing the effects of the First and Second World Wars on the British population statistics.
Ed Miliband has had it tough from day one.
LondonlovesBusiness.com attended Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference on Monday, and it was a fairly unconventional event.
By 2030, China will be facing a situation where one in four men will never have married.
The introduction of a cap on payday loans could wipe out most of the market, including the likes of Wonga, Quick Quid and Dollar Financial, which between them make up 70% of the payday loans market by turnover.
If you’re one of London’s 600,000 part-time workers, then this news story is going to make you very happy.
Now we’re not sure if Tower Bridge’s £1m new glassway will be as popular as the poppy exhibition but the views from the top are pretty amazing.
Veteran venture capitalist Jon Moulton has vowed to “improve Jongleurs comedy club’s jokes” by snapping up its parent company Intertain for £20m.
Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra has snapped up the Gherkin for a whopping £700m.
About half a million people are thought to have turned out for the Lord Mayor’s Show at the weekend.