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business UK house prices rise despite general election uncertainty – business live

Sterling is strengthening after a much-anticipated opinion poll showed that Boris Johnson is on trac...

business Corbyn nationalisation plans for energy sector to collide with EU law

The Labour party’s plans to take large parts of the energy industry back under public control is on ...

business How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? November verdict

Sterling rebounds as no-deal risk declines The pound stabilised this month near $1.30 after a recove...

business Brexit uncertainty makes impact on October pay growth

Pay growth took a knock in October as slowing global trade and Brexit uncertainty dented business co...

business Port Talbot steelworks owner confirms plan to cut up to 1,000 UK jobs

Port Talbot steelworks owner Tata Steel has confirmed it is to cut up to 1,000 jobs in the UK, as pa...

business Brait to put New Look, Virgin Active and Iceland stakes up for sale

The Iceland supermarket chain, gym group Virgin Active and a big stake in fashion chain New Look, ar...

business West coast train services to be rebranded with Avanti logo

The trains, the staff and the entire management team may be staying the same, but passengers on inte...

business The great pensions wheeze: why an executive pay revolution hasn’t happened

A nice little earner for senior executives at large public companies over the years has been the pen...

business High street's hopes for Black Friday bonanza unlikely to be realised

High street retailers’ hopes for a Black Friday bonanza this weekend are likely to be dashed as more...

business EU ministers to vote on move to expose firms' tax avoidance

European government ministers will vote on Thursday on a new directive that would require multinatio...

business King coal no more as insurer Axa vows to divest from fossil fuel

The insurer Axa has promised to sever ties with the coal industry as part of a climate strategy to p...

business Construction figures yet more evidence that the economy needs the government to step in

The latest construction figures, released yesterday by the bureau of statistics, provide yet more ev...

business Queensland police had French journalists under surveillance, Adani documentary claims

The French journalists arrested while filming an anti-Adani protest this year have claimed in a docu...

business Wall Street hits record high after US GDP is revised up – business live

Finally, the UK stock market has ended the day higher. The blue-chip FTSE 100 closed 26 points up at...

business Lloyds plan to cut chief executive's pay by £220,000

Lloyds Banking Group is proposing to slash its chief executive’s pay by £220,000 and spend £20m to r...

business US vaping backlash dents British American Tobacco revenues

A backlash against vaping in US has dented revenue growth at the cigarette-maker British American To...

business Walmart offers Thanksgiving workers measly discount in place of holiday pay

Thanksgiving and Black Friday mark the beginning of the festive season in the US, but Walmart worker...

business Ikea steps up drive to become carbon neutral with extra €200m

Ikea’s parent company is to invest an additional €200m (£171m) in green energy and forest planting a...

money E-shoppers warned after electrical goods fail safety tests

UK shoppers have been warned of the risks of buying electrical goods from third-party online sellers...

business No-deal Brexit 'would cost UK car industry £40bn by 2024'

The British car industry has delivered a bleak warning over the danger of a no-deal Brexit, saying i...

business De La Rue shareholders suffer from a licence to print money

At De La Rue’s shareholder meeting in June, 48% of votes were cast against the banknote printer’s re...

business FTSE 250 hits 15-month high; woes at UK banknote maker De La Rue – as it happened

Finally... the blue-chip FTSE 100 ended the day little changed, up just 6 points at 7,403. That’s a ...

business Audi plans 9,500 job cuts to save £5bn for electric car investment

Audi is to cut up to 9,500 jobs at its German factories by 2025 in order to save €6bn (£5.1bn) to in...

business Revival of Edinburgh's Jenners building may force store's departure

Edinburgh’s Jenners department store could quit the landmark position on Princes Street it has occup...

business All aboard: bosses keep roles as Virgin hands over to First Group

Meet the new boss. Just like – in fact, it is the old boss. First Group has hired all of Virgin Trai...

business FCA to ban promotion of mini-bonds to small investors

The City watchdog is to ban the promotion of speculative mini-bonds to small investors after facing ...

business Ikea profits fall 10% as retailer invests in online operation

Ikea’s profits have fallen nearly 10% as the world’s largest furniture retailer stepped up its spend...

business Citigroup fined £44m by Bank over poor financial information

The Bank of England has fined the US bank Citigroup a record £44m for submitting incomplete and inac...

money I was charged with a crime and £135 costs after I forgot my railcard

I have just read your article “Now you can forget your railcard once without being charged a fortune...

business Lower pay rises are the 'new normal', Reserve Bank says

Pay rises of between 2-3% are “the new normal” due to higher participation rates but wage rises are ...

business Black Friday UK: just one in 20 discounts are genuine, research finds

Just one in 20 Black Friday deals are genuine, according to damning research by Which? that conclude...

business If rival ride-hailing firms can steer TfL's standards – then why not Uber?

The sense of corporate self-entitlement at Uber is astonishing. The US ride-hailing service thinks i...

business Underpayment, low productivity and slow growth. We’re in ‘a good place’, eh treasurer?

A comprehensive review by PricewaterhouseCoopers of the Australian economy and business challenges f...

business Former Barclays executive tells jury he was 'close' to Qatar PM

A former Barclays executive told a jury he developed a “close” relationship with Qatar’s prime minis...

business Fearless Girl: firm behind Wall Street statue bids to remove Australian copy

The Fearless Girl statue has been a lot of things to a lot of people. The 4ft bronze of a defiant yo...

business TSB to close 86 branches with loss of up to 400 jobs

TSB plans to close 86 branches, cutting up to 400 jobs over the course of next year, as the new chie...

business High street stores get pre-Christmas boost as sales stop falling

Hopes on the high street of a pick-up in business during the pivotal Christmas period have been boos...