Sammy Wilson sought to draw attention to “hypocritical behaviour” as he urged Business Secretary Andrea Leadsom not to heed any of the calls for policies which would “cost jobs in our energy-intensive industries”.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2020
Former Thomas Cook workers have staged noisy protests outside the UK Business Department amid claims they were "abandoned" by the British Government.
Wed, 02 Oct, 2019
German car giant BMW insists it did not "seek or receive" any assurance from the Government on post-Brexit trade before deciding to build a fully electric version of the Mini in the UK.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2017
Thousands of people have been urged to contact Hotpoint after police revealed the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge-freezer manufactured by the company.
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
Unions have welcomed plans to make sure staff receive tips left by customers in bars and restaurants.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
A union has branded as “disgraceful” the timing of an announcement that nearly 3,000 workers in the UK are facing redundancies over the holidays.
Fri, 26 Dec, 2014
fBritain’s major lenders are facing a full-scale competition probe over personal accounts and small business banking under plans set out by the watchdog today.
Fri, 18 Jul, 2014
Jubilant Ukip leader Nigel Farage said his “people’s army” was on its way to Westminster after securing first place in historic elections for the European Parliament.
Mon, 26 May, 2014
Pfizer defended the business case behind its plan to acquire AstraZeneca yesterday and questioned the UK company’s ability to stand alone for much longer as the US group’s CEO prepared for a grilling from British MPs.
Tue, 13 May, 2014
Speculation is mounting that US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is set to make a hostile bid for AstraZeneca after its €76bn takeover offer was spurned.
Tue, 06 May, 2014
Barclays bosses will face more shareholder anger over pay tomorrow when the banking giant holds its annual general meeting in London.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
The head of the Ulster Bank has warned of future branch closures in response to a huge ongoing shift towards on-line banking.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2014
Allegations that Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc pushed small businesses into default will be investigated as the British markets’ regulator called on other banks to review their lending practices.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2013
Royal Bank of Scotland is facing allegations of “unscrupulous” treatment of small businesses in a report claiming the lender drove firms to collapse to buy back their assets at rock-bottom prices.
Mon, 25 Nov, 2013
There are growing calls for British Prime Minister David Cameron to consider a second vote on military action in Syria, if more evidence against President Assad emerges.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
Plans to boost credit to small businesses in the UK have been dealt a blow after a major lender delayed its launch into the sector until 2016.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2013
Britain’s loss of its prized AAA credit rating intensified the pressure on sterling today despite another rally for London’s top flight shares index.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013
Alternative lending for British small businesses that uses the web to match borrowers and lenders received a £110m (€136.5m) boost from the UK government and private sector today.
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012
Levels of bankers’ bonuses are to be dictated by shareholders under new rules from the European Commission.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2012
More than eight in 10 City workers in the UK expect to receive a bonus this year, a survey revealed today, despite the economic downturn and public pressure to curb excessive pay.
Tue, 16 Oct, 2012
The City of London’s obsession with short-term profits is to be attacked today in a report set to press for a sweeping overhaul of pay policies.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2012
The closeness of David Cameron’s links to the Murdoch media empire were further exposed today when it was revealed Rebekah Brooks told him they were “definitely in this together”.
Thu, 14 Jun, 2012
David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown are among a string of major political figures due to appear before the Leveson Inquiry next week.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2012
Aviva has reportedly come under pressure from two major shareholders to replace chief executive Andrew Moss following a massive protest vote against executive pay.
Sun, 06 May, 2012
David Cameron insisted today there was no “grand deal” between himself and the Murdochs to wave through News Corporation’s takeover of BSkyB.
Sun, 29 Apr, 2012
Japanese car giant Nissan praised the workforce at its UK plant today after announcing plans to build a new model under a £125m (€150m) investment programme, creating 2,000 jobs.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
A £963,000 bonus for the boss of a UK taxpayer-funded bank has been attacked as “out of touch” by Labour, as a British government minister claimed he had a public “duty” to refuse it.
Fri, 27 Jan, 2012
The British government will tomorrow "accept in full" radical plans to shake up the banking industry despite fears the measures will harm the economy, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable said today.
Sun, 18 Dec, 2011
Resurgent car maker Jaguar Land Rover is poised to confirm this week that it will build a £400m engine plant in the British Midlands that will create up to 2,000 jobs, it was reported today.
Sun, 18 Sep, 2011
Irresponsible bankers who take unacceptable risks or mis-sell products to customers should be barred from the profession, UK opposition leader Ed Miliband said today.
Sun, 11 Sep, 2011
The FTSE 100 Index continued its rebound today as positive jobs and manufacturing data from the US ensured a last minute push into the black.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2011
BMW will build its next generation of Minis in Britain in a move that will help safeguard more than 5,000 jobs, the company said today.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2011
The UK’s top banks were today accused of failing to do enough to back small businesses after figures revealed lending targets agreed with the Government are set to be missed.
Mon, 23 May, 2011
Egypt's new military rulers have begun dismantling ousted President Hosni Mubarak's regime.
Mon, 14 Feb, 2011
Britains' Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today that he intends to refer News Corporation’s bid for full control of BSkyB to the Competition Commission.
Tue, 25 Jan, 2011
There is strong support among British people for an independent investigation into the takeover bid for broadcaster, BSkyB, by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, according to an opinion poll today.
Mon, 27 Dec, 2010
The BBC was today claiming victory in the UK's Christmas Day TV viewing battle with eight of the top 10 most-watched shows.
Sun, 26 Dec, 2010
Torchwood star John Barrowman won the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special tonight and said he would "love to do the entire series".
Plans for a showdown meeting today between UK government ministers and banking chiefs have been postponed because of travel disruption caused by heavy snowfall.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2010
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is expected to be told this week that regulators in Brussels have no objections to its £7.8bn (€9.2bn) bid to buy BSkyB, according to press reports.
Sun, 19 Dec, 2010
The UK's Business Secretary Vince Cable is planning to take "robust action" on "completely unjustified" payouts by banks in Britain.
London: Russian banks may buy stakes in Britain’s “large” financial companies, said Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin.
Sat, 27 Nov, 2010
Britain’s biggest banks were said today to be in talks about reducing the multi-billion pound staff bonus pot.
Mon, 15 Nov, 2010
Satellite broadcaster BSkyB celebrated a milestone today by reaching its target of 10 million television customers before the end of this year.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2010
Satellite broadcaster BSkyB moved closer to its target of 10 million customers today as it added 96,000 subscribers in the first three months of its financial year.
Fri, 22 Oct, 2010
Britain's biggest banks are planning to launch a multimillion-pound fund to bolster smaller businesses, it was reported today.
Tue, 05 Oct, 2010
UK Business Secretary Vince Cable today accused high street banks of "ripping off" their customers as it was disclosed some are charging up to 167% interest on unauthorised overdrafts.
Mon, 19 Jul, 2010
British Foreign Secretary William Hague promised today to inject a "new commercialism" into Britain's foreign policy.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
Production of the first full hybrid vehicle in Europe was officially launched today at Toyota’s main UK plant by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
Mon, 28 Jun, 2010
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s attempts to strike a power-sharing deal with the Liberal Democrats were severely undermined today as a string of senior Labour figures spoke out against the move.
Tue, 11 May, 2010
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