Business

Cinema giant Vue to name former Kwik Fit boss as new chair

A former boss of Kwik Fit will be named this week as the next chairman of Vue, Europe's biggest privately owned cinema operator.

Sunak to meet Tory donors as Labour unveils business backers

Rishi Sunak will meet leading Conservative Party donors on Monday evening as he seeks to mobilise financial support for the surprisingly timed general…

Indian pharma group readies swoop on anti-smoking aid Nicotinell

An Indian pharmaceutical group is closing in on a deal to snap up Nicotinell, the anti-smoking aid, from Haleon, its FTSE-100 parent company.

You're in 'la la land': Paula Vennells's last day at Post Office Inquiry

After avoiding public scrutiny for nearly a decade, Paula Vennells, the former Post Office boss, finally faced questions about her role in the most…

How much is pocket money in 2024 and where are kids spending it? New data reveals all

Pocket money is in decline, data shows - but kids are finding new ways to pay for their everyday "essentials".

FTSE-100 housebuilder Persimmon weighs £1bn bid for rival Cala

One of Britain's biggest housebuilders is exploring a £1bn takeover bid for Cala Group, a rival player in the sector which has been put up for…

'I have earned my keep': Post Office inquiry hears ex-boss altered key document

Former Post Office boss Paula Vennells has admitted to amending the legal document Royal Mail issued to would-be investors before it became publicly…

Post Office inquiry: Sub-postmasters beam as ex-chief executive Paula Vennells finally faces their questions

In the 15-year scandal of the Post Office, this may be remembered as the day that hundreds of sub-postmasters, subject to the greatest miscarriage…

Energy price cap: Here's why the cap is still £300 more than before Ukraine war energy crisis

The reason for the fall in the household energy price cap is pretty straightforward - wholesale electricity and gas prices have fallen since the price…

Labour pitches into Tory territory with business support letter

Labour is trying to persuade prominent business leaders to sign a public letter endorsing the party in a move underlining its encroachment onto general…

Retail sales figures suggest bad news for April GDP but consumer confidence is up

Retail sales fell sharply last month - even worse than expected - as official figures show that wet weather once again put shoppers off.

Energy price cap: Average bills to fall by more than £100 - but predictions say they will rise…

The average annual energy bill will be £506 cheaper than a year ago from July, the sector's regulator has announced.

Are you being mis-sold beer? Study casts doubt over Britain's pints

Punters hoping to enjoy a swift pint may have been left with a bit of a headache - after an investigation found nearly 90% of beer served in UK pubs…

Post Office Inquiry: If Paula Vennells's first day was about ignorance, then day two made ignorance…

If Paula Vennells's first day in the witness stand was memorable for her tears and self-justifications at facing public scrutiny for the first time…

Ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells agreed with PR who advised her to ditch review into 'past cases'…

Ex-Post Office boss Paula Vennells agreed with a PR adviser who called on her in 2013 to drop reviews into "past cases" involving sub-postmasters because…