Business

Channel 4 exec Al-Qassab to be named next M&C Saatchi chief

Channel 4's outgoing marketing chief is the leading candidate to become the next boss of M&C Saatchi Group, the London-listed advertising agency.

HSBC achieves record profits but sweats on China woes

Higher interest rates helped HSBC achieve record annual profits last year but the sum was dented by the economic slowdown in its biggest growth market.

The Post Office scandal - more trouble on the Horizon?

The former chair of the Post Office, Henry Staunton, who was dismissed last month, claims he was told by a top civil servant to "hobble into the election"…

Rishi Sunak refuses to repeat claim ex-Post Office boss was 'lying' about compensation delays

Rishi Sunak has refused to repeat Kemi Badenoch's claim that the former Post Office boss was lying when he said he was told to delay compensation to…

Ian King Business Podcast: Borrowing, Heathrow and business optimism

On today's episode, Ian King discusses the government's record financial surplus last month with economist Simon French.

Canada contradicts Kemi Badenoch's claim post-Brexit trade talks are 'ongoing'

Kemi Badenoch is embroiled in another political row after Canada refuted her claim she was engaging with them on trade talks.

Brentford FC owner Benham eyes £400m valuation as sale kicks off

The owner of Brentford, the Premier League football club, has engaged advisers to canvas offers of investment that could value one of the sport's biggest…

Aldi to create 5,500 UK jobs this year as expansion steams ahead

Aldi has revealed a big step up in its recruitment plans for 2024 through the creation of 5,500 new jobs.

Council tax: How much is yours going up by?

Most English councils with responsibility for social care are increasing council tax by the maximum 4.99% allowed, or have a special dispensation to…

BT Tower sold to MCR Hotels in £275m deal

The iconic BT Tower in London is set to become a hotel, if its new owner gets its way.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe completes purchase of Manchester United stake - taking control of football operations…

Petrochemicals billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe has completed the purchase of a 27.7% stake in Manchester United through his INEOS conglomerate - enabling…

The Body Shop to shut almost half of its UK stores - as seven just closed their doors for good

The Body Shop has announced it is closing nearly half of its stores in the UK - including seven on Tuesday - and cutting 40% of roles at its London…

Martin Lewis criticises 'disgraceful' conditions on packed London to Sheffield train with one toilet

A railway company has apologised after broadcaster Martin Lewis complained about the "disgraceful" service on a packed train from London St Pancras…

Labour demands Cabinet Office investigation into claims made by former Post Office chair Henry Staunton

Labour has demanded a Cabinet Office investigation into allegations made by former Post Office chairman Henry Staunton, including that he was told…

Estee Lauder, Greggs and easyjet among employers HMRC says failed to pay minimum wage

Estee Lauder, Greggs and easyjet are among well-known employers named by the government for failing to pay workers the national living wage.