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Frasers Group set to become even bigger indicator of the UK high street's health in years ahead

While longer-established names like Marks & Spencer, John Lewis and Next are often taken as good barometers of UK retailing, there is a case for saying…

Intensive work needed to avoid 'unjust' transition at Grangemouth oil refinery, report warns

Accelerated action and intensive work is needed to avoid a "disorderly and unjust transition" when Scotland's only oil refinery "likely" closes, a…

Championship club Preston North End in talks about ownership review

One of the founding members of the English football league is working with bankers to explore options for its future ownership.

Shein IPO: 'Queen of Shops' Mary Portas seeks Labour block on London listing

The TV retail consultant known as 'Mary Queen of Shops' has called on the government to block a proposed London stock market listing by Shein.

BlackRock eyes bid for Thames Water contractor Lanes Group

An arm of BlackRock, the world's biggest asset manager, is plotting a bid to acquire a big stake in a major contractor to Thames Water even as the…

Inflation rate remains at Bank of England's 2% target rate

There has been no change to the rate of inflation which remained at 2%, the target rate for the Bank of England, according to official figures.

JD Vance: Bitcoin surges but big tech has reason to fear him

Much is known about JD Vance, Donald Trump’s running mate, not least his past criticism of the Republican presidential candidate, his tough working…

Best cheap eats in Merseyside - as chosen by top chefs Mark Birchall and Andrew Sheridan

As part of the Cheap Eats series in our Money blog, we ask top chefs to pick their favourite affordable places to eat out where they live.

'Just the beginning': GMB launches legal action against Amazon as workers lose union vote

Amazon workers have failed to achieve enough support for union recognition in the UK, the results of a landmark ballot have shown.

Petfood giant Inspired takes a Butchers at latest acquisition

One of Britain's biggest petfood manufacturers is in talks to add another independent producer to its stable of brands.

British millionaire close to agreeing deal to buy The Body Shop out of administration

A deal to buy The Body Shop has come closer to being agreed, the administrators have announced.

Bank of England economists will not be panicking over inflation data - as 'Taylor Swift effect' appears…

There is nothing in today's inflation data that will cause the nine policymakers who decide UK interest rates to panic.

Tiger Global in talks to lead $500m Revolut share deal

One of the world's most prolific investors in technology companies is in talks to lead a new investment round at Revolut, the British-based fintech.

The rise and fall of Byju - India's once most valuable start-up and first 'unicorn' - as creditors replace…

Less than two years ago, it was valued at $22bn and was one of the most familiar brand names on the planet, thanks to a shirt sponsorship deal with…

Scottish government to invest in Ferguson Marine shipyard as ferry builder sought

The Scottish government has announced plans for a multi-million-pound package of support to help secure the future of the beleaguered Ferguson Marine…