Business

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MP John Robertson calls for official tax inquiry into npower
Npower admitted to energy and climate change select committee that it had paid almost no corporation tax for three years

Terry Macalister

01, May, 2013 @8:00 PM

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Letters: Investment is the key to recovery

Letters: Labour should say, clearly, we will reduce the welfare budget and the government deficit, not by hitting lower- and middle-income people, but by sensible investment

01, May, 2013 @7:59 PM

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Federal Reserve blames Congress sequester cuts for US economic woes

Federal Open Markets Committee says 'fiscal policy is restraining economic growth' as sequestration bites

Dominic Rushe

01, May, 2013 @7:27 PM

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Kipper Williams on Homebase

Homebase profits were washed away by poor weather last summer, with sales down nearly 5% and underlying profits halving to £11m

01, May, 2013 @6:33 PM

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Did we double-dip? Maybe not, say statisticians

Office for National Statistics says that the trend in economic output was 'best described as flat'

Heather Stewart and Phillip Inman

01, May, 2013 @6:12 PM

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UK's largest coal producer 'seeks voluntary liquidation'
Up to 2,000 jobs at risk after UK Coal Operations hit by £300m losses and 'disastrous' Daw Mill mine fire

Jennifer Rankin

01, May, 2013 @5:58 PM

Oil price falls as US and China manufacturing data disappoints

Fall in crude price triggered by weaker-than-expected surveys of industrial production in the world's two biggest economies

Larry Elliott, economics editor

01, May, 2013 @5:46 PM

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BT to be investigated over fibre-optic charges to other ISPs
If TalkTalk's complaint is successful consumers may benefit from cheaper superfast internet connections

Juliette Garside, telecoms correspondent

01, May, 2013 @5:24 PM

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Argos is late, but still in the internet game
It would have been better if the digital overhaul had started in 2007, not 2012

Nils Pratley

01, May, 2013 @5:19 PM

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RBS collapse: Vince Cable rebuked by Scottish legal chief

Scotland's lord advocate 'disappointed' to learn of the business secretary's desire to have a quick answer on taking action against Fred Goodwin and other RBS directors

Rupert Neate

01, May, 2013 @4:54 PM

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Argos, Homebase and Habitat owner reports profits down for fifth year
Home Retail Group chief executive Terry Duddy hails 'good outcome to … challenging year' after 23% fall in profits

Juliette Garside

01, May, 2013 @4:40 PM

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May Day rallies across Europe as Greek workers strike - as it happened
With unemployment at record highs and the eurozone in recession, Europe’s annual May Day holiday was marked with a strike in Greece, and rallies in major cities

Graeme Wearden

01, May, 2013 @4:05 PM

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