Cable sets target on the 'darker side' of capitalism

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, will announce a series of measures aimed at preventing tax evaders and money-launders from hiding behind corporate secrecy rules

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:30 am

Recovery 'could let Osborne cut tax by £7bn' before election

The Centre for Economics and Business Research said the Chancellor could hand out "modest" tax cuts

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Recognition for businesses that form 'backbone of our economy'

The Queen's Awards honour the companies and individuals growing, innovating and championing Britain abroad

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Consumer confidence at new high, says Deloitte

Consumers are particularly confident about disposable income, with a significant pick-up in spending on "big-ticket" items such as holidays and electrical goods

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Scrap higher rate pensions tax relief, says think tank

Report urges 33pc flat rate for all savers in total overhaul of current 'ineffective' system

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Cost of deposit for first-time London house-buyers hits £50,000

With loan-to-value mortgages at 82pc in London, house buyers must find a deposit of around £50,000, which could deter talented staff from settling in the city

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Queen adds to lustre of luxury tan company

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Madness of easy money and momentum stocks is crushing the unwary

Recent moves in the global financial markets point towards a fundamental shift in strategy for investors which could lead to losses for retail shareholders

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Golden rally helps metals producers buck the FTSE's downward trend

The gold price has risen about 8pc since the start of the year, boosting miners' shares

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 12:00 am

Underspend on funding to help poorest

The poorest families are being 'driven into the arms of loan sharks', campaigners claim as they say funding for those in need is not being spent

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 5:41 pm

Shortage of supply means diamond prices won't be staying at today's levels forever

Falling supply combined with soaring demand from China mean diamond prices are set to rise

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 3:00 pm

French energy giants fuel UK double

EDF is already the biggest electricity producer in Britain and next year Total will become the leading oil and gas producer in the UK sector of the North Sea

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:15 pm

Primark to report 13pc sales rise

Discount clothing chain will release results one year after Bangladesh factory collapse

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:08 pm

Scottish agencies leave CBI over its 'no' stance

Iain McMillan, a CBI director, said that an independent Scotland would 'not be a land of milk and honey'

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:03 pm

Next target for cyber hackers could be your smart TV, says anti-virus chief

The chief executive of global IT security business Kaspersky Lab says financial services firms now have most to fear from criminals

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Open research goes under the microscope

Sharing their work is helping the rival pharma giants create new drugs

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

The computer viruses coming soon to a TV near you

TV sets are vulnerable to the kind of damage malicious software has already caused desktop and laptop computers, says Eugene Kaspersky

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Rail franchise turmoil looms

With seven major rail franchises due to be awarded this year, the first since the West Coast Main Line crisis of 2012, will the Government avoid another fiasco?

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

We've enjoyed a pleasant break - prepare for more economic storms ahead

The challenge of managing the exit from QE and returning interest rates to a more normal 5pc or so level will remain

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Ask John: Being a good listener will help you discover why employee is off the boil

Straight-talking, common sense from the front line of management

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 2:00 pm

Pfizer eyes AstraZeneca to create industry giant

British drug group AstraZeneca said to have rebuffed approach from America's Pfizer that would create £150bn behemoth

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 1:41 pm

Pfizer eyes Astrazeneca to create industry giant

British drug group Astrazeneca said to have rebuffed approach from America's Pfizer that would create £150bn behemoth

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 1:41 pm

Garden centres 'lose' £5k each in takings from Easter Sunday closure

Garden centres claim rules which force them to close on Easter Sunday mean the economy is losing out on up to £75m

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 1:36 pm

Business leaders who 'leave nothing to chance' attract bad luck and missed opportunities

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that luck exists or, more precisely, that having an openness to chance correlates directly to being successful and lucky in life

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 1:30 pm

Bentley reveals hybrid-powered luxury car

Luxury car-maker uses Beijing motor show to reveal combined petrol and electric-powered version of flagship Mulsanne

Posted by on 20 April 2014 | 1:24 pm