Lucy Tobin

Senior News Feature Writer at the Evening Standard, with business focus. Author of Ausperity, Entrepreneur + Guide to Uni Life.

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Passengers protest about delays 13 weeks into flagship rail deal

One of the Government’s biggest franchises under its flagship rail contracting  scheme, the Thameslink line into St Pancras, ran just over half of its trains on time in the past month – triggering commuters to petition for change.

Water utilities forced to swallow price cuts

Britain’s water companies have been forced to cut bills by an average of 5 per dent over the next five years and spend an extra £44bn to improve services.

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary

Ryanair to refund children's air tax in time for Easter

Ryanair will pay back close to £2 million six weeks before Chancellor's deadline

Ryanair Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Leary

'Nice' Ryanair raises profit forecast sending shares soaring

Michael O’Leary’s new outlook for Ryanair has led to a stellar year for the budget airline

Autumn Statement 2014: Government to pay back First World War debt

The Treasury is going to refinance the debts with newly-issued bonds to take advantage of the record-low interest rates

George Osborne and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander leave the Treasury to present the Autumn Statement to Parliament in London

Autumn Statement: New £45m boost for small businesses to improve British exports

Chancellor wants SMEs to trade internationally

Ofgem says households will pay £11 less in electricity bills after forcing energy companies to slash prices

The regulator also hit generator giant Drax with the largest fine ever issued

Shock as foreign state rail firms fail to win key London-Scotland route

RMT’s general secretary Mick Cash described the sell-off as ‘pure industrial vandalism’

Virgin Trains and Stagecoach win £3.3bn contract to run the East Coast mainline rail franchise

The RMT union described the deal as “a national disgrace”

Struggling Rolls-Royce secures $5 billion Delta Airline contract

Rolls-Royce has finally delivered some good news for the City as it landed a $5 billion (£3.2 billion) airline contract that will help alleviate the impact of global defence spending cuts.

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