Mark Leftly is Associate business editor for The Independent
31 January 2015 07:26 PM
Tomorrow, 70 per cent of the service, representing all but the country’s most dangerous offenders, is formally handed over to the private sector
30 January 2015 01:03 AM
If he continues in the role, Bernard Gray could earn £500,000 a year plus bonus
28 January 2015 01:36 AM
Better Capital lost £20m as a result of City Link’s collapse
23 January 2015 01:07 AM
Westminster Outlook A hapless consortium led by URS (now part of US rival Aecom) was finally axed from leading the clean-up of Cumbria’s Sellafield last week.
23 January 2015 12:44 AM
Westminster Outlook The rail sector is, at £9.3bn a year and 212,000 jobs, a surprisingly large chunk of the UK economy, and the industry’s political and business influence is only set to grow with the country’s biggest revamp of major lines and stations in more than a century.
Ebola outbreak: Britain's bill for tackling virus in Sierra Leone spirals to £330m due to cuts in aid
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
Critics blame £100m increase on Coalition, saying it left the African country ill-prepared for crisis
16 January 2015 12:44 AM
Westminster Outlook The Public Accounts Committee says today it is sceptical that, at £50bn, High Speed 2 will “deliver value for money for the taxpayer”. That’s not a huge surprise given that committee chair Margaret Hodge has been personally sceptical for some time.
16 January 2015 12:43 AM
Westminster Outlook Talking of Liberal leaders having trouble with business, Michael Bloch’s rip-roaring biography of Jeremy Thorpe, who died last month, reminds us of more than just the Old Etonian’s sexploits. Before the Norman Scott scandal ended his political career, Thorpe was nearly dragged down by London & County Securities, a lender of risky second mortgages.
16 January 2015 12:42 AM
Westminster outlook Betfair has made Labour 4/9 to take Nick Clegg’s Sheffield Hallam seat in May. If that is to be the Lib Dem leader’s fate, it will become a classic case study for the dangers of political meddling in sensible business decisions.
14 January 2015 02:06 AM
This means Airbus commands more than 50 per cent of the market for aircraft with more than 100 seats
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet