Outlook Ian Cheshire is one of our more cerebral chief executives. The Cambridge economics and law graduate who runs the B&Q owner Kingfisher is given to penning the occasional well-reasoned treatise on subjects such as "sustainable capitalism". His entry in Debrett's mentions his numerous advisory board positions in academia and Westminster. He is, in short, a man worth heeding – especially in matters economic.
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Sunday 30 June 2013
Rise in birth rate in the UK has put primary schools under pressure to meet demand
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Dr Osborne did not say the economy was ‘healing’ but ‘moving out of intensive care’
Monday 17 June 2013
The cost of policing the Bilderberg conference – a meeting of politicians, academics and business leaders – in Hertfordshire last week was more than £1m, the Home Office has revealed.
Thursday 25 April 2013
"We've always said the road to recovery would be a marathon, not a sprint" said the Business Secretary Vince Cable today in response to the GDP figures. Talk about rewriting history.
Sunday 21 April 2013
The Chancellor's grief at Lady Thatcher's funeral won't sway his critics, but many found it both genuine and moving
Budget 2013: Workers will not pay any tax on the first £10,000 of their wages from next year as rise in personal allowance brought forward
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Workers will not pay any tax on the first £10,000 of their wages from next year - 12 months earlier than planned.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Thursday 28 February 2013
The Government's decision to axe half-price coach fares for the over-sixties saw 1 million fewer pensioners travel with National Express last year, as the transport group's annual pre-tax profit fell 9 per cent to £164.1m.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
The UK's biggest self-storage firm counted the cost of the Chancellor's Budget raid on the industry and a falling pound as it veered into the red.
Time for Plan B? Britain should ease austerity measures in Budget, IMF chief economist tells Osborne
Thursday 24 January 2013
Olivier Blanchard delivers 'time to take stock' message ahead of gloomy GDP figures expected tomorrow
Monday 03 December 2012
The Independent on Sunday: Chancellor will need to use 'dark arts' to meet targets
- 1 Cameron's freebie to apartheid South Africa
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 People will try to reduce Mandela to a lilting reggae tune about ‘love’. They will fail