Outlook Raise a glass to Greene King. The pub and restaurant group reported a sparkling 5 per cent increase in sales over Christmas. But fill it with Cava rather than Champagne.
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Sunday 08 December 2013
Ed Balls insisted on Sunday he “couldn’t give a toss” about speculation he could be ousted as shadow Chancellor.
Thursday 12 September 2013
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.
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
Monday 29 October 2012
Most people agree that we have a major problem with congestion. But is inserting a new class distinction into Britain's roads likely to solve the problem? Probably not
Friday 26 October 2012
It is tempting to think that Sir Martin Sorrell gets taken way too seriously; that his position as chief (M)Ad Man makes journalists hang on his every word rather more than a dispassionate analysis of his predictive record merits.
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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