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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Wednesday 24 October 2012
Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries has launched a furious attack on George Osborne, branding him “stupid” and accusing him of lying about her.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, on a collision course with his Tory colleagues
Thursday 04 October 2012
Job losses are set to be announced by a leading building products firm after a fall in demand.
Thursday 27 September 2012
For all Lord Sugar's protestations about not claiming his free bus pass, Nick Clegg's central point remains: it is, indeed, difficult to explain why housing benefits must be cut while perks for wealthy pensioners remain protected.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
The Treasury has told Whitehall departments to prepare for a fresh round of budget cuts this autumn, after new figures revealed Britain's public finances are rapidly deteriorating.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Outlook A coalition that has restored market confidence evidenced by low bond yields, which has begun to 'clean up the mess made by the last government', which notes that things are worse in Europe, and says the economy's problems are mainly caused by events overseas. A coalition whose Chancellor may be running a tight fiscal policy but who is allowing for expansionary monetary policy from the Bank of England.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
A shock blow for Britain's manufacturers yesterday set back hopes of the UK pulling out of recession in the current quarter and heightened calls for more stimulus from the Bank of England.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Cosy relationship with Murdochs denied in polished performance
Wednesday 29 February 2012
Unite wants all those opposed to coalition pension plans to target 2012 Games
Saturday 07 January 2012
For the first time, the British public can see in graphic detail on cinema screens throughout the country why the woman they elected three times as Prime Minister was unceremoniously bundled out of office by her fellow Conservative MPs.
Wednesday 30 November 2011
It could almost have been an American Republican speaking, such was the scorn that the Chancellor showed for the environment in his Autumn Statement yesterday.
Tuesday 15 November 2011
Is Merlin working real magic? Or is it just a cheap conjuring trick? The banks say that the lending deal they agreed with the Treasury back in February is successfully delivering new credit to Britain's hard-pressed small businesses. But the Bank of England argues that small firms are still experiencing a credit crunch as banks shrink their balance sheets.
Sunday 23 October 2011
George Osborne last night claimed "real progress" had been made in avoiding economic crisis in the eurozone after 10 hours of talks with EU finance ministers.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
The Government is planning to sell public land worth an estimated £10bn to address a chronic housing shortage and help erode its record budget deficit. The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, is due to announce today that all government departments with significant land banks will be asked to identify, by the autumn, land suitable for sale for homes.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Britain's video game industry needs greater government support if it is to increase the number of jobs on offer over the coming years, according to two cross-party MPs.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'