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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Friday 18 March 2011
Another teenage scribbler?
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, says next week's budget will focus on the "deep-rooted problems in the UK economy".
Thursday 21 October 2010
Outlook Here is is how Vince Cable – then just a humble Treasury spokesman for the Liberal Democrats – described the voluntary tax avoidance code for the banking sector when the Labour government first launched it last December: "A terribly limp-wristed response to a serious abuse". By yesterday, that same code had become the centrepiece of the Government's latest effort to reassure people that banks will take their fair share of the pain as we pay down the deficit.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Former Labour ministers were handed more than £1 million in severance pay at the General Election, official figures showed today.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Ms Lesley Ann Strathie. Permanent secretary, HM Revenue and Customs. (Hornchurch, Essex)
Thursday 29 April 2010
Outlook: Let's be clear. Britain is not Greece. We may currently be running record budget deficits, but our total debt as a proportion of GDP is less than half that of the Greeks.
Tuesday 30 March 2010
If we had an election for Chancellor of the Exchequer, Vince Cable would win it. Despite the best efforts of some in the media, he remains the Peoples' Chancellor, and in the Channel 4 debate last night he showed why.
Monday 08 March 2010
The Institute of Directors today offers tacit support to the Conservatives with a business manifesto calling for immediate steps to cut the deficit. One demand will cause problems: the IoD wants the next Government to agree to a third runway at Heathrow, to which the Tories are implacably opposed.
Sunday 31 January 2010
Friday 13 November 2009
Friday 18 September 2009
Lloyds Banking Group today said talks were ongoing over possible alternatives to the Government's toxic asset insurance scheme amid speculation it has been banned from withdrawing.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Norman Glass influenced the lives of many children and families who will never know him. Glass was a Renaissance man. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he received distinctions in Hebrew and Gaelic in his entrance examinations and achieved a first-class degree. He was awarded a post-graduate diploma in European integration from the University of Amsterdam. He also claimed to be a qualified rugby referee.
Saturday 01 August 2009
Monday 20 April 2009
Tuesday 04 November 2008
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Governor of the Bank of England and the chief executive of the Fin-ancial Services Authority faced a barrage of hostile questioning from MPs yesterday.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds