News Moya Greene in red at the London Stock Exchange in October 2013; Moya Greene's £1.5m earnings were modest compared to those of other FTSE 100 bosses

Don’t judge me on the Royal Mail float today, said Vince Cable in October. Judge me in three months’ time.

Education: Is money spent on students wasted?

Received wisdom is that we need more graduates. They raise productivity and help UK Ltd to compete globally. But economists question that argument, says Andrew Lilico. Perhaps a degree is no more than a signal you're a top person.

Green Budget: City reaction - Tax reforms draw mixed response from busi ness

Business groups reacted with dismay last night to news that companies would face a bill of almost pounds 8bn from changes to the corporate tax system, but welcomed Gordon Brown's emphasis on training and long-term economic stability.

UK threatened by wage hikes

Survey reveals that shortage of skilled labour is leading companies to lure staff with bigger pay cheques

Management: Welcome back to the caring, sharing workplace

The public is becoming more distrustful of institutions. So businesses need to examine their values, not merely to present the acceptable face of capitalism, but to compete in a world where one false move can spell disaster.

The need for NEDs in burgeoning businesses

Finance: Blue-chip companies know the benefit of non-executive directors, so why haven't smaller firms caught on, asks David Harvey

Out of the depths of despair

He was a school governor, friend of Cabinet Ministers, would-be Tory MP, yet he ended up in Broadmoor. Now he is a friend in high places to the mentally ill. By Jack O'Sullivan

Little enthusiasm for green paper

The Government yesterday pledged to press ahead with plans to give small businesses a legal right to charge interest on bills paid late, despite scepticism from most organisations representing small firms.

Cool response to late payment plan

The Government yesterday pledged to press ahead with plans to give small businesses a legal right to charge interest on bills paid late, despite scepticism from most organisations representing small firms.

Budget '97: Capital allowance boost for small firms

Business Taxes: INVESTMENT INCENTIVES

Tax credit fears hit share prices

Fears the Government will use next month's Budget to abolish the tax credit pension funds receive on dividend payments hit share prices yesterday, toppling them from the new peak set at the end of last week. The FTSE 100 index ended 38 points lower at 4,745.1, the first fall in three trading days.

Industry backlash as base rates rise

Michael Harrison

Shares power ahead to new peak

But utilities take a battering and base rates look set to rise

How landslide went down in the City

`With this kind of majority we are looking at 10 years of socialism, not five'

Bosses at loggerheads over single currency

Britain's two leading business organisations came to blows yesterday over the single currency amid reports that the Confederation of British Industry was set to back European economic and monetary union.
News
people
Arts and Entertainment
Game Of Thrones
Uh-oh, winter is coming. Ouch, my eyes! Ygritte’s a goner. Lysa’s a goner. Tywin’s a goner. Look, a dragon
tvSpoiler warning:The British actor says viewers have 'not seen the last' of his character
Arts and Entertainment
'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes
tvOnly remaining original cast-member to leave long-running series
Sport
The Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City
premier league

The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action

News
people'Bring It On' actress says her legal team will combat the 'vultures'
Sport
FootballGerman sparks three goals in four minutes at favourite No 10 role
News
Rumer was diagnosed with bipolarity, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder: 'I was convinced it was a misdiagnosis'
peopleHer debut album caused her post-traumatic stress - how will she cope as she releases her third record?
Life and Style
Couples have been having sex less in 2014, according to a new survey
life
Arts and Entertainment
tvReview: 'Time Heist' sees a darker side to Peter Capaldi's Doctor
Voices
Holly's review of Peterborough's Pizza Express quickly went viral on social media
voices
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Panama
Languedoc Roussillon
Marrakesh & the Atlas Mountains
Bruges
The Jura Mountains
Dubrovnik & the Dalmatian Coast
Prices correct as of 17 September 2014
Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam