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Tesco pays up for workers

Tesco has offered to pay people it takes on in government-organised "work experience" placements after outcry over the programme, under which job seekers work for free or risk losing benefits. One of the supermarket's branches in central London was forced to close on Saturday after activists from the Right To Work campaign protested.

Amec in buyback as profits soar

Amec has announced plans to buy back up to £400m of shares as the engineer to the oil, gas, minerals and metals industries reported a 12 per cent jump in profits for 2011.

Quarto chief to step down

The founder of Quarto Books, known for its illustrated "how-to" non-fiction guides, yesterday signalled he is ready for a new chapter as he is quitting as chief executive after 36 years.

Albemarle & Bond planning a move into central London as pawn gets more popular

It's unlikely to be seen as a good sign for the economy, but the pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond is on the up.

CBI calls for scrapping of penalties for carbons

System for excessive emissions is now 'discredited' and treated as just a tax
Last autumn regulator Ofgem called for energy suppliers to offer just one standard tariff for each payment type

Big energy firm breaks ranks on unfair tariffs

SSE promises to end 'predatory pricing'

Mitsui deal fuels hopes of BP settlement on Gulf spill

BP investors took heart yesterday after one of its drilling partners agreed a $90m (£57m) settlement with the US government over the fatal disaster at the Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, fuelling hopes that BP will do the same, and at a sharply lower cost than was previously expected.

Dirty rotten scoundrels: the disappointing 'House of Lies'

A comedy that's as hollow as its subject

House of Lies is a new sitcom making light of corporate greed. But where's its own soul, asks Sarah Hughes

Mitsui deal fuels hope of BP settlement on Gulf spill

BP investors took heart yesterday after one of its Gulf of Mexico drilling partners agreed a $90m (£57m) settlement with the US government over the fatal disaster there, fuelling hopes the oil giant will do the same, and at a sharply lower cost than previously expected.

A view across the Olympic site

Home public misses out on 100m final as big interests scoop seats

Just 29,000 seats will be made available to members of the British and European public for the blue-riband men's 100 metres final at this summer's London Olympic Games. That represents 36 per cent of the seats available for the 80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium.

Moira Stuart is taxed about her tax affairs

Her familiar, calm tones have become the voice of HM Revenue & Customs, reminding taxpayers to get their self-assessment forms in on time and insisting that "tax doesn't have to be taxing". But Moira Stuart has now been asked questions about her own accounts.

Britain's North Sea rig workers are in the money as oil pay gushes up

Workers in the UK oil and gas industry enjoy some of the highest wages paid by the sector across the world.

Lingerie boss gags nanny who poisoned her

The lingerie boss Jacqueline Gold has obtained a High Court privacy injunction against her former nanny, who was jailed last year for trying to poison her.

The tax man is on the march and he wants money - Rangers and Portsmouth beware
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003