Making them compulsory will be seen as yet another tax ... and beware the consequences
Other opposition leader Vitali Klitschko says negotiations achieved very little
Could Britain’s chronic housing shortage be solved by using insurers’ assets? Jamie Dunkley and Russell Lynch report
The Bank of England must avoid "pouring oil on the fire" of rising house prices, rate-setter Paul Fisher has warned.
Lenders handed out £17 billion to would-be buyers and remortgaging homeowners last month but business credit is still shrinking, according new figures released today.
KPMG is being investigated over its role as auditor to the troubled Co-operative Bank, which almost collapsed last year, and could face a massive fine
Year-on-year increase of 6.3% in prices is the highest annual rise seen since November 2007
Heavyweight boxing champion and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko caught up in demonstrations in capital Kiev
High street banks judged to have too great a share of the market will be forced to start selling off branches within 12 months if Labour wins next year’s general election.
Brothel-keeping and child porn among police officers’ crimes
You don't have to be Marxist to want a better world, but sometimes student politics makes it feel that way
Mortgages at the fourth highest monthly level since December 2007
Labour sources denied reports that Miliband will propose a 25% cap on market share, but refused to say what limit he might suggest
One of the City’s leading public relations bosses has blamed what he said was the worst year for financial PR in a decade for a slide in profits, describing conditions as “trying to walk up a down escalator”.
A debt charity has warned its future is in doubt after the Royal Bank of Scotland used stalling tactics to avoid sorting out a major mis-selling claim.
Samantha Bond bakes a cake and Romanian migrants arrive in Birmingham