Scottish Widows

Simon Read: Why should women have to lose their retirement income?

Women marched on Westminster this week to complain about the Government moving their pension goalposts. They had a massively important point to make. The Coalition's intention to raise the state pension age to 66 by 2020 will affect five million people and simply does not give them enough time to plan. It also risks plunging thousands of women into poverty, according to the charity Age UK, which arranged Wednesday's demonstration at Parliament.

Boss of state-owned Lloyds gets £2m bonus – six weeks

The controversy over bankers' bonuses intensified yesterday as it emerged that the Lloyds chief executive, Eric Daniels, is likely receive a £2m bonus – close to his £2.3m maximum – before he leaves the taxpayer-backed bank on 1 March.

The lavish party where the fate of HBOS was sealed

The setting was an 18th-century palace. The guests were some of the City's biggest names – and Gordon Brown. The outcome was a deal that stunned the markets. By David Prosser and Andrew Grice

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