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Harry Potter writer JK Rowling and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley among UK's top taxpayers
The founder of Bet365 has been named as Britain's top taxpayer, while high street tycoon Mike Ashley and Harry Potter writer JK Rowling are also ranked among the biggest contributors.
Audit watchdog in secret talks to bolster 'challengers'
Major British companies will be forced to ring-fence a substantial proportion of their audit work for challenger firms outside the "big four" under secret proposals drawn up by the accounting regulator.
British Steel: Up to 500 jobs to go as unions strike deal with China's Jingye
Up to 500 job losses are expected at British Steel after a deal over pay and conditions for workers was struck with the Chinese buyer.
UK business growth hits 16-month high after election - survey
Economic activity picked up to hit a 16-month high in January, a survey suggests, signalling a post-election bounce that could kill off an interest rate cut.
Pitch@Palace hopes for new lease of life at WeWork building
The Duke of York's flagship business project has secured a new home close to Buckingham Palace as it seeks to rebuild after a torrid couple of months.
Coronavirus: China faces economic hit from deadly outbreak
Beijing's Forbidden City, part of the Great Wall and Shanghai Disneyland are among the attractions to close as China moves to contain a deadly virus that threatens to take an economic as well as a human toll.
Flybe: Javid tells Ryanair chief rescue deal 'was not state aid'
Sajid Javid has dismissed airline chiefs’ complaints about the government-backed rescue of Flybe, insisting that the regional carrier has not received state aid to secure its future.
Just Eat takeover by Takeaway.com to be investigated by competition watchdog
Just Eat's £6bn takeover by Dutch rival Takeaway.com is to be investigated by the competition watchdog.
HS2: Complexity and risks of high-speed rail scheme were 'under-estimated'
HS2 is over budget and behind schedule because the complexity and risks of the multi-billion pound project were under-estimated, according to the Whitehall spending watchdog.
Tesco to ditch plastic-wrapped multipack tins to slash packaging
Tesco is to stop selling shrink-wrapped multipack tins in a move it says will save the environment from 350 tonnes of plastic a year.
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