Shares in Sports Direct fell 8 per cent in morning trading after growth slowed and the sports retailer became embroiled in a high street price war with rivals and a spat with Adidas over Chelsea's football kit.
Billions of pounds need to be cut from the UK's welfare budget, Chancellor George Osborne has said. Politicians now faced the "hard choice" of further welfare cuts to meet deficit reduction targets.
Lloyds Banking Group has been fined �28m for "serious failings" in relation to bonus schemes for sales staff. The Financial Conduct Authority said it was the largest fine that it or the former Financial Services Authority had imposed for retail conduct failings.
The gap between what men and women earn in work has widened for the first time in five years, new figures show. Full-time men now earn 10 per cent more than their female colleagues, but including all employees the gap has risen 19.6 per cent to 19.7 per ...
The government is being urged to set up a specialist food crime unit to help prevent a repeat of this year's horse meat scandal.