SSE has warned that consumers should brace themselves for further increases in energy bills, as the London-listed energy group reported a jump in full-year pre-tax profit and bolstered its dividend.
Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group on Wednesday said they would not need to issue new shares or sell other securities to meet fresh regulatory capital requirements.
LONDON - British retail sales slid unexpectedly last month amid cold spring weather, official data showed on Wednesday. Retail sales sank by 1.3 percent in April from March, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced in a statement.
Lost tax revenue from money salted away offshore is costing governments more than $150bn (�99bn) a year, Oxfam has found - enough to eliminate extreme poverty across the globe twice over.
Nationwide, Britain's largest building society, today said it had increased lending on mortgages by 17pc to �21.5bn as it announced its full-year results.