Standard Life is acquiring Axa's portfolio services business, known as Elevate, in a deal that will create one of the country's biggest investment platforms for professional financial advisers.
Shoppers have been able to pay less for their goods than the year before for the last three years, according to a retail body. 07:28, UK, Wednesday 04 May 2016.
Cold weather in March and April reduced demand for clothing, Next said in a trading update. Though sales have improved in the past few days as weather has improved, the company said demand for clothes could stay weak.
The average council in England will need to pay more than �25 million a year to fund the Government's controversial right-to-buy extension, research has revealed.
Imperial Brands, the tobacco maker behind Davidoff, Gauloises and Lambert & Butler, has stubbed fears of a slowdown in cigarette sales by reporting a 15pc rise in global sales.