The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it will look into the way price comparison websites, which enable consumers to compare products and services, operate.
German unemployment rose unexpectedly in September, figures from the Federal Labour Office showed this morning. The seasonally adjusted jobless total increased by 1,000 to 2.68m, falling short of expectations of a fall of 5,000.
Tens of thousands of London rate-paying businesses are braced for sharply bigger bills with the release of new property valuations on Friday, in a change that heralds the most significant redistribution of the business rates burden in recent years.
Merlin Entertainments, which owns Alton Towers, said revenue rose by more than 10% in the 38 weeks to 17 September. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA.
Apple is consolidating its operations in London in a big way. The Silicon Valley firm is moving 1,400 of its staff into Battersea Power Station in the south of the capital.