A billionaire metals magnate with links to Tony Blair and Lord Mandelson was acquitted of bribery charges yesterday after Britain's white-collar crime-fighting agency pulled the plug on a landmark prosecution.
EXPECTATIONS of future house price rises have hit a 14-year high just as Bank of England chief Mark Carney signalled monetary policy would remain exceptionally loose despite the potential for them to jump at �warp speed�.
Some energy companies have been accused of "getting away with green murder" for failing to pass on savings from a Government shake-up of levies.
U-turns don't get any bigger than this. Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, wanted to hand the private sector �15bn a year to buy the armed forces' guns, tanks and submarines.
The bank has started to recruit for 240 customer service positions in preparation for the launch of a current account in 2014. It said it also plans to create an additional 58 head office posts, including in marketing and legal services.