Furious consumer groups demanded an immediate cut in energy bills today after one of Britain's biggest suppliers revealed a 28 per cent profit surge boosted by the past year's cold weather.
LONDON�Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC and Lloyds Banking Group PLC on Wednesday were given a pass by regulators to fill their multi-billion-pound capital holes through earnings and asset sales, taking the government off the hook from putting any ...
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.