The Costa Coffee boss must be asking what on earth he has to do to become chief executive of his parent company, Whitbread. Be a former Whitbread finance director: check.
The Chancellor received a huge lift to his deficit-cutting ambitions today as VAT and income tax takings in April swelled the Treasury's coffers by more than expected.
Severn Trent Plc, the U.K.'s second-largest publicly traded water company, said fiscal full-year profit climbed 8.8 percent on higher sales.
The chief executive of the Nationwide has announced his retirement on the same day as the lender reports a 32% rise in profits. 14:35, UK, Friday 22 May 2015.
The UK's competition watchdog has provisionally found that consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser's anticipated acquisition of the K-Y brand could lead to higher prices for personal lubricants.