Job opportunities are diminishing, with employers' plans to hire falling to their lowest level in a year as the economic outlook darkens.
Identity theft is reaching "epidemic levels", according to a fraud prevention group, with people in their 30s the most targeted group.
Provident Financial has issued its second profit warning in two months. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA. Provident Financial. Provident Financial sees nearly �1.7bn wiped off stock market value.
Britain has seen a 183% increase in planning applications for basement extensions, as homeowners barred from climbing the housing ladder by high prices decide to burrow down instead.
Tesco (TSCO) has opened an �85 million compensation scheme for investors who said they invested in the company under 'false or misleading terms' following the group's admission that it overstated expected profits.