The TUC suggests the gap in pay between men and women has reached 15.7% and calls for tougher action on companies. 11:27am UK, Thursday 12 December 2013.
Sports Direct is caught up in a new row with Adidas after the German sports brand refused to supply the retailer with Chelsea's new kit.
Lloyds Banking Group has been hit with a record fine by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for retail conduct failings - related to serious flaws in the controls over sales incentive schemes - of over �28m.
John Wood Group Plc (WG/) fell the most in 2-1/2 years in London after the U.K. oil-services provider said results have been worse than expected in Oman this year and profit at its engineering unit is seen weakening in 2014.
Britain's economic growth will return to its pre-recession peak during 2014, but it will be driven largely by an unsustainable level of household spending and rising house prices.