A Conservative government could cut another �12bn off the welfare budget, George Osborne has suggested as he insisted that further savings on benefits would be needed to clear the deficit.
Many customers claimed they were unable to access current transactions, wages being paid into accounts and other payments. 3:10pm UK, Thursday 12 December 2013.
One of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's key businesses has suffered a blow after adidas has stopped retailer Sports Direct from selling Chelsea replica kit next season.
Ecommerce sales in Europe overtook UK sales for the first time at SuperGroup as the once-volatile fast fashion retailer reported its eighth consecutive quarterly rise in sales.
The gap in earnings between men and women workers has widened for the first time in five years. Full-time women workers now earn an average �97 a week less than men, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.