George Osborne vowed on Thursday to find �billions of pounds of welfare savings�as coalition tensions over how to eradicate the deficit bubbled to the surface.
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.
A consortium led by Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has been made preferred bidder by Irish ministers to take control of the state-owned energy group, Bord G�is Energy, for around �1bn (�840m).
A WM Morrison employee has been arrested as part of an investigation into insider trading. Police in North and West Yorkshire detained a 49-year-old man in Harrogate as part of a Financial Conduct Authority probe.
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.