London Mayor Boris Johnson has branded plans to expand Heathrow as �madness�, as a CBI report calls for �spades in the ground� on a project to expand air capacity in the capital by 2020 today.
Poor manufacturing data could signal the end of a hot streak for UK growth. Surveys of the nation's manufacturing sector saw an unexpected fall this August, as purchasing managers' index (PMI) figures dropped from 54.8 to 52.5.
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, has said he has decided to sell his holding in HSBC, because he is worried about "fine inflation".
The RAC is to draft in four business heavyweights including Sir Mike Rake, president of the CBI, as its private equity owner, Carlyle, beefs up Britain's oldest roadside assistance group's board ahead of a �2 billion float.
Manufacturers were "walking rather than running" in August as new figures today showed the sector endured its worst performance in 14 months.