Nationwide Building Society, the U.K.'s largest customer-owned lender, said full-year pretax profit rose 3.4 percent as higher impairments in its property finance business offset growth at its consumer unit.
Britain will be advised to sell off the state's holdings in the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a move that will embolden George Osborne as he attempts to justify his economic strategy.
As David Cameron begins an EU offensive on tax avoidance, Oxfam accuses the Government of hypocrisy in its approach. 8:11am UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013.
Inflation is expected to edge down to 2.7 per cent in April from 2.8 per cent in March as lower petrol prices help keep inflation under control.
Fiat Industrial aims to move its tax residency to the UK from Italy after a merger with US business CNH to take advantage of a lighter fiscal regime, according to a regulatory filing.