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Shortage of drivers puts brakes on Ocado 

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:51
Ocado said a lack of drivers in the South East had hit sales growth in the 14 weeks to December 3. However, it added that the issue was now mostly rectified. Half of Ocado’s 12,000 staff are drivers.

ALEX BRUMMER: Rupert Murdoch hogs centre stage

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:51
Sounding as enthusiastic as ever about continued ownership of Fox News and its sports rights, the 86-year-old curmudgeon made it clear he would be continuing to run New Fox.

Sky to fall into US hands as Disney bids £39bn for Fox

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:51
In the biggest tie-up in Tinseltown for almost a century, Disney will take control of all of Fox’s film franchises from Avatar to the X-Men, as well as TV networks.

Four Seasons strikes deal to defer £26m interest payment

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:51
The chain, which is home to 17,000 vulnerable and elderly residents and employs 25,000 people, struck a deal with US hedge fund H/2 Capital Partners yesterday after weeks of bitter talks.

Owner of cracked North Sea pipeline invokes get-out clause

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:51
On Monday, Ineos closed its Forties Pipeline System, which transports 40 per cent of oil and gas from the North Sea to the UK mainland, after finding a fracture in a pipe south of Aberdeen.

Watchdog's secret bid to sell off HBOS

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:51
Lloyds bought the tainted lender in a 2008 mega-deal but HBOS was so toxic it almost destroyed both banks, which forced the Government to step in with a £20.5bn bailout.

CITY DIARY: Ex-General Electric boss has spare private jet

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:50
The saga is providing plenty of laughs on Wall Street, if not with shareholders, though is sadly indicative of the once-mighty firm's rapid decline.

Tiny Rowland's scandal hit miner sold for £285m 

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:50
Lonmin, the world's third-biggest platinum producer, led for years by controversial businessman Rowland, has seen shares plunge more than 90 per cent over the past five years.

Laundry firms fined by Competition and Markets Authority

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:50
Under their agreement, Micronclean would serve customers north of a line drawn between London and Anglesey, while Berendsen Cleanroom Services sought clients to the south of it.

DAILY BRIEFING: Gupta teams up with Atlantis Resources

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:50
Atlantis Resources is buying the Uskmouth power station in Wales from Gupta’s Simec Energy, which will get a 49.99 per cent share in Atlantis in return.

MARKET REPORT: Capita is hammered by public sector squeeze

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 21:50
Capita said the market for major business contracts had been struggling throughout 2017 and profits would rise only moderately in the second half of the year.

Cars, aircraft and drugs lead British manufacturing

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:34
Soaring sales of motor vehicles drove the British manufacturing sector in 2016 as sales of UK products rose 1.8 per cent, official data revealed today.

Watchdog: 'You can share online banking passwords safely'

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:24
Your bank cannot hold you responsible for unauthorised transactions just because you have shared your credentials with regulated providers under open banking.

MARKETS CLOSE: FTSE slips as Bank holds rates at 0.5%

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:23
The FTSE 100 closed down 48.39 at 7448.12, as the Bank of England and European Central Bank both kept rates on hold today.

Nicola Sturgeon imposes a 'tartan tax'

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:22
The plans create a new tax band of 21p on earnings between £24,000 and £44,273, and increase the higher and top rate of income tax to 40p and 46p respectively.

Taxman goes for a curry to snare tax-evading restaurant

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:04
Monir Miah was jailed for two years after admitting to lying about his takings from The Crown of India, in Stone, Staffordshire, and falsifying VAT repayment claims.

Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged at 0.5%

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:07
All nine Bank of England policymakers voted to leave interest rates unchanged today as they said inflation should start easing back next year.

Winter driving essentials you need to carry in your car

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:44
From warm clothing, spare boots, a road atlas and snacks - these are the things you need to keep in the boot or the back seat of your vehicle to make sure you're ready for a snowed-in situation.

Ashley boasts 'spectacular' growth but profits down 67%

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:43
Ashley claimed a ‘spectacular trading performance’, but the sports retailer saw profits plunge by 67 per cent to £45.8million in the 26 weeks to October 29.

Rics says house prices flat for first time in five years

Daily Mail - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:41
House prices were flat for the first time in nearly five years during the last three months, according to the latest influential monthly Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors survey.
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