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United Utilities to increase investments amid nationalisation fearsBritish water giant United Utilities is planning to dedicate extra funds to new investments and increasing dividends amid the uncertainty of a potential Labour government renationalisation programme.
Prime Minister could announce resignation on Friday after Leadsom departs cabinetSpeculation is mounting that prime minister Theresa May could announce her resignation as early as Friday 24 May, after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom dramatically quit the cabinet on Wednesday.
Parliamentary Review co-chairman Lord Pickles attends grand opening of new MET laboratoriesMedical Engineering Technologies have celebrated the grand opening of their new laboratory and office facility with co-chairman of The Parliamentary Review The Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles attending as a special guest at the celebrations.
Pound sterling hits $1.278 low in worst decline since mid-FebruaryIn early Friday trading the pound sterling fell 0.3 per cent against the dollar to below $1.28 to a low not seen since mid-February.
Government open talks with British Steel to keep firm afloatMinisterial talks began to prevent British Steel's collapse yesterday after it secured the backing of shareholders and lenders to survive until the end of May.
HSBC to monitor costs after first-quarter profit rise to meet market expectationsHSBC is set to closely monitor its costs over the remainder of the year after it comfortably exceeded market expectations during the first quarter of 2019.
Crossrail under scrutiny from National Audit OfficeCrossrail officials have come under fire from the government’s spending watchdog for hiking up unnecessary costs into the landmark programme.
Majority of employers back reform to apprenticeship levy, FSB survey saysA survey conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses revealed this week that over a quarter of UK employers favour reform to the government’s apprenticeship levy.
Brexit uncertainty responsible for fall in profits, Royal Bank of Scotland saysThe Royal Bank of Scotland pinned the blame on Brexit uncertainty after announcing a drop in its first-quarter profits yesterday.
Big Four under scrutiny amid proposed audit adjustmentsFollowing a series of recommendations by the Competition and Markets Authority, the UK government is considering new regulations which will require leading companies to hire smaller firms as auditors.
Farage's Brexit Party firmly in the lead for European elections, polls sayThe new Brexit Party, led by former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, is in the lead for May's European Parliament elections, according to a new poll.
Pressure eased on Bank of England to increase interest rates following house price growth and inflation revelations