Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of Burberry Group, and one of only four women chief executives on the FTSE, is on her way to Apple.   Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

The number of women running Britain’s blue chip companies has surged 33 per cent. But before we hang out the bunting and declare the glass ceiling sha(...)

 The departure of Angela Ahrendts, who transformed Burberry from its “chav” links into a social media fashion forward, blew a hole in investor confidence leaving its shares 6.2 per cent down. Photograph: Bloomberg

British business lost two of its biggest hitters yesterday when Angela Ahrendts said “adieu” to Burberry and Hector Sants bid Barclays “au revoir”. Ah(...)

Chancellor George Osborne: some commentators accused him of creating a government-backed sub-prime mortgage sector. Photograph: Chris Harris/The Times/PA Wire

A nurse and a former Queen’s Guard have become the first couple to take up the government’s help-to-buy scheme, unveiled(...)