Marc Bolland has pushed through a number of much-needed changes at the retailer, including revamping the stores and improving its fashion ranges. Photograph: Getty Images

Hang out the bunting! Pop the champagne corks! Marks & Spencer is about to report its first increase in annual profits in four years.Chief executi(...)

Marks and Spencer: potential cash return is expected to be underpinned by an improvement in profitability in its clothing after the retailer brought in Mark and Neal Lindsey, the architects of rival Next’s supply chain. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Marks & Spencer is poised to unveil its first increase in full-year profit under the stewardship of chief executive Marc Bolland, paving the way f(...)

Tesco, the world’s third biggest retailer, said big businesses could be driven from Britain by the uncertainty surrounding a referendum on European Un(...)

People walk past a sign outside of a branch of TSB bank in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Will investors say “yes” to TSB, the bank that is returning to the stock market after an absence of almost 20 years?Still best known for its catchy 19(...)

Fatface has pulled its planned London listing, raising fears a window for flotations may be closing.

Clothing chain Fat Face is pulling the plug on its planned £110 million listing in London, citing poor equity market conditions, and adding to signs(...)

Smiles Dental has 77 practices in Ireland and Britain; and a turnover of €84 million a year.

Smiles Dental, Ireland’s largest privately-owned dental care provider, plans to expand further in the Republic after it was ac(...)

Smiles provides dental care from 77 practices in Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland.

Smiles Dental, Ireland’s biggest privately-owned dental care provider, has been sold to Oasis Healthcare for an undisclosed sum. The pri(...)

Marks & Spencer posted a ninth straight quarterly fall in clothing sales yesterday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Marks & Spencer’s spin doctors should have checked the company reporting schedules more carefully before they settled on November 5th to announce (...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron (right) talks to Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Cyprus’s president Nicos Anastasiades during last week’s EU  summit in Brussels, at which agreement was reached on  new steps to fight youth unemployment. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

Social researchers already know British youth in search of work by an acronym: the precariat. It is a social class “formed by people suffering from pr(...)