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On the FTSE 350, it's just two property companies – Daejan Holdings and TR Property Investments – and Belfast-based Kainos that operate female-free boardrooms.

And then there were three. The appointment of geologist Fiona MacAulay to the board of commodity trading and mining group Ferrexpo slashes the number (...)

Children enjoy jumping into a sea pool in Margate, Kent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A heatwave, which could produce the hottest temperatures this year, is sweeping across the UK. After a weekend of wall-to-wall sunshine around the UK(...)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Photograph: Epa/Armando Babani

There was some good news for Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Tuesday, as the UK’s inflation rate unexpectedly stuck at its five-year peak of 3(...)

Samsung president DJ Koh talks to the technology journalists who weren’t in Cupertino, California, this week. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Image of the week: In a galaxy far, far away Garnering considerably fewer “inches” (as we say in old media) in this part of the world than Apple’s iP(...)

A report last month found that the Republic offered the second-longest maternity leave in Europe but came last in terms of pay entitlements. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

New mothers in the Republic do not get any “decently paid” maternity leave, according to a new study. Decently paid leave is defined by the study as (...)

British annual inflation jumped in February to the highest level in almost three and a half years, driven by increasing fuel costs. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Is Britain sleepwalking into another living standards crisis? That’s certainly the fear of the unions as official data showed inflation surging to its(...)

The median pay for a chief executive in a FTSE100 company was almost £4 million (€4.7 million) in 2015, or £1,000 (€1,176) an hour.

Top bosses in Britain will already have made more money by today than the typical worker will earn all year, new figures reveal. Today has been dubbe(...)

Martin Sorrell, head  of  WPP: last year his pay package was £70.4 million, paid in cash and shares, taking the total he has earned at the advertising group since 2009 to £190 million. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Oh the irony . . . just as the government was publishing details of its proposals for a crackdown on executive pay on Tuesday, details were coming thr(...)

Mike Ashley: shocking disclosures saw him hauled before MPs to answer questions and sparked widespread public anger. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It will be standing-room only on the 07.58 from St Pancras International to Chesterfield this morning, as shareholders, institutional investors, the m(...)

 Mike Ashley: there have been revelations  about onerous working conditions at Sports Direct’s huge warehouse in Derbyshire and the company’s widespread use of zero-hours contracts. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Billionaire Mike Ashley is not one to back away from a fight, but will he be brave – or bolshy – enough to take on the British parliament? The combat(...)

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