Symptoms of menopause start in women between the ages of 45 and 55, or earlier in rare cases. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a FTSE 100 boss tells you about her nightly hot flashes. But for 45-year-old Liv Garfield, the chief executive officer of Bri(...)

Boarded-up  premises on Oxford Street: A report this week says more than 720,000 businesses in Britain are in “significant financial distress”. Photograph:  Leon Neal/Getty

A week of fine days has filled the outdoor terraces of London’s bars and restaurants and brought shoppers back into the West End to spend their money (...)

Michael McGrath: he  said it was “inevitable”  there would be tax increases at some point in the current Government’s lifetime

While we may have escaped any personal tax rises in October’s budget, it is reasonable to wonder if the Government is merely holding fire for another (...)

Shuttered tourist shops in London. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The UK economy grew by a slower-than-expected 1.1 per cent in September from August even before the latest Covid-19 restrictions on businesses, leavin(...)

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Almost a quarter of jobs in the UK are at risk due to coronavirus, and those earning low incomes are the most vulnerable, according to McKinsey. Ab(...)

The latest official data  suggests that growth in the second quarter will tumble from the first quarter rate of 0.5 per cent close to zero. A recession is defined as two negative quarters

Britain is facing the highest risk of a damaging recession in 12 years and is ill-prepared to cope, the Resolution Foundation said on Sunday. UK rece(...)

 UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond holds the red Budget box  on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

It’s only the day after the budget that the full extent of a chancellor’s generosity – or stinginess – tends to become apparent, once the number crunc(...)

There was fury in London at a sentence in the OECD document which said that if the Brexit decision was reversed, “the positive impact on growth would be significant.”

The OECD has lobbed a grenade into the Brexit debate, estimating a major hit to growth in 2019 if the UK leaves without a deal and saying that the fli(...)

Theresa May: “Just about managing” remark seen as patronising. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

If Theresa May and her chancellor of the exchequer, Philip Hammond, don’t already regret adopting the phrase “just about managing” to describe househo(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron chatting with Royal Navy personnel in London on Monday. Britain will invest an extra £12 billion in defence equipment over the next 10 years. Photograph: Reuters/Justin Tallis/pool

This week you are invited to believe in the strategic prowess of government. Yesterday, prime minister David Cameron announced Britain’s most anticipa(...)

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