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British prime minister Theresa May: “Our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The British government’s eagerly anticipated White Paper on the housing market was branded a “white flag” on Tuesday as it failed to come up with conv(...)

The leader of Britain’s  Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn speaks at Paston Farm Centre, near Peterborough,  January 10th. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Ask someone what constitutes an excessive salary and they’ll invariably come up with a figure that’s some way above their own pay package. But exactly(...)

A customer uses an ATM machine outside Lloyds Bank in Camberwell, London. The cost of the deal could mean investors will miss out on any special dividends they might have expected. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Lloyds Banking Group has come a long way since the British taxpayer was forced to stump up £20 billion (€23.7bn)to rescue it at the height of the fina(...)

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is putting forward plans to clamp down on firms selling contract for difference (CFD) products to retail customers. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

If you want to know whether a regulatory crackdown is tough enough, just look at how shares in the sector respond when the new rules are revealed. T(...)

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(...)

London estate agency Jackson-Stops predicts that homes in the lowest-price bracket “will go the way of the black rhino” in the city this year. Photograph: PA

As inflation leapt to its highest level in almost two years last month, British government statisticians insisted on Tuesday that the rise had little (...)

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(...)

City fund manager Neil Woodford  abolished annual bonuses and will instead increase rates of basic pay and benefits for his employees. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Is this the beginning of the end of the bonus culture? Neil Woodford, one of the highest-profile fund managers in the City, has abolished the contr(...)

There are fears that the ARM deal could be the first in a new wave of foreign takeovers as overseas buyers capitalise on the strength of their currencies against the battered pound. Photograph: ARM Holdings/PA Wire

“Wow. That’s good.” That, according to SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son, was how prime minister Theresa May greeted the news that Britain’s most successful (...)

Working on a Rolls-Royce  engine:  the company reaffirmed its commitment to the UK in the wake of the decision to exit the European Union, but warned that longer term assurances would depend on a post-Brexit deal. Photograph: Gary Marshall/Rolls-Royce/PA Wire

Brexit bargain-hunters were out in force on Tuesday, mopping up stocks in sectors that suffered some of the worst losses during two days of carnage th(...)

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