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Directors at the collapsed engineering giant Carillion were too busy “stuffing their mouths with gold” to worry about the workers and should face the possibility of disqualification, according to a scathing report by MPs. Photograph: PA

British MPs have demanded the big four accountancy firms be referred to competition authorities for potential break-up following the collapse of gover(...)

A Carillion sign is removed from a crane in London after the UK construction and outsourcing group announced its liquidation in January 2017. Photograph: Daniel Sorabji/AFP/Getty Images

When the construction and outsourcing firm Carillion hurtled headlong into insolvency in January, it was one of the biggest corporate collapses ever s(...)

Ryanair said: “Ryanair cabin crew earn between €24,000 to €40,000, which is more than double the UK national minimum wage.”

Ryanair is to be investigated by two UK parliamentary committees following allegations over employee working conditions at the airline. MPs Frank Fie(...)

The UK arm of Toys R Us is attempting to push through a restructuring plan that will see one in four of its 105 stores closed, with the loss of up to 800 jobs. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

It is always painful to witness the very public collapse of a company, whatever the time of year. But with Christmas just a few days away, the plight (...)

The government suffers its first defeat over the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill after MPs support a Tory rebel amendment for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May maintains she is still on course to deliver Brexit after Wednesday’s humiliating defeat in the House of Commons on the EU (Withdrawal) Bi(...)

Thousands of low-income families who were stripped of their tax credits by a controversial US contractor Concentrix are to have their cases reviewed.  Photograph: PA

Thousands of low-income families who were stripped of their tax credits by a controversial US contractor are to have their cases reviewed, the Britis(...)

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: taxi-app company has appealed against a landmark employment tribunal ruling. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Uber has launched an appeal against a landmark employment tribunal ruling that its self-employed minicab drivers should be classed as workers with acc(...)

The Wood Green branch of department store chain BHS, after its final closure, in London. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Once a staple of the British high street, BHS closed its doors for good yesterday, ending 88 years of British retail history. The last bargain hunt(...)

Former BHS owner Sir Philip Green (left) and British MP Frank Field: Mr Field recently blasted the billionaire for the “evil” he had done in destroying the BHS business, its  jobs and the pension scheme. Photograph: PA

The flagship BHS store on London’s Oxford Street closed its doors for the final time last Saturday, prompting a wave of nostalgia and a rush of hard-h(...)

Sir Philip Green: “I do not believe that this story is being in any way fairly portrayed.”  Photograph: Bobby Yip/Files/Reuters

From the perspective of British MPs, the report into the calamitous demise of British high street stalwart BHS, and the role of retail supremo Sir Ph(...)

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