Virgin Money, Lloyds Banking Group and Direct Line have announced job cuts totalling more than 2,000 on a bleak day for financial services workers.
Some attribute the saying to Niccolo Machiavelli while others credit it to Sir Winston Churchill.
Debenhams is to hand local authorities an ultimatum aimed at securing business rates cuts as it draws up plans for a fresh wave of shop closures.
A shortage of wedding dresses in the UK could be one of the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, MPs have heard.
Oil giant BP is to quit three US-based energy lobby groups over differences on climate change policy.
Lloyds Banking Group has announced hundreds of jobs losses as it continues efforts to scale back branch services.
Direct Line Insurance Group is to cut 800 jobs by streamlining its operations across Britain as it seeks to contend with shifts in the way customers interact with their insurance companies.
The struggling fashion chain Ted Baker has announced a shake-up that will see the group shed 160 roles.
The owner of the Frankie & Benny’s and Chiquito restaurants says it plans to shut up to 90 more sites by the end of next year as they continue to weigh on profitability.
George Clooney has said he is “saddened” by an investigation that appeared to show children working at farms used by Nespresso – the coffee brand he has long been associated with.
Global stock market values are continuing to decline as investors digest the implications of the coronavirus outbreak, particularly in Europe.
Walt Disney shares have tripped up following shock news that its chief executive of 15 years, Bob Iger, has stepped down with immediate effect.
Tesla has been criticised for a lack of safeguards in its Autopilot system, following a fatal crash in California.
The long-serving chief executive of British Land, the UK’s second-biggest listed property company, is preparing to step down after more than a decade at the helm.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will have to raise billions of pounds worth of taxes, reinstate austerity or ditch the Conservative party’s new fiscal rules in his Budget next month, the IFS has warned.