Ed Balls is to launch a bid to bolster Labour's credibility with business by promising to keep a low rate of corporation tax and attract long-term investors to Britain, as he brushed off criticism from the policy chief Jon Cruddas that a "profound dead hand" within the party is blocking bold reforms.
Britain's big four banks were forced to set aside £21.5bn to cover fines and customer redress in 2013, according to research published on Wednesday.
Research for British Heart Foundation says cigarette breaks cost employers £1,815 a year for each full-time worker who smokes
Hopes that the recovery kept up momentum at the close of last year will be boosted by a report suggesting businesses are enjoying their strongest growth since before the financial crisis.
Manufacturing will grow faster than the overall UK economy next year but much-needed business from overseas markets is looking shakier, according to an industry report published on Monday.
Britain's business lobby group will set out its "unequivocal" support for Britain staying in the European Union on Monday, claiming that membership brings each household some £3,000 a year.
Britain's recovery will accelerate over the coming months and into the new year after a strong rise in business confidence, according to two surveys of company bosses.
If the UK economy were a horse it would be gearing up to race in the Derby. When all the economic surveys display the kind of vigour and confidence associated with a champion racer, it is no wonder so many traders in the City of London are putting bets on soaring GDP growth.
The best part of Ed Miliband's new energy policy is the plan to abolish Ofgem.
Sir Richard Lambert, the former Financial Times editor and ex-director general of the Confederation of British Industry, is to chair a new professional body aimed at raising standards in the scandal-hit banking industry.