The Government has suspended a foreign aid scheme after an investigation claimed that taxpayers' money was being used by extremists in Syria. Officers from the Free Syrian Police (FSP), the civilian police force backed by Britain, have also been working with courts...
JD Wetherspoon‘s Brexit-backing chairman has admitted the future success of Britain’s economy will rely on inward immigration which he said was a “good thing” for the country. Tim Martin said he does not deny that immigration benefits the UK, but he was...
Convenience retailer McColl’s has recorded annual revenue of more than £1bn for the first time, despite a slowdown in the fourth quarter. The group said the acquisition of 298 Co-Op stores helped it boost sales 19.1 per cent in the year to...
Donald Trump’s flagship tax reform bill could cause a severe recession, an economic historian has warned.  Professor Robert McElvaine, a leading expert on the Great Depression, said the Republicans are “sprinting towards an economic cliff” as they attempt to introduce sweeping tax...
The UK economy is expected to grow at a sluggish rate over the next couple of years, with economists warning that growth will remain lacklustre amid Brexit-related uncertainty. GDP is forecast to grow at 1.5 per cent in 2018 before dropping to...
Barclays chairman John McFarlane has warned that a no-deal Brexit would hit Government coffers, resulting in a "significant" drop in tax revenues from financial services. The banking boss, who is also chairman of financial services lobby group TheCityUK, said an orderly divorce...
The EU’s top court has backed a British window salesman in a bombshell ruling over unpaid holiday during 13 years of employment. The judgment has been described as a “game-changer” for gig-economy workers and a reminder of the “impending disaster” that...
Yusuke Mitsumoto had a hunch: what if you paid people instantly for their used goods over the internet, with no guarantee that they would hand them over? The 36 year-old e-commerce entrepreneur launched an app in June to test the idea. It...
Ivanka Trump headlined a business conference in India, but her trip highlighted questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Ms Trump landed in the southern city of Hyderabad where she was scheduled to make the opening address at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. “Thank...
The Government is planning to reopen railway lines that were closed in the 1960s as part of the Beeching cuts and to split up some of the major franchises. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Tuesday said that the plans could help ease...