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article 24 March 2015 UK
Ten-pound note (Getty Images)
Inflation at zero per cent - and now for the bad news

Inflation is no more. The annual inflation rate is zero for the first time on record. So is the dawn of deflation a good or a bad thing?

article 19 March 2015 UK
News
George Osborne wages war on tax evasion and avoidance

George Osborne unveils a new raft of powers for prosecutors and tax authorities to clamp down on wealthy people who use offshore accounts to evade or avoid tax.

article 18 March 2015 Business
Lord Green (Channel 4 News)
Alex Thomson by Former HSBC boss Lord Green confronted over tax scandal

Channel 4 News tracks down the elusive former HSBC boss Lord Green, who expresses his "dismay and regret" about tax evasion and avoidance at the bank's Swiss branch.

article 18 March 2015 Business
George Osborne with coin (Reuters)
Budget 2015: who are the winners and losers?

Savers, motorists and beer drinkers all have reasons to be cheerful after the final budget before the general election. But not everyone is happy with the chancellor.

post 12 March 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy John Lewis' chairman shuns Farage idea firms should be free to hire Brits

The chairman of John Lewis made clear on Thursday what he thought of Nigel Farage's plans to scrap racial discrimination laws should Ukip ever form a government.

post 05 March 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Bank of England fraud probe: serious questions to be answered

The implication that bank traders rigged the market during the emergency money auctions designed to prop up the banks at the height of the financial crisis, is potentially the most shocking of all.

article 27 February 2015 UK
News
Out of the red? Lloyds to pay first dividend for six years

Lloyds Banking Group is paying its first dividend for six years after reporting a rise in profit, which has allowed the UK government to cut its stake in the lender.

post 26 February 2015
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy More RBS losses - so why such a huge package for the CEO?

RBS today announced a 3.5bn loss for 2014 - the bank's seventh straight year of losses. So is it right that CEO Ross McEwan should take home an overall package of about 2.6m?

article 26 February 2015 UK, Switzerland
Coutts branch in Geneva (Getty)
Coutts bank in Swiss tax investigation

Coutts & Co Ltd, the private banking arm of RBS, is being investigated over allegations that its Swiss operation helped wealthy clients evade tax.