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video 28 October 2014 UK

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Lloyds Bank cuts 9,000 jobs - but what of the tech future?

The Lloyds Banking Group is to close 200 of its branches. It says the move is aimed at improving efficiency and customer service - but what does it tell us about the future of banking in Britain?

article 28 October 2014 Business
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Lloyds axe 9,000 jobs in bid to pay 11.3bn PPI bill

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group announces it is to cut around 10 per cent of its current work force and close 150 branches in an effort to simplify the business and be more efficient.

article 26 October 2014 UK
Record number of Britons stuck on low pay
Record number of Britons stuck on low pay

A record 5m people in Britain are stuck on low-paid jobs, posing real problems with living costs but also risking longer term damage to the economy.

article 23 October 2014 UK
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Have new government tax rules made any difference at all?

Introduced after the Google, Facebook and Starbucks tax scandals, new tax rules are doing very little to curb similar legal tax avoidance, it is claimed. Is public disquiet having more influence?

video 23 October 2014 UK

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To get a Tesco interview: every little protest helps - video

After outgoing Tesco Chairman Sir Richard Broadbent blanks questions on his leadership, new CEO Dave Lewis does agree to talk to Channel 4 News' Economics Editor Paul Mason about the company's woes.

post 23 October 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Tesco woes - a case of capitalism gone wrong?

When I speak to Tesco's boss I will ask him... oh, wait. We're not getting an interview. But he has some explaining to do about the company's 92 per cent pre-tax profit slump.

video 17 October 2014 UK

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Interest rates 'unlikely to rise' until mid-2015 - video

The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, has suggested that interest rates are unlikely to rise from their historically-low levels before the middle of next year.

video 12 October 2014 Business

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What do expensive weddings do for a marriage? - video

According to US research, the more you spend on a wedding, the less likely your marriage is to last. So could it deal a blow to the burgeoning wedding planning industry?

article 09 October 2014 UK
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Has Lego bowed to Greenpeace pressure on Shell?

Toy brick maker Lego says it will not renew its marketing contract with Shell - but denies the move to break ties with the oil giant has anything to do with a Greenpeace campaign.