Siobhan Kennedy

Business Editor
Siobhan Kennedy is the Business Editor, and her beat includes everything from industrial action and the long term impact of the recession to where growth is coming from in the economy.
Siobhan Kennedy is the Business Editor, and her beat includes everything from industrial action and the long term impact of the recession to where growth is coming from in the economy.

Siobhan joined Channel 4 News in 2008, from The Times. As a newspaper reporter she worked as Politics and Business Correspondent, and before that the Mergers and Private Equity Correspondent. Before The Times, Siobhan worked for Reuters based in London and New York.

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post 22 May 2015
Beds in sheds: is illegal immigration getting out of hand?

David Cameron chose the west London borough of Ealing to launch the government's latest crackdown on illegal immigrants.

post 12 May 2015
Sajid Javid brushes aside business concerns over EU referendum

Sajid Javid, the new Business Secretary appears to dismiss business concerns over a potential Brexit, saying the most important thing was to press ahead with a renegotiation and an in/out referendum.

post 28 April 2015
GDP slowdown - so are economists right to be optimistic?

A week before the general election and in the week when the Tories are stressing that the economy is safe in their hands, today's figures point to a marked slowdown.

post 24 April 2015
Why HSBC's threat to leave London is a big deal

The creep of banking regulation, combined with a potential Brexit, has created the image that Britain is not the best place to do business for the likes of HSBC.

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Exploited to put food on our plates: 'we live like animals'

Surrounded by the fresh food they pick to send to supermarkets, but living in flimsy shacks, workers in Spain tell me how their dreams of better lives are crushed by the grim reality of exploitation.

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What's the real cost of your fresh salad?

An army of modern-day "slaves" are being used to grow the salad and winter vegetables that fill Britain's supermarket shelves.

post 14 April 2015
If UK plc is putting the skids on spending, that's bad news

A new survey says Britain¿s chief financial officers are so worried about the general election that they¿ve started to rein in spending - a worrying development for the UK economy.

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Sports cars and cruises? Cashing in on the pension pot

Rules come into force allowing pensioners to cash in their pension pot all in one go. Should we expect spending sprees from retirees? Siobhan Kennedy reports.

post 12 March 2015
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
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.

post 26 February 2015
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?

post 25 February 2015
HSBC bosses face tough questions at Westminster

HSBC's two bosses, Stuart Gulliver and Douglas Flint, are about to be appear in front of the Treasury select committee. But what of former chairman Lord Stephen Green?

video 12 February 2015 UK

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HSBC whistleblower: Spanish have much more data than UK

HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani tells Channel 4 News that the UK authorities have a good opportunity to collaborate with their Spanish counterparts over wrongdoing at HSBC's Swiss branch.

post 11 February 2015
Ten questions for the HMRC chief on the HSBC scandal

The boss of HMRC Lin Homer faces a grilling in front of the Public Accounts Committee later today. If Channel 4 News had a seat at the table here's 10 things we'd love to ask her.

post 10 February 2015
More questions than answers over the HSBC tax scandal

There were more questions posed than answers given today in connection with HSBC. Why, for example, did HMRC not tell anyone it received a file with allegations against the bank in 2010?

post 06 February 2015
Power lies with supermarkets, not suppliers

Clearly in a vicious cut-throat pricing environment, like the one we're in now, all the power incorrectly lies with the supermarket and it's the suppliers who get abused. That has to change.

post 03 February 2015
BP faces 'reset phase' - also known as a serious problem

BP is by no means on the brink - but the fall in the price of oil, combined with profits down for the last quarter of 2014, confirm that the company has problems.

post 29 January 2015
Shell resumes Arctic drilling plans

The energy giant Royal Dutch Shell is reviving plans to drill in the Arctic, saying the world needs new sources of oil. Environmentalists say the risks are too high.

post 27 January 2015
UK's economic growth powered by consumer spending

While official figures show Britain's economy grew in the last quarter of 2014, there are reasons why we shouldn't celebrate just jet.