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.


article 19 October 2015 UK
Supermarkets launch investigations over migrant exploitation

They pack 1 in 4 apples you buy in Britain's top supermarkets. But who are the people doing the work? Channel 4 News has been undercover at Britain's largest growing, packing and storage operation.

post 11 August 2015
Google: is it at risk of going against its own 'don't be evil' mantra?

Does bigger always equal better? Or should we beware a Google with ever sprawling tentacles?

post 07 August 2015
Was the Governor flip-flopping on interest rates?

Mark Carney is saying that in order to stop inflation overshooting the target, we might have to start raising rates more quickly or more steeply than yesterday's report would imply.

post 06 August 2015
MPC split 8-1 - but interest rates kept on hold at 0.5 per cent

At least one member of the Bank of England's monetary policy committee voted for an increase in interest rates in the August meeting, the minutes of the meeting reveal today.

post 05 August 2015
RBS share sale good for Osborne - but don't the public get a say?

You could argue that it's us the taxpayer - the people who bailed out RBS in the first place - that should have been given first dibs to buy the shares.

post 01 July 2015
Heathrow third runway: business says 'pick up the shovel'

It's taken a three-year investigation but today the Airports Commission announced what many had expected - that a third runway at Heathrow is the preferred option to expand the UK's airport capacity.

post 26 June 2015
Tesco sales - signs of things starting to turn around?

It says something about Tesco's predicament that its shares have risen this morning because first quarter sales were bad, but not as bad as they could have been.

article 19 June 2015 UK
BT Tower: back to the 60s

As the BT Tower restaurant reopens for the first time in 35 years, the company's chief executive Gavin Patterson says falling out of the EU would be bad for his business and Britain.

post 11 June 2015
RBS sell-off, time to move on?

So George Osborne could sit there and continue to take the flak every time something goes wrong...

post 09 June 2015
Will Osborne back down over HSBC's bank levy concerns?

The timing of today┐s HSBC announcement couldn┐t be any more convenient - and there are signs that George Osborne may respond in a way that will please the bank.

post 08 June 2015
Confused by price comparison websites? You should be has to take down its savings page after Channel 4 investigation reveals it was only offering deals where it had a commercial link with the provider.

post 02 June 2015
Sepp Blatter to resign: what caused him to go?

Sepp Blatter, the embattled Fifa president has finally thrown in the towel. And tonight reports the New York Times that Blatter has been placed under investigation.

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.

article 15 April 2015 UK, Spain
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.

article 15 April 2015 UK
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.