• 10 May 2018

    RBS has had to agree to a £3.6 billion penalty with the US Department of Justice to end the investigation into sales of financial products – some of them toxic mortgage bonds – just before the 2008 financial crisis. Channel 4 News has seen a damning internal review into Lloyds’ disastrous takeover of HBOS in…

  • 3 May 2018

    The former boss of Cambridge Analytica screeched off in his Audi when we tried to ask about the company being wound up in the wake of a joint investigation by Channel 4 News and The Observer. Authorities say the firm is still under investigation, despite closing down. The Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, tells us why…

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Sainsbury’s planned merger with Asda is designed to help fight off competition, from cut price stores such as Aldi and Lidl and online grocery giants like Amazon. Our business editor Siobhan Kennedy went to meet the boss of Sainsbury’s to talk about whose interests will really be served by the deal.

  • 28 Apr 2018

    If the merger happens, Sainsbury’s and Asda would leapfrog Tesco to become the biggest beast in Britain’s supermarket sector. Discussions with Asda’s US owners are “advanced”, Sainsbury said in a statement issued today.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    The UK economy has grown at its weakest level for six years, up by just point one percent in the first quarter of the year. Downing Street said it was “clearly disappointing”, but insisted the fundamentals of the economy remained strong, while some experts blamed the winter weather. But with construction falling sharply, as well…

  • 25 Apr 2018

    They know us better than we know ourselves: that’s the impression you might get from the Facebook data harvesting scandal. And while the crisis has dented the social media giant’s reputation, it has vowed to clean up its act when it comes to users’ personal details. But some of the controls Facebook has brought in…

  • 24 Apr 2018

    For six weeks Cambridge Analytica has been at the centre of a global political storm over how data was harvested from millions of Facebook users. Today for the first time since the scandal broke they allowed questions from the press, two hours after an academic at the centre of the data scandal gave evidence to…

  • 4 Apr 2018

    By midnight tonight, every employer with more than 250 staff will have published information on how much men and women in their organisations get paid. Or at least, that’s what the law requires. The firms that have published data so far reveal that 78 per cent pay men more than women, while 13 per cent…

  • 30 Mar 2018

    Not so much a gap – more of a chasm: the difference in gender pay across the public sector is worse than those revealed so far by private firms, according to new figures. Today is the final deadline for public bodies to reveal pay levels for men and women – and it reveals a startling…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Brexit has divided people up and down the country and the city of Sheffield is no different. There, the leave camp won narrowly – with 51 per cent of the vote. With a year to go until Brexit is due to happen, we’ve been to meet three Sheffield artists whose views capture the complex issues…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Last week, this programme exposed how Cambridge Analytica claimed to have intervened – often secretly – in elections around the world. Now the secrets are unspooling. An undercover reporter for Channel 4 News posed as a fixer for a wealthy client hoping to get candidates elected in Sri Lanka. Last week, that country’s Prime Minister…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Two and a half centuries old and one of our remaining giants of engineering: GKN. Today the company failed in its bid to stave off a hostile take-over by Melrose, known for breaking up and selling-off the companies it acquires. Unions and MPs had warned against allowing the take-over to go ahead, and the government has…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Scotland voted against Brexit by 62 to 38 per cent, so how did Mrs May’s trip go down there today? We speak to the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, and began by asking her if she still thinks the Brexit vote can be reversed? And on those points raised in that interview – Vote…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who supports calls for a second referendum on the Brexit deal, said he doesn’t think the Labour Party would vote for the kind of Brexit deal the Tory government will end up with. We ask what he was going to do about those standing in his way: Tory back benchers, public opinion and…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling who was a leading supporter of the Vote Leave campaign, discusses the allegations made by a whistle blower that Vote Leave may have cheated during the EU referendum campaign. And on those points raised in that interview – Vote Leave say their conduct was entirely legal and proper – and that…