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 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.

  • Published on 14 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Ahead of next week’s budget, the demands for cash are already landing on the Chancellor’s desk. Today it was headteachers calling for more investment and college chiefs urging an end to the cuts. Mr Hammond’s own Tory colleague Jacob Rees-Mogg has also issued his own alternative financial manifesto, claiming there would be a huge dividend…

  • Published on 7 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Europe’s Competition Commissioner has confirmed she has spoken to the tech giant Apple about controversial, but legal, tax structures revealed in the so-called Paradise Papers. According to the latest revelations, Apple apparently moved key parts of its business, worth hundreds of billions of dollars, to Jersey in order to maintain a low tax regime. Apple…

  • Published on 6 Nov 2017

    Business leaders have warned they’ll have to start making contingency plans for the prospect of a no deal Brexit – with some firms already reallocating staff and investments to prepare for what they called “the unknown”. Theresa May told the CBI conference they would have plenty of time to make new arrangements but business leaders…

  • Published on 2 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Today’s interest rate rise: small but significant

    It would have been more of a surprise today had the Bank of England NOT raised interest rates. Having made it clear on several recent occasions that rising inflation meant a rate hike was imminent, Mark Carney would have earned his moniker as the “unreliable boyfriend” had nothing actually happened. But something very important did…

  • Published on 2 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    “This is good news,” said the Governor of the Bank England about the decision to raise interest rates for the first time in a decade. From 0.25 to 0.5  percent. Doubled but still to no more than a whisker. So what will that mean for the millions of us with mortgages and credit card debt?

  • Published on 1 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Interest rates have now been on hold for the longest period in living memory, but all that could end tomorrow when the Bank of England is expected to put up base rates for the first time in a decade. The increase is likely to be fractional, but the psychological shift could be far more profound.…

  • Published on 25 Oct 2017 Sections ,

    The Chancellor has said he’s confident that the main details of a transitional deal to help businesses adapt to Brexit could be in place by December. Philip Hammond was speaking as the latest growth figures for the UK showed a modest improvement, climbing 0.4 per cent in the last quarter. But he also acknowledged the…

  • Published on 23 Oct 2017

    The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a further investigation over the way Royal Bank of Scotland allegedly mistreated thousands of small business customers during the financial crisis. The new probe was launched as it published a long-awaited report into the activities of RBS’s controversial GRG unit.

  • Published on 12 Oct 2017

    And our top story tonight is that now police on both sides of the Atlantic are investigating the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Well, the outcry over the alleged behaviour of Mr Weinstein has prompted an outpouring of testimony from women in all walks of life who say they have experienced incidences of sexual harassment. And…

  • Published on 10 Oct 2017 Sections

    Almost 2,000 jobs are to be cut at the UK’s biggest defence contractor BAE Systems, in what’s being described by unions as a “bitter blow” for manufacturing. The company, which is facing a lack of orders for its Typhoon jet, claims the restructuring will result in a “sharper, competitive edge”. Labour says the move will…

  • Published on 8 Oct 2017

    The talk in Conservative circles has switched from plots against the Prime Minister to who she should sack. While some MPs had already demanded that Boris Johnson be removed from the Foreign Office, right-wing Brexiteer Nadine Dories today called for Philip Hammond to go.

  • Published on 7 Oct 2017

    More Conservative big guns have given their backing to Theresa May and have called for all their colleagues to turn their fire on Labour.

  • Published on 4 Oct 2017

    The online shopping giant Amazon has been presented with a demand for $295m in back taxes by the EU. EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Amazon had unfairly profited from special low tax rates in Luxembourg, where its European headquarters are based. Amazon says it has always paid what it should in full and is now…

  • Published on 2 Oct 2017 Sections

    Hundreds of thousands of people have had their travel plans thrown into chaos after the collapse of the budget airline Monarch. On top of around 110,000 customers currently overseas, three quarters of a million people with future bookings will now be left scrambling for alternative flights. And in the last few minutes, the administrators said…

  • Published on 27 Sep 2017 Sections

    The popular quiz show host Noel Edmonds has turned into something of an anti-banks campaigner after he claims he lost millions through his dealings with HBOS. He’s now involved in a £300m compensation battle with Lloyds Banking group, to cover losses relating to the collapse of his entertainment firm a decade ago and what he…