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.

  • 1 Aug 2018

    Amid warnings that places like Dover could be plunged into gridlock after Brexit, the department which will deal with the impact is under fire for “lack of detail” on how customs will cope. That’s according to a confidential report by HM customs seen by this programme, along with correspondence from one of its Brexit freight…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Senior managers at the Royal Bank of Scotland will not face any disciplinary action over the mistreatment of small businesses left struggling after the financial crisis. The bank’s controversial Global Restructuring Group has been accused of deliberately driving small firms into the ground so it could sell off their assets on the cheap. Furious business…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Project Fear or Project Near? As the prospect of the UK falling out of the EU without a deal looms, Theresa May says precautions to stop supplies of medicines and basic foodstuffs running low should reassure us all. Brexiteers, though, say talk of stockpiling is scaremongering to persuade wavering MPs to back the Prime Minister’s…

  • 23 Jul 2018

    Theresa May took her cabinet on an away day to the north-east this morning – to Gateshead – billed as showing the government’s commitment to regional development. Mrs May wasn’t giving much away when she was asked about the chances of a no deal Brexit, although her Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, on a visit to…

  • 22 Jul 2018

    The new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has been out and about trying to sell Theresa May’s Chequers White Paper on Brexit.

  • 21 Jul 2018

    The FBI is reported to have a tape recording of Trump talking to his former lawyer Michael Cohen – just two months before he became President – about paying hush money to a Playboy model he was alleged to have had an affair with. Today the President described it an “inconceivable that a lawyer would…

  • 17 Jul 2018

    As the government narrowly avoids defeat on a key Brexit vote – what does business make of the proposed Brexit deal, the Brexiteers’ amendments and the turbulence in Westminster.

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The Information Commissioner has slapped a half million pound fine on Facebook for failing to safeguard its users’ data. The maximum fine was issued after this programme and the Guardian newspaper revealed how political strategy firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data from millions of users of the social media site. The commissioner’s office also said it…

  • 6 Jul 2018

    While we’re busy in Britain pondering whether Theresa May’s Brexit plans will make it more difficult for the UK to negotiate a trade deal with the US, in America itself, President Trump is locked and loaded on waging a trade war with China. Today, the world’s two biggest economies slapped billions of dollars’ worth of…

  • 2 Jul 2018

    The EU has warned it’ll impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of US goods if President Trump puts a levy on European car imports. Europe happens to be the second most important market for that most identifiably American of companies, Harley-Davidson. And its decision to move some of its production out of the US, because…

  • 30 Jun 2018

    Mexicans are going to the polls tomorrow to vote for a new President: and the favourite to win is a left-wing populist who critics fear could plunge the country into economic chaos. But it is the shocking levels of violence – including the deaths of more than a hundred candidates – which has overshadowed every…

  • 27 Jun 2018

    With President Trump battling to see a new immigration bill pass through Congress, the human cost of his policy, now revoked, of taking illegal immigrant children from their families remains all too real.

  • 19 Jun 2018

    She’s made a name for herself with her high profile pursuit of giants like Google, Apple and Amazon for billions in tax. Margrethe Vestager is the EU’s Competition Commissioner. The Danish politician is also one of those tipped to succeed Jean-Claude Junker as President next year and would be leading the EU when Britain leaves the bloc.

  • 18 Jun 2018

    The Lords has inflicted another heavy defeat on the government’s Brexit bill. Peers voted 354 to 235 for an amendment to the bill giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal. This issue will now be debated back in the commons on Wednesday. And the outgoing chairman of the business lobby group, the…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    On another bruising day for Britain’s retail sector, five thousand jobs are at risk at Poundworld as the company prepares to appoint administrators. Six thousand more could be in jeopardy at House of Fraser, which is closing more than half its stores around the country. That includes its flagship branch in London’s Oxford Street – leaving staff in…