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.
The UK economy has grown far slower than expected in the first three months of the year, as inflation begins to bite.
Channel 4 News understands that more women could be set to come forward in the United States with allegations of sexual harassment while working for Fox News.
The UK’s inflation rate stayed at 2.3 per cent in March, but may well have risen if it hadn’t been for the timing of Easter. Food prices in March were 1.2 per cent higher than last year, the biggest annual rise for three years.
The boss of Barclays, Jes Staley, could lose his annual bonus after two regulators opened an investigation into his conduct in a whistleblowing case.
A decision is imminent over Ken Livingstone’s future in the Labour party. The former London mayor says he expects to be expelled over suggestions that Adolf Hitler supported Zionism in the 1930s.
Union members have rejected a deal to end the long-running dispute at Southern Rail. Passengers on Southern services have suffered months of delays and cancellations in the dispute over driver-only trains.
One of the bastions of British commerce – Lloyd’s of London – is to set up a new European subsidiary in Brussels to avoid losing business when the UK leaves the EU.
Tesco’s UK arm has agreed to pay just under a quarter of a billion pounds in a deal with the authorities over the accounting scandal that rocked the company in 2014.
The Metropolitan Police said this evening that Masood’s communications on the day of the attack were a main line of their inquiries. He had reportedly connected with the encrypted “WhatsApp” messaging system shortly before launching his assault.
There’s a been an unexpectedly big rise in inflation today, thanks to rising fuel and food prices, February’s rate is 2.3% – that’s up half a per cent on January, and the highest it’s been since September 2013.
It’s the scandal that continues to dog the Royal Bank of Scotland. Many small companies have complained bitterly of their treatment at the hands of the state-owned bank. RBS has always maintained any problems were due to past management mistakes. But Channel 4 News has been speaking to one company who says its problems continued…
Rupert Murdoch’s plan for an eleven billion pound takeover of Sky is being sent to the regulators. The government said it wants advice on whether the deal is in the public interest. It’s the second time Mr Murdoch has tried to take control of Sky – but his last effort foundered after the phone-hacking scandal…
She helped to write the code of conduct ,but then broke it. Now the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor, Charlotte Hogg, has resigned, after she failed to declare that her brother worked for Barclays.
There was mixed news for businesses from the Chancellor, with help for some small firms struggling with higher bills from the reform of business rates, but a sizeable tax hit from a cut in dividend tax reliefs for shareholders and directors and higher national insurance contributions for many self-employed workers.
The Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has said she’s “minded” to order the broadcasting watchdog to investigate the takeover deal between 21st Century Fox and Sky to see if it’s in the public interest.