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 21 Jul 2017

    The cabinet is “united” around a transition deal allowing continued free movement for EU citizens after Brexit. That’s according to Environment Secretary and prominent Brexiteer Michael Gove. He claimed the Government would take a “pragmatic” approach, after reports that a transition could last up to four years. That hasn’t impressed hardline Euro-sceptics, while many businesses just want the Government to provide some proper direction.

  • Published on 11 Jul 2017 Sections

    The Prime Minister’s review into workers’ conditions has called for all work in the UK to be “fair and decent”, paying particular attention to short-term, so-called gig economy roles. Mrs May said she’d take the report’s recommendations seriously, but it has been criticised by trades unions for tinkering at the edges.

  • Published on 10 Jul 2017 Sections ,

    All work should be fair and decent and staff should be treated like human beings, not cogs in a machine. The words of Matthew Taylor, who’s been carrying out an independent review for the Government on what’s known as the gig economy, and how workers at new-style companies like Deliveroo or Uber should be better…

  • Published on 6 Jul 2017 Sections

    The head of the CBI has said that Britain should stay in the single market beyond the deadline for leaving the EU in March 2019. That contradicts what the Prime Minister previously promised. But now that business leaders think that with Theresa May’s authority weakened, there’s a chance for them to have their say.

  • Published on 3 Jul 2017

    Downing Street has insisted there won’t be a change of heart over public sector pay, as more high-profile Conservatives join calls to lift the 1% cap on annual pay rises. Policing Minister Nick Hurd told MPs that paying frontline workers fairly was under “active discussion”. Earlier the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claimed wages could be…

  • Published on 29 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Rupert Murdoch’s £1.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky looks set to be investigated by the competition watchdog – after the Culture Secretary said she was “minded” to refer it for further inquiry.

  • Published on 27 Jun 2017

    If you want find a bargain online you might think you should Google it.  But if you do that you might not be getting what you bargained for. The European Commission has just slapped a massive £2.1 billion fine on Google for putting its own price comparison adverts at the very top of its search…

  • Published on 20 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    It will be the first case of its kind in Britain: four senior bankers facing criminal charges over their money-raising operations during the 2008 financial crash. After a five-year investigation, the Serious Fraud Office has accused the men – and the bank itself – of fraud over arrangements with Qatari investors to help Barclays Bank…

  • Published on 20 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Barclays fraud allegations – what happens next?

    It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the Serious Fraud Office’s charges against Barclays PLC and the four senior Barclays bankers- including John Varley, its former boss and one of the most high profile names in the City.

  • Published on 13 Jun 2017

    The cost of living has soared to its highest level in four years, increasing the squeeze on consumers. Inflation in May rose to 2.9%, higher than expected and fuelled by the rising cost of things like food, clothes, computers and toys. It means prices are going up faster than wages for many people, and there’s…

  • Published on 12 Jun 2017

    The turmoil in the political world has also emboldened business leaders, many of whom had doubts about the hard Brexit that Mrs May seemed to want before the election. Now they see a window of opportunity to shift the Prime Minister’s thinking on the single market, the customs union and the control of immigration.  But…

  • Published on 9 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    A tumultuous night on the markets: the pound has slid still further against the dollar and the Euro – although the result has sent share prices up.

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections ,

    The think-tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, has said both the Conservatives and the Labour Party aren’t being honest about the economic consequences of their manifesto proposals. It didn’t look at the manifestos of the Lib Dems, Ukip and other parties. The IFS warned that the Tories’ pledges to boost NHS spending may well be…

  • Published on 21 May 2017

    There have been scenes of jubilation in Nigeria after 82 of the so-called Chibok school girls kidnapped by the extremist group Boko Haram were reunited with their parents.

  • Published on 17 May 2017

    The Government has sold its remaining shares in Lloyds Banking Group, returning the bank fully into private hands. Lloyds received a £20bn taxpayer bailout at the height of the financial crash eight years ago. The bank says that has now been repaid in full, but not everyone is happy. Channel 4 News has been talking…