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 15 Jan 2018 Sections , ,

    There are talks going on now with the members of the COBRA crisis committee, but this is not a crisis meeting, insists No 10 tonight. Carillion had government contracts worth £1.7 billion, from the rail network to hospitals and schools. But amid a series of profit warnings and mounting debts, the construction giant has collapsed, putting thousands of jobs at…

  • Published on 11 Jan 2018

    Now Just a few minutes ago the man at the helm of the retailer BHS when it collapsed was handed a criminal conviction for failing to comply with regulators. Dominic Chappell had been asked to provide information to the pensions regulator as part of its investigation into how the chain went bust back in 2016.…

  • Published on 9 Jan 2018

    The homelessness crisis was thrown into sharp relief today as the chief executive of Britain’s second biggest house builder was once again forced to defend his vast bonus.

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018

    The former British Home Stores owner Dominic Chappell has been accused of failing to give investigators information about the firm’s pension schemes, after it went into administration with the loss of thousands of jobs. Mr Chappell bought the ailing retailer from Sir Philip Green for just £1, but when it collapsed, the firm left a…

  • Published on 4 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    He’s the bad boy every kid wanted to be. Dennis the Menace has been making mischief in Britain’s best known comic the Beano for decades. But in a market where sales are declining, Dennis has been forced to have a digital makeover. A new multi-million pound TV series has been developed and the company is…

  • Published on 19 Dec 2017

    All they want for Christmas is £9 million. That’s the demand the Pension Protection Fund has made to the ailing retailer Toys R Us. The PPF said it planned to vote against the group’s restructuring plan at a meeting on Thursday unless it came up with the cash to beef up its pension pot. If…

  • Published on 14 Dec 2017 Sections , ,

    It’s a media mega-deal – Rupert Murdoch is selling the vast majority of his 21st Century Fox media empire to larger rival Disney. But what does the £39bn deal mean for his attempts to take control of the British broadcaster Sky?

  • Published on 13 Dec 2017 Sections

    A baby girl has survived after being born with her heart outside her body. Vanellope Hope Wilkins had surgery within an hour of being delivered at the Glenfeld hospital in Leicester – with a team of 50 staff carrying out three operations to replace her heart inside her chest. A warning – this report shows…

  • Published on 12 Dec 2017

    Households have just been given an early Christmas present they could do without – inflation hitting its highest level for nearly six years. The rise to 3.1 per cent for November has been fuelled by jumps in the prices of food, computer games, toys and air fares. Wage growth is lagging behind at 2.2 per…

  • Published on 10 Dec 2017

    The Brexit Secretary, David Davis, says the odds of a no-deal Brexit have dropped dramatically. He described the kind of agreement he wanted to reach as a supercharged version of Canada’s deal with the EU. Our business editor, Siobhan Kennedy, reports.

  • Published on 6 Dec 2017

    “The political turmoil over Ireland is rattling an already extremely anxious business community.”

  • Published on 30 Nov 2017 Sections

    Net migration to the UK fell by a third in the year after the Brexit vote. That’s over 100,000 fewer migrants arriving between June 2016 and June 2017. The Office for National Statistics said those coming to Britain to look for work, especially EU citizens, was down by 43 per cent. It added that it…

  • Published on 29 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    One of America’s highest paid and best known news presenters has been fired over allegations of sexual misconduct. NBC announced they were sacking the Today Show host Matt Lauer after a detailed complaint from a colleague. Lauer is just the latest in a string of top television news stars to be fired.

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    It’s not just in Dublin that the threat of new trade barriers is causing concern. Ford’s European boss has warned that a no-deal Brexit could cost his company 1 billion dollars a year in tariffs. Speaking exclusively to Channel 4 News, Steven Armstrong, Ford’s boss in Europe the Middle East and Africa, said a hard…

  • Published on 27 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    From boosting innovation, to spreading prosperity around the country, the Government has highlighted five key areas where the country should improve its industrial performance announcing a new independent watchdog to monitor progress. Business Secretary Greg Clark said the government wanted to set up more long term deals in the areas with the biggest potential for…