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.

  • 19 Sep 2018

    Tesco has responded to competitors like Aldi and Lidl, who manage to sell things even cheaper, by launching its own discount stores under the brand name, Jack’s.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    Rotterdam in the Netherlands is the biggest port in Europe, and a significant amount of its shipping ends up on these shores. In the city the prospect of a no-deal Brexit is alarming a number of businesses.

  • 7 Sep 2018

    A Labour MP has told Channel 4 News she was “targeted” by activists for her support of Israel, after a vote of no confidence defeat among local members.

  • 5 Sep 2018

    The bosses of Facebook and Twitter have appeared in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Another digital giant, Google, was invited to attend, but declined.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Brexit fears have led to the electronics giant Panasonic becoming the latest multinational company to announce it will move its European HQ out of the UK.

  • 28 Aug 2018

    New rules requiring lenders to pay compensation for such high rates have forced Wonga itself into the red. 

  • 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…