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.
News of no-deal ferry contracts slipped out by the government on Christmas Eve will come as no surprise to the shipping industry. Behind the scenes, under the strictures of government non-disclosure agreements, there has been fierce lobbying from ferry companies who were fearful that a government-run fleet would effectively undercut their businesses. The announcement of…
Fourteen measures are being put in place, from flights over European territory to residency rights for British citizens, designed to protect EU nations from the fallout. In the UK, business leaders say they are “watching in horror” as politicians focus more on infighting than making proper plans for the future.
The biggest customs firm inside Dover tells Channel 4 News that crashing out of Europe without a deal would create Armageddon for the U.K. – warning that Dover had no chance of being ready to cope with the millions of additional checks.
The pound will crash, unemployment and inflation will soar and the UK economy could shrink by 8% – a worst-case scenario from the Bank of England.
Our democratic institutions have been “upended by frat-boy billionaires from California” – the words of a Canadian politician who was hoping to question Mark Zuckerberg over data harvesting, privacy policies and fake news on Facebook.
The economy has grown at its fastest rate since 2016, up 0.6 per cent in the three months to September. But Brexit uncertainty overshadowed the good news as business investment fell sharply. We have been speaking to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, who insisted there could be a Brexit deal by Christmas. But he warned the…
He was the highest paid boss of a FTSE 100 company, but following a row over his £75 million bonus payment, the boss of one of the country’s largest housebuilding firms has been shown the door.
As Andy mentioned, the Information Commissioner intends to fine the Leave dot EU campaign and Arron Banks’s Eldon Insurance one hundred and thirty five thousand pounds after they shared mailing lists without consent.
He’s already being investigated by the National Crime Agency, the Information Commissioner and the Financial Conduct Authority. Now this programme has learnt police in Gibraltar are also part of the probe into businessman Arron Bank’s pro-Leave funding.
Twenty-nine Nobel laureates, six of the world’s top mathematicians, and the biggest biomedical research lab in Europe are all warning about the potential Brexit brain drain and the damage that could cause to scientific research if there’s no deal. And this programme has learnt that the private healthcare provider BUPA is considering shifting a part of its operation…
Both the US and British government have now pulled out of a high-profile conference due to be held in Saudi Arabia. Dozens of businesses have also bailed – not though, BAE Systems and three major accountancy firms who will be attending.
If you use Facebook, there is a good chance you were targeted in the EU referendum campaign by online ads making controversial claims, but not necessarily disclosing who was behind them.
As the Prime Minister prepares for a crucial EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday her Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has dashed across the water to meet the EU’s Chief negotiator Michel Barnier. But back here Mr Raab’s predecessor David Davis, has called for a mutiny against Theresa May’s plans for leaving.
She owns an £11m house and a golf course, and spent over £16m at Harrods.
The coroner who ruled in the case of a schoolgirl who died of an allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger baguette has today written a damning report into his findings.