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.

  • 23 Mar 2018

    Nowhere is the fallout of the data scandal felt more keenly than at Facebook headquarters. Mark Zuckerberg is due to speak to staff in California about his firm’s involvement. The social media giant has seen billions wiped from its value after it emerged the personal details of up to 50 million users were used by…

  • 20 Mar 2018

    Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have given Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg a stark message: you need to tell us why you let Cambridge Analytica harvest data from tens of millions of Facebook users. And you need to do it in person. Not just lawyers. Not spokespeople. You, Mr Zuckerberg. The demands came as…

  • 15 Mar 2018

    ‘It’s NOT about Brexit’ but the consumer goods giant Unilever, one of the largest Footsie companies in the UK, is to move it headquarters to Rotterdam. The Anglo Dutch concern – the maker of hundreds of household names like Marmite, Dove soap and Pot Noodle employs over 7000 people in the UK. The company said…

  • 14 Mar 2018

    Now a headline from ITN, the company that makes this programme and ITV News. It has disclosed that men working here are on average paid nearly 20% more than women. Chief Executive John Hardie told our Business Editor Siobhan Kennedy he would cut the gap in half within five years by nurturing female talent and…

  • 7 Mar 2018

    A tax on US products like peanut butter, orange juice and cranberries could be on the way, as the European Union warned it could retaliate against Donald Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on certain imports. Europe’s Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said she had “serious doubts” about America’s claim that it was trying to protect its…

  • 4 Mar 2018

    Councils across England will be stripped of their powers over planning decisions if they fail to build enough houses, the Government has warned. Theresa May – who will set out more details of the review tomorrow – said if local authorities didn’t have a plan for their area, the Government would intervene. Our business editor…

  • 3 Mar 2018

    The chaos brought by the snow and stormy conditions is still causing widespread disruption as transport services and other businesses struggle to recover. All the disruption is costing the British economy an estimated £900 million a day. Siobhan Kennedy reports.

  • 2 Mar 2018

    A trade war is looming after Europe threatened to retaliate against Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The US President said trade wars were good and easy to win. That sent stock markets around the world plummeting. And the European Commission president promptly warned tariffs could be imposed on Harley-Davidsons…

  • 28 Feb 2018

    A bleak midwinter period for retailers has claimed two high-profile names today as both Toys R Us and electronics chain Maplin announced they are going into administration. Between them, more than 300 stores will close, putting 5,500 jobs at risk. Two firms failing to keep up with the shift to online, or a sign of…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    So what does Labour’s conversion to a post-Brexit customs union mean for the UK’s businesses? I’ve been speaking to the boss of one of Britain’s biggest paper, packaging and recycling firms worth £5bn, which runs factories here and on the continent.  

  • 23 Feb 2018

    The Royal Bank of Scotland has become profitable for the first time in a decade, hailing it as a “really symbolic moment”. The bank, majority owned by the taxpayer, went from a £6.95 billion loss to a £750 million annual profit. I have been speaking to the RBS boss Ross McEwan.

  • 22 Feb 2018

    The owner of British gas will cut 4,000 jobs following weak performances last year – placing some of the blame on the government’s plans for an energy price cap. British Gas lost 1.4 million accounts in 2017. Iain Conn, the Chief Excutive of Centrica earns £4.1 million a year – so will he be taking…

  • 20 Feb 2018

    If you were worried that Britain could descend into a Mad Max-style dystopia after Brexit – unregulated, uncontrolled bandits roaming the empty roads – then ministers have insisted that this nightmare scenario won’t happen. And if you weren’t worried about it before, maybe all this talk of chaos and a race to the bottom might…

  • 19 Feb 2018

    For years, a report on how the Royal Bank of Scotland allegedly forced hundreds of small businesses to the wall has been kept under wraps. Despite repeated requests, the Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates banks, has refused to publish its full findings on the scandal, releasing only a summary last autumn. Tomorrow, MPs are expected…

  • 13 Feb 2018

    Britain’s big four accountancy firms have been accused of “feasting on the carcass” of the collapsed construction firm Carillion. MPs say that the firms collected tens of millions in fees from the company over the course of a decade. Now the accounting watchdog has told this programme it’s time to require auditors to sign off…