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.

  • 30 Jan 2018

    It’s been a longstanding battle: pro-Remain MPs attempting to force the government to release analysis of the economic impact of Brexit. Today they finally got some answers after parts of a highly confidential report were leaked to the website BuzzFeed News. It gave a doom-laden prediction of what might happen to the economy after Brexit.

  • 29 Jan 2018

    MPs have accused Carillion’s bosses of failing in their obligations towards the firm’s pension fund. The company collapsed in January with huge debts and a black hole in the scheme, which, it’s emerged today, could be as much as a billion pounds.  So could the pension trustees and the regulator have done more?

  • 24 Jan 2018

    The former bosses of the collapsed construction and services giant Carillion are to be called to give evidence before a committee of MPs next month to explain how the company came to fail. But for the many sub-contractors owed money by the firm, the questions are far more urgent. We have been to meet a…

  • 23 Jan 2018

    There’s been a major setback for Rupert Murdoch after the competition watchdog ruled that Fox’s multi-billion pound bid to take over Sky was not in the public interest. An interim ruling from the Competition and Markets Authority said it would give the Murdoch family too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda in…

  • 18 Jan 2018

    A spending watchdog has warned that paying for schools and hospitals through the Private Finance Initiative will cost hundreds of billions of pounds. The National Audit Office said taxpayers will have to foot a 199 billion pound bill for projects outsourced to private companies over the next three decades under PFI. The report was compiled…

  • 17 Jan 2018

    The anger over the pay-offs to Carillion bosses was widespread. But today it emerged that the directors stopped receiving bonuses or severance payments on the day the company went into liquidation. In addition, the Insolvency Service has said that 90 per cent of the company’s private contractors have said they will go on paying the…

  • 16 Jan 2018

    After a massive corporate failure, the search for answers. Ministers are demanding a “fast-tracked and expanded” investigation into whether bosses at the construction firm Carillion caused it to collapse. They want the inquiry to include all former directors, and to examine whether any detriment was caused to creditors or pension scheme members. It’s thought up…

  • 15 Jan 2018

    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…

  • 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.…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 4 Jan 2018

    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…

  • 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…

  • 14 Dec 2017

    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?

  • 13 Dec 2017

    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…