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.

  • 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…

  • 12 Feb 2018

    The multinational giant Unilever has threatened to pull advertising from online platforms like Google and Facebook – saying the digital realm has become a “swamp” filled with fake news, racism, sexism and extremism. Chief marketing officer Keith Weed told a conference in California today that objectionable material and the lack of protection for children was…

  • 6 Feb 2018

    The former Carillion chairman Philip Green has admitted he should take the blame for the firm’s collapse, telling MPs his responsibility was “full and complete”. As the work and pensions committee grilled former directors, they blamed a range of issues, claiming they had no idea the company was about to collapse. But when asked why…

  • 31 Jan 2018

    It supplies a raft of services for the public sector, has posted a profit warning, and today saw its share price fall by almost 50 per cent. But the chief executive told Channel 4 News the decisive action he’d taken today meant what happened to Carillion won’t happen to them. Unions have called on the…

  • 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…