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Pret a Manger’s owner considers a New York flotation

Image copyright Getty Images People who love their Pret a Manager sandwiches may soon be able to own a slice of the chain amid reports it may become a public company. It...

Brexit’s hard Irish border questions

Image caption Still open water: Lough Ross on the Northern Ireland border The rolling hills and peaceful loughs of County Armagh seem an unlikely flashpoint in the...

Barclays boss sees off shareholder rebellion

Image copyright PA Image caption Jes Staley has apologised for his actions The head of Barclays has been re-elected to the board, after seeing off the threat of a...

Mistake-fixing start-up Grammarly raises $110m

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Grammarly aims to make old-fashioned proofreaders obsolete There’s money to be made from other people’s mistakes:...

RBS cuts hundreds of technology jobs

Image copyright PA RBS is shedding nearly 250 posts, as part of an overhaul of its back-office operations. The bank said a net 92 full-time staff would be affected,...

John Lewis sets aside £36m for minimum wage error

Image copyright Oli Scarff John Lewis has set aside £36m to cover potential back payments to staff after breaching National Minimum Wage rules. The retailer said its...

Zero hours workers are ‘missing out on paid holidays’

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of workers on zero hours contracts miss out on paid holiday because they are lied to or do not know their rights, it has been...

UK house prices in first quarterly fall since 2012

Image copyright Getty Images UK house prices are “stagnating” and have actually fallen in the last three months, according to the Halifax. In the three...

Ofcom to probe high cost of directory enquiry calls

Image copyright 118 118 Image caption 118 118 has spent tens of millions on television advertising Telecoms regulator Ofcom says it is “very concerned” about...

General election 2017: Labour rules out tax rises for 95% of earners

Media captionJohn McDonnell: “Lower earners won’t pay more tax under Labour” Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than...