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HMRC fears big companies underpaid £35.8bn in tax last year

Today

This is a jump of £1billion on the previous year, according to analysis, and the sixth year in a row that the shortfall has increased.

Business calls for Government R&D spend to rise

Today

The Confederation of British Industry said research and development spending could help life sciences and green technology thrive.

RUTH SUNDERLAND: LV's alarm call for mutuals

Yesterday

Mutuals are seen in the City as the slow lane. As a consequence, the sector has attracted more than a share of charlatans and duffers.

Covid treatment firm poised to float on London Stock Exchange

Yesterday

Ondine Biomedical will join the junior market in a £104m float. It hopes to raise around £23m to help roll out its first product.

Ministers standing by to intervene in any attempted takeover of BT

Yesterday

A lockup period in which Drahi has not been able to buy more shares comes to an end on Saturday and he could make a full-blown offer.

Is your inflation rate three times higher than 4.2% official figure?

Yesterday

Some households are facing price hikes several times higher than the official inflation figures suggest, experts warn.

STOCKS TO WATCH: JD Sports is UK's second most valuable

Yesterday

JD is now worth £11.2billion - more than Next, enough to buy The Hut Group five times over, or Mike Ashley's Frasers Group three times.

Private equity baron Guy Hands injects £38m into wife's hotel chain

Yesterday

Turnover for Hand Picked Hotels fell by 60 per cent to £22.6million over the year to November 26 last year due to Covid lockdown closures.

Vaccine maker's expansion bid for Covid jabs in Britain

Yesterday

CP Pharmaceuticals, owned by drug-maker Wockhardt, has been producing Astra's vaccine at its plant in Wrexham since last year.

Boots could be a target for Britain's biggest retailers

Yesterday

Goldman Sachs has been appointed to oversee a possible sale that could value the high street chain at £5 billion, it has emerged.

Royal London prepares to pounce if LV's Bain deal rejected

Yesterday

An official takeover bid by Royal London will quell weeks of speculation over whether the pensions giant will swoop to salvage LV.

Hedge fund bosses at Marshall Wace split whopping £316m payout

Yesterday

Turnover soared to £958million over the year to February, up from £570million the previous year, after its investments performed 'resiliently'.

TSB will be put back up for sale next year after slashing costs

Yesterday

Spanish bank Sabadell - which bought TSB for £1.7billion in 2015 - is expected to trigger a formal sale process.

Top Heathrow investor slams price hikes at airport

Yesterday

Akbar Al Baker said at an aviation industry lunch that he 'challenged' Heathrow's plans to hike passenger fees from £19 to up to £30 from January.

Activist investor Elliott builds Taylor Wimpey stake

Yesterday

City sources said Elliott Management has snapped up shares in the construction firm after the company's share price stagnated.

Virgin Atlantic blasts new travel curbs as it seeks more cash

Yesterday

Chief executive Shai Weiss has called the UK's flight bans to red list countries 'the wrong thing to do'.

HAMISH MCRAE: City of London bids for tomorrow's giants

Yesterday

Insofar as it makes the UK a more attractive place to raise capital, it will encourage more start-ups, particularly high-tech ones. That is good for the economy.

Anthony Watson is the banker taking on the Big Four

Yesterday

Watson has set up the Bank of London, a clearing bank that will process payments in Britain and abroad.

As takeover talk hits fever pitch, BT boss says: We are ready!

Yesterday

Patrick Drahi's company Altice UK took a 12.1 per cent stake in BT in June, worth £2.2billion. But Adam Crozier's tone is bullish.

Boss Nick Slape says Co-op bank is back and looking for takeovers

Yesterday

Slape is set to prove that 'ethical' lending doesn't mean paving the road to financial ruin - something the bank came perilously close to in the past.