Say goodbye to one of Britain’s oldest manufacturers.  GKN, which once made the Spitfire, in the end failed in its own Battle of Britain against the barbarians at its gates.   Melrose, a financial engineer that buys real engineers for the purposes of...
Women earn on average £223,000 less than men over the course of a lifetime, according to new research published ahead of next week’s deadline for businesses across the country to divulge their gender pay gaps. The analysis, compiled by the Young Women’s...
Academy trusts that pay their bosses “unjustifiably” high salaries could spend taxpayers’ money better on improving children’s education, MPs have said.  Too often academy chains are “falling short” of high standards of governance, accountability and financial management, according to a new Public...
Shares in GKN surged by more than 5.5 per cent after the results of the vote were announced, with Melrose’s offer gaining approval with 52.4 per cent in favour of the bid. Melrose’s stock went up more than 1.3 per cent. Melrose...
The approach of 30 is the perfect time to take a long, hard look at yourself and address the areas in your life that need a little tweaking in order to live a longer and more fulfilled life. We asked friends and...
One in three Brits turn to baking to help them de-stress after a busy day at work, a study suggests. Researchers found as well as being a pleasurable pastime for many, others enjoy mixing, stirring and baking to ease stress levels. The survey of...
We carried this headline yesterday: “Trump openly attacks Amazon over taxes and business practices.” This is the opposite of the usual journalistic device of reporting a “secret” document or plot, to which readers are likely to respond, to themselves at least,...
Two buzzwords of the moment are “experience” and “relevant”. Now that we’ve reached “peak stuff”, the trend is to invest in experiences rather than objects (minibreaks, funny cushions and cocktails over more furniture and overpriced burgers) – and you can see the impact...
It’s easy to brush stuff under the rug. Maybe you didn’t realise until recently that your partner’s obsessed with earning money and you’re not; or maybe the magic of that first year after the wedding is starting to wear off, laying bare...