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Myer chief Richard Umbers quits after third profit warning 13 Feb 6:21pm Myer chief Richard Umbers quits after third profit warning
The Guardian
Department store chairman Garry Hounsell says board is ‘impatient’ for turnaround in performance The chief executive of Myer, Richard Umbers, has stepped down, effective immediately. The struggling department store’s chairman, Garry Hounsell, has been appointed executive chairman while a search for a new CEO takes place.
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13 Feb 6:04pm Chipotle names new boss in turnaround bid
BBC
Shares in the struggling food chain surge in after-hours trade.
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Sky and BT win Premier League TV rights 13 Feb 5:04pm Updated Sky and BT win Premier League TV rights
BBC
Bidding continues for two of the seven TV rights packages.
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 UK households told to expect more interest rate hikes 13 Feb 2:21pm Updated UK households told to expect more interest rate hikes
Daily Mail
Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the MPC that sets rates, said a pick-up in wages and an increase in household debt meant the economy was ‘ready for somewhat higher interest rates’.
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Sky and BT Sport pay £4.464bn for first tranche of Premier League TV packages 13 Feb 1:48pm Sky and BT Sport pay £4.464bn for first tranche of Premier League TV packages
The Guardian
Five of seven packages available have been announced
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UK inflation sticks at 3%, as cost of living squeeze continues - business live 13 Feb 12:44pm Updated UK inflation sticks at 3%, as cost of living squeeze continues - business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, as Britain’s UK consumer prices index remains close to a six-year high
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13 Feb 12:33pm Updated Fidelity turns its ‘Select 50’ list into a fund of funds
Daily Mail
The 'Select 50 Balanced Fund' is managed by multi-asset fund manager Ayesha Akbar and offers exposure to between 20 and 40 of Fidelity's top 50 recommended funds at any one time.
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Norwegian plans more flights from London to Latin America and Asia 13 Feb 12:09pm Norwegian plans more flights from London to Latin America and Asia
The Guardian
Low-cost airline’s first flight from Gatwick to Buenos Aires departs this week as part of expansion The low-cost airline Norwegian is planning further expansion of
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Quorn recalls curry ready meals over rubber contamination fear 13 Feb 12:06pm Quorn recalls curry ready meals over rubber contamination fear
The Guardian
Consumers urged to return Quorn tikka masala with basmati rice to shops as ‘product is unsafe’
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13 Feb 12:02pm New car tax bands bite from April for most 2017 vehicles
Daily Mail
Motorists who bought a brand new car from last April are about to have to tackle confusing car tax rates that will pull many popular and greener motors into paying more.
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13 Feb 11:10am Updated FTSE live: Steady stock market recovery continues
Daily Mail
European stock markets have failed to follow Wall Street higher this morning with many opening in the red while the FTSE faltered. An update on UK inflation data will set the path for interest rates.
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First-time buyers hit 10-year high as buy-to-let property sales fade 13 Feb 10:45am First-time buyers hit 10-year high as buy-to-let property sales fade
The Guardian
Sales of first homes rise 7.4% in 2017 but property experts warn boom may already be waning The number of first-time buyers hit the highest level for a decade in 2017 while lending for buy-to-let has gone into retreat, according to official figures. A total of 365,000 buyers took ownership of their first home in 2017, an increase of 7.4% on the year before and the highest number since 2006, said UK Finance, the trade body for Britain’s banks. Its data showed that the average first-time buyer was 30 and had an income of £41,000.
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Norwegian launches London-Buenos Aires flights for Valentine's Day as part of expansion plans 13 Feb 10:44am Norwegian launches London-Buenos Aires flights for Valentine's Day as part of expansion plans
The Independent
The low-cost airline is launching an ambitious number of new routes in 2018
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13 Feb 10:43am Thomas Cook resumes UK flights to Tunisia after Sousse attack
The Guardian
First British holidaymakers since 2015 travel to country with the tour operator Thomas Cook has resumed flights from the UK to Tunisia for the first time since 2015, when 30 Britons were killed in the Sousse beach attack.
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Thomas Cook resumes flights to Tunisia 13 Feb 10:28am Updated Thomas Cook resumes flights to Tunisia
BBC
The first British holidaymakers return since the 2015 beach attack in which 30 Britons were killed.
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London warned it's not ready for robot taxis and drone deliveries 13 Feb 9:14am London warned it's not ready for robot taxis and drone deliveries
The Independent
Transport for London is accused of 'napping on the technology front'
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13 Feb 8:03am Network Rail to put new projects on hold
BBC
From 2019, the company's focus will switch to maintaining the existing network.
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Carlsberg CEO says food packaging reuse is one of most effective steps to more sustainable future 13 Feb 7:40am Carlsberg CEO says food packaging reuse is one of most effective steps to more sustainable future
The Independent
Exclusive: Cees't Hart says mantra he lives by is 'reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink'
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13 Feb 5:59am Starling Bank launches partnerships with finance apps
Daily Mail
Customers who sign up for a Starling current account will be able to access mortgage advice, pension management, investments and insurance all through one secure app.
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UK inflation still at 3% despite fall in food prices 13 Feb 5:27am Updated UK inflation still at 3% despite fall in food prices
BBC
January's consumer inflation rate remains close to a six-year high, despite falling food prices.
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13 Feb 5:24am Households told to expect more interest rate hikes
Daily Mail
Gertjan Vlieghe, a member of the MPC that sets rates, said a pick-up in wages and an increase in household debt meant the economy was ‘ready for somewhat higher interest rates’.
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UK inflation remains at 3% as living standards squeeze continues 13 Feb 5:22am UK inflation remains at 3% as living standards squeeze continues
The Guardian
Expectations dashed that rate would fall as effects of Brexit vote on pound fade UK inflation stuck at its highest level for almost six years last month, continuing the squeeze on household budgets. The consumer prices index (CPI) held steady at 3% in January for the second month running, according to the
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13 Feb 4:47am House price growth accelerates to 5.2% in December
The Independent
The UK housing market picked up in December, with prices increasing 5.2 per cent for the year.
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UK inflation steady in January as post-Brexit vote hit to living standards eases 13 Feb 4:37am UK inflation steady in January as post-Brexit vote hit to living standards eases
The Independent
The rate of inflation across the UK was steady in January from a month earlier, further suggesting that the post-Brexit hit to living standards is easing.
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UK inflation rate remains at 3% 13 Feb 4:34am UK inflation rate remains at 3%
BBC
January's inflation rate matches December's to remain close to a six-year high.
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Stock markets calm ahead of UK inflation data – business live 13 Feb 4:19am Stock markets calm ahead of UK inflation data – business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK consumer prices index figures
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Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value remains steady 13 Feb 4:03am Bitcoin price - latest updates: Cryptocurrency value remains steady
The Independent
The value of the digital currency has shifted wildly over recent weeks. This article is being regularly updated with the latest changes
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Stock market recovery continues ahead of UK inflation data – business live 13 Feb 4:01am Updated Stock market recovery continues ahead of UK inflation data – business live
The Guardian
All the day’s economic and financial news, including the latest UK consumer prices index figures
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Amazon 'to cut hundreds of US jobs' in Seattle as part of strategy shift 13 Feb 3:31am Amazon 'to cut hundreds of US jobs' in Seattle as part of strategy shift
The Independent
Amazon created around 130,000 jobs worldwide last year
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13 Feb 3:19am Free grants to insurance cover, how to replace a boiler
Daily Mail
More than one in 10 households admit they would have to rely on a loan or credit card to repair a boiler while 48 per cent of households would rely on their savings to meet the cost.
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UK's big four accountancy firms accused of 'feasting' on Carillion 13 Feb 3:12am UK's big four accountancy firms accused of 'feasting' on Carillion
The Independent
MPs have published a breakdown of fees collected by KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and EY
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Tui reports strong earnings helped by holiday bookings to Greece, Turkey and Cyprus 13 Feb 3:08am Tui reports strong earnings helped by holiday bookings to Greece, Turkey and Cyprus
The Independent
Growth across cruises and hotels business particularly bolstered performance
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 Rupert Murdoch vows to safeguard independence of Sky News 13 Feb 2:58am Rupert Murdoch vows to safeguard independence of Sky News
Daily Mail
The ‘firewall’ proposals would give the channel an editorial board to protect its independence and guarantee funding for at least five years.
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Amazon plans hundreds of lay-offs 13 Feb 2:53am Amazon plans hundreds of lay-offs
BBC
The e-commerce giant has grown rapidly in recent years but is now closing jobs in Seattle and worldwide.
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 Crackdown on robot traders that fuel stock market chaos 13 Feb 2:36am Crackdown on robot traders that fuel stock market chaos
Daily Mail
Regulators are increasingly concerned about the potential for sudden selling sprees by rogue computer programs which cannot be switched off.
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13 Feb 2:35am Starling Bank launches with Habito, Pension Bee and others
Daily Mail
Customers who sign up for a Starling current account will be able to access mortgage advice, pension management, investments and insurance all through one secure app.
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Sports Direct to launch in-store eSports concessions 13 Feb 2:27am Sports Direct to launch in-store eSports concessions
The Guardian
Sportswear retailer is joining up with Game Digital to create venues for hosting live matches
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Why doesn’t Nationwide send me a new card after mine was cloned? 13 Feb 2:23am Updated Why doesn’t Nationwide send me a new card after mine was cloned?
The Guardian
I’ve been waiting for two months for a replacement to arrive, and I don’t want to carry large amounts of cash
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Price cap on energy bills urgently needed, says committee 13 Feb 12:34am Price cap on energy bills urgently needed, says committee
BBC
An absolute cap on energy tariffs would stop customers being overcharged, a committee of MPs says.
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Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties 12 Feb 7:15pm Island tax haven firms own 23,000 UK properties
BBC
Thousands of properties in England and Wales are owned by firms based in the British Virgin Islands.
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Energy price cap needed before next winter to protect UK customers from 'rip-off' tariffs, say MPs 12 Feb 7:10pm Energy price cap needed before next winter to protect UK customers from 'rip-off' tariffs, say MPs
The Independent
Competition in the sector is not working for 12 million customers stuck on poor-value tariffs, say MPs
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Tinder revolution 12 Feb 7:08pm Tinder revolution
BBC
Online dating has become the standard way to find a partner these days. Can AI make it even better?
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Workplace sexual harassment inquiry launched by Women and Equalities Committee 12 Feb 7:07pm Workplace sexual harassment inquiry launched by Women and Equalities Committee
The Independent
Review to examine what actions Government and employers can take to change workplace culture
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12 Feb 7:06pm Unfair pay
BBC
Some US states have banned employers from asking about previous pay, to tackle the gender gap
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