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Greggs helped staved off a downturn during this year’s heatwave with a range of summer drinks and focaccia-style pizzas.

A new campaign to tackle pension scams has been launched as figures reveal victims of fraud lost an average of £91,000 last year.

Time is running out for small businesses to lodge complaints over the way they were treated by Royal Bank of Scotland’s controversial restructuring unit.

EasyJet is to join rivals in launching a legal complaint against the European Commission over air traffic control strikes which have so far cost it more than £25m.

The electric vehicle market is expected to receive a boost from the transport secretary today.

Fears of summer travel chaos at EasyJet are mounting after it revealed it cancelled nearly 1,300 flights last month – with no end in sight to air traffic control (ATC) strike action.

Sainsbury’s has insisted it has the “right strategy in place” despite seeing a slowdown in sales.

Brexit is going to cause bigger rises in the cost of living for households outside London, a new study suggests.

A “landmark” tribunal has ruled that a group of 65 Hermes couriers are workers, not self-employed.

Reforms in how public sector contracts are awarded mean businesses will now have to show how they are tackling issues like the gender pay gap, ethnic minority representation and modern slavery.

Annual profits at Dixons Carphone have slumped by almost a quarter – and the group has warned that cost pressures will continue to squeeze its margins.

Nearly 100 Carphone Warehouse stores are to close this year as the retailer’s new boss pledges to “take action” to tackle challenges in the firm’s troubled mobile phone unit.

Npower has become the latest firm to ramp up energy bills in a move that will hammer a million people.

Troubled retailer Carpetright has clinched emergency funding to help it keep trading with a £15m unsecured loan, the company confirmed on Friday.

Oil prices surged to their highest level since 2014 as US President Donald Trump’s plans to scrap the Iran deal raised the possibility of locking one of the biggest crude producers out of the market.

Waterstones is to accelerate its expansion plans after being sold to US hedge fund Elliott Advisors, the book chain’s boss has said.

Magners owner C&C is set to acquire the wholesale arm of beleaguered firm Conviviality through a pre-pack administration.

A fifth of British Netflix viewers watch shows at work, new data shows.

Experts are urging Philip Hammond to freeze rises in business rates in next month’s spring statement after figures revealed almost a quarter of a million commercial premises are braced for above-inflation hikes.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported its first profit in a decade.

The amount of free overtime put in by workers last year was worth over £31bn, according to a new study.

Families on the lower end of the pay spectrum are facing three years of stagnant living standards – which could lead to the first sustained rise in inequality in 30 years, a new report has warned.

Thousands of UK jobs are at risk as British Gas owner Centrica looks to axe a further 4,000 roles under a ramped-up efficiency programme following a 17% drop in annual profits.

A group of international experts have warned that rogue states and terrorists could turn to artificial intelligence (AI) to destabilise the world.

The impact of the government’s apprenticeship levy on employers has been “disastrous”, according to a business leader.

The gambling industry watchdog is ordering William Hill to pay penalties totalling £6.2m for “systematic social responsibility and money laundering failures”.

Investors in Carillion were “fleeing for the hills” after spotting that the construction giant was heading for disaster, it has been revealed.

Embattled fashion and homeware retailer Laura Ashley has warned over annual profits after first-half earnings slumped due to lower sales and the weak pound.

Outsourcing giant Serco has almost halved the price of a deal to buy a raft of healthcare contracts from failed rival Carillion.

Britain’s biggest accountancy firms have been accused of “feasting on the carcass” of collapsed outsourcing giant Carillion – and collecting more than £70m in the process.

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