Michael Gove tells water firms to clean up their act

Michael Gove tells water firms to clean up their act

By Dominic O'Connell Today Programme Business Correspondent 22 February 2018 comments Image copyright Severn Trent Water Image caption Schools and 3,500 homes in Shropshire were hit last year when a Severn Trent water main burst Environment Secretary Michael Gove has warned water companies he is...

British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4,000 jobs after 'weak' year

British Gas owner Centrica to cut 4,000 jobs after 'weak' year

22 February 2018 comments Image copyright Centrica Centrica, which owns British Gas, is cutting 4,000 jobs, after what its chief executive called a "weak" end to 2017.Iain Conn said plans for a price cap in the UK was one reason for the job losses, just over half of which will be in the UK.The...

Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

Saudi Arabia to invest $64bn in entertainment

22 February 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Other measures, like allowing cinemas to be opened, have already been announced Saudi Arabia says it will invest $64bn (£46bn) in developing its entertainment industry over the next decade.The head of the General Entertainment Authority...

Cancer Research Foundation holds 4th annual

Cancer Research Foundation holds 4th annual "Fight Cancer" luncheon

Cancer Research Foundation would would like to thank Mr Alan Green, senior analyst at Molton Wealth for holding 4th annual "Fight Cancer" luncheon with his co workers and co workers families. Once again the staff at Molton Wealth exceeded expectations and raised over £137,000 over the Course of...

What kind of away day would help ministers crack Brexit differences?

What kind of away day would help ministers crack Brexit differences?

By Lucy Hooker Business reporter, BBC News 22 February 2018 Image copyright Team Tactics Eleven government ministers are meeting at Chequers to hammer out a policy on Brexit. It's a kind of Whitehall away day. The idea hope is that by bringing them together in a fresh setting, it will help...

Homebase owner Wesfarmers sees profits down 86.6%

Homebase owner Wesfarmers sees profits down 86.6%

21 February 2018 Image copyright HRG Image caption By the end of last year there were 234 Homebase and 15 Bunnings stores open in the UK, with a further four stores closed for conversion The costs of overhauling UK DIY business Homebase contributed to a huge slump in profits for its Australian...