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Karren Brady to chair Philip Green's retail empire

Karren Brady, the West Ham United chief executive and star of TV’s The Apprentice, is to become chairman of Taveta, the holding company for former BHS owner Sir Philip Green’s retail empire. Baroness Brady, who is a Conservative peer, is taking over as the prominent barrister Lord Grabiner confirms …

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New homes will be bulldozed for HS2

The Government has confirmed that 16 newly built properties in South Yorkshire will be demolished to make way for the HS2 railway. Residents on the Shimmer housing estate in Mexborough have learned they will lose their homes after ministers finalised the route for the controversial high-speed line. Affected homeowners …

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Primark recalls men's flip-flops over chemical content

Primark has recalled thousands of men’s flip-flops over fears they may contain dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical.The discount fashion chain said it had come to its attention that the footwear “does not meet the Primark usual high standards for chemical compliance”.The products in question are men’s flip-flops in …

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Primark recalls flip flops over cancer fears

Primark is recalling thousands of men’s flip flops after discovering they contain dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical. The discount clothes chain is recalling three colours from it’s men’s Cedar Wood State flip flop range and offering a full refund to anyone who bought them. A Primark spokesman confirmed …

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Investment fund supermarkets face FCA probe

The City regulator is to examine whether savers get value for money from so-called investment “platforms” – otherwise known as fund supermarkets.Between 2008 and 2016 investors quintupled the amount of money they put into such platforms, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said.Companies such as Hargreaves Lansdown, Nutmeg and Interactive …

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Centrica oil and gas deal energises new future

Anyone seeking evidence of how Europe’s big utility companies are evolving should look at the announcement today from Centrica. The owner of British Gas is pooling its European oil and gas exploration and production assets with those of Bayerngas Norge, the Norway-based producer owned by the German multi-utility Stadtwerke …

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Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018

A nine-month countdown to the introduction of compulsory age checks on online pornography seen from the UK has begun.The April 2018 goal to protect under-18s was revealed as digital minister Matt Hancock signed the commencement order for the Digital Economy Act, which introduces the requirement.But details as to how …

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Motorists could win £30m compensation from Europcar

French car hire firm Europcar has admitted that it may have to pay out as much as £30m to British motorists who were overcharged for car repairs.UK Trading Standards officers launched an investigation after its office in Leicester received complaints.The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is also planning to launch …

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