Richard Fletcher

Richard Fletcher


Business Editor of @thetimes and (proud) south Londoner

27953 followers  •  1210 follow  •    •   https://t.co/n2LzoQRHs1

On @timesradio  shortly to talk markets, shopping and house prices with @JPonpolitics . Tune in on DAB radio, online or via the free app

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Today's @TimesBusiness  front page: Tech firms blaze trail with huge jobs drive

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House building bonanza, (gin and) tonic sales and abuse of the furlough scheme. On @timesradio  shortly to talk through the day's business news with @StigAbell  and @AasmahMir  🔊🔊🔊Listen online, on your DAB radio or via the free Times Radio app

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I think we may have reached peak New York Times ... London's Bridges Really are Falling Down

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Oh great ... it is another morning trying to navigate the hell that is the @ONS  website

“She took pleasure in annoying the fisherman by feeding the ducks” Nina Theresa Jenkinson 1958 - 2017 Superb memorial bench hidden in the woods by the fishing lakes in Crystal Palace Park (via my Mum who showed me the bench today)

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You can listen to live commentary on free to air @talkSPORT  (or even pay to watch it on Sky) ... but the “public service” BBC website instead puffs occasional updates on BBC radio 5 Live 🤷‍♂️

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My inbox is full of self-appointed commentators telling me the insurance ruling is a victory for small business ... my Reuters screen shows Hiscox shares up 17% and RSA up 6% 😕

Every Plc chief executive, every non-executive, every head of communications, should read a @nextofficial  results statement and then ask themselves why aren't we producing anything half as good as this?

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Donald Trump will offer Britain a "quick and fair trade deal". Exclusive first UK interview with president-elect

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£200k+ a year BBC media editor interviews £450k+ director general on why the BBC needs to force over 75s to pay the £150.50 licence fee ....

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? Revealed: Telegraph newspapers put up for sale as Barclay family reviews its multibillion-pound portfolio of British investments #tomorrowspaperstoday  via @TimesBusiness 

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£203,000,000,000,000 The sum Wonga would have had to pay if it applied its own interest rate to miss-selling refunds

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Seriously, we really should be embarrassed by this ... via @suttontrust 

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Superb use of FOI by @alexralph  ... RT Treasury broke rules to make OBR change its forecast

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In 2013 before the introduction of Help to Buy Barratt developments made £14k profit on every house/flat it built. After six years of Help to Buy that has jumped to £50.4k.

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