Business Editor of @thetimes and (proud) south Londoner
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
I think we may have reached peak New York Times ... London's Bridges Really are Falling Down
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)
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?
£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 ....
£203,000,000,000,000 The sum Wonga would have had to pay if it applied its own interest rate to miss-selling refunds
Seriously, we really should be embarrassed by this ... via @suttontrust
Superb use of FOI by @alexralph ... RT Treasury broke rules to make OBR change its forecast
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.