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LSE chair Brydon to lead government audit review

Sky News has learnt that Donald Brydon, who will step down as chairman of London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) next year, will be named on Tuesday as the chair of a piece of work codenamed "Project Flora"

New government flexible worker safeguards mean little will change, unions claim

Greg Clark said they included the end of a legal loophole that meant agency workers could be paid less than permanent staff

‘Big Six’ energy merger called off ahead of price cap

FTSE 100-listed SSE was planning to spin off its household supply business in a tie-up with rival npower

ASOS becomes latest retailer to warn on Christmas sales

The online fashion retailer's unscheduled trading update added to fears of a Christmas catastrophe for UK shops as ASOS has been one of the most consistent performers in recent years

Laura Ashley to shut 40 UK stores to aid China focus

The home furnishings-to-fashion retailer said it was to build on 40 earlier closures since 2015 by taking its portfolio from 160 sites currently to 120

Restaurant closures at ‘epidemic levels’ as consumer belts tighten

Accountancy firm Moore Stephens says in 2017/18 there were 1,219 restaurant insolvencies, up 24% on the year before and nearly double the rate seen in 2010/11

Company bosses face fines in crackdown on nuisance calls

New rules mean the UK's data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), can target the company director and not just fine the firm

Vine and HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll, 35, found dead in his New York...

Mr Kroll, 35, was discovered by police who were called to his lower Manhattan home by the tech entrepreneur's girlfriend soon after midnight on Sunday

Shoppers shun high street on peak Christmas weekend

Footfall for Saturday across already struggling high streets throughout the UK plummeted more than 9% compared with the same time last year

Struggling Interserve may hand construction unit to lenders

Sky News has learnt that Interserve and its advisers are examining the option of spinning off RMD Kwikform, one of its most profitable businesses, to the holders of hundreds of millions of pounds of its debt
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