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Trade pact with Japan ruled out by Brexit deadline

A document released on Thursday by the Department for Trade showed it was seeking to continue deals with 40 trading partners currently covered by EU membership, accounting for 11% of all UK trade

Tax online retail to create ‘level playing field’ for high street...

The report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (HCLG) contains a series of proposals from tax changes to action by local authorities

UK on course for record level of child poverty, Resolution Foundation...

The Resolution Foundation - a think-tank which focuses on raising living standards - said that typical working-age household incomes were "not forecast to rise materially over the next two years" following two years of "stagnation"

January sales drive pre-Brexit shopping spree – ONS

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported a 1% jump in sales volumes rose 1.2% in January after a 1% decline in the run-up to the festive season amid some Brexit caution

Mr Kipling blames ‘business climate’ for Ambrosia sale halt

Premier Foods had announced in November that, as part of its efforts to concentrate on a core pool of foods, the custard-to-rice pudding name could be sold off

RBS warns of Brexit damage as profits more than double

The bank, which remains 62% owned by the taxpayer following its bailout at the height of the financial crisis, reported a pre-tax profit of £1.6bn for 2018 - up from £752m in the previous 12 months

Patisserie Valerie saved by private equity buyout from administration

Irish-based Causeway Capital Partners said it had bought a "heritage brand" through its deal with administrators - supported by members of the chain's management team

Airbus to halt A380 superjumbo production as sales stall

The European aerospace giant confirmed on Thursday it would deliver the final aircraft, with its two decks of cabins and room for 544 passengers, in 2021

Price cap cools inflation to lowest level since January 2017

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure easing to 1.8% in January - down from 2.1% the previous month

Nissan takes Ghosn charge as profits go into reverse

The Japanese carmaker, which sacked Ghosn as its chairman in November after uncovering alleged financial misconduct, said the charge covered compensation and expenses over several years