Banks’ VAT bills set to soar after ruling

Focus on costs shared between HQs and overseas branches

First strike at corporate tax avoidance

The reform package approved by OECD states is a promising start

Bank of England votes to hold rates

MPC remains split 7-2 against an interest rate rise

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.2%

Biggest fall in 26 years but workers’ pay stagnates

De Blasio to speak at Labour conference

Democratic New York mayor is inspiration to Ed Miliband

Moscovici under scrutiny in new EU post

Schäuble allies expected to box in French commissioner

Cameron faces showdown over Scots vows

Tory backbenchers object to public spending formula

UPS to hire up to 95,000 temp workers

Delivery service aims to avoid repeat of holiday gift chaos

Vote uncertainty hits Scottish building

Tool group says referendum uncertainty hurting sector

MPs vow to maintain Scots funding formula

Pledge on funding is likely to upset many in Westminster

Public finances expose Scottish weakness

‘Madness’ of Barnett formula clouds performance north of border

Japan’s Recruit plans $1.8bn IPO

Tentative price values country’s biggest staffing company at $15bn

Moscovici wins EU economics job but looks isolated

New economic affairs commissioner may have won a Pyrrhic victory

France warns of budget overshoot

EU deficit target pushed back for two more years

Dip in inflation expectations blow to ECB

Drop in closely watched gauge comes despite aggressive easing

Call to fix ‘broken’ public service markets

Politicians should ensure clear accountability for failure

Public services reforms set to bite

Watchdog forecasts 1938-style squeeze

Mergers make LatAm cross-border law firm

Philippi, Prietocarrizosa & Uría will be a 220-lawyer firm

Saltire flies limply over Downing St

Ministers’ efforts to display solidarity fail to stir the English

Europe has to do whatever it takes

The new commission needs to take a stand for growth

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