Number of small housebuilders plummets

Trade body says banks’ reluctance to lend is main reason

Co-op blamed for doomed Lloyds branches deal

MPs call for probe into managers, regulators and auditors

Witty goes some way to disarm gainsayers

Better news on drug pipelines still needed to pacify doubters

Osborne reaches out to women voters

Business grant to subsidise childcare extended by £2m

Lloyds to unveil 9,000 job cuts

Attempt to make retail lender more digitally focused

GSK’s chief Witty comes out fighting

Drugmaker ‘extremely pragmatic’ about options for boosting value

Tesco sounds out investors over chairman

Shareholders consulted on replacement for Broadbent

Ebola vaccine doses expected this year

GSK anticipates initial supply to be available in two months

Eclectica hedge fund bleeding assets

Investors pull out of Hendry fund despite relatively robust performance

GSK looks at potential float of HIV unit

Cost-cutting and multibillion-pound restructuring drive launched

Spirit revamp starts to pay off

Pubs group sets aside £75m to fund expansion of estate

SuperGroup taps hard-driving Scot

Sutherland’s management style had alienated Co-op board members

SuperGroup founder Dunkerton steps down

Former Co-op Group chief Euan Sutherland takes helm

Regulator criticises HSBC and First Trust

CMA says banks forced SMEs to open accounts when taking loans

Homebase cutting stores in digital shift

Quarter of branches to be closed as group reports profits fall

Metro wins over more small businesses

Challenger lender deposits hit £2.3bn as customer numbers rise

Transport more important than devolution

Call for north and Midlands smart cards like London’s Oyster

Jaguar Land Rover prepares for China push

Carmaker plans to build premium saloon to challenge German rivals

JLR China plant caps five-year resurgence

First factory in key car market to feed domestic demand

Go-Ahead weighs Singapore bus market foray

Company in early talks to run 380 vehicles from 2016

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