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  1. 20 hours ago

    Co-op backers send in top troubleshooter

    Six major UK banks that lend to the Co-operative Group have sent a troubleshooter into the lossmaking mutual, in an attempt...

  2. April 18, 2014

    Libetter preaches sweeping Co-op reform

    The director responsible for driving through sweeping reforms of the Co-operative Group has likened the challenge to...

  1. April 17, 2014

    Co-op: cannonade against the commissars

    The Co-operative Group is good at arranging funerals. Just as well. Pessimists say it may need to arrange its own. The...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    Leasing out mutuality

    Sale and leaseback transactions represent an expensive addiction the cost of which does not appear, even now, to be fully...

  3. April 15, 2014

    Co-op pushed to adopt softer reforms

    The Co-operative Group is coming under increasing pressure to adopt a watered-down version of radical governance reforms...

  4. April 11, 2014

    Co-op Bank chief Booker in line for £4.6m

    The Co-operative Bank is paying its chief executive four times as much as his predecessor, highlighting the dramatic steps...

  5. April 10, 2014

    MPs back members amid resignation fallout

    Labour and Co-operative MPs lined up to defend members of the Co-op Group on Thursday, as they abandoned the former Labour...

  6. April 10, 2014

    The Co-op: caught in a time warp

    The Co-operative Group has been a feature of Britain’s corporate landscape for so long that its way of doing things has...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Myners’ resignation points to fractious atmosphere at Co-op

    The sharp-suited Lord Myners with his City of London credentials was always going to sit uneasily with the ethos of the...

  8. April 10, 2014

    MPs deny Co-op Group opposes reform

    Labour and Co-operative party MPs on Thursday scrambled to extinguish the view that members of the UK’s largest mutual...

  9. April 10, 2014

    Lord Myners’ departure leaves Co-op in a deeper hole

    The Co-operative Group is in a deep hole, but instead of putting down its spade it has revved up the mechanical digger. Such...

  10. April 9, 2014

    Lord Myners quits Co-op amid opposition to reform

    The civil war within Co-operative Group claimed another victim on Wednesday as Lord Myners, the senior independent director,...

  11. March 26, 2014

    Leading Britons’ business links with Russians under spotlight

    Deteriorating relations be­tween President Vladimir Putin and the west in the wake of the Ukraine crisis have thrown a...

  12. March 19, 2014

    Co-operative Group shakes up management team as losses loom

    The scandal-hit Co-operative Group has demoted or released the entire management team in place during its phase of...

  13. March 18, 2014

    The Co-op’s mistake was to detach responsibility from power

    Any trading organisation faces issues of equity and governance. Who bears the losses when things go wrong – as, from time to...

  14. March 17, 2014

    Co-op is shaken, not the mutuals’ model

    The near-collapse of the Co-operative Group has given critics plenty of ammunition to claim that the politically popular...

  15. March 14, 2014

    Myners proposes Co-op Group board shake-up

    The Co-operative Group, which was dubbed “ungovernable” by its departing chief executive, has been run by a “failed” and...

  16. March 11, 2014

    Departing Co-op chief dubbed ‘Pol Pot’

    Euan Sutherland, the chief executive of the Co-operative Group who resigned on Tuesday, was dubbed “Pol Pot” by insiders who...

  17. March 11, 2014

    Grim up north for Co-op boss

    The resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland deals a dangerous blow to the Co-operative Group. Such shocks have been...

  18. January 26, 2014

    Labour’s 50p tax rate vow underlines its priorities

    It was always more than about the money. Ed Balls, shadow chancellor, admitted yesterday that he could not be sure how much...

  19. January 16, 2014

    Co-op Group set to bring professionals to the boardroom

    The Co-operative Group’s board is likely to be streamlined and bolstered with outside professionals by the end of the year,...

  20. January 6, 2014

    UK regulators launch formal probes into Co-operative Bank

    The Co-operative Bank and its former executives are to be investigated by both of Britain’s financial watchdogs kicking off...

  21. December 12, 2013

    Centrica eyes growth and welcome beyond UK

    That must make a nice change. Even as Centrica, the owner of British Gas, continues to be classed as a public enemy in the...

  22. December 12, 2013

    Myners to lead Co-op governance review

    The Co-operative Group has turned to Lord Myners to oversee an in-depth review of the stricken mutual after a year of...

  23. August 5, 2013

    Splitting Royal Bank of Scotland will waste time and money

    George Osborne has asked Treasury officials to review the case for splitting the Royal Bank of Scotland into a good bank and...

  24. April 11, 2013

    M&S clothing revamp is key to turnround

    At first glance, Marks and Spencer’s final quarter sales offer a glimmer of hope to Marc Bolland, its chief executive, who...

  25. January 30, 2013

    Banks urged to reveal solvency fears

    Struggling banks should not use vague promises of state aid to keep investors in the dark about their fragility, according...

  26. January 9, 2013

    M&S suffers over Christmas

    Marks and Spencer confirmed its lot as one of the biggest losers on the high street over Christmas with worse-than-expected...

  27. December 19, 2012

    Cameron resists calls to split UK banks

    David Cameron, UK prime minister, has rejected political pressure to break up Britain’s big universal banks in spite of...

  28. November 23, 2012

    The shortcomings of Foresight

    As high-frequency trading has grown in recent years, so has the industry of academic work devoted to its study. In this...

  29. November 19, 2012

    City calls for change in honours system

    A charity that works to promote philanthropy in the City is calling for an overhaul of the honours system, which would allow...

  30. beyondbrics

    November 19, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Asian stocks rise, oil climbs on US budget talks * HSBC in talks over sale of Ping An stake * Myners joins Megafon board...

  31. November 19, 2012

    Myners joins Megafon board ahead of float

    Lord Myners, a former Labour minister and Marks and Spencer chairman, has joined the board of Megafon as the Russian mobile...

  32. November 11, 2012

    MPs to grill companies over tax strategy

    Senior executives from Google UK, Starbucks and Amazon are set to face tough questions from MPs over their tax strategies in...

  33. November 9, 2012

    Morrison performance under fire

    It was a bad week to be the boss of a big British retailer. Marc Bolland, chief executive of Marks and Spencer came under...

  34. November 7, 2012

    Criticism takes shine off M&S results

    As he delivered Marks and Spencer’s interim results, Marc Bolland, chief executive, appeared to have got his mojo back....

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 7, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Obama wins: Networks project victory for Barack Obama after Democrats lead in key states including Ohio. Democrats are...

  36. November 6, 2012

    Myners takes aim at M&S performance

    The performance of Marks and Spencer under current chief executive Marc Bolland has come under attack in a rare intervention...

  37. Westminster Blog

    June 28, 2012

    Osborne's blame game over Barclays Libor manipulation

    The line from Downing St this morning was very clear: the Barclays/Libor scandal and others were less likely to be repeated...

  38. March 2, 2012

    What’s so abnormal about RBS?

    From Mr Nick Beresford. Sir, I am surprised that there has been so little reaction to the Comment article by Paul Myners and...

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