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  1. July 7, 2014

    Responsible business: attitudes soften to hiring young workers

    Employers are often reluctant to hire young people, even though there are more than 850,000 unemployed 16- to 24-year-olds...

  2. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

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  1. July 4, 2014

    Businesses warn UK schools over growing skills gap

    Britain’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the education system must prepare young people better for life beyond...

  2. November 21, 2013

    National Grid warns of stalled investment in power generation

    The head of National Grid has warned of “significant delays” to new power generation in the UK, amid growing concerns about...

  3. May 16, 2013

    National Grid says regulator deals provide platform for dividends

    National Grid insisted it was well set to meet its target of delivering inflation-proofed dividend payments in the coming...

  4. March 28, 2013

    National Grid links dividend to inflation

    National Grid has reaffirmed its commitment to increase dividends at least in line with the rate of UK inflation for the...

  5. January 29, 2013

    National Grid upbeat despite Sandy effect

    National Grid said it was on track to deliver improved turnover and profits in spite of the impact of superstorm Sandy on...

  6. June 1, 2012

    Supply: European ‘supergrid’ dream has merit

    Discussions between UK energy minister Charles Hendry and Iceland’s ambassador about the concept of exporting geothermal...

  7. May 17, 2012

    US businesses boost National Grid profits

    A recovery in margins at its US transmission businesses helped lift underlying profits at National Grid, as inflation-pegged...

  8. November 17, 2011

    National Grid shrugs off heavy weather

    National Grid shrugged off the mayhem caused to its US business by August’s hurricane Irene and the costs of earlier snow...

  9. October 3, 2011

    Give prisoners better chance to find work, say company chiefs

    Britain’s businesses should offer more jobs to former prisoners and those still in jail, eight of the country’s most...

  10. July 25, 2011

    National Grid ‘on track’ to improve at US arm

    National Grid is “on track” to improve the performance of its US business by removing $200m of costs in this financial year,...

  11. July 8, 2011

    Demand side is key to energy reform

    From Mr Ed Matthew and others. Sir, The government is undertaking the biggest shake-up of the British electricity market...

  12. May 19, 2011

    US business helps push up National Grid profits

    National Grid’s US business has narrowed the performance gap relative to the company’s UK energy assets, helping to push its...

  13. February 1, 2011

    King must appease US rule makers

    Tom King, National Grid US Shouldered with the task of turning round National Grid’s US operations, Tom King carries the...

  14. January 31, 2011

    National Grid to shed 7% of US workforce

    National Grid has begun a radical restructuring of its US business, aiming to lay off 7 per cent of its American workforce,...

  15. January 18, 2011

    National Grid awaits ruling on charges

    National Grid will on Thursday receive a long-awaited ruling from New York state regulators on the amount that it can charge...

  16. November 18, 2010

    National Grid sees improved returns from US

    National Grid saw a 31 per cent rise in operating profits in its first half and said the performance of its US interests was...

  17. October 4, 2010

    National Grid picks ex-Cadbury finance director

    Andrew Bonfield, Cadbury’s chief financial officer at the time of its takeover by Kraft, will join National Grid as finance...

  18. September 16, 2010

    Workaholics plc

    Departing Marks and Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose, ITV chief Adam Crozier, National Grid boss Steve Holliday and CBI head...

  19. July 8, 2010

    Nuts and bolts

    The Royal Academy of Engineering, led by president Lord Browne, welcomed 60 new fellows at its annual meeting this week....

  20. June 12, 2010

    Big brains in City

    The heart of the City was filled with big brains who design and make useful things, at the black tie Royal Academy Awards...

  21. May 26, 2010

    Planting seeds for the Pru

    Prudential boss Tidjane Thiam was obviously distracted but found the time to network at the Chelsea Flower Show gala...

  22. May 21, 2010

    Charging ahead into rights issue scrum

    Rugby-loving Steve Holliday put his scrum-cap on as he launched a £3bn-plus rights issue in a falling market.The 53-year-old...

  23. May 21, 2010

    National Grid rights issue irks investors

    The initial reaction to National Grid's rights issue announcement was understandably disgruntled.Speculation about the...

  24. May 21, 2010

    National Grid shares fall 7% as it launches £3.2bn rights issue

    National Grid, which operates electricity and gas networks in Britain and the US, yesterday launched a £3.2bn rights issue...

  25. May 20, 2010

    National Grid shares fall 7% after rights issue

    National Grid, which operates electricity and gas networks in Britain and the US, launched an £3.2bn rights issue on...

  26. March 18, 2010

    Cameron unveils Tory energy strategy

    David Cameron on Friday launched a plan for what he described as the biggest shake-up of Britain‘s energy policy in a...

  27. February 12, 2010

    Business and banks see lack of support for green energy

    Support for low-carbon energy such as wind and nuclear power is insufficient to deliver the investment the government wants,...

  28. February 11, 2010

    Industry sees lack of support for green energy

    Support for low-carbon energy such as wind and nuclear power is insufficient to deliver the investment the government wants,...

  29. November 19, 2009

    National Grid profits rise despite drop in demand

    National Grid, which operates electricity and gas networks in the UK and the US, has reported a 16 per cent rise in...

  30. May 15, 2009

    National Grid rules out cash call

    National Grid expects to strengthen its financial position this year even though it will add more than £1bn to its debt to...

  31. May 14, 2009

    National Grid rules out cash call

    National Grid expects to strengthen its financial position this year even though it will add more than £1bn to its debt to...

  32. November 20, 2008

    National Grid weathers downturn

    Costs associated with its takeover of KeySpan, the US energy company, depressed first-half profits at National Grid , but...

  33. October 6, 2008

    ‘Low risk’ National Grid to invest more

    National Grid, which runs electricity and gas networks in Britain and the US, is an “extraordinarily low-risk business”,...

  34. May 16, 2008

    National Grid would now consider move in Germany

    National Grid would look at a move into Germany by buying Eon's electricity transmission business, its chief executive...

  35. May 16, 2008

    Easy-going with his ambitions

    An easy-going exterior masks the ambitions of Steve Holliday. When he took over at National Grid he completed what was a...

  36. May 15, 2008

    National Grid considers move in Germany

    National Grid would look at a move into Germany by buying Eon’s electricity transmission business, its chief executive said,...

  37. April 18, 2008

    National Grid to raise gas emissions target

    National Grid, the gas and electricity network owner, will on Friday unveil stringent new targets for cutting its carbon...

  38. April 18, 2008

    National Grid to raise gas emissions target

    National Grid, the gas and electricity network owner, will today unveil stringent new targets for cutting its carbon...

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