Low take-up for superfast broadband fund

Less than 4% drawn by businesses in 22 cities

Former Alba CEO admits taking 2.9m bribes

Bruce Hall was star prosecution witness in aborted trial of Victor Dahdaleh

Pensions safety net nearing self-sufficiency

Protection fund makes better than expected progress

Former Alba chief Hall jailed over bribes

Disgraced ex-head of aluminium smelter admitted receiving £2.9m

Google’s EU settlement could collapse

Search group’s rivals fiercely critical of provisional pact

Confidence soars among UK industrialists

Manufacturers increasingly upbeat about economic recovery

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude

Government to spin off more public jobs

Maude to promote ‘mutuals’ as alternative to state ownership

Illustration of Wood Wharf's design by Herzog & de Meuron

Canary Wharf project wins approval

Extension includes more than 3,000 homes

Royal Mail faces a struggle to deliver

Pricing changes and intensifying competition hit revenues

Chancellor backs down on carbon target cuts

Osborne had sought to water down greenhouse gas emissions limits

Pensions overhaul under fire from MPs

Select committee criticise choice of partners to implement reforms

Osborne warns on hit from Russia sanctions

Chancellor says UK must be prepared for short-term hit to ensure security

Liverpool lifted by business festival

50-day event attracted 75,000 delegates from 88 countries

Rebirth needed at ‘Midlands powerhouse’

A serious counterbalance to London is essential

UK job centres face call for competition

Boards urged to lay down ethical values

Call to sack chiefs not compatible with company culture

Hammond takes tough line on Europe

‘No future for Britain in EU without substantive change’

Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’

Lack of transparency leads to risk of slave labour

Scots warned to beware ‘Montreal effect’

Academics cite Quebec example of ‘neverendum’ impact on business

Half of gay engineers hide sexuality

Study finds one told to be ‘more alpha male’ to succeed in defence industry