Penalties for rogue directors toughened

Reckless executives face disqualification and compensation awards

Hard work fails to end productivity woes

Report calls for skills rethink as workload pressures pile up

The Broadgate centre, near Liverpool Street station in the City of London

Employee disputes keep City lawyers busy

Companies seek to poach rival teams as market conditions improve

No campaign urges business to speak out

Executives asked to take public stance against Scottish independence

Ukraine tensions cast shadow on art world

Russian-EU chill causes jitters ahead of UK auctions

Jury still out on Barclays’ ‘Saint Antony’

Next few weeks critical for chief’s five-year plan

Cheer for Scots against split

Better Together finds funding to reach 1m undecided voters

RBS pledges reform on SME borrowers

Bank to overhaul treatment of customers in financial distress

Tube strike threat to London commuters

RMT union accuses TfL of sabotaging talks

Bristol spat over Banksy artwork resolved

Youth club had removed artwork in an attempt to raise funds

Umunna vows to boost local funds for SMEs

Labour draws lessons from US help for small business

One in 10 London households ‘overcrowded’

Newham in east London has the worst level of overcrowding

Pensioners may be told life expectancy

Minister also proposes flat rate of tax relief for all savers

Marketing budgets rise at record rate

Survey finds ‘most upbeat assessment’ since 2000

New runway would cut fares, says Heathrow

Passengers pay more because of pressure on space, study suggests

Charity tests new kind of drug trial

Cancer Research joins forces with pharmaceutical companies

Jockey Club profits rise despite setbacks

Crowds for prestige races offset overall decline in attendances

Starbucks moves Europe HQ to London

Relocation means coffee chain will pay more tax

Carbon capture scheme wins €300m from EU

North Yorkshire project aims to combat climate change

Wages exceed inflation after long squeeze

‘Double dose’ of good news for households