Roald Dahl chocolates take novel approach

Rococo Chocolates & Roald Dahl

Deal sealed between author’s estate and British chocolatier

BoE considers fines for accountancy firms

Individuals or groups could also face bans for non-compliance

Strict rules fail to rub out tax avoidance

Scope for aggressive planning reined back but options still exist

Jonathan McHugh illustration
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London’s green spaces need protection

The Royal Parks are under threat from tawdry commercialism and we should protest, writes Jane Owen

Brompton Bike
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Brompton looks to F1 for electric bicycle

Maker of folding bikes to launch into growing pedal-assisted market

Housing groups face £2bn derivatives bill

Associations saw cash calls of £800m in last quarter of 2014

Business late payers face crackdown

Sixty-day maximum limit planned — with sanctions for backsliders

Fight or flight will be UK’s defence choice

Further cuts in the military budget would erode its global standing

British exit from EU given 1 in 6 chance

Think-tank’s departure calculation coincides with warning from manufacturers

Minouche Shafik, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England.
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Bank of England banishes ‘fireside chats’

Central bank overhauls City dealings in transparency drive

Cider makers face costs rise after ruling

European Commission orders end to duty exemption for small groups

Green auction sets stage for cheap power

UK awards subsidies of £315m a year to renewable power schemes

Consumption underpins UK growth

Fall in business investment spending will raise recovery fears

EEF tells PM not to ‘sleepwalk’ out of EU

Referendum on Europe seen as a dangerous course for Britain

Oxford houses less affordable than London

University city most expensive place to live in UK relative to income

UK tax authority summons law enforcers over HSBC data

Police, FCA and SFO to discuss possible probe

North Sea oil: That sinking feeling

The UK’s oil industry fears a fatal blow

EU budget reprieve for France and Italy

Deadline extended for Paris to meet bloc’s deficit target

MPs grill HSBC chiefs over tax scandal

Gulliver and Flint leave Commons hearing relatively unscathed

HSBC questions left unanswered

Bank’s bosses failed to explain convincingly their previous actions