Businesses flout law on paying interns

Many companies still insist candidates work for free, survey finds

Police urged to rein in business crime

Only nine successful prosecutions from 81,000 cases of fraud

RBS accused of being ‘wilfully obtuse’

Bank admits unit is a ‘profit centre’ weeks after denying this was the case

The battle for better broadband access

Culture chief says pledge is most important goal before election

Bank union seen as risk to voice at EU

Eurozone project to drain UK influence

Founders frustrated with slow internet

Unable to get fibre optic, businesses use unreliable service

Low take-up for superfast broadband fund

Less than 4% drawn by businesses in 22 cities

Royal Mail faces a struggle to deliver

Pricing changes and intensifying competition hit revenues

Former Alba chief Hall jailed over bribes

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

Google pact with Brussels under threat

EU weighs whether to reopen draft antitrust settlement

Confidence soars among UK industrialists

Manufacturers increasingly upbeat about economic recovery

Competitive pressure at banks can be bad

There is no such thing as ‘free’ current account banking

More public jobs to be spun off

Canary Wharf project wins approval

Extension includes more than 3,000 homes

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

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