UK retailer Sports Direct has called a shareholder meeting, to vote on whether to pay �11m to the brother of founder Mike Ashley.
The Bradford-based subprime lender Provident Financial has announced the sudden death on Thursday of its executive chairman Marjit Wolstenhome at the age of 53.
Home insurance companies may be overcharging up to 13 million UK households, new research suggests, with older people particularly hard hit.
The UK's largest insurer will allow all new parents the same amount of paid leave after the arrival of a child. Aviva will offer its 16,000 employees 26 weeks leave on full basic pay, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
Some analysts said the OBR was overestimating the capacity of British businesses to drive up productivity. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images.