Dominic Chappell, the former bankrupt who bought BHS for �1 and presided over its collapse 13 months later, has boldly asked a court to adjourn The Pension Regulator's case against him because he had been "offshore, on a boat".
Trade unions demanded further assurances on jobs, investment and future production in the UK after the European steel merger agreement between India's Tata Steel and Germany's ThyssenKrupp.
The OECD said Britain's labour market remained robust, but weak productivity and real wage growth persisted. Photograph: David Davies/PA.
Retail sales for August smashed expectations, growing well above the consensus forecast of 0.2pc, and providing a boost for the pound.
Wetherspoons has reduced the price of every item on its menu across all 900 branches today - in a war on tax. The UK's biggest pub chain has cut all food and drink by 7.5% for 24-hours, in a protest against the 'unfair' charges that pub goers face.