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Water firms seek £156 rise in annual bills to tackle shortages and sewage spills
Water companies are making their case for a hike to annual household bills of up to £156 in the second half of the decade, to tackle challenges including shortages and sewage leaks.
House prices unchanged in September, says Nationwide, after interest rate pause and summer slowdown
The sharp decline in house prices took a pause for breath last month, according to a closely-watched report.
John Lewis chairman Dame Sharon White to leave in 2025 as turnaround stumbles
The chairman of the John Lewis Partnership will leave the business in 2025, it has been announced, just weeks after it warned of a two-year extension to its turnaround plan.
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to confirm toughening of benefits sanctions while raising living wage
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will reiterate the government's commitments to make benefits sanctions harsher in a speech today - while also committing to raising the national living wage above £11 an hour.
Former Tesco chair Allan sells minority stake in mentoring firm
The former Tesco chairman John Allan has sold his stake in a firm which mentors executives at dozens of FTSE companies after months of talks about a separation agreement with his former business partner.
Challenger bank Redwood to go public as Rowland engineers R8 tie-up
The prominent financier Jonathan Rowland is to take the challenger bank he co-founded six years ago onto the London stock market through a reverse takeover of another business set up by his family.
Tory calls for PM to slash 'unsustainable' tax burden - as Rishi Sunak takes on first conference as Conservative Party leader
Top Tories are setting out their policies as the Conservative Party conference kicks off in Manchester - with levelling up, immigration and the next general election on the agenda.
Michael Gove calls for tax cuts ahead of next election - putting him at odds with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt
Michael Gove has called for a tax cut before the next general election - putting him at odds with the chancellor on the first day of Conservative Party conference.
Battle over taxes: Will Jeremy Hunt be able to end Tory gloom at 'the survival conference'?
The week of the Conservative Party conference began with a grim warning about taxes.
Shop workers facing unacceptable violence and abuse, say retail chiefs as tougher action demanded
Tougher punishments should be introduced for attacks on shop workers in the face of "unacceptable levels of violence and abuse", retail chiefs have urged.
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