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Top UK companies under fire over lack of women in boardroom

Persimmon, BP and Tui among those warned that investors are ‘becoming restless’ Some of the UK’s biggest stock market-listed companies including the oil giant BP, the housebuilder Persimmon and the travel firm...

Caroline Nokes MP’s Romsey office evacuated over suspicious substance

Immigration minister is at centre of controversy about treatment of Windrush-generation Britons A letter containing a suspicious substance sent to the constituency office of the immigration minister Caroline Nokes was not found...

Bitcoin tools could make finance system safer, says IMF boss

Christine Lagarde believes revisiting crypto-assets could ‘harness gains and avoid pitfalls’ The advance of bitcoin and other digital currencies could make the global financial system safer despite the prospect of “inevitable” accidents...

WPP: breaking up world’s top advertising group could net £22bn

How Sir Martin Sorrell’s sprawling empire breaks down – and who could succeed him Martin Sorrell’s resignation triggers 7% slide in WPP shares Nils Pratley: Sorrell’s exit leaves too many unanswered...

Pound climbs to second-highest level since Brexit vote – as it happened

Sterling rises above $1.43 ahead of key UK data this week, while rouble stabilises following steep drop earlier. Markets tense after western air strikes on Syria and ahead of anticipated new...

Volkswagen announces Herbert Diess as new CEO

Former brand manager will oversee efforts to restructure and slim down carmaker after the diesel emissions scandal Volkswagen has said that Herbert Diess will take over from Matthias Müller as its chief...

PM among cabinet members earning money as landlords

Exclusive: senior politicians such as Theresa May and Boris Johnson make thousands of pounds a year renting property Nine cabinet ministers, including the prime minister, are making more than £10,000 a year...

Use inheritance tax to tackle inequality of wealth, says OECD

Wealth inequality is even greater than income inequality and is on the rise, says new report Governments should consider deploying the taxation system to reduce wealth inequality, with inheritance tax the favoured...

Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing

The CEO’s privacy is as vulnerable as ours, and the social network faces a regulation battle Zuckerberg put on back foot as House grills Facebook CEO over user tracking Mark Zuckerberg is...

Stamp duty and Brexit ‘have killed London market’, says Rics report

Demand across Britain falls for the 12th month in a row, says Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in gloomiest outlook for five years Britain’s property surveyors have issued the most downbeat assessment...