Business

Westminster’s Brexit obsession is the biggest danger for SMEs

11 April 2019 22:04

While the House of Commons increasingly becomes an echo chamber, thank goodness that outside of Westminster life continues for UK…

Forget the backstop. Business is doing what it does best: making decisions and investing

7 February 2019 22:49

With 31 working days until negotiations time out, Theresa May has been selling her vision for post-Brexit Britain to businesses…

Brexit isn’t the cause of High Street woes

7 July 2018 9:00

As someone who follows the news on Radio 4 at 6, 7 and 8 each morning, I notice that the…

Frying high? Younger customers shun the great British chippy

5 April 2017 13:15

Chippy tea. Just writing those words makes me yearn for fish and chips, lathered in vinegar and dosed with salt.…

How good a businessman is Donald Trump?

2 April 2017 10:00

How good a businessman is Donald Trump? Maybe the answer doesn’t matter, since barring death or impeachment he’ll be the…

Philip Hammond’s ‘sombre’ speech acknowledges the impact of Brexit on businesses

3 October 2016 16:07

Philip Hammond’s speech has had a mixed reaction from his MP colleagues, it is fair to say. A number have…

Why are so few big business leaders for remain?

23 February 2016 11:43

How come so few big business leaders signed up to David Cameron’s letter in favour of remain? As the Daily…

A heartwarming story of Christmas blackmail

21 December 2015 10:00

I thought you might enjoy a little parable for Christmas, so here goes… The boardroom clock said twelve minutes to…

What makes a minister keen to cut spending?

17 September 2015 13:46

Not even Jeremy Corbyn can distract ministers from the fact that in the next few months, they’ll be announcing huge…

Coffee Shots: Jeremy Corbyn goes corporate

29 June 2015 18:27

Never let it be said that Jeremy Corbyn is the most anti-business of the four Labour leadership candidates. The left-wing…

The Labour leadership checklist

19 May 2015 13:04

There seems to be a checklist for Labour leadership hopefuls which all of them are very keen to tick off.…

Labour’s business battle shows how small its circle of support is

4 April 2015 13:08

I have never been impressed by round robin letters, so if Ed Miliband had shrugged off the letter to the…

Should Labour dismiss a letter from 100 business chiefs?

1 April 2015 10:35

The Labour reaction today to the Telegraph’s high-volume splash on 100 business leaders warning about the dangers of a Labour…

Ed Miliband to Cameron: show us your EU renegotiation policy

19 February 2015 15:07

Ed Miliband has sent an angry letter to David Cameron this afternoon, demanding that he ‘set out in detail a…

Labour finally starts to articulate its vision for British business

10 February 2015 13:59

Why isn’t Ed Miliband at the British Chambers of Commerce annual conference? Ed Balls tried to defend his boss this…

Balls forgetting Bill is far less of a problem than Bill being Balls’ only supporter

4 February 2015 9:04

To be fair to Ed Balls, everyone forgets names from time to time. ‘His surname has just gone from my…

Why Labour thinks its battle with Boots is important – and what it needs to do next

3 February 2015 20:01

Labour seems pretty keen to prolong its row with Boots chief Stefano Pessina. We’re on day three now. After Boris…

Can Labour afford a battle with Boots?

2 February 2015 8:46

Is Labour wise to go to war with the head of Boots for warning that a Miliband government would be…

Michael O’Leary, my favourite anti-hero

8 November 2014 16:33

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair has long been an anti-hero of this column. I loved his airline when it was consistently…

The horrid, helpful egg-freezing scheme at Facebook and Apple

16 October 2014 13:08

Was the chief operating officer of Facebook, one Sheryl Sandberg, involved, do you reckon, in the company’s exciting invitation to…