First wave of 27 licences granted, but local planning permission will still be required for drilling to begin
Latest £187m contract to build eight new schools comes on top of major outsourcing win
Investigation finds older customers not using price comparison sites can be left paying well over the odds
Shops will either stop asking customers to show boarding cards or make clear it is not necessary
Find out which accounts pay the most interest, or charge the least for overdrafts
Just Retirement will acquire listed rival Partnership in an all-share deal valued at £669m
One analyst says £24bn budget could instead be used to replace entire gas thermal power fleet
Worst summer for six years amid economic uncertainty and changing shopping habits
Figures for lost productivity and spending range from £10m to £300m – but who is right?
Crime agency has confirmed no suspicion attaches to former Tory leader, company says
Ex-UBS trader first in the UK to be brought to trial and successfully prosecuted over rates fixing
Review is expected to open doors for rollout of automated solutions similar to those used in the US
Departing finance chief says he joined four years ago to help company achieve London listing
Ambitious targets could mean more branch closures and job losses
Money is being used to top up pension income, clear mortgage debt and fund lifestyle
Company pledges 'robust defence' and says prices were fully compliant with law
Government says £1.5bn overspend could add £18 to household energy bills
Judge rejects bank's argument that advice ahead of ill-fated takeover of Hbos is privileged
One union leader says tough new proposals smack of Nazi Germany. But do the Tories have the public on side?
Overhaul of the country's planning system could see local communities 'forced to accept developments against their will'