The consumer goods giant behind Dove and Marmite has opened talks with the trust established by one of the group's founders as part of a shareholder charm offensive aimed at abolishing its UK headquarters.
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The bosses of Britain's biggest public companies could be forced to hold onto shares for years after they retire under new corporate governance rules to be unveiled next week.
The administrator of Poundworld has announced plans to close another 80 stores with the loss of 1,024 jobs.
Struggling restaurant chain Gaucho is racing to secure a sale following a seven-figure tax demand that could trigger its collapse into administration within days.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69bn (£3.6bn) to 22 women who alleged the pharmaceutical company's talc products contain asbestos that caused cancer.
Sterling sank almost 1% after US President Donald Trump said Theresa May's Brexit plan probably killed off hope of a US-UK trade deal.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has defended Theresa May's Brexit plan after the City of London Corporation lashed out at the proposals.
Donald Trump has warned Theresa May her Brexit blueprint will "kill" hopes of any future trade deal with the US.
The trustees of the Presidents Club were in breach of "key charity law duties" when they hosted a black tie event at The Dorchester Hotel, a report has concluded.
A teddy bear offer has been abandoned amid "safety concerns" after it sparked chaos in shopping centres across the UK.
The Brexit white paper on the UK's future relationship with the EU is one of the most controversial government documents in recent history.
ASOS, the online fashion retailer popular among 20-somethings, has warned its full-year sales growth will be at the "lower end" of expectations.
The government has given the green light to a takeover of Sky plc, owner of Sky News, by US entertainment giant 21st Century Fox following 19 months of regulatory enquiries.
Thomas Cook has kicked off a search for a successor to the chairman who helped steer it back from the brink of financial collapse but also oversaw the public relations disaster of its response to the deaths of two children in its care.
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DFS Furniture has warned that the UK's heatwave has hit its bottom line, with full-year earnings for 2018 expected to be lower than 2017.
The founder of Papa John's Pizza has resigned as the company's chairman after using the N-word on a conference call.
Low-cost airline Ryanair has cancelled 30 flights on Thursday after talks with pilots ended without an agreement.
New Brexit secretary Dominic Raab faces a baptism of fire as he presents a government blueprint on Theresa May's Chequers deal to MPs in the Commons.
US media giant Comcast has raised its offer to buy Sky to £14.75 per share - just hours after 21st Century Fox increased its own offer to £14.