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Manufacturers call for EU trading reset to be top of new PM's to do list

Industry leaders are urging the new Prime Minister to renew trading relationships with the European Union after new research showed it remained the → Read More

Unite lose bid to become recognised as official union at City watchdog the FCA

An official arbitration committee has rejected Unite the Union's bid to become recognised as the official trade union at the Financial Conduct Authority. → Read More

Transport for London debt downgraded by ratings agency due to “uncertain” financial future

A MAJOR ratings agency has downgraded Transport for London's (TfL) debt due to the "uncertainty" of its long-term funding, in a further sign of the → Read More

Northern Line Bank branch to reopen next Monday after seventeen-week closure

THE CITY’S REBOUND from Covid-19 will receive a significant boost next week when the Northern Line’s Bank branch reopens. Stations from Moorgate to → Read More

Crossrail is (almost) complete but the battle for TfL funding is far from over

The 'Lizzie Line' is good news for London - but it might be the last for a while without a funding settlement for the transport network It says something → Read More

Jefferies offers stipends to allow staff to adopt or go through surrogacy

Investment bank Jefferies has upped the stakes in the war for talent by offering a stipend of around £20,000 to staff looking to adopt or to go through → Read More

The City A.M. Awards: What a delight to see the City alive once more

What a joy it was last night to see the City’s leading lights once again gathered in one room again at the City A.M. awards, held in the ancient → Read More

Channel 4 set to be privatised to remove 'straitjacket' of public ownership

The government will push ahead with plans to privatise Channel 4 in a move it believes will allow it to compete against the streaming giants, City A.M. → Read More

Mining giant Vale accused of knowing 'something wrong' in Guinea iron ore deal

BRAZILIAN mining giant Vale withdrew a $1.85bn High Court claim against billionaire Beny Steinmetz over an iron ore venture in Guinea just days before → Read More

A matter of when not if for the Met Commissioner

In truth it was a matter of when, not if. Dame Cressida Dick simply had to go – her force long ago lost the faith of Londoners. For some, it began with In truth it was a matter of when, not if. Dame Cressida Dick simply had to go – her force long ago lost the faith of Londoners. → Read More

The Elizabeth Line in pictures: Our first look at Crossrail

It's almost here. Almost fifteen years after being granted approval by government, the Elizabeth Line is set to open in just months. City A.M. Editor Andy → Read More

Time for a plan for growth, not endless Westminster tittle-tattle

In the grand scheme of political endorsements, “not a complete clown” sits somewhere between Lyndon B. Johnson describing President Gerald Ford as a nice → Read More

The City View: Inflation crunch and ZenCargo CEO on supply chain complexity

Editor Andy Silvester talks inflation with Jack Barnett, City A.M.'s Economics and Markets Correspondent, before discussing the supply chain crunch with → Read More

Football review MP: Transfer window shows need for reform

THE MP BEHIND a wide-ranging review of football governance has said the latest transfer window has shown the need for reform of the game. Premier League → Read More

A lack of direction at the top has left Boris vulnerable to scandal

Since being elected in 2019 on a new brand of Conservative politics, Johnson has completely failed to add meat to the bones of precisely what this means. → Read More

Terry Smith has a point – and the rest of the City should listen too

Earlier this week we called for more plain speaking in the business world. Terry Smith, the legendary fund manager, has rarely needed such a nudge. Earlier this week we called for more plain speaking in the business world. Terry Smith, the legendary fund manager, has rarely needed such a nudge. → Read More

Fintech fail: Home Office bars start-ups banked with Revolut from visa sponsorship licence

The fintech revolution is sweeping through Government - but it appears it hasn't yet hit the Home Office, which bars start-ups who bank from Revolut from → Read More

Britain’s financial future needs catch-up plan for young workers

If lockdowns have taught us anything, it’s not to underestimate the power of a holiday. Two weeks on the beach feels like a valuable reward after two If lockdowns have taught us anything, it’s not to underestimate the power of a holiday. Two weeks on the beach feels like a valuable reward after two years of mentally draining restrictions. → Read More

Former Treasury wonk slams Covid-19 restrictions methodology

A former Treasury statistician has said that “sleight of hand” may have been used in internal government documents as part of efforts to strengthen → Read More

Trump’s golf clubs enjoy furlough benefits

The former US President Donald Trump may not have reacted with too much urgency to the spread of Covid-19 but his UK golf clubs certainly did. Trump’s → Read More