Tax and pensions changes are coming into effect as the new financial year gets under way from Saturday – meaning people may have more money coming in and perhaps more going out.
The FTSE 100 joined global stock markets in posting solid gains on Friday as a rebound in US jobs data and positive trade news helped boost sentiment.
Persimmon has launched a review of its house quality and customer care functions as the property firm attempts to move on from a controversy over executive pay.
The boss of the Co-operative Group has said Brexit is “dividing communities” as the business pushes forward with initiatives tackling social problems.
The competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Xbox amid fears that their auto-renewal terms are unfairly hammering gamers.
Shares in Purplebricks nosedived on Friday after analysts downgraded the online estate agent and said it would have to raise fresh cash.
Tesco is set to announce a bumper profits haul next week, while the supermarket’s staff brace for thousands of job cuts.
Ladbrokes owner GVC Holdings has said it is on track to deliver double-digit growth in its online business this year, after it posted strong growth in the first quarter.
The Co-operative Group’s sales soared last year as its acquisition of Nisa convenience stores paid off.
A £16 million programme is being launched to help automotive suppliers, such as those affected by the planned closure of Honda’s car factory.