Brexit bill pits politicians against regulators: ‘It’s a recipe for disaster’

Brexit is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the City to break free from restrictive EU rules. Or so politicians are saying. On the campaign trail to become the next prime minister, both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have pledged a bonfire to swathes of red tape choking the ambitions of UK financiers. But that process is already … Read more

Special forces training, dogs and six-figure salaries — how law firms are trying to keep staff happy

Resilience training from former soldiers, dogs in the office and £160,000 salaries for juniors are just some of the ways London law firms are trying to keep their staff happy during a challenging period for morale. Salaries have spiralled in the sector since 2020, with pay topping £160,000 for newly qualified lawyers at some US … Read more

‘The end of M&A has always been proved wrong’: Inside 25 years of deals in the City

Financial News has turned 25! To celebrate, we’ve produced a special edition looking back at the City over the past quarter of century. Here, we take a look at the deals that helped build the Square Mile.  In 1990, a group of mergers and acquisition specialists arrived in London from the US in anticipation of a … Read more