The certainty the Governor of the BoE was trying to give borrowers by tying an increase in interest rates to unemployment has gone.
A coffee shop which mocks every element of Starbucks should expect a lawsuit - yet its founders say their lawyers can defend their baristas.
Designer Katherine Hamnett says evidence of mistreatment of factory workers in Dhaka shows the fashion industry is "a stinking business".
Standard Life's announcement today will resonate for two reasons.
Firstly, it is a huge employer in Scotland, with 5,000 staff based there - they will now be concerned for the future of their jobs.
But more than that, it is a hugely significant blow to the pro-independence "Yes" campaign.
A company with almost two hundred years of proud Scottish history says it is making plans to move parts of its business south, so concerned are they about the implications of a split in the union.
It is a real, tangible sign to undecided voters that things will change (and jobs will go) if the country splits.
Alex Salmond is a master political tactician, and he will argue that the benefits of independence will outweigh the downsides, but even he will find it tricky to spin this as anything other than a serious dent in his ambitions.
Standard Life's chief executive has said a number of issues related to Scottish independence "remain uncertain" as the firm confirmed it is considering plans to leave the country.
In a statement, David Nish said: "For this reason, we have engaged with key politicians and analysed the relevant papers published by both sides of the independence debate.
Mr Nish said "we believe a number of material issues remain uncertain", including:
- The currency that an independent Scotland would use
- Whether agreement and ratification of an independent Scotland’s membership to the European Union would be achieved by the target date (currently 24 March 2016)
- The shape and role of the monetary system
- The arrangements for financial services regulation and consumer protection in an independent Scotland
- The approach to individual taxation
The pensions and savings firm Standard Life has outlined contingency plans to leave Scotland if Scotland votes for independence and "if anything were to threaten" its business.
In a statement, chairman Gerry Grimstone said: "Scotland has been a good place from which to run our business and to compete around the world. We very much hope that this can continue.
"But if anything were to threaten this, we will take whatever action we consider necessary – including transferring parts of our operations from Scotland – in order to ensure continuity and to protect the interests of our stakeholders."
The firm said it has 189 years of "proud heritage" in Scotland.
Nick Clegg has told Daybreak a loss-making bank such as the Royal Bank of Scotland "shouldn't be dishing out ever larger amounts in pay and bonuses".
Although the Deputy Prime Minister acknowledged the average amount of bonuses paid out by taxpayer-funded banks has been coming it down, he stressed: "It needs to continue to come down".
Mr Clegg said: "They are entitled to pay their staff what they want when they are standing on their own two feet - at the moment they are not.
"I actually said this to the chairman of NatWest bank recently - as long as you are there because the British public have been generous to keep you in existence, be restrained, be sensible, be responsible".
RBS has revealed a staff bonus pot of £576 million, including £237 million for its investment bankers, which is down from a total pot of £679 million in 2012.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it will make five changes to 'earn back the trust' of its customers.
RBS is announcing five changes to begin earning back the trust of its personal and business customers from today (1/6)
1. We will stop offering deals and products to new customers that we are not prepared to offer to our existing customers. (2/6)
3. We will put business bankers back on the high street. We will have hundreds in our branches. (4/6)
The Royal Bank of Scotland has confirmed pre-tax losses of £8.2 billion last year alongside £576m in bonuses in an announcement likely to reignite the row over pay.
RBS, which is 81% owned by the taxpayer, reported a £5.3 billion loss in 2012.
The Co-operative Group is set to announces losses of £2 billion in results for 2013, due next month, according to the BBC.
The group has announced it will sell off its agriculture businesses and is looking into selling some or all of its pharmacy businesses.
The Co-operative Group's farms business dates back to 1896 and covers around 50,000 acres of land in England and Scotland, growing a variety of cereals, fruit and vegetables.
The pharmacy business was established in 1945 and has felt the brunt of attempts by the Government to cut back on the cost of prescriptions.
Other businesses within the group include funeral care, legal services, travel and general insurance.
The Co-operative Group has confirmed it has started to sell-off its farms and was looking at selling part or all of its pharmacy. The company owns 14 farms and three packing sites.
The company said the farms were "non-core" as part of a wider strategic review of all of its businesses. In a statement on its website, it said:
"[The group] has started a process that is expected to lead to a sale of the business.
"In addition, it is exploring options for the future of the Pharmacy business; this could include the sale in whole or part of the business."
The pharmacy part of the business has 750 branches and employs 6,500 staff, making it one of the UK's three largest pharmacy chains.
The economy grew by 0.7% during the final quarter of 2013, unrevised from the preliminary estimate, the Office for National Statistics said today.