£2,500 if you can convince a colleague to move from London.
HSBC has been forced to insist its plan to install more than 1,000 key staff in Birmingham is on track, after the process was reportedly described as “in crisis” by an official monitor at Britain’s biggest bank.
The boss of John Lewis had been confirmed as the Conservative mayoral candidate for the West Midlands.
A couple in Birmingham were horrified to find a dead lizard floating in a tin of tomatoes while preparing lunch.
HSBC has chosen Birmingham as the headquarters for the ringfenced UK retail and commercial banking business it is setting up, in a move that will involve relocating 1,000 jobs from London.
Now that people are leaving for the English regions, maybe money and power will head back out of the capital, too
Much of the debate about devolution rightly focuses on the prospect of 5.2 million Scots waving goodbye to the UK in a couple of weeks. In the background, away from the fiery spray of words between Edinburgh and London is a debate about how the 53 million people in England could benefit from a bit of devolution themselves.