29th September 2008
George Osborne offers two year council tax freeze 4
1:14 PM — The Shadow Chancellor has told Conservatives that he will not offer immediate tax cuts if elected because "the cupboard is bare."
Google opposes ban on gay marriage
12:48 PM — Internet company Google will publicly oppose an attempt to ban same-sex marriage in California.
Pepsi risks boycott with donation to gay support group 6
11:46 AM — A leading soft drinks manufacturer has donated $500,000 (£277,000) to a programme for workplace equality.
25th September 2008
MAMA Group “delighted” at acquisition of Heaven 1
5:36 PM — The new owners of London nightclub Heaven have said it is a "historical venue" with a "phenomenal reputation."
19th September 2008
Respect customers will get home says CAA 1
5:25 PM — The Civil Aviation Authority has assured customers of gay travel company Respect Holidays that those already abroad will be flown home at the end of their holiday.
Respect Holidays goes bust 20
4:55 PM — A major UK gay holiday firm has ceased trading. Respect Holidays was one of the best known companies in the business. The Civil Aviation Authority has been called in to protect holidaymakers booked with the company.
18th September 2008
Gay holiday company ceases trading after XL collapse 1
2:04 PM — People who have booked trips to Spain with Throb Holidays may lose out after the company announced that it has gone out of business.
12th September 2008
Doncaster urged to embrace the pink pound
4:13 PM — The Yorkshire town of Doncaster is "sitting up and taking notice of the opportunities" that being gay-friendly can bring.
28th August 2008
Slight fall in number of City candidates out in the workplace 1
11:24 AM — An annual survey of attitudes towards homosexuality in the City of London has found that the country's financial heart has "slipped as a bastion of equality."
26th August 2008
Iconic American LGBT publication The Advocate sold by PlanetOut
12:11 AM — Planet Out, has sold The Advocate and a number of other publications to Regent Media, the owners of Gaywired and here! tv.
22nd August 2008
Heniz shrugs off gay boycott with soaring sales figures
12:00 AM — Despite a boycott organised by gay rights group Stonewall, Heinz, saw earnings in the most recent quarter increase by $229 million (£123m). It was slammed by gay rights groups for pulling a television advertisement featuring two men kissing.
20th August 2008
Credit Suisse to offer gay banking service in UK 1
11:41 PM — Credit Suisse will be the first major bank to specifically target the LGBT community in Britain. The firm's offering will follow the route of niche banking that has already been offered to the Muslim and Polish immigrant communities.
19th August 2008
Gays beat the credit crunch 3
4:50 PM — Gay and lesbian consumers are more resilient to the credit crunch than their hetro-sexual counterparts, a new survey suggests.
15th July 2008
Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1
2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
11th July 2008
New guidelines on HIV and life insurance published
4:16 PM — The Association of British Insurers has updated its consumer guide for gay men covering HIV and life insurance.
10th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Why supporting gay staff is good business
5:53 PM — Barclays was an early supporter of Stonewall's efforts to promote equality in the workplace as a member of the Diversity Champions programme. In fact they were the first bank to sign up.
4th July 2008
Business Secretary calls on employers to support gay staff
6:01 PM — The Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has endorsed a new report into gay, lesbian and bisexual experiences at work.
3rd July 2008
Stonewall research highlights business case for supporting LGB staff 2
12:00 PM — The Secretary of State for Business John Hutton is to launch pioneering Stonewall research today examining the advantages of being out at work.
30th June 2008
Barclays to sponsor gay and lesbian networking event 1
11:16 AM — A major financial institution will sponsor the main summer event by professional gay networking group Village Drinks.
20th June 2008
Business advice offered to LGBT entrepreneurs
1:25 PM — The Gay Business Association is hosting an Ask The Experts event as part of the Pride London festival, open to all LGBT professionals from charities, businesses and other organisations.