BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

09/25/2017 02:00 PM
John McDonnell 'would bring existing PFI contracts in-house'
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says "wasteful" contracts will be brought back into public sector.

09/25/2017 01:50 PM
Motor insurance cost 'widens between sexes'
Insurers have been banned from using gender as a factor when setting premiums for the past four years.

09/25/2017 12:31 PM
Do you still send postcards?
The holiday ritual of sending a postcard home from a trip is dying, a closing UK publisher says.

09/25/2017 11:46 AM
Uber boss Dara Khosrowshahi apologises after London ban
The chief of the taxi-hailing app says it will contest the London decision but accepts it "must change".

09/25/2017 11:27 AM
UK's oldest postcard firm set to close
The holiday ritual of sending a postcard home from a trip is dying, a closing UK publisher says.

09/25/2017 11:02 AM
Bank of England sounds alarm on debt bubble risks
UK banks could lose 20% of all consumer loans in a severe economic downturn, the Bank of England says.

09/25/2017 09:56 AM
Aldi reports record sales but profits drop amid price war
The chain blames the profit fall on efforts to keep prices low and the cost of opening new stores.

09/25/2017 06:05 AM
New Zealand flights return to normal after pipeline repairs
Airlines at Auckland Airport will receive more jet fuel supplies after a burst pipe was repaired.

09/25/2017 12:28 AM
Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity
Scottish Power says electric cars and a shift to electric heating could mean a big rise in demand for electricity.

09/25/2017 12:05 AM
Women's retirement reform pledged by Labour
Hundreds of thousands of women born in the 1950s would be offered the option of a state pension at 64.

09/25/2017 12:03 AM
Gender pay gap widens for managers
For the UK's 3.3 million managers, men earn more than a quarter more on average than women.

09/25/2017 12:02 AM
Denim double down
The US clothing firm is now enjoying five years of profit growth as it recovers from past woes.

09/25/2017 12:02 AM
Not so fantastic
Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.

09/25/2017 12:02 AM
CEO Secrets: 'If we soften up, our readers will go'
Known as the Private Eye of the tech world The Register loves to satirise industry giants - and it's paying off.

09/24/2017 06:32 PM
Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn urges caution on single market
The Labour leader says staying a member could limit the government's powers to invest in industry.

09/24/2017 10:47 AM
Jeremy Corbyn 'would repeal Trade Union Act'
The Labour leader told Andrew Marr he supported workers asking for a decent public sector pay rise.

09/24/2017 12:46 AM
Missing marvel
Tim Harford chose 50 essential inventions that shaped the modern economy, but what should be the 51st?

09/23/2017 10:06 AM
UK credit rating downgraded by Moody's
Rating agency cites concerns about the UK's public finances and economic uncertainty around Brexit.

09/23/2017 09:20 AM
How this family shop lasted 150 years
The secrets of a hardware store which opened in 1867 and is still going strong.

09/23/2017 12:10 AM
Rounding up
The round £1 coin will no longer be legal tender from 16 October when shops can refuse to accept them.

09/22/2017 11:37 PM
Two million couples missing out on tax break, says HMRC
Married couples - or those in civil partnerships - can claim a tax allowance worth £230 a year.

09/22/2017 07:28 PM
Brexit: Firms call for action after May's Florence speech
After Theresa May's Brexit speech, business groups say it is now time for progress on trade and transition.

09/22/2017 04:26 PM
What if the animals we eat run out of food?
The man who's turning food waste into maggot-based animal feed.

09/22/2017 03:09 PM
Vauxhall: Luton distribution centre marks 50th year
Vauxhall's main distribution centre in Luton was one of the largest facilities in the country when it opened in 1967.

09/22/2017 01:15 PM
Big kids
High street brands are currently enamoured with unicorns, mermaids, My Little Pony and Polly Pocket.

09/22/2017 11:55 AM
Smart farming's 'eye in the sky'
Farmers in South Africa are using drones to help them increase crop yields.

09/22/2017 12:04 AM
How business is driving the new space race
Why firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit

09/22/2017 12:00 AM
Invisible threat
Many firms have no idea how many devices are connected to their networks - a major cyber-security risk.

09/21/2017 12:09 AM
Cork questioned
As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

09/20/2017 11:19 AM
Right to speak
Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

09/20/2017 12:11 AM
'We prefer American style'
How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

09/19/2017 12:15 AM
Pyramid selling
Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

09/19/2017 12:11 AM
Slow drive?
Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

09/18/2017 05:21 PM
Ryanair cancellations
The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

09/18/2017 12:18 AM
Rebel to geek
Daniel Hegarty left school with nothing to become a successful musician playing with top acts - so how did he end up as a tech entrepreneur?

09/18/2017 12:15 AM
Success story
Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

09/15/2017 10:03 PM
With us in spirit
Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

09/15/2017 12:18 AM
Instagram secrets
The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

09/14/2017 01:00 AM
Smart money
Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

09/14/2017 12:54 AM
Sole traders
The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

09/13/2017 08:33 AM
First page
Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

09/13/2017 01:01 AM
Red gold
Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

09/12/2017 12:25 AM
Cashing out
Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

09/12/2017 12:22 AM
Northern Rock
The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

09/11/2017 12:41 AM
Creative currency
The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.