UK Business News

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:55 GMT
Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

Deliveroo makes huge loss on food delivery business
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:43 GMT
"Gig economy" firm Deliveroo publishes accounts revealing huge losses.

Man Utd reports record revenues as TV cash soars
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:12:56 GMT
A 38% jump in broadcasting income helps the Premier League club to report record revenues.

Government borrowing at lowest August level for 10 years
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:07:05 GMT
Record VAT receipts for August helped government borrowing to be lower than expected last month.

Fake website fools Equifax staff
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:22:22 GMT
Equifax mistakenly directed some customers to a fake website via Twitter.

Consumers told to stop buying 'fire-risk' fridges
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:37 GMT
The consumer group wants manufacturers to stop making fridges with flammable plastic backs.

Co-op Group sells final stake in Co-op Bank
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:47:00 GMT
The retail and services group has offloaded the final 1% stake it held in the troubled Co-op Bank.

Brexit 'crunch time' for City of London, says group
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:21:01 GMT
UK firms and the economy as a whole need a Brexit transition period, City lobby group warns.

VW diesel car protest: Greenpeace members climb on boat
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:04:06 GMT
Greenpeace said protesters would not leave the ship until Volkswagen agreed to return the cars to Germany.

Baidu fund heats up driverless race
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:35:26 GMT
The Chinese search engine giant launches a $1.5bn fund for autonomous driving technology.

Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson to step down
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:54:02 GMT
The UK power producer says its current finance chief, Will Gardiner, will take over the top role.

Google signs $1.1bn HTC smartphone deal
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:18:42 GMT
The tie-up marks the latest push by Google to boost its hardware business.

Capita shares hit as profits fall
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:50:20 GMT
The outsourcing group reports lower half-year profits as it overhauls its business.

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:58:44 GMT
The Fed will start to reduce its $4.2trn balance sheet in October.

'We are planning weekly rocket launches'
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:30:58 GMT
The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.

Co-op Group sells remaining stake in Co-op Bank
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:18:06 GMT
The Co-operative Group has sold is remaining 1% stake in Co-op Bank for £5m.

Will 'Philippine McDonald's' swallow Pret?
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:38:35 GMT
Philippine fast food chain Jollibee does not rule out bid for upmarket UK sandwich firm Pret a Manger.

Martin Lewis explains your Ryanair cancellation rights.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:27:13 GMT
Personal finance expert Martin Lewis explains what rights consumers have during the Ryanair pilot shortage.

CEO Secrets: "Think what could go wrong"
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:13:44 GMT
Equitable Life's Chris Wiscarson on how he's managing the pension fund after its shock collapse.

Meet the woman setting up 'tribes' of business women
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:12:27 GMT
Catherine has created 'tribes' of business women to help them form a network to connect with each other.

Angola's 'suitcase traders'
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:24:57 GMT
The entrepreneurial Angolan women travelling to Rio de Janerio and Sao Paulo in search of Brazilian clothes to bring home and sell.

Putting a price on a 'good reputation'
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:07:00 GMT
The BBC's Lerato Mbele looks at how African companies protect their brands.

'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:06:18 GMT
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.

Seen a gig recently? You're not the only one
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:07:40 GMT
A record 30 million gig and festival tickets were sold in the UK last year, new research shows.

Cork questioned
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:09:40 GMT
As an increasing number of vineyards and wineries seal their bottles with screw-caps, the natural cork industry is fighting back.

'We prefer American style'
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:11:30 GMT
How a new breed of American-style coffee shops are drawing in younger Italians.

Right to speak
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:19:05 GMT
Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

Slow drive?
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT
Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Pyramid selling
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:15:17 GMT
Low levels of education have fuelled the spread of illegal and harmful pyramid schemes in rural China.

Ryanair cancellations
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:21:44 GMT
The Civil Aviation Authority advises passengers not to cancel their flights themselves.

Rebel to geek
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:18:32 GMT
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?

Success story
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:15:58 GMT
Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.

With us in spirit
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:03:22 GMT
Is naming a new brand of whiskies after the collapsed bank a wise move?

Instagram secrets
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:18:03 GMT
The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sole traders
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:54:06 GMT
The shoemakers who think they have the solution to the problems caused by wearing high heels.

Smart money
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:46 GMT
Israeli company Colu has launched a digital currency in Liverpool, which is only open to locally-owned and run businesses.

Red gold
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:01:35 GMT
Saffron is the world's priciest spice, so why does it have a less than golden reputation?

First page
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:33:10 GMT
Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

Northern Rock
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:22:33 GMT
The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on

Cashing out
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:25:09 GMT
Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Creative currency
Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT
The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.