UK Business News

UK economic growth rate edges higher
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:02:44 GMT
The booming film industry helped support the UK economy in the three months to June.

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:39:57 GMT
Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution.

Fever-Tree drinks boss makes £29m from shares sale
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:30:19 GMT
Co-founder of drinks firm nets £29m after selling stake in firm started in 2004.

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wins £15m court case
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:15:28 GMT
The offer made during a "drink-fuelled" meeting was "wishful thinking" by Jeffrey Blue, judge says.

Old £1 coin spending deadline looms
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:02:58 GMT
The new 12-sided £1 coin now outnumbers the old version, which is soon to be withdrawn.

Employment tribunal fees unlawful, Supreme Court rules
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:42:30 GMT
Trade union Unison argued fees of up to £1,200 a case prevented workers getting access to justice.

VW and Daimler face cartel accusations
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:50:59 GMT
Supervisory boards at the carmakers call emergency meetings after being accused of breaching EU rules.

Pre-crash debt problems 'rearing their heads', Reeves warns
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 05:37:38 GMT
Regulators need to be forever vigilant, the new Commons business committee head Rachel Reeves says.

ITV hit by advertising slowdown
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:36:28 GMT
Broadcaster blames "economic and political uncertainty" for decline in ad spending in first half of year.

Nestle to open Japan factory for exotic Kit Kat demand
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:44:42 GMT
It is the first production plant Nestle has opened in the country for 26 years.

Nintendo posts strong profits driven by new console
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:17:32 GMT
The company's new console helped return the Japanese gaming giant to profit.

Cities in England's north pressing for more money
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:09:22 GMT
Councils say they are concerned ministers have become less committed to the Northern Powerhouse.

Trump says Apple will build three 'big' new plants in US
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:21:03 GMT
President Trump says Apple is planning three new manufacturing plants in the United States.

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:30:54 GMT
A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW says.

Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:04 GMT
Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.

Why you should pay in local currency
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:49:59 GMT
You should make credit card payments in the local currency when abroad, says the BBC's Simon Gompertz.

'Shrinkflation' has been going on for past five years: ONS
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:05:20 GMT
"Shrinkflation" has been going on for five years, says the Office for National Statistics.

Dov Moran: The man behind the memory stick
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:49:43 GMT
Israeli inventor Dov Moran talks about the success of the memory stick and the sale of his company M-Systems in 2006.

Student loan debt: Your questions answered
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:16:18 GMT
Find out what owing tens of thousands of pounds means for your credit rating, and when to pay back.

Planet Organic founder's well-being tips for bosses
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:35:13 GMT
CEO Secrets: Planet Organic founder Renee Elliott shares her well-being tips for bosses.

The world's superyacht hub
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:50 GMT
How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.

Virtual campaigning changes Kenya vote
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:02:42 GMT
Social media has taken centre-stage for many voters and candidates ahead of Kenya's general election.

YouTuber Jake Paul says he's 'outgrown' Disney Channel
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:27:20 GMT
Actor and YouTube star Jake Paul has reportedly been dropped from Disney Channel after concerns about his behaviour

The secret to Love Island's success
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:57:38 GMT
After eight weeks of Love Island, we look at why has the show been so successful.

Odd choice
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:09:50 GMT
Why a high-end fashion brand chose a land-locked country in Africa to make some of its handbags.

Love in a cold climate
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:11 GMT
The winner of the Global Teacher Prize is campaigning for disadvantaged youngsters in the Canadian Arctic.

Inside US/UK trade deal
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:28 GMT
How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?

Bitcoin goes arty
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:16:15 GMT
The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?

Intimidation and threats
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:21:07 GMT
The EU anti-fraud office is cracking down on Mafia fraud involving farm development funds in Sicily.

Getting smaller
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:31:26 GMT
Everyone knows about Toblerone, but what else is getting smaller?

Superyacht hub
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:11:58 GMT
How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.

Lip Queen
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:28:45 GMT
Beauty entrepreneur Susanne Langmuir decided to concentrate on one thing and do it well - lips.

Formula fix
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:31:21 GMT
Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.

Comic book success
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:22:05 GMT
How Comic-Con has become an annual festival of costumes and comic books - and a multi-million dollar industry.

Spirit of 1973
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:15:18 GMT
When England's women won the first Cricket World Cup in 1973 they did it solely for the love of the game.

Who is the slowest player?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:05:47 GMT
How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.

Happy travelling
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:41:32 GMT
The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".

'Selfridges' of sports?
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:41:57 GMT
The retailer says it has "smashed the ball out of the park" in its attempt to move upmarket.

To hug, or not to hug?
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:17:07 GMT
The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

A longer life means a longer wait for your pension
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:15:03 GMT
Longer life expectancy means the middle aged will have to work longer for their share of the pension pot.

Where's hot?
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:01:19 GMT
Many holidaymakers no longer want just a couple of weeks' rest, but are searching for a more memorable experience.

Gran designs
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:07:06 GMT
Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

Chatbot docs
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:28:24 GMT
Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?

From airline to airwaves
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:44:40 GMT
The EasyJet chief's career has taken her through some of the best-known companies in the UK.

Easy does it?
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:21:52 GMT
Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.