UK Business News

Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:49:46 GMT
The European planemaker says no-deal Brexit would force it to reconsider its investments in the UK.

EU tariffs on US goods come into force
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:01:14 GMT
The European Union has gone ahead with retaliatory duties against $2.8bn worth of US-made products.

House of Fraser rescue plan faces vote
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:02:50 GMT
Creditors vote on Friday on the department store chain's plans to close more than half its stores.

Hammond: Treasury not the 'enemy of Brexit'
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:21:23 GMT
Chancellor tells City the UK needs to protect patterns of trade with EU "built up over decades".

Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:36:43 GMT
The company says Brian Krzanich is leaving because of "a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy".

US banks pass financial stress tests
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 22:27:45 GMT
The Federal Reserve says US banks have the money to handle a recession, despite rising credit card debt.

Chanel lifts the veil on its profits for the first time
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:15:58 GMT
The French fashion house has made its financials public but is in no hurry to float the business.

US court backs states over web sales tax
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:06:28 GMT
Previously companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection rules.

Young's Seafood loses £30m Asda whitefish and shrimp contract
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 17:07:50 GMT
Young's Seafood said it was "naturally disappointed" by the news.

TSB failed to test IT system properly, suggests IBM
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:32:31 GMT
Experts from IBM, brought in to help during the bank's IT meltdown, query if TSB understood the risks.

CO2 shortage: Food industry calls for government action
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:28:11 GMT
As supplies of carbon dioxide run low, the food and drink industry asks the government to take "urgent action".

Daimler profit warning sends car shares skidding
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:44:28 GMT
Shares tumble after the German carmaker says Chinese tariffs on US vehicle imports would hit its sales.

UK government borrowing falls more than expected
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:32:19 GMT
Public sector borrowing fell to £5bn in May, down £2bn from a year earlier, official figures show.

Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:52:14 GMT
Big brands including Sony and Uniqlo had worked with Daryl Aiden Yow because of his online fame.

Dixons Carphone sees big profits fall
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:33:42 GMT
The retailer admits that it has "plenty of work to do" in revamping its business as annual profits slide.

Australia's Toys R Us stores to close down
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:31:13 GMT
The Australian arm of the US chain has 44 stores across the country and employs about 700 people.

EU to launch counter-tariffs against US on Friday
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:42:58 GMT
The move comes after President Donald Trump imposed steep duties on steel and aluminium in May.

Poundworld to start 'closing down' sales
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:03:43 GMT
Administrators say that no stores are "definitely closing" and the search for a buyer continues.

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca was unable to identify company owners
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:40:14 GMT
A leak shows the company at the heart of the scandal couldn't identify owners of most firms involved.

Tesla sues former worker for hacking
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:24:51 GMT
Tesla says it has suffered "significant" damages as a result of the alleged theft.

What are tariffs and how do they affect us?
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:09:36 GMT
As a trade war becomes an increasing risk, how do governments use tariffs in international commerce?

Are we in for a beer shortage this summer?
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:28:12 GMT
Why beer, fizzy drinks and meat could be in short supply this summer in the UK.

The personal stylists helping out-of-work women
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:53:38 GMT
Smart Works charity offers styling and interview coaching for women who are struggling to find work.

The true cost of a dream Ugandan wedding
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:16:40 GMT
The desire for the perfect day has led to a boom in Uganda’s wedding industry - but these events come at a cost.

Transforming Asia's skylines
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:52:05 GMT
The architect behind some of Asia's most spectacular new buildings discusses his designs.

This car is on Autopilot. What happens next?
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:16:53 GMT
Semi-autonomous vehicles, which can partly drive themselves, are already on our roads. But experts are worried that drivers don't understand what they can do.

Think about your customers' needs from the start
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:30:27 GMT
Medical app designer: to get your business off the ground quickly, think about your customers' needs right from the start.

Aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce to slash 4,600 jobs
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:03:17 GMT
"A shame for Derby", as Rolls-Royce announces thousands of jobs will go at its headquarters in the city.

Over the influence?
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:11:14 GMT
Unilever has taken a stand against 'influencers' who buy social media followers to game the system.

Solar persuaders
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:17:24 GMT
In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are training as solar entrepreneurs, to bring power to those living off grid.

City living
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:21:24 GMT
How city centres once abandoned by residents became the UK's most desirable areas to live.

Mega mines
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:00:03 GMT
Prices may have fallen back over the past decade, but iron ore exports are still a key component of the Australian economy.

Trump trade row
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:07:17 GMT
Donald Trump's insistence that he needs to make trade more "fair" threatens to spark a global trade war.

Up in smoke
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:06:36 GMT
After a boom period, the UK's vaping shops face an uncertain future which could see many close.

Refugee or future surgeon?
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:50:30 GMT
On World Refugee Day, one Syrian girl talks about doing homework in a tent and her future ambitions.

Feeling the heat?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 23:01:20 GMT
As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

Cancer and career
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 23:35:16 GMT
How one entrepreneur had to quit work to battle cancer, leaving his co-founder to grow their company on his own.

Tarot vs Trump
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 23:26:54 GMT
Tarot cards are growing in popularity as a way to cope with uncertain times.

What's it thinking?
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:11:52 GMT
"Deep learning" algorithms are becoming so complex their creators don't understand how they work.

Going underground
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 23:17:46 GMT
In order to protect crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, Bolivian farmers are moving their farms underground.

24 hours from Yorkshire
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:02:53 GMT
The 24 hour race at Le Mans is usually dominated by big car manufacturers. But this year smaller teams are in with a chance of victory.

Move aside Trump
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:06:52 GMT
Why South Korean TV shows - so-called K-dramas - are growing in popularity around the world.

Moana, Rapunzel and sport
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 01:25:06 GMT
The business model for women's sport can't merely be a smaller version of that found in men's sport.

Hidden writing
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 23:28:37 GMT
Cutting-edge tech is examining ancient manuscripts for earlier texts written below the surface.

Female unfriendly
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:36:38 GMT
How using off-putting language can mean people you want to apply for a job don't bother.

Discount crisis?
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:47:37 GMT
Does the collapse of Poundworld into administration suggest the day of the pound shop is over?

Glittering career
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 23:00:51 GMT
How US entrepreneur Kendra Scott set up and grew her eponymous jewellery company.