UK Business News

British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow
Sun, 28 May 2017 18:26:08 GMT
More than a third of departures are cancelled, as disruption caused by an IT crash enters a second day.

'I panic every month as I can't afford my rent'
Sat, 27 May 2017 23:07:29 GMT
With half a million tenants now having to borrow to pay the rent, what are the parties promising?

Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident
Sat, 27 May 2017 22:55:51 GMT
Travis Kalanick's parents were out on a lake in California when their boat sank, police said.

Call to raise retirement age to at least 70
Fri, 26 May 2017 12:02:45 GMT
The looming pensions crisis is as serious as climate change, says the World Economic Forum.

The fishing port where the catch is soaring house prices
Fri, 26 May 2017 21:16:27 GMT
A Scottish fishing port has seen house prices very nearly double over the last decade.

UK achieves solar power record as temperatures soar
Fri, 26 May 2017 15:05:33 GMT
National Grid says nearly a quarter of all electricity generation came from solar power at one point on Friday.

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS
Fri, 26 May 2017 14:38:47 GMT
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the Conservatives and Labour should own up on economic plans.

US growth rate revised up to 1.2%
Fri, 26 May 2017 18:23:23 GMT
The US economy grew at a faster pace than initially thought in the first three months of the year.

Walkers Crisps Gary Lineker campaign suffers Twitter sabotage
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:50:34 GMT
Crisp company's Twitter competition quickly turns into a parade of killers' photos.

New payday loan regulations come into force
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:07:20 GMT
Payday lenders now have to advertise on at least one price comparison site under new rules.

Contactless payment fraud soars to £7m
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:37:11 GMT
In some cases, thieves used stolen cards for contactless payments weeks after the card was cancelled.

Pension Regulator website 'now fixed'
Fri, 26 May 2017 07:38:51 GMT
A computer glitch had threatened to stop thousands of small businesses registering for pensions

UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips
Fri, 26 May 2017 16:07:12 GMT
The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 both hit record highs as the pound loses ground.

Gatwick Airport flights depart without luggage
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:48:12 GMT
The airport is working with airlines to get passengers's luggage to them "as soon as possible".

Frankie & Benny's owner sees shares jump
Fri, 26 May 2017 09:58:18 GMT
Restaurant Group says its turnaround plan is "progressing well" after the decline in its sales slows.

Amazon's newest bricks and mortar store opens in New York
Thu, 25 May 2017 22:02:32 GMT
The online retail giant increases its physical presence as its seventh outlet opens for business.

Housing market moving sideways, lenders say
Thu, 25 May 2017 10:28:25 GMT
Loans worth £18.4bn were advanced in April, a significant drop on the amount borrowed in March.

Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale
Thu, 25 May 2017 11:48:50 GMT
One of the co-founders of the upmarket mixer drinks maker sells a 3.9% stake in the company.

Are these the world's most unusual jobs?
Sun, 28 May 2017 11:02:18 GMT
An emoji translator and a wedding hashtag creator. BBC Minute speaks to five people with jobs you probably never knew existed.

Amazon opens seventh US bookstore
Fri, 26 May 2017 15:51:56 GMT
Amazon opens bookstore in New York

How Balenciaga shaped modern fashion
Fri, 26 May 2017 23:46:21 GMT
It marks 100 years of his first fashion house in San Sebastian and 80 years of his Paris fashion house.

Why are so many Sri Lankans learning Chinese?
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:14 GMT
China is behind the bulk of infrastructure development on the island of Sri Lanka - and many young Sri Lankans see opportunity in the growing links between the nations.

Making money-making movies on a budget
Thu, 25 May 2017 16:35:35 GMT
Film maker Jason Blum explains how you can make money-making movies on a low budget.

Jonathan Ive: UK needs global talent
Thu, 25 May 2017 11:24:19 GMT
The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

Where is the world's 'cast-off clothes' capital?
Fri, 26 May 2017 11:27:13 GMT
The city where second-hand clothing from the West is sent to be processed and reversioned for the African market.

What’s keeping Indian women from working?
Wed, 24 May 2017 23:10:09 GMT
Just one in five women in urban areas in India are in paid employment.

Burger King ad angers real-life Belgian royal family
Sat, 27 May 2017 19:58:00 GMT
The advert asks people to choose between Belgium's king and the company mascot.

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA
Thu, 25 May 2017 15:19:32 GMT
The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Five questions for BA
Sun, 28 May 2017 12:06:59 GMT
Failure saw most services cancelled from Heathrow and Gatwick, with disruption set to continue through Bank Holiday.

The British (pitch) invasion
Fri, 26 May 2017 21:47:31 GMT
The little-known tale of when the British inspired sports entrepreneurs to launch a football league in America.

Reality Check
Sun, 28 May 2017 11:26:29 GMT
Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP have called for employment tribunal fees to be scrapped.

Trapped in debt
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:21:21 GMT
China is investing billions in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese.

Mapping a new frontier
Thu, 25 May 2017 23:09:51 GMT
Share Lab uses flow charts and data analysis to map one of the greatest forces shaping our world - Facebook.

Paradise in the Med
Thu, 25 May 2017 21:54:43 GMT
Malta has tried to shake off claims it is the "Panama of the EU" - but the EU is worried about its tax system.

Bad sex scenes
Wed, 24 May 2017 23:00:09 GMT
As more and more people listen to podcasts, how can podcast makers make money from what they do?

Proud papa
Wed, 24 May 2017 23:55:48 GMT
Donald Trump is proposing the first, federal paid family leave law. How far does it go?

'Nothing we could do'
Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:17 GMT
Mexico is the world's fourth largest car exporter, but could Donald Trump bring this to an end?

Not just Bitcoin...
Wed, 24 May 2017 09:07:22 GMT
Why digital currencies are hitting record highs.

Doing it my way
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:29:21 GMT
More and more women in the UK are setting up their own firms as a way of reconciling the demands of work and family.

Brum in the sun
Wed, 24 May 2017 08:40:15 GMT
There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.

'Ordinary' people
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:27:59 GMT
Who are the 'hard-working' and 'ordinary' people that politicians love to appeal to?

Cuban revolution
Mon, 22 May 2017 23:35:07 GMT
As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Dough kidding
Sun, 21 May 2017 23:10:46 GMT
How strict quality control and unusual Asian toppings helped a Japanese expat build a popular pizza chain in Vietnam.

Reproductive rebels
Sun, 21 May 2017 23:17:43 GMT
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.

Fair shares?
Sun, 21 May 2017 00:04:00 GMT
The Nordic country's reputation for gender equality is not all it's made out to be.

More Pritt Stick than Pippa
Thu, 18 May 2017 23:00:06 GMT
Pippa Middleton's big day might have cost £250,000, but spending on the dress, the ring and the event is falling among most young brides.