UK Business News

Aer Lingus shares up as sale backed
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:28:18 GMT
Shares in Aer Lingus rise 3% in the wake of the Irish government's agreement to sell its 25% stake to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

Tax allowances to track minimum wage
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:31:48 GMT
Future increases in the income tax personal allowance will be linked to rises in the national minimum wage, the government announces.

De La Rue shares fall 10% on results
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:11:42 GMT
Banknote printer De La Rue sees its shares lose 10% after reporting a fall in profits and a cut in the payout to shareholders.

Government to cut £10bn of red tape
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:22:15 GMT
The Queen's Speech outlines a bill that plans to cut £10bn from business red tape by the end of this Parliament.

Imperial Tobacco bolsters FTSE 100
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:25:36 GMT
The FTSE 100 rises, with shares in Imperial Tobacco boosted by news it is closer to buying four US cigarette brands.

SpaceX cleared for military launches
Tue, 26 May 2015 23:56:07 GMT
The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.

Hyundai offers Google Android in cars
Wed, 27 May 2015 04:00:17 GMT
South Korea's Hyundai becomes the first carmaker to offer Google's Android Auto system in its Sonata model.

Petrobras ex-manager sentenced
Tue, 26 May 2015 22:38:17 GMT
A former Petrobras executive was sentenced in Brazil to five years in prison for money laundering.

Japan shares notch ninth day of gains
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:32:45 GMT
Japan's shares end higher for the ninth session in a row, but gains were limited as investors worried over Greece's debt talks and potentially higher US interest rates.

Deutsche hit over unclear accounting
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:44:28 GMT
Deutsche Bank is paying $55m (£36m) to settle civil charges by US regulators for allegedly mis-stating financial reports.

Charter to buy Time Warner Cable
Tue, 26 May 2015 17:11:28 GMT
Charter Communications agrees to buy media giant Time Warner Cable in a deal which values the company at $78.7bn.

Victims of ID theft 'up by a third'
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:20:35 GMT
The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK rises by almost a third in the first three months of 2015, figures from fraud prevention agency Cifas show.

Poster family warns over stock images
Mon, 25 May 2015 11:55:59 GMT
A family whose image was used in a poster campaign by the group opposing gay marriage in the Republic of Ireland say they were "naive" about stock photography websites.

Parking fines make record profit
Sun, 24 May 2015 23:27:44 GMT
Scottish councils have made a record profit from parking charges and fines, figures from the RAC Foundation show.

VIDEO: China to boost navy's capability
Wed, 27 May 2015 01:19:28 GMT
China outlines a plan to boost the capability of its navy amid tension over disputed areas of the South China Sea.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's computer coding classes
Tue, 26 May 2015 21:26:29 GMT
School children these days no longer just have to learn traditional subjects such as English, Maths or Sciences. They are also expected to acquire computer skills and in some cases, programming knowledge.

VIDEO: Ryanair: 'We've listened and improved'
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:12:06 GMT
Budget airline Ryanair has reported a 66% rise in profits for the year to the end of March of €867m (£614m; $948m)

VIDEO: Where does Crossrail waste earth go?
Tue, 26 May 2015 05:32:15 GMT
The BBC's Andrew Bomford finds out where the millions of tonnes of earth go that have been excavated during the cross rail project.

VIDEO: Plan to transform Indonesia's homes
Tue, 26 May 2015 03:23:02 GMT
Indonesia's government is launching an ambitious program to try to build one million homes before the end of the year.

VIDEO: Global trade talks 'can be revived'
Tue, 26 May 2015 03:17:08 GMT
WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo explains why he's hopeful about global trade talks.

VIDEO: Anti-austerity votes shake Spain
Mon, 25 May 2015 05:41:23 GMT
The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.

VIDEO: What's the future of high street banks?
Mon, 25 May 2015 06:54:21 GMT
The BBC's Steph McGovern reports on whether there is still a need for banks to have a high street presence, as people can access their account and perform most of their transactions online or over the phone.

Strike changes: what do they mean?
Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:29 GMT
How tough will the new voting rules be?

How will the new Right to Buy work?
Tue, 26 May 2015 23:00:39 GMT
How will the new Right to Buy actually work?

Hong Kong children learn to code after school
Tue, 26 May 2015 21:26:19 GMT
Hong Kong kids get private lessons

Will truckers lose out to software?
Mon, 25 May 2015 23:03:33 GMT
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?

Is infidelity a billion-dollar business?
Mon, 25 May 2015 01:00:18 GMT
Is infidelity a billion-dollar business?

The fallout from financial crises
Sun, 24 May 2015 23:08:32 GMT
The impact of economic crises on everyday lives