UK Business News

Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:32:51 GMT
According to reports, regulators want to question executives at the firm about its privatisation plans.

Knightsbridge cafe accountant admits lying about staff pensions
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:32:39 GMT
Hashmukh Shah, 63, admits purposely misleading officers from The Pensions Regulator.

Financial Times boss returns £510,000 rise
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 17:32:45 GMT
John Ridding's decision follows criticism of his "absurdly high" salary by some FT journalists.

Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on US imports
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:33:25 GMT
Ankara says the rises were ordered after "attacks on the Turkish economy" by the US.

UK inflation rate rises for first time since November
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:11:17 GMT
Higher transport costs sent inflation up to 2.5% in July in the first increase since November.

RBS comes bottom of bank league tables
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:07:55 GMT
Fewer than half of Royal Bank of Scotland customers would recommend it to friends and family.

House prices rise the fastest in West Midlands
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:25:03 GMT
ONS finds the region recorded a 5.8% in annual house price rise, while London had the biggest decline.

No wrinkles as Superdrug offers Botox
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:21:20 GMT
It comes after Superdrug said it would start offering the treatment in one of its stores.

Virgin Media broadband teams 'left holes in walls'
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:04:21 GMT
Customers have complained about damage, which they say has been left for many days without being fixed.

Season tickets: 2019 annual rail fares could be more than £100 higher
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:50:00 GMT
The rise, determined by inflation, could add more than £100 to the annual cost of getting to work.

Chief executive pay jumps 11% to almost £4m last year
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:18:13 GMT
Chief executive pay rose much faster than for the wider workforce in 2017, a report has claimed.

Amazon's one-day delivery ad banned as 'misleading'
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 23:16:59 GMT
The UK advertising regulator received 280 complaints about the online giant's one-day delivery claim.

Tinder's founders and former boss sue dating app owners
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:17:02 GMT
Tinder's owners are accused of undervaluing it, cheating executives out of shares worth billions.

Homebase plans to close 42 stores and cut 1,500 jobs
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:01:53 GMT
The struggling DIY retailer has struck a rescue deal with its creditors and landlords.

South Korea to ban some BMW vehicles over engine fires
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:33:42 GMT
The government wants the cars off the roads until they have been safety checked by BMW.

UK unemployment at lowest since 1975
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:52:56 GMT
Jobless total falls to 1.36 million in the three months to June - the lowest for more than 40 years.

Electronics boss: 'You need to think 10 years ahead'
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:25:13 GMT
Electronics boss Simon Shen says firms should think how people may be living in 10 years' time.

Working mums: 'We're too tough on ourselves'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:09:44 GMT
We ask three women about the challenges of being a working mum.

Cancer survivor grabs Instagram opportunity
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:18:48 GMT
Adeline is a cancer survivor in north-east India who started posting creative Instagram videos as a hobby, and now earns money from it.

What do Indians make of Ikea?
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:06:08 GMT
Ikea has opened its first store in India. So what do locals make of it?

Can you speed-read these news stories?
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:11:25 GMT
The BBC is experimenting with a way of delivering the news more quickly.

'The Hunger Games inspired me to become a make-up artist'
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:34:31 GMT
Seventeen-year-old Lila Childs says the Hunger Games films inspired her to become a make-up artist.

How knocking on doors got this kid a job
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:23:54 GMT
Reggie Nelson was fed up with being left behind as the world went by so he decided to knock on the doors of the wealthy when his luck changed.

Ikea's plans to woo India
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:01:03 GMT
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has opened its first store in India, located in the southern city of Hyderabad.

Split generation
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:01:08 GMT
Rising house prices have divided young people into property "haves" and "have-nots".

Reality Check
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 03:29:17 GMT
A BBC map helps you find out how many public toilets have been cut in your area.

Charging ahead
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:06:07 GMT
From battery-powered trucks to Formula E racing cars, electric vehicles are going mainstream around the world.

Drying fruit and veg
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:10:31 GMT
Has a 23-year-old engineering student come up with an invention that could tackle food waste problems?

'We never will'
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:21:24 GMT
How Jen Atkinson managed to transform the fortunes of holiday business Inspiring Travel Company.

Roaming charges
Sat, 11 Aug 2018 23:39:29 GMT
Will Brits be able to use their mobile phones in Europe after Brexit without paying extra?

No USP?
Fri, 10 Aug 2018 09:08:28 GMT
Department store chain House of Fraser has finally lost its battle to stay afloat. So what went wrong?

Art alive
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:20:14 GMT
How augmented reality is giving artworks and exhibitions new dimensions.

'It was attempted homicide'
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:05:26 GMT
A key reason for Trump's tariffs on China's exports is anger at the theft of US company secrets, but will the Chinese now clean up their act?

19 years not out
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 23:14:30 GMT
As England and India players prepare for the second Test at Lord's there is a wrangle rumbling away not far from their feet.

Pound fears
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:29:18 GMT
The pound's value may be falling, but there are still some ways you can get more bang for your er... quid.

Help! Cyber-attack!
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 23:11:08 GMT
There's a right way and a wrong way to deal with cyber-attack. How does this fictional company do?

Freed by football
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 23:16:21 GMT
Football tournaments in Northern Kenya are helping hundreds of girls break from child marriage, early pregnancy and female genital mutilation.

'Everybody's watching you'
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:59:49 GMT
How departing PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi became one of the world's most powerful corporate bosses.

Cleaning up
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 23:03:49 GMT
How the co-founder of Fantastic Services shook up the "chaotic" home services market.

Reality Check
Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:29:48 GMT
Consumers are being asked not to waste water, but how much do water companies waste through leakage?

Keys to success
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:57:04 GMT
Apple has become the world's first $1 trillion company. We look at the factors behind its success.

The banker beast
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 20:48:50 GMT
The play that takes you on a journey into the financial crisis - and immerses you in it.

Will savings rates go up?
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:36:12 GMT
We have selected eight questions about the interest rate rise from BBC News website readers to answer.

Summer jobs
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 23:12:21 GMT
Your stories and experiences of summer jobs.

Sky farmers
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 23:43:05 GMT
Drones are now delivering pesticides, fertilisers and crop monitoring to farms around the world.

High walls
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 23:24:18 GMT
Brazil's protectionist policies have fostered national champions - but the walls are coming down.

Eating into profits
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 23:07:54 GMT
"No-shows" from online bookings are hurting restaurant profits, but eateries are fighting back.

The rate-setters
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 23:19:16 GMT
Two former members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee explain the voting process.

Light saver
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 23:19:24 GMT
As a child, herder Richard Turere invented a device to stop lions killing cattle but who benefited?

Fast fashion
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:44:09 GMT
We asked major labels if they destroyed their excess stock. They weren't all forthcoming.

Swooning to success
Sun, 29 Jul 2018 23:09:40 GMT
How a shipping container full of French armchairs paved the way for online furniture store Swoon.

Going solo
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:30:02 GMT
With the number of self-employed workers on the rise, BBC News asks why we're seeing this trend.