UK Business News

Typhoo Tea: Cost of a cuppa to go up
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:12:13 GMT
The boss of Typhoo says the cost of tea in the UK must increase following the fall in sterling.

Uber drivers win key employment case
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:44:25 GMT
UK employment tribunal rules that Uber drivers are workers rather than self-employed contractors.

Morrisons raises Marmite price by 12.5%
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:46:58 GMT
Supermarket Morrisons has raised the cost of a jar of Marmite by 12.5%, retail experts say.

How could the UK help Nissan remain competitive?
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:10:08 GMT
Can the UK government's assurances to Nissan be squared with World Trade Organization rules?

WhatsApp warned over Facebook data share deal
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:01:42 GMT
WhatsApp has been warned by European privacy watchdogs about sharing user data with parent company Facebook.

US economic growth rate fastest for two years
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:05:17 GMT
The US economy grew at the fastest pace in two years in the third quarter, initial figures indicate.

Apple raises computer prices in UK
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:01:17 GMT
Apple increases the prices of its laptop and desktop computers by hundreds of pounds in the UK.

Court-free clickable bankruptcy 'removes stigma'
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:50:47 GMT
Applying for bankruptcy online rather than in court removes some of the stigma and is proving popular, the Insolvency Service says.

Royal Bank of Scotland sees more losses in third quarter
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:11:11 GMT
Royal Bank of Scotland reports a £469m loss for July to September amid continuing "legacy issues".

'Pre-reg' cars now widespread in UK
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:39:46 GMT
Up to a fifth of new cars in the UK are estimated to be "pre-registered" to dealers - potentially skewing sales figures and leaving drivers confused.

Tenants see rents rise by 2.3%, ONS says
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:50:38 GMT
The cost of renting a home in Britain rose faster than the overall cost of living in the past year.

Minister: 'No cheque book' for Nissan
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:25:43 GMT
There was "no cheque book" offer to Nissan ahead of its move to boost UK production, says the government.

BA owner IAG's profits dented by weak pound
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:46:48 GMT
Airline group IAG, the owner of British Airways and Iberia, says the weak pound cost it €162m in the third quarter of the year.

Mobile and Youtube boost Google parent Alphabet profits
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:33:44 GMT
Google parent Alphabet has reported a 20.2 % rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube.

IAG shares soar as FTSE 100 recovers
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:49:28 GMT
London's benchmark share index recovered from early losses, as shares in British Airways owner IAG jump after its latest results.

A tale of two Uber drivers
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:32:10 GMT
As an employment tribunal makes its decision about the status of Uber drivers, we speak to two who have opposing views of their jobs.

Zambia aims to expand its air travel sector
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:14:05 GMT
Can landlocked Zambia overcome high fuel costs to become an African air transport hub?

Nissan worker: 'If Nissan went down, the north-east would be gone'
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:33:00 GMT
Nissan workers have given their reaction after the car manufacturer announced it would build the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant.

Brazil's 'oil capital' Macae loses out
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:07:35 GMT
Macae may be Brazil’s "oil capital", but it has seen 22,000 jobs close down due to the country's oil crisis.

Can a comic teach South Africa's young hustlers?
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:12:05 GMT
A South African businessman is trying to spread the entrepreneurial spirit, through a comic book.

California's mixed feelings on trade deal
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:13:13 GMT
No US state exports more to Asia than California, but the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership sparks mixed feelings.

PM: Nissan decision 'vote of confidence in Britain'
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:41:40 GMT
Nissan has confirmed it will build both the new Qashqai and the X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant thanks to government "support and assurances".

The robotic caterpillar powered by light and other news
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:14:34 GMT
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Elvis Presley beats Madonna to album chart record
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:45:43 GMT
Elvis Presley breaks the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist.

Celebgate hack: Collins sentenced over nude photos theft
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:42:56 GMT
A Pennsylvania man is sentenced to 18 months in jail for hacking celebrity accounts.

Squirrel it away
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:17:15 GMT
Sixteen million people in the UK have savings of less than £100 - but campaigners say it is perfectly possible for most people to save tens of thousands of pounds.

200 before lunch
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:20:07 GMT
Away from the immigration headlines of the US election, one small Texan city struggles with daily arrivals of desperate women and children.

Driver rights
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:10:15 GMT
An employment tribunal in London rules that Uber drivers can be classed as employees in a case that could have wide-ranging implications.

Breaking stereotypes
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:29:31 GMT
A new crop of female Muslim entrepreneurs is catering to the growing demand for Muslim-focused consumer goods.

Lost riches
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:07:39 GMT
Can Brazil's "oil capital", Macae, bounce back after the Petrobras scandal?

Smart home threat
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 23:10:24 GMT
Recent cyber-attacks using botnet armies of hacked "internet of things" devices highlights the pressing need for improved security.

Falling behind?
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:24:36 GMT
Does the falling value of the pound mean that the UK economy has fallen behind France?

Big Bang
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:02:29 GMT
Thirty years ago in a single day Big Bang deregulated the City of London, creating a financial sector many believe can withstand anything Brexit can throw at it.

God, alcohol, hash
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:16:07 GMT
Life in a monastery involves devotion to contemplation and prayer, but some religious orders also pledge themselves to producing alcoholic drinks and even products extracted from marijuana.

Tata quiz
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:12:17 GMT
A blunt email from Tata's ex-chairman to his former employers has made headlines. But what do you know about what he said?

Smelting pot
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:27:01 GMT
Both US presidential candidates have said they are wary of China's impact on the US, but is China stealing America's jobs?

Growth potential
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:00:27 GMT
Heathrow's third runway may have got the go-ahead, but what expansion plans do the UK's other major airports have?

Cash crop
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:08:31 GMT
Lebanon is among the top five cannabis growing countries in the world. One farmer tells the BBC why, for many, there are few alternatives.

Free thinking
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:12:13 GMT
A university for coding without any teachers has opened in California this month.

Now what?
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:06:21 GMT
These days there's no shortage of things to keep you awake at night, whatever your politics. So what's the best way to handle all that uncertainty?

Clicks and bricks
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:03:15 GMT
The building industry has not been known for digital innovation, but virtual reality design and project management software are changing perceptions.

Media merger
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:45:49 GMT
US telecoms giant AT&T plans to buy entertainment group Time Warner - what will that mean for consumers?

Cartoon king
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:00:44 GMT
A profile of Canadian business leader Michael Donovan, who after winning a best documentary Oscar for producing hit film Bowling for Columbine, went on to establish cartoon giant DHX Media.

On your behalf
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:09:04 GMT
The concept of shopping via a daigou is booming in China, with people employing them in Australia to get their hands on goods such as baby milk formula.

Sew to survive
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:04:18 GMT
Panorama has gone undercover in Istanbul and found evidence that Syrian refugee children are making clothes for leading British brands.

Why not both?
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:59:28 GMT
Theo Leggett looks at the case for expanding both Heathrow and Gatwick airports