UK Business News

Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:35:37 GMT
Philip Hammond will use the Budget to "attack problems" that lost the Tories votes, a former minister tells Newsnight.

Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:06:31 GMT
Here is what we already know about changes to your finances ahead of a second Budget of the year.

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:04:59 GMT
The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:43:41 GMT
Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?

HS2 contractor Carillion's shares hit by profit alert
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:33:01 GMT
Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, warns on profits for the third time in a year.

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless cars on public roads
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:08:48 GMT
The UK's biggest car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is testing driverless cars on public roads.

Credit card limits 'need control'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:05:13 GMT
More than a million credit card users have had their limits increased without asking.

2 Sisters chicken supplier problems 'not one-off', say MPs
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:33:13 GMT
Supermarket meat supplier 2 Sisters had a "far from pristine" track record at one of its sites, MPs say.

Call to end 'deadweight' research and development tax breaks
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:01:32 GMT
Up to 80% of tax credits for research subsidises spending which would have happened anyway, report says.

Sky Bet extends English Football League sponsorship deal
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:49 GMT
The online gambling operation has extended its multi-million pound deal with the English Football League.

Sky shares lifted by Fox deal reports
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:35:07 GMT
Sky led the FTSE 100 higher on Friday on reports two firms are eyeing 21st Century Fox's stake in the company.

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:51 GMT
Critics say the proposal is a give-away to big business and the wealthy.

Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments'
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:59:29 GMT
The country's central bank says the move will protect it from "a permanent drop in oil and gas prices".

Tax disc: Car tax evasion triples after paper version scrapped
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT
The government potentially lost out on £107m from 755,000 unlicensed vehicles in the past year, data shows.

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:48:20 GMT
Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.

Could buying paintings make you rich?
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:00 GMT
As a painting is sold for a record $450m in New York, experts urge "extreme caution" over investing in art.

Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs worldwide
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:36 GMT
The German industrial group's job cuts will come mostly in its fossil fuels division.

'Why I'm giving my wealth away'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:17 GMT
EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou discusses why he's started an award for disabled entrepreneurs in the UK.

The man helping turn young lives around
Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:24:17 GMT
Despite leaving school with no GCSEs, Louchavan Lemard has been named Black Business Man of 2017.

'My mum's our restaurant's head chef'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:13:10 GMT
Munaf Kapadia found a unique way to tear his mother away from the television - by making her his head chef in his pop-up restaurant business.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

'There's a huge potential for video games in Africa'
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:07:48 GMT
With the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, sub-Saharan Africa is a target market for the video games industry.

Sarah Beeny and Chris Philp on UK housing market and homebuilding
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:12:37 GMT
Sarah Beeny says Britain does not have a housing shortage, but an "affordable housing shortage".

Airbus secures $49.5bn aircraft deal
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:16:43 GMT
Airbus has struck its biggest single deal with an order for 430 aircraft worth $49.5bn

CAST studies how robots could work better with people
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:34 GMT
A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

'Disabled Airbnb' bought by Airbnb
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:51:53 GMT
A London firm set up to help people with disabilities find appropriate accommodation is bought by Airbnb.

Greggs sorry for swapping Jesus for sausage roll in nativity scene
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:14 GMT
The bakery firm apologises for an image promoting an advent calendar which upset some Christians.

Cover boy
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:57:54 GMT
A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.

In the driving seat
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:01:18 GMT
Which is the best insurance technology for young drivers: Black box or dash cam?

Chill seekers
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:08:45 GMT
A simple innovation is helping to cut supermarkets' refrigeration costs by 15%.

Special effects
Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:06:44 GMT
Ryan Johnson's low-cost movie props are proving popular among a new generation of filmmakers

Printing ears and noses
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:02:58 GMT
The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Green planet
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:07:32 GMT
The United Arab Emirates' space research is turning to growing food on Mars.

University founder
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:37:06 GMT
University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

Sky high
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:27:49 GMT
Despite some difficult economic headwinds this year's Dubai Airshow is set for a record number of visitors as well as displays from the Chinese air force's aerobatics team, writes Tim Bowler.

Visibility poor
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:01:04 GMT
A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this.

Poo power
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:03:53 GMT
The Indian social enterprise that's building public toilets and using poo power to pay for their sustainability

Safe to drink?
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:04:26 GMT
Eric Roy developed a powerful new water filter for homes after a major contamination scandal.

Supersonic ambitions
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:54:19 GMT
Boom Supersonic boss Blake Scholl says new technology means supersonic flight has a commercial future.

Passion for fashion
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:07:09 GMT
Canada's Dragons' Den businessman, Joe Mimran, is just as much at the mercy of market forces as the rest of us.

Safety net
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:07:40 GMT
Is it possible to calculate the net economic effect of a social security safety net?

Dubai Airshow
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 22:09:38 GMT
The world's aviation industry gathers at a time when the traditional headline-grabbers are struggling.

Taxing issue
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:35:05 GMT
The Paradise Papers have show how attractive it is to keep money offshore, but why have authorities failed to stop such activities?

Talking pants
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:08:05 GMT
We love shopping online for clothes but often have to return them. Can tech help make things easier?

Mixers and shakers
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:03:43 GMT
Drinks blending increasingly exotic ingredients are putting more fizz into evenings out, but what makes the perfect drinking hole?

Undercover consumer
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:05:01 GMT
How a Turkish company is helping to change market research by turning member of the public into secret shoppers and product testers.

Terror survivor
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:10:34 GMT
A survivor of the attack by Anders Breivik wants to tackle extremism by letting young people talk rather than shutting down debates.

Tiger cubs
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:12:49 GMT
Asia is driving the massive growth in online shopping, with younger generations leading the charge.