UK Business News

Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:04:49 GMT
Tesco will also compensate investors but avoids prosecution for overstating profits in 2014.

Laptop cabin ban 'ineffective' says IATA
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:13:47 GMT
The ban also creates "commercial distortions" said IATA chief executive Alexandre de Juniac.

New £1 coin's 'hidden' security feature
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:40:11 GMT
The new 12-sided £1 will be immediately available from 33 banks and post offices around the UK.

Potholes 'the talk of the canteen'
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:02:50 GMT
Drivers complain about the state of local roads as a survey shows deteriorating conditions.

Ford to invest $1.2bn in Michigan plants
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:40:48 GMT
The US car giant says the investment in three plants is part of a planned upgrade.

Redrow withdraws Bovis takeover offer
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:36:53 GMT
The housebuilder says it is not in its shareholders' interests to increase its bid.

China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:30:31 GMT
The Chinese tech giant is spending $1.8bn on its stake in the electric carmaker.

Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:08:10 GMT
The retailer makes its first move into the region after completing a deal for an undisclosed amount.

Price comparison sites given thumbs up by regulator
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:15:21 GMT
Price comparison websites and apps bring "substantial benefits" to consumers, the regulator says.

Tesco warned over cost of £3.7bn Booker takeover
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:24:10 GMT
One of Tesco's biggest investors says the supermarket has no guarantee of future profits from the deal.

London-Paris business and tourism partnerships announced
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:34:45 GMT
Sadiq Khan said "two of the world's greatest cities" had "so much to gain from joining forces".

American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:13:14 GMT
The deal will allow the US carrier to tap into China's growing aviation market.

Plumbing firm Wolseley leads FTSE higher
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:55:40 GMT
Shares in plumbing goods firm Wolseley end the day nearly 6% up after it reports a big rise in profits.

Samsung plans to relaunch refurbished Note 7 devices
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:38:47 GMT
The technology giant says it may be able to offer the recalled devices as refurbished phones.

A brief history of decimal coins
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:20:49 GMT
As the new £1 coin rolls out, BBC Rewind takes a look back at the history of decimal coins in the UK.

60 Seconds of Business Sense: How to buy a business
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:38:59 GMT
Touker Suleyman, chairman of the fashion company Low Profile Holdings, gives advice on how to buy a business.

Ceramics boss: 'We are looking at the US'
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:24:25 GMT
Paul Farmer, boss of Wade Ceramics, says he is increasingly looking to export to the US as a result of Brexit.

Royal Mint ready to launch new £1 coins
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:09:52 GMT
The UK's new 12-sided £1 coins will be rolled out on Tuesday - but are we ready?

Survey reveals pothole problem
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:52:24 GMT
A survey is warning that roads in in England and Wales need billions of pounds spending on them.

'Steady as she goes - Brexit leaves our strategy unchanged'
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:47:26 GMT
The boss of floor tiles firm Amtico in Coventry says Brexit is not affecting his company's strategy.

Should you take your pet to work?
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:04:38 GMT
Some studies suggest taking your pet to the office has its benefits.

CEO Secrets: 'If it has to be now, it has to be a no'
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:48:14 GMT
Liz Earle, CEO of Liz Earle Wellbeing, shares her business tips for the CEO Secrets series.

New York's Fearless Girl statue to stay on till March 2018
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 03:27:38 GMT
The popular work, which aims to draw attention to gender inequality, will now stay in New York till 2018.

Bye-bye bank charges?
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:28:16 GMT
Smartphone banking is turning us into smart savers, research suggests, as consumers take control.

Rehab to riches
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:06:33 GMT
Khalil Rafati beat his heroin and crack cocaine addiction and went on to become a health food millionaire.

Just Google it
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:09:18 GMT
Is Google's position as the world's leading search engine now unassailable?

'Backward on pay'
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:34:24 GMT
BBC News asked women how they had coped financially while they were on maternity leave.

Cheaper flights
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:50:44 GMT
A new budget airline from the owner of British Airways may not make reaching distant destinations cheaper.

New broom
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:07:35 GMT
Theo Leggett examines what changes new owners Liberty Media might bring in to re-energise Formula 1.