UK Business News

City firms may lose 'prized' EU access, say eurozone leaders
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:39:04 GMT
The UK's major finance firms risk losing unrestricted access to the EU, say eurozone leaders, as the City of London loses a powerful voice in Brussels.

HSBC 'to move jobs to Paris if UK leaves single market'
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:35:11 GMT
HSBC would move up to 1,000 staff from London to Paris if Britain left the single market and was not part of the European Economic Area, the BBC understands.

Wetherspoon boss Martin says Brexit worry 'understandable'
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:21:25 GMT
Brexit businessman Tim Martin, founder of the Wetherspoons pub chain, says anxiety is "understandable", but adds there is no need to rush into EU exit talks.

Soros warns of EU disintegration
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:21:18 GMT
Billionaire investor George Soros warns that Britain's vote to leave the European Union makes the disintegration of the bloc "practically irreversible".

EU referendum: Moody's cut UK's credit outlook to 'negative'
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:29:20 GMT
The UK has its credit rating outlook cut to "negative" by leading financial agency Moody's, as outgoing PM David Cameron faces pressure to speed up "divorce" talks with the EU.

How will Brexit affect your finances?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:07:24 GMT
Leaving the European Union is likely to have profound consequences for every household in the UK. Here's how your personal finances could be affected.

EU referendum: UK's EU commissioner Lord Hill to resign
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:31:02 GMT
The UK's EU Commissioner Lord Hill announces he is to stand down, saying "what is done cannot be undone" after the UK votes to leave the European Union.

UK car industry needs 'swift EU deal to curb high tariffs'
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:46:20 GMT
The UK government must act quickly to secure favourable terms for a key export sector, says industry expert Professor David Bailey.

JCB boss says 'little to fear' from Brexit
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:52:45 GMT
The UK has "little to fear from leaving the EU", says Lord Bamford, the chairman of JCB.

Obama: Special relationship remains despite Brexit
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:16:55 GMT
Barack Obama said that the special relationship between the US and the UK would endure despite Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

EU referendum: Drivers 'could face rising petrol prices'
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:06:30 GMT
Drivers could face higher petrol and diesel prices as a result of the vote to leave the EU, retailers suggest.

Stock markets tumble after Leave vote
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:59:59 GMT
Wall Street and the FTSE 100 both fall sharply in a wild day of trading after the UK votes to leave the European Union.

Thomas Cook suspends online currency sales as demand surges
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:55:01 GMT
The fall in the value of sterling sparks a rush to exchange travel money, prompting Thomas Cook to suspend online sales.

UK interest rate 'likely to hit zero' following Brexit
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:09:25 GMT
UBS economist warns of two rate cuts over six months amid predictions UK economic growth will slow and the pound will fall further.

Property market lull may follow vote to leave EU
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:58:50 GMT
Commentators suggest the lull in the UK property market will continue in response to the UK's vote to leave the EU.

City shock at referendum result
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:39:57 GMT
Tens of thousands of City staff who turned up for work this morning found their professional world turned upside down.

Brexit: What does it mean for expats, here and in the EU?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:26:10 GMT
How does the UK's vote to leave the European Union affect British expats in Europe, and EU nationals working in the UK?

EU referendum: What does a rating agency warning mean?
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:00:16 GMT
The BBC’s Andrew Verity explains what a warning from a rating agency means.

Brexit: What will happen to my...?
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:40:41 GMT
BBC News looks at some of the practical changes that follow from the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Brexit: Are house prices really going to fall?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:03:40 GMT
Now we've voted to leave the EU, are house prices really going to fall, asks the BBC's Simon Gompertz.

How might Brexit affect your summer holidays?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:45:21 GMT
The BBC's Simon Gompertz looks at how the UK's vote to leave the EU might affect British holidaymakers.

Christine Lagarde: 'We, ourselves, stand ready' for Brexit
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:24:56 GMT
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, gives her reaction to the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Brexit: Seven economic indicators to watch
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:34:49 GMT
What key indicators will investors be looking at now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union?

Ask Andy: What happens to the pound after UK vote?
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:38:42 GMT
The BBC's Andrew Verity explains the economic impact the changing value of the pound can have.

The rise and fall of African economies
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:40:53 GMT
Colm O'Regan asks why economies in the same continent seem to be moving in different directions.

Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:48:49 GMT
Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms are left to wonder what the future holds.

Uber to 'hide' surge pricing notifications
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:57:02 GMT
Uber is to hide surge pricing notifications for more users to make its app less "complicated".

Rising star
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 01:21:42 GMT
Garbine Muguruza is being heralded as the new face of women's tennis, but can the Spaniard follow in the footsteps of global superstars like Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams?

Trade deal challenges
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:04:13 GMT
The UK government must resolve key issues with the EU, including immigrants' access to Britain, as well as trade deals and tariffs.

EU 'bank passport'
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:10:02 GMT
The are fears that the UK's financial sector may lose its access to the European Union markets, as Andrew Walker reports.

After Brexit
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:28:23 GMT
Now that the British public has voted for Brexit, what exactly will be the economic effects? Here are five areas where experts say we should pay close attention.

Not as secure?
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:07:22 GMT
As Moody's, one of the big three credit ratings agencies, cuts its outlook for the UK's economy from "stable" to negative", BBC News explains what the agencies do.

'Reassurance needed'
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:57:47 GMT
UK companies and business organisations say action to shore up stability and confidence is needed following the EU referendum result.

Up in the air
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:32:40 GMT
Gatwick may be back in the race against Heathrow to build a new runway following the vote to leave the EU and David Cameron's resignation

Snap, swipe, like
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:09:18 GMT
How are fashion retailers responding to the world of smartphones and social media?

Very Important Pets
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:00:48 GMT
A look at the growing number of hotels around the world that allow guests to bring their pets with them, and the services they offer the animals.

Cash crop
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:00:50 GMT
The number of businesses in the cannabis industry in the US is growing but the legal grey zone the sector falls into can make finding funding tough.

What's up dock?
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:00:51 GMT
Horn of Africa trade has pivoted around Djibouti for the last decade. But a new deal for the ancient maritime hub of Berbera, on the Somaliland coast, looks set to change that.

Fight for $15
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:54:29 GMT
Seattle became the first major US city to introduce a $15 minimum wage two years ago. What impact is it having on businesses and the economy?

Virtual doctors
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:58:33 GMT
Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Be yourself
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:47:27 GMT
Qantas boss Alan Joyce explains why it's important to be yourself at work, and the benefits of having a diverse range of people at the top.

Game, dataset and match
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:59:10 GMT
As Wimbledon prepares to use emotion-tracking cameras at this year's tennis championships, sport is becoming increasingly digital for fans, players and venues alike.

Duck protests
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:05:02 GMT
The Belgrade Waterfront development is being touted by officials as moving the city in a "positive direction" but the project is proving controversial.

High stakes
Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:02:40 GMT
How former actor Daniel Percival raised the money he needed to launch a yoga studio by successfully spread betting on the financial markets.