UK Business News

HMRC loses £50m Qatar tax appeal
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:25:31 GMT
HM Revenue & Customs loses an appeal to recover up to £50m in stamp duty from the sale of the Chelsea Barracks.

Watchdog to probe Home Retail takeover
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:56:06 GMT
The competition watchdog will examine Sainsbury's takeover of Argos owner Home Retail Group.

'Text to cut mobile nuisance calls'
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:17:33 GMT
A new service has been launched that allows mobile phone users to block nuisance calls by sending a simple text.

Would leaving the EU be bad for pensioners?
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:10:40 GMT
Ros Altmann says leaving the EU would be bad for pensioners. Is she right?

Paypal founder is 'comic book villain'
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:40:30 GMT
Gossip site Gawker accuses Paypal founder Peter Thiel of being 'vindictive' and a 'comic book villain' who uses his billions to fund libel suits against the site.

G7 says Brexit is risk to growth
Fri, 27 May 2016 05:54:12 GMT
A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a "serious threat to global growth".

Once-a-day sunscreen 'wears off'
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:40:09 GMT
Using so-called once-a-day sunscreen is not fully effective against the sun's harmful rays, research by Which? has found.

US markets lifted by economic data
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:11:56 GMT
US markets open higher on Friday after the government revised its figures for economic growth upward and consumer sentiment rose.

A million more 'to live with parents'
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:09:09 GMT
A million more young people are likely to find themselves living with their parents over the next decade, according to the insurance company Aviva.

M&S loses 12% in wake of results
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:33 GMT
London shares remain flat overall in noon trading but Marks and Spencer is down 12% since its profit warning and results on Wednesday.

Hollande 'won't back down' over protests
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:38:49 GMT
France's President Hollande refuses to dilute labour market reforms as trade unions threaten to escalate their protests.

Three announces mobile ad-block trial
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:01:15 GMT
Mobile service provider Three confirms it will block advertising on its network for a day-long trial in June.

Possible MH370 debris found in Mozambique
Fri, 27 May 2016 08:36:44 GMT
Experts following the MH370 search say it is likely a new piece of debris found by a BBC reader in Mozambique came from the missing plane.

Treasury warns of 'Brexit pension hit'
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:00:57 GMT
The Treasury is warning that millions of current and future pensioners will be worse off if the UK leaves the European Union.

French unions oppose Hinkley Point
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:32:41 GMT
The future of the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, remains in doubt as key French unions raise concerns over its cost, Newsnight learns.

Is this the most racist advertisement ever made?
Fri, 27 May 2016 11:43:02 GMT
A Chinese laundry detergent advertisement is causing widespread outrage online, being dubbed the most racist commercial to be screened.

Foxconn replaces '60,000 with robots'
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:22:12 GMT
Apple supplier Foxconn replaces 60,000 factory workers with robots, according to Chinese media reports.

VIDEO: Innovating against the odds in Zambia
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:17:56 GMT
Despite the unfavourable economic environment, some businesses in Zambia are managing to thrive.

VIDEO: 'Zambians are now appreciating art'
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:38:22 GMT
Some Zambian artists are hopeful there are signs the country's creative industry is beginning to flourish.

VIDEO: What really goes on at the G7?
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:12:02 GMT
Colm O'Regan takes a light-hearted look at the group of countries who meet for the annual Group of Seven summit.

VIDEO: Pensioners 'should not pay to save steel'
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:22:09 GMT
Retired steel workers should not have to pay to save the industry through pension cuts, a Welsh Labour MP says.

VIDEO: Steel pension changes 'to prevent cuts'
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:38:22 GMT
Smaller increases in steel pensions would avoid the risk of collapse and cuts, the chair of the scheme's trustees says.

VIDEO: 'No-one cares how good you used to be'
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:00:29 GMT
Sir Paul Smith, the legendary designer, may have been a force in the world of fashion and business for 40 years, but says he is not complacent, because "no-one cares how good you used to be".

VIDEO: Tata boss: No bid shortlist yet
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:46:07 GMT
The board of the Tata Steel has confirmed that there is still no decision about which bidders have made the shortlist to take over its UK operations.

VIDEO: 'Steel industry must not be destroyed'
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:33:15 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn joins steel workers marching through London to highlight the crisis facing the British steel industry.

The game that kick-started the Champions League
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:00:30 GMT
How a 1986 Real Madrid game kick-started Champions League

How 'robo recruiters' could affect your job prospects
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:00:33 GMT
How 'robo recruiters' could be denting your job prospects

How steel workers' pensions could be hit
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:50:07 GMT
How much can workers expect to lose over their lifetime?

Vancouver's 'freak show' property market
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:00:47 GMT
What's going on in Vancouver's property market?

Who is bidding for the BHS brand?
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:32:15 GMT
Who is bidding for the beleaguered brand?

Stamp collecting: The mistakes worth millions
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:00:42 GMT
The mistakes worth millions to stamp collectors

The perils of doing business in Venezuela
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:01:01 GMT
The perils of trying to run a business in Venezuela

Is populism a threat to Europe's economies?
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:23:22 GMT
Will populism push Europe away from economic orthodoxy?

Will Greek debt deal change anything?
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:43:31 GMT
Will Greece's latest debt deal really change anything?