UK Business News

Landlords in legal challenge to House of Fraser rescue
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:49:23 GMT
In a legal challenge landlords say they have been unfairly treated in the rescue deal for House of Fraser.

PayPoint: Energy payments fixed for customers
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:41:52 GMT
Terminals across the UK went down on Saturday but the company says the issue is now resolved.

How Netflix went from pioneer to powerhouse
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:18:43 GMT
Netflix started as a mail order DVD service, but it's now admired and feared by the biggest media firms.

'Trade war a reality' French finance minister warns
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:46:49 GMT
Bruno Le Maire accuses the US of using "the law of the jungle" with unilateral tariffs

Fiat Chrysler replaces CEO Sergio Marchionne for health reasons
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:54:40 GMT
Sergio Marchionne, 66, is replaced after suffering complications from shoulder surgery.

Smart meters to cut energy bills by just £11, say MPs
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:50:02 GMT
MPs say smart meters will not deliver expected savings and their rollout will not meet a deadline.

Six ways China could retaliate in a trade war
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:50:15 GMT
With the US President suggesting tariffs could hit $500bn of goods, China could retaliate in several ways.

Holidaymakers hit as pound falls
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:07:14 GMT
Britons heading abroad are seeing the poorest exchange rates for nine months.

Trump 'ready' to tax all Chinese imports
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:17:53 GMT
The US president says he is prepared to slap tariffs on all $500bn of imports from China.

Ryanair pilot strike to continue next week
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:17:54 GMT
The Irish low-cost airline is facing a series of walkouts by staff over working conditions.

UK government borrowing at 11-year low
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:32:27 GMT
Public sector borrowing between April and June fell to the lowest level since 2007.

Cadbury's Dairy Milk to offer low-sugar version
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:54:06 GMT
A new version of the famous bar will have almost a third less sugar, the owner of Cadbury announces

US faces retaliation if car tariffs go ahead
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:02:22 GMT
The US is considering tariffs on foreign cars but the EU, Mexico and Canada say they would retaliate.

James Packer: Australia tycoon quits boards amid focus on health
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:57:58 GMT
James Packer retreats from business life after a tumultuous period that affected him psychologically.

Poundworld to disappear from the High Street
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:09:15 GMT
The collapse means all 335 stores will have closed by 10 August with the loss of 5,100 jobs.

Japan's Kobe Steel indicted over quality scandal
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:30:30 GMT
Kobe Steel, which is Japan's third-largest steelmaker, first admitted to the wrongdoing last year.

Comcast likely to be new owner of Sky
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 18:57:16 GMT
The US cable TV giant Comcast is likely to be the new owner of Sky after a lengthy takeover battle.

Trump criticises US central bank's interest rate rises
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:22:16 GMT
Mr Trump says he is "not happy" with rising interest rates which he argues put the US at a disadvantage.

Lebanese farmer: Growing cannabis should be legal
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:52:47 GMT
Lebanon is considering legalising cannabis. A farmer explains why this could "benefit everyone".

Kitty Hawk Flyer: 'A big drone that a human can fit in'
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:55:28 GMT
A look inside the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a new flying car from the firm backed by Google's Larry Page.

Teaching the elite to fly helicopters
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:38:01 GMT
State of the art airborne classrooms to help test pilots perfect their helicopter flying skills.

Business booming for giant cargo planes
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:17:13 GMT
$7tn of goods travel by air every year. Much of it goes in the hold of normal airliners. But for those big, awkward loads, something rather larger is required.

Formula 1: The tech driving the races
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:00:24 GMT
BBC Click gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the technology behind F1.

Holiday credit card charges - and how to avoid them
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:22:54 GMT
Britons on holiday spend £1bn a year on fees when using their credit and debit cards abroad. There are ways round it, as Simon Gompertz explains.

The perilous search for 'Himalayan Viagra'
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:07:37 GMT
More valuable than gold, Yarsagumba fungus is only found in the Himalayas above 3,000 metres.

'Don't be do-gooders. Do things'
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:12:49 GMT
Cafédirect boss John Steel says his firm is not "here to be do-gooders, we're here to do things".

Especially for you
Sat, 21 Jul 2018 23:20:43 GMT
Thanks to the internet, having clothes made to fit you is becoming increasingly affordable.

Mortgage misery
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:52:45 GMT
Excessive lending before the Financial Crisis has left many homeowners at risk of having their homes repossessed

Boomless speed
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:14:12 GMT
Three firms are vying to be the first to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight in the next decade.

Eyes on the skies
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:11:55 GMT
Farnborough Airshow in pictures: The big, the fast, the noisy.

Unlikely partners?
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:04:10 GMT
Israel may be a big ally of the US, but it is moving ahead with ever more business deals with China.

Rose gold rising
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:07:42 GMT
Rose gold clothes, shoes, furniture, cars, weddings - why is this colour still so popular?

Bright as a Button
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:10:17 GMT
A student racing car competition wants to tackle a global shortage of recruits into engineering.

Emotional surveillance
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:05 GMT
How facial recognition is being used to identify suspects in crowds and spot suspicious behaviour.

Chinese whispers
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:35:05 GMT
Two Chinese companies are implicated in the scandal around the Malaysian investment fund, 1MDB.

'It was pretty crazy'
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:07:48 GMT
Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.

No affordable homes?
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 05:13:37 GMT
More money is now available for people who want to develop affordable housing in their local area.

Shedding pounds
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:01:31 GMT
With ever-more money being spent on fitness, BBC News asks who spends most and what is it spent on?

Active defence
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:21:13 GMT
How firms are using cutting-edge techniques to stop cyber criminals breaching their networks.

Beauty queen
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:32:54 GMT
Kylie Jenner is not old enough to drink alcohol in the US yet, but is worth almost $1bn.

Tariff battle
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:34:19 GMT
After the US imposes tariffs on $34bn of goods from China, the BBC looks at President Trump's move.

Trading places
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:17:09 GMT
President Trump vows to move quickly on a UK trade deal after Brexit - but the reality is more complex.

Playing Chequers
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:43:24 GMT
The UK government is due to set out its plans for the country's post-Brexit relationship with the EU. What do we know so far?

Korea lesson
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 23:15:45 GMT
The popularity of K-pop is driving a global boom in learning the Korean language.

Ground breaking tech
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 23:01:15 GMT
Virtual reality, drones and automation are making mining safer and more productive.

Citroën CEO: ‘Directors' egos can be a bit like four-year-olds’
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:30:48 GMT
Linda Jackson is the first female and first British CEO of French carmaker Citroën.

'One of the lucky ones'
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 23:06:18 GMT
Simplyhealth chief executive Romana Adbin didn't let the lasting impact of polio hold her back.

From podium to boardroom
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 00:48:45 GMT
David Coulthard swapped the high-powered world of Formula 1 for a new career path in the media and business.