UK Business News

Tate Modern overtakes British Museum as top UK visitor attraction
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:06:52 GMT
The London art gallery overtakes the British Museum's visitor numbers for the first time.

Former Barclays trader guilty of Euribor rate-rigging
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:31:29 GMT
Carlo Palombo is the latest trader found guilty of conspiring to manipulate Euribor interest rates.

Sackler-owned Purdue Pharma settles opioid lawsuit for $270m
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:18:19 GMT
Purdue Pharma, owned by the wealthy Sackler dynasty, is facing 2,000 claims over its painkiller.

Ryanair trolling of British Airways' mistake backfires
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:48:01 GMT
Ryanair's attempt to tease British Airways over its flight plan mistake backfires.

Lloyd's of London to tackle sexual harassment reports
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:47:59 GMT
The Lloyd's of London insurer unveils its plan after women complain of "near-persistent harassment".

Article 13: Memes exempt as EU backs controversial copyright law
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:46:36 GMT
Sharing memes and GIFs is still allowed under the new laws, after tweaks to allow "parody".

Brexit: Flu vaccine 'could be airlifted into UK'
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 13:49:45 GMT
Drugs firm Sanofi has plans to fly supplies into the UK if transport routes are disrupted by Brexit.

Michelle Obama's memoir Becoming sells 10 million copies
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:32:25 GMT
The memoir, published in November, could be the world's most popular autobiography, its publisher claims.

'My life savings have been wiped out'
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:02:11 GMT
Investors face a two-year wait to see if they'll get any money back from a collapsed investment firm.

Debenhams warns Mike Ashley bid will not solve funding crisis
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:55:32 GMT
The ailing department store chain says an offer will not address its immediate funding needs.

'Mortgage prisoners' given help by City regulator
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:59:49 GMT
Changes to affordability checks are designed to help those trapped on high interest-rate home loans.

Top bosses' £4m pay packet ‘damaging’ to UK reputation
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:06 GMT
Excessive executive pay is undermining the reputation of British companies, says the business committee.

Airbus secures multi-billion dollar jet order from China
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 02:52:35 GMT
It comes as rival Boeing works to rebuild confidence in its 737 Max aircraft after two fatal crashes.

Uber buys Middle Eastern rival Careem for $3.1bn
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:36:59 GMT
The ride-sharing firm expands into the Middle East with the acquisition of a Dubai-based rival.

BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf by mistake
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:10:41 GMT
The mistake only became apparent when the "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was made.

Airlines keeping safety training 'to an absolute minimum'
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:01:18 GMT
Airlines are keeping safety training to an "absolute minimum" to cut costs, a flight safety expert says.

Cash fears as third of Scottish banks lost
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 16:21:45 GMT
Which? calls for "urgent action" as MPs on the Scottish Affairs Committee meet to discuss access to cash.

Britons get 'bad deal' from broadband giants
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:53:49 GMT
Slow speeds and poor value for money top lists of complaints about big UK broadband providers.

Autonomy boss in 'deliberate fraud', court told
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:52:18 GMT
HP sues Autonomy founder Mike Lynch in what is believed to be the UK's biggest civil fraud trial.

Apple unveils TV streaming platform and credit card
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:21:22 GMT
The tech giant confirmed it was focusing on online services, rather than devices, at a live event.

Happy workers try harder says former Saracens rugby player
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:09:22 GMT
A happy workplace culture means better productivity, says former Saracens rugby player turned beer boss Alistair Hargreaves.

Training Britons to take the jobs EU migrants are leaving
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:10:01 GMT
The firms training thousands of unemployed people to take the jobs that EU migrants are leaving behind.

Brexit fears boost British tourism
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:14:16 GMT
Uncertainty over Brexit is prompting a surge in bookings for British holidays this year.

'Pink tax': Should personal care products for women cost more?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:22:45 GMT
Should personal care products marketed to women cost more? And is there actually any difference?

KFC's UK and Ireland boss talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:17:59 GMT
KFC's UK and Ireland managing director Paula MacKenzie talks about the day the chicken chain ran out of chicken.

Filipino firm Jollibee takes on US fried chicken chains
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:15:54 GMT
The battle for crispy, deep-fried chicken is on. There is a new kid in town and it is not American.

Why women's jeans are getting higher and higher
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:56:10 GMT
Levi Strauss boss Chip Bergh talks women's jeans with the BBC's Michelle Fleury.

Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:02:03 GMT
The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts.

What's going on with the UK economy?
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:00:56 GMT
Employment is soaring but growth is tepid, so what should we make of the state of the UK economy?

World's most expensive cities revealed
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:54:37 GMT
Paris is top in a list of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore.

How to create a period-friendly workplace
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:02:47 GMT
Breaking down office taboos around menstruation: what makes a period-friendly workplace?

Extremism is global education fight, says Blair
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:41 GMT
Education systems should work together to tackle extremism, says Tony Blair, in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

How a Chinese firm fell victim to intellectual property theft
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:58:03 GMT
Business owner Frank Liu, a victim of IP theft, says ideas should be protected like "human rights".

'The biggest, strangest problem I could find to study'
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 23:55:08 GMT
Tackling the "grey noise" of potentially malicious web traffic is a full-time job for IT teams.

'I paid £160 for a pair of limited edition nappies'
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 00:36:01 GMT
How collecting colourful washable nappies can become a costly and even somewhat addictive hobby.

'Muslims don't date, we marry'
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:07:47 GMT
The British entrepreneur who has set up a global dating app specifically for Muslims.

Boom or bust: What culture tells us about money
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:10:48 GMT
Professor Nicky March picks out some examples from art and literature and explains what they tell us.

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:13:05 GMT
New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.

How a bookshop wolf handles awkward customers
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:12:00 GMT
If you've ever worked in customer service, this comic might resonate

Chinese imports 'driving fishermen to despair'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:09:04 GMT
Kenya's Lake Victoria fishermen are struggling to compete with cheap Chinese fish imports.

'Corruption in Ukraine has to be stopped'
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:01:31 GMT
Corruption is the "number one problem" in Ukraine, MP Sergey Leshchenko tells the BBC's Ed Butler.

The UK's richest man bailing out Team Sky
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 14:56:55 GMT
The UK's richest man, and now owner of a cycling team, has built a multi-billion pound business by buying unloved assets.

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 00:05:37 GMT
As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

Exam failure who became a multi-millionaire hotelier
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 00:06:37 GMT
When Robin Hutson failed his school exams he went into the hotel industry instead, and made his fortune.

Mopping up Dieselgate: The boss transforming Volkswagen
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:21:48 GMT
Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.

AI and spices: Would you put cumin on a pizza?
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 00:06:22 GMT
How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.

Ethiopian Airlines probe: What do we know?
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 21:13:53 GMT
The race is on for investigators to find answers about what happened to the Boeing 737 Max-8 plane.

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:44:22 GMT
Countries and airlines around the world have grounded Boeing 737 Max flights over safety concerns.

Classic car industry fears Trump and Brexit roadblock
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:05:54 GMT
Classic car sales have slowed sharply, as President Trump ponders tariffs and Brexit hits confidence.

Do supermarkets know more about us than we do?
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:14:06 GMT
Product loyalty is not solely based on value, quality or choice but also on personal attachment, studies suggest.

Meet Tengai, the interview robot who won't judge you
Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:10:24 GMT
Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.

How I'm preparing for a no-deal Brexit
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:18:00 GMT
In a big week for Brexit small business owners share how they're preparing for the possibility of no deal.

‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:15:19 GMT
How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.

Brexit: 10 ways you could be affected by no-deal
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:18:14 GMT
From your weekly shop to your holiday plans, how could a no-deal Brexit affect you?

What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft?
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 14:44:13 GMT
The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy is the second fatal crash involving the new type of Boeing aircraft.

Wonky spud vodka couple eye export market
Mon, 11 Mar 2019 00:33:57 GMT
A potato-farming couple are hoping to sell their vodka to overseas markets like the US and Middle East.