UK Business News

US Fed cuts interest rates for second time since 2008
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:07:08 GMT
The US central bank has cut interest rates by 0.25 percentage points, but is split over future moves.

Why the Fed's interest rate move matters
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:02:55 GMT
The Federal Reserve, the US central bank, is expected to cut its main interest rates on Wednesday.

British Airways pilots call off next week's strike
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:19:31 GMT
Pilots' union Balpa calls on the airline to "negotiate seriously" with a view to ending the dispute.

Cobham: National security fears threaten defence takeover
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 08:56:49 GMT
The government is looking into Advent's £4bn takeover bid for British defence firm Cobham.

Albemarle and Bond helpline 'improved'
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:49:30 GMT
Amid heavy criticism, the company says that it remains solvent and customers' pawned items are safe.

Trump strips California of power to set auto emission standards
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:55:42 GMT
The US president says the move will cut car prices but it is likely to spark a legal battle.

Bridgend site to produce Land Rover-inspired Ineos 4x4
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:02:31 GMT
The company will get public money to help bring up to 500 jobs to the town.

Inflation surprise as computer game prices drop
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:12:52 GMT
The rate inflation slowed to 1.7% in August as games and download prices fell.

House price growth slowest for seven years, says ONS
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:27:16 GMT
The latest figures show the biggest drop in prices in the last year was in the North East of England.

Lloyd's 'devastated' at sexual misconduct report
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 10:14:59 GMT
Boss John Neal admits there are "issues we've got to tackle" at the 331-year-old insurance market.

Cash machines closing fastest in poor areas, chancellor told
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:02:23 GMT
Consumer group Which? urges the chancellor to act over the loss of free ATMs in poor communities.

'My derelict pub still got TripAdvisor reviews'
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:02:43 GMT
TripAdvisor says it is winning the fight against fake reviews using fraud detection technology.

Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 03:16:56 GMT
The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made.

India e-cigarettes: Ban announced to prevent youth 'epidemic'
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 13:05:37 GMT
The government says vaping poses a health risk to the young, rather than an alternative to smoking.

Oil price falls as Saudi Arabia calms supply fears
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:15:41 GMT
The country's energy minister says output will return to normal later this month after drone attacks.

What is the UK's inflation rate?
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:53:09 GMT
A guide to what inflation is and why it matters for household finances.

Tech-savvy stamp collectors energise an old hobby
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:05:06 GMT
Technology is helping stamp collectors to share their passion and keep rogue operators at bay.

Rutland: England's only county without a McDonald's
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 08:45:47 GMT
The burger chain wants to open in Rutland but people fear it will "kill" Oakham and bring in "riff-raff".

‘No-one asks new dads how they’re feeling at work’
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:00:11 GMT
Companies are doing more to support working dads but may overlook postnatal mental illness in men.

What can restaurants do to help customers with allergies?
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 06:45:34 GMT
Some allergy sufferers say they are "terrified" when dining out and have asked eateries to do more to make them safe.

Frankfurt Motor Show: Love, hate and electric cars
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:55:08 GMT
The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

High-tech ways to keep employees happy
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:26:04 GMT
Companies offer gym deals and cycle schemes - but how do they know if these are what staff want?

Can a sacred drink boost an island's fortunes?
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:12:41 GMT
The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is hoping kava will boost exports and bring in much needed cash.

Can solar power shake up the energy market?
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:38:39 GMT
The falling cost of solar power is helping it to disrupt the global energy market.

The bizarre fabrics that fashion is betting on
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:00:30 GMT
Amid a growing backlash against fast fashion, firms are looking at new fabrics from mushrooms and pineapples.

Porsche set to lead the charge at Frankfurt show
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 11:14:36 GMT
Porsche is set to lead the charge at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its new electric sports car.

The Chelsea goalie who joined Goldman Sachs
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:04:43 GMT
Goalkeeper quits top flight women's football at the age of 25 to start a new career in finance.

Exchange rates: Why is the pound getting weaker?
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 10:52:55 GMT
A simple guide to how currency is valued and what it means for your finances

Shampoo tycoon: 'leave the details to the experts'.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:04:25 GMT
Shampoo tycoon: 'Don't try to solve all the technical problems. Leave the details to the experts.'

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 23:03:27 GMT
More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.

Why thousands are flocking to corgi cafes
Sat, 14 Sep 2019 23:50:59 GMT
Corgi cafes are all the rage, with these dog-themed businesses popping up across Asia.

How virtual reality is helping people with dementia
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:17:31 GMT
Virtual reality is being used to help people with dementia revisit their past.

How bottled water became a million dollar idea.
Thu, 12 Sep 2019 23:21:44 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how bottled water became a million dollar idea.