UK Business News

Coronavirus: ExCel U-turns on charging NHS for hospital site
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 12:36:44 GMT
The owner of the centre will now cover costs for the NHS Nightingale Hospital.

Coronavirus: Cath Kidston set to call in administrators
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:36:02 GMT
The retailer is expected to appoint advisers as the coronavirus heaps more pressure on the High Street.

Coronavirus: Ferries need financial help to survive pandemic, says trade association
Sat, 04 Apr 2020 14:52:40 GMT
Services providing supplies of food, medical equipment and other imported goods could be at risk.

Coronavirus: Tech firms summoned over 'crackpot' 5G conspiracies
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 09:54:40 GMT
Government will tell social media firms to take down posts more quickly after attacks on masts.

BA cabin crew virus fears after long-haul flights
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:05:06 GMT
Pilots and cabin crew say the airline was slow to take action to protect them from the coronavirus.

Small businesses worry coronavirus loans ‘too risky’
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:30:16 GMT
Owners of small businesses tell the BBC they still have concerns about the government’s loan scheme.

Coronavirus: 'I don't want a flight voucher, where's my refund?'
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:05:58 GMT
The airlines' trade body wants to give vouchers for cancelled flights but passengers are unhappy.

Coronavirus: New Look delays supplier payments 'indefinitely'
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:04:02 GMT
The clothing retailer cancels new orders and tells firms they can pick up their stock.

Coronavirus: UK among economies risking record slump
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:02:50 GMT
Record falls in manufacturing and services activity point to recession, says a closely watched survey.

Coronavirus halts a decade of US jobs growth
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:07:01 GMT
American employers shed 701,000 jobs in March amid expectations there is worse to come.

Coronavirus: Debenhams set to appoint administrators
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:16:30 GMT
The department store chain says it is 'making contingency plans' amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: Skinningrove British Steel production paused
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:43:18 GMT
Sites at Lackenby and Darlington are not affected and no job losses are planned.

Coronavirus: Sainsbury’s to ease shopping item restrictions
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:51:23 GMT
The supermarket lifts limits on some products but asks households to send only one adult to do the shopping.

Coronavirus: What does it mean if I've been furloughed by work?
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 16:24:26 GMT
Millions unable to do their job due to coronavirus will have their wages paid by a new scheme.

Government bails out bus firms to keep routes open
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 07:41:27 GMT
A £167m fund will cover the losses of bus companies to keep essential services running for key workers.

Coronavirus conman barges in on 83-year-old woman
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 09:42:00 GMT
Trading standards officers say old-fashioned doorstep crime is rising as virus concern is exploited.

Coronavirus: Four ways the economy has been affected
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:01:11 GMT
The impact of the virus on the UK economy has been analysed by the UK's official number crunchers.

China's Luckin Coffee slumps on 'fake' data news
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 07:22:55 GMT
The company said its chief operating officer and other employees had fabricated financial information.

Coronavirus and money: What if I can't pay my bills?
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:42:19 GMT
Social distancing is leading people to worry about money. Here's some advice on paying your bills.

UK using 1.2 billion tonnes of material a year
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 16:32:27 GMT
The figure is the equivalent of 18.5 tonnes of material per person and that has increased.

Coronavirus: BA reaches deal to suspend thousands of workers
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 17:45:15 GMT
The airline will temporarily suspend more than 30,000 of its workers after reaching a deal with unions.

Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:12:37 GMT
More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as the coronavirus spreads.

Coronavirus: Interest-free overdraft plan for struggling borrowers
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:48:48 GMT
The UK's finance watchdog plans to end a "banking lottery" for those affected by coronavirus.

My Money: 'People have started leaving their houses again'
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:04:41 GMT
As part of a BBC blog series, Jen Smith talks us through one week as pandemic restrictions ease in Shenzhen.

Coronavirus threatens the next generation of smartphones
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 23:06:11 GMT
The latest smartphones might be delayed due to disrupted supply chains and shoppers staying at home.

What does it mean to declare insolvency?
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:06:41 GMT
What does it mean when firms declare themselves insolvent?

Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:05:44 GMT
Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works?

Coronavirus career pivots: 'I now work in a supermarket'
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 23:02:09 GMT
An actress and a commercial sales leader talk about making the switch to working in a supermarket.

Big splash: The world's largest designer of water parks
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:05:54 GMT
Geoff Chutter is the founder of Whitewater West, the world's largest water park design firm.

Coronavirus meant we had to delay our wedding
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 11:36:57 GMT
The coronavirus outbreak means big weddings are currently impossible. Here's one couple's experience.

'The phone slipped into the bath': Conference call tales
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:01:34 GMT
How to avoid some of the pitfalls of teleconferencing and how it is changing the way we meet and do business.

'My $60m weight-loss app cured my personal pain'
Sun, 29 Mar 2020 23:19:40 GMT
Victoria Repa has created an app to help people lose weight, an issue she struggled with growing up.

The uncertain future for China's electric car makers
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:02:45 GMT
China is the biggest market for electric vehicles, but the coronavirus is the latest blow to shake the industry.

How are food supply networks coping with coronavirus?
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:04:35 GMT
As the pandemic puts pressure on food supplies, how are the delivery systems holding up?

Marini Naturals: The haircare business that reaches 12 countries
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:16:00 GMT
Michelle Ntalami couldn't buy the products she wanted for her hair, so she set up a company to sell them.

Could synthetic fish be a better catch of the day?
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:38:07 GMT
Start-ups are growing fish "meat" in labs and say it will be competitive with fish from the sea.

'I bought a winery and it caused a US-French row'
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 00:13:42 GMT
When US entrepreneur Michael Baum bought a famous French vineyard it caused a trans-Atlantic spat.

Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 00:05:14 GMT
Demand has surged for robots equipped with powerful ultraviolet lights that can kill viruses.

Singapore has moved all its hawkers indoors, and other big Asian cities are following suit
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:01:00 GMT
Singapore has moved all its street food vendors indoors. Could that be a model for other cities?

'It was never my plan to be the boss of a huge company'
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:01:42 GMT
Why Swiss drugs giant Novartis was prepared to take a chance on a young American.

How do you work out what something is worth?
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:02:14 GMT
Auctions have been around for centuries, but underpin the success of many internet giants today.

Reducing brain damage in sport without losing the thrills
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:00:27 GMT
Sports like NFL and rugby are taking head injuries much more seriously and employing technology to help.

The Boss: Male investors didn't get my billion-dollar idea
Mon, 16 Mar 2020 00:05:51 GMT
How fashion boss Katrina Lake was able to succeed despite having to battle sexism.

Mark Carney: What legacy will he leave the Bank of England?
Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:22:52 GMT
The first non-British governor to lead the Bank in its 325-year history steps down this weekend.

Are female urinals the answer to queues at the loos?
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 00:13:28 GMT
Clever designs are trying to tackle queues for female loos, but will the innovations catch on?

Coronavirus: Flower grower donates blooms to key workers
Sun, 05 Apr 2020 00:06:58 GMT
Horticulturalist Ben Cross is working with supermarkets to donate flowers to NHS workers.

Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:16:25 GMT
With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

Coronavirus: The struggle of being a ride-share driver
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:37:43 GMT
Julie Davis is a ride-share driver in the virus hotspot of Seattle - watch her emotional video diary.

Remote working: Seven tips for successful video meetings
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:51:23 GMT
Workplace consultant Guenaelle Watson gives seven tips for better video meetings.

The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:05:53 GMT
The Prodrive Motorsport company it switching its factory to ventilators

Coronavirus: Inside a community pharmacy under pressure
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 09:20:13 GMT
Pharmacists are asking people not to stockpile drugs as many report a threefold increase in footfall.