UK Business News

Boeing: Regulators to meet about grounded 737 Max
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:41:40 GMT
Regulators will discuss when the Boeing jet can return to the skies following two crashes.

Avon to be acquired by Brazil's Natura for £1.6bn
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:57:14 GMT
The new combined company will boast 3,200 stores worldwide with a presence in 100 countries.

Sky Bet boss: 'Industry should consider funding treatment centres'
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:09:52 GMT
The boss of one of the UK's biggest betting companies says more needs to be done to help problem gamblers.

Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green to close 23 stores
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:20:45 GMT
The pensions regulator has doubts about Sir Philip Green's proposed rescue plan to mend the business.

British Steel insolvency endangers 5,000 jobs
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:53:44 GMT
British Steel enters compulsory liquidation, threatening 5,000 jobs directly and 20,000 more indirectly.

Google's Ad Exchange faces privacy probe by Irish regulator
Wed, 22 May 2019 17:35:42 GMT
The Irish Data Protection Commission will look into whether Google's Ad Exchange system is GDPR-compliant.

Prada to stop using fur from next year
Wed, 22 May 2019 14:49:46 GMT
The Italian fashion house will no longer use fur from next year, joining the list of fur-free brands.

Cadent hit by record penalty over gas supply failures
Wed, 22 May 2019 08:16:19 GMT
Cadent left some customers without supplies for more than five months and had no records for 775 tower blocks.

Energy bills push inflation to 2019 high
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:25:45 GMT
Consumer inflation was 2.1% in April, boosted by energy price rises and air fares.

Pret to buy Eat in vegan deal
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:42:16 GMT
Pret a Manger is buying food chain Eat to "turbo-charge" its Veggie Pret chain.

North-South divide in house prices
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:50:45 GMT
Property values fell by 1.9% in London in the year to March, but rose by 3.6% in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:57:45 GMT
Chinese company is dealt an "insurmountable" blow as chip designer says it must comply with US trade ban.

Netball counts down to World Cup 'summer of excitement'
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:49:14 GMT
The 2019 Netball World Cup can boost the game on and off the court, and build on England's 2018 Commonwealth Games success.

What have economists been getting wrong?
Wed, 22 May 2019 01:33:01 GMT
Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.

What went wrong at Jamie's Italian?
Wed, 22 May 2019 08:58:06 GMT
Stretched staff, cavernous premises and the curse of the coupon.

Feeling the impact of Trump's foreign worker squeeze
Wed, 22 May 2019 23:49:56 GMT
US firms say President Trump has made it harder to hire the skilled foreign workers they need.

British Steel collapse: the role of Greybull Capital
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:02:15 GMT
The secretive investment firm also owned Monarch Airlines and Comet.

How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything
Tue, 21 May 2019 23:22:35 GMT
Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs.

Are barcodes the way to protect dementia patients?
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:22:07 GMT
How technology and community support is keeping people with dementia in Japan safe.

The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:24:08 GMT
AI-powered advertising copywriters are coming, but can they be taught to be as inventive as humans?

'The bullying got worse and worse and I snapped'
Sun, 19 May 2019 23:07:28 GMT
How a troubled childhood gave investor Guy Hands the drive to succeed in life.

What are the EU rules about state aid?
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:27:36 GMT
What does the EU say about state aid and could Brexit make it easier?

How the humble brick built the world
Fri, 17 May 2019 21:15:52 GMT
Why bricks are still a vital building technology.

Are our weddings too white?
Sat, 18 May 2019 23:52:18 GMT
Why it might be time to rethink the way we celebrate as more couples come from diverse backgrounds.

The doctor who invented 18 medical devices
Thu, 16 May 2019 23:10:02 GMT
Professionals are finding holes in the system and turning into entrepreneurs to fill gaps in the market.

The pistachios that need police protection
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:51:07 GMT
In Sicily, police are moving to stop criminals stealing the island's pistachios ahead of this year's harvest.

Hawksmoor wine mistake: How is any bottle worth £4,500?
Thu, 16 May 2019 16:17:27 GMT
Experts explain why wine can be priced at thousands of pounds, how it tastes, and who buys it.

What has happened to energy since privatisation?
Thu, 16 May 2019 02:08:33 GMT
What has happened to bills, profits and how the UK compares with the rest of the EU?

Tackling the world's single-use plastic problem
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:48:33 GMT
Tackling the world's single-use plastic problem

If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?
Tue, 21 May 2019 23:30:20 GMT
This house was designed using algorithms and machines. They chose complex, organic-looking forms.

PMQs: Corbyn and May on saving British Steel and jobs
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:37:58 GMT
Jeremy Corbyn says the government has "again failed our steel industry" with thousands of jobs at risk at British Steel and in its supply chain.

How Japan is keeping people with dementia safe
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:20:59 GMT
Each year in Japan thousands of elderly dementia sufferers go missing, but technology can now help.

Middlesbrough: Keeping the flames alive at final foundry
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:09:01 GMT
There is only one foundry left in Middlesbrough - the town once known as Ironopolis.

The Nobel prize-winner tackling Parkinson's
Mon, 20 May 2019 23:20:22 GMT
Nobel prize-winner Randy Schekman is launching a new project to tackle Parkinson's disease.