UK Business News

Sainsbury's-Asda deal faces investigation
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:31:22 GMT
The Competition and Markets Authority said the merger "raises sufficient concerns" for investigation.

'Wild West' Bitcoin 'should be regulated'
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:15:10 GMT
Digital currencies pose a "litany of risks" and investors have little protection, says an MPs' committee.

Millions overcharged for mobile contracts
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:15:03 GMT
Citizens Advice says many consumers are still charged for smartphones even after they are paid off.

Qantas eyes non-stop London-Sydney flights
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:14:53 GMT
The Australian airline wants to launch the service by 2022 - if the right planes are available by then.

The weird and wonderful life of Elon Musk
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:52:51 GMT
Elon Musk has found success with PayPal and Tesla - and has a colourful private life to match.

SeaWorld and ex-boss to pay $5m to settle fraud claim
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:39:12 GMT
The marine park misled investors over the impact of the documentary Blackfish, the US regulator says.

Facebook accused of job ad gender discrimination
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:12:45 GMT
Women in three US states were allegedly not shown job ads for certain "male-dominated professions".

Apple pays disputed Irish tax bill
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:17:36 GMT
The tech giant has paid €14bn, that the European Commission ruled it owed due to illegal tax breaks.

China hits back at Trump with tariffs on $60bn of US goods
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 14:55:09 GMT
The measures come after the US imposed tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports.

Tesla provides documents in DoJ probe
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:16:45 GMT
The electric-car firm says it has received "a voluntary" request for documents.

Why do billionaires want to own the news?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:31:28 GMT
Salesforce founder's purchase of Time magazine is the latest example of moguls buying news outlets.

McDonald's workers strike over sexual harassment policy
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:21:21 GMT
American employees call on the fast food giant to do more to tackle workplace sexual harassment.

UK-US trade deal should include free movement, groups urge
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 17:05:24 GMT
Free market think tanks say workers should be free to travel between the countries.

UK visas: High-skilled migrants cap 'should be scrapped'
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:17:17 GMT
A key report suggests making it easier for skilled workers from anywhere in the world to come to the UK after Brexit.

TimeOut boss: 'I am the chief servant officer'
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:13:02 GMT
TimeOut boss Julio Bruno says he is not a chief executive officer but a "chief servant officer".

Storms, viruses, bankers: What could cause another economic crisis?
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:24:55 GMT
Ten years ago the global economy almost collapsed, but what happened next and what might cause another global economic crisis?

'I lost my dream job at Lehman and now make pasta'
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:10:33 GMT
Natalia Rogoff lost her "dream job" when Lehman Brothers went bust, she then set up a pasta business.

How sunglasses became a million dollar idea
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:44:40 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how sunglasses became a million dollar idea.

'I wanted to set up the antithesis of Lehmans'
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:04:34 GMT
Three former Lehman workers recall the bank going bust 10 years ago and how they've used their experiences to set up their own companies.

Discount matching 'undermined profits'
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:01:02 GMT
John Lewis's Charlie Mayfield tells the BBC matching rivals' deep discounting wiped out profits.

Was 2008 the worst time to graduate?
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:23:56 GMT
Around 1.5m students graduated from US universities just as the financial crash upended the economy.

Why the shock of 2008 still matters today
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 05:37:19 GMT
Ten years ago the collapse of an American investment bank changed British life forever.

Coca-Cola 'in talks' over cannabis-infused drinks
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:34:25 GMT
A report says the drinks giant is in discussions to develop pot-infused beverages with a cannabis firm.

'Smart' meal replacement drink hits UK
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:13:47 GMT
The Silicon Valley drink product has changed its formula for the British market.

The secret life of a female bodyguard
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:24:17 GMT
Jacquie Davis, the UK's first female bodyguard, talks about hostage rescues and undercover surveillance.

Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:25:07 GMT
How likely is it that we will see mobile phones that use self-healing materials any time soon?

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 23:27:09 GMT
A top chef says his awards are owed to learning skills from indigenous Australian recipes and ingredients.

'I dialled into work and prayed my baby wouldn't wake up'
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:12:25 GMT
Winning flexible working hours can bring a new set of major problems, a survey finds.

The rise of the payment app: 'I hardly use cash any more'
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:48:49 GMT
Person-to-person payment apps are rising fast in popularity around the world, but are they safe?

Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 23:52:18 GMT
Nigerian tech entrepreneur Oscar Ekponimo has invented an app which will help cut down on food waste.

'People thought we were interns but we were in charge'
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:09:13 GMT
Jamie Beaton and Sharndre Kushor, founders of popular online tutoring business Crimson Education, say their young age can confuse people.

The Bezos backlash: Is 'big philanthropy' a charade?
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 23:17:58 GMT
The Amazon founder has pledged to donate $2bn, but critics say he should pay Amazon workers more instead.

The day Lehman Brothers went under
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:50:28 GMT
The BBC talked to people involved about their memories of the bank's collapse on 15 September 2008.

Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech hub?
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 23:16:40 GMT
How a city best known for pizza, football and crime is embracing tech to revive its fortunes.

Will 'Never knowingly undersold' kill John Lewis?
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:26:19 GMT
John Lewis Partnership is under pressure to question the slogan that arguably defines its business model.

The UK's growing tech trade ties with Israel
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:18:28 GMT
As the UK looks at developing more trade deals outside the EU after Brexit, its increasing ties with Israel could provide the model.

Who's winning the race to offer superfast 5G?
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:34:00 GMT
China, the US and the UK are all vying to dominate the market for next-generation mobile networks.

The magic number when it comes to composting
Tue, 11 Sep 2018 23:23:30 GMT
More and more packaging is claiming to be "biodegradable" or "compostable", but what does that really mean?