UK Business News

HS2: High-speed line cost 'could rise by £30bn'
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:58:21 GMT
The boss of the new high-speed rail link has reportedly warned the project will exceed its £56bn budget.

Pound sterling: 5 holiday destinations where a weak pound still goes far
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 21:07:24 GMT
The pound may be falling, but there are still plenty of places it goes a long way. We look at five.

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 00:21:05 GMT
A second tanker is now back on its way after it was boarded by armed guards in the Strait of Hormuz.

Workers could get compensated for cancelled shifts
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:55 GMT
The plan is part of a package of measures aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.

Tesco raises prices on 1,000 products
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:53:36 GMT
The retail giant says it held off raising prices for as long as it could, and insists it is still competitive.

Crossrail costs will continue to climb, MPs say
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:01:30 GMT
Commuters have been "let down by a programme that is well behind schedule", a committee of MPs says.

Government borrowing in June highest since 2015
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:42:15 GMT
Higher debt interest payments and increased spending on services contributed to a sharp rise in borrowing.

Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:14:59 GMT
The charge will wipe out profits, but Boeing says it hopes the aircraft will resume flying this year.

NZ Rugby cancels 'fraudulent' All Blacks match tickets
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:50:20 GMT
The sport's governing body in New Zealand said the tickets had been re-sold on the secondary market.

No-fault eviction ban will hurt tenants, landlords say
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:03:21 GMT
A plan to ban section 21 notices - sometimes called revenge evictions - will backfire, say landlords.

YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:52:31 GMT
In his first interview, YouTube's UK managing director defends the platform's algorithms.

Public sector workers 'to get above-inflation pay rise'
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:21:05 GMT
Dentists, teachers and police officers are reportedly to get pay increases of between 2% and 2.9%.

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:09:43 GMT
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.

Luxury goods join Hong Kong retail slump as protests bite
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:27:41 GMT
Retailers and hotels are among the firms seeing business hit by ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

No-deal Brexit could cause £30bn economic hit, watchdog says
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:53:44 GMT
The Office for Budget Responsibility says borrowing could surge if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:07:47 GMT
The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.

Housing market: What are rent controls?
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:13:31 GMT
A simple look at how rent controls work and how effective they are.

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:14:52 GMT
As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?

The Insta king trying to dominate UK cannabis
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:00:51 GMT
Controversial cannabis firm Ignite's UK launch is causing a backlash in the nascent industry.

The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:07:39 GMT
Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before.

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:11:10 GMT
Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:44:50 GMT
May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

Three months after I was paralysed, I was back at work
Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:09:49 GMT
When tech entrepreneur Hiroki Takeuchi was paralysed in a cycling accident, he was back in work just three months later.

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving
Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:07:01 GMT
India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions.

How the 2019 coffee crisis might affect you
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:31:49 GMT
Farmers are struggling as coffee prices drop to historic lows, so why is the cost of a latte rising?

Would you drink camel milk?
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:06:47 GMT
Australia's growing number of camel farmers say that global demand for camel milk is rising fast.

Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 22:01:43 GMT
Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:48:48 GMT
Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

How the doughnut became a million dollar idea
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:27:06 GMT
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the doughnut became a million dollar idea.

The Worcester high street that's come back to life
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:06:33 GMT
From a Balkan breakfast to knitting - traders are diversifying to try to buck the trend of falling sales in the high street.

MPs and taxpayers on retrospective loan charge payments
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:37:59 GMT
Anger is growing among taxpayers facing large demands from HMRC over their loan charge repayments.