Furlough scheme to finish at end of October
29/05/2020 | news | business | 2,165
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says employers must start sharing the cost of the scheme from August.
Virus-hit self-employed to receive second payment
29/05/2020 | news | business | 419
Applications for a "second and final" grant of up to £6,570 will open in August, the chancellor says.
Chancellor set to outline furlough scheme changes
29/05/2020 | news | business | 607
The government is currently paying part of the wages of more than 8 million furloughed workers.
New mortgage holiday 'should affect credit record'
29/05/2020 | news | business | 1,299
The UK's biggest building society says struggling applicants should be flagged to lenders.
MPs ask chancellor to extend self-employed help
28/05/2020 | news | business | 1,228
A group of 113 MPs and a 100,000-strong petition warn ending a support scheme would cause hardship.
Biggest UK solar plant approved
28/05/2020 | news | business | 167
Climate change: Go-ahead for controversial solar farm - the UK's biggest
UK made just 197 cars in April as lockdown hit
28/05/2020 | news | business | 198
Output fell by 99.7% from the same month last year as virus closes car plants.
Hardship risk 'could undermine test and trace'
28/05/2020 | news | business | 73
The rules and rates of sick pay could leave people feeling compelled to work, unions say.
EasyJet plans up to 4,500 job cuts as virus hits
28/05/2020 | news | business | 864
The airline says up to 30% of its workforce will go as it struggles with the slump in demand for air travel.
Nissan backs UK plant but protests erupt in Spain
28/05/2020 | news | business | 1,263
Almost 3,000 jobs will be lost in Spain but the carmaker says its Sunderland factory will stay open.
Charity shops fear deluge of donations
27/05/2020 | news | business | 559
Lockdown has inspired mass clear outs but charities ask customers to be selective with donation.
MPs call for urgent action to save aviation jobs
27/05/2020 | news | business | 1,078
A cross-party group adds its voice to concerns about the government's plan to quarantine all arrivals.
Virus 'may scar young throughout working life'
27/05/2020 | news | business | 147
UN agency the International Labour Organisation warns of potential "lockdown generation".
UK furlough scheme now covers 8.4 million workers
27/05/2020 | news | business | 1,088
The scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus has now cost £15bn.
Record drop in energy investment, warns IEA
26/05/2020 | news | business | 95
The pandemic has caused a record fall in energy investment and will likely lead to more pollution.
'Short-lived' rebound in house hunter demand
26/05/2020 | news | business | 335
Buyer demand leapt when curbs on the sector were lifted in England, but may not last long-term, analysis says.
McLaren to cut 1,200 jobs as virus hits demand
26/05/2020 | news | business | 110
The supercar maker and Formula 1 team plans to layoff 25% of its workforce, the vast majority in the UK.
John Lewis plans phased reopening of stores
26/05/2020 | news | business | 1,553
Shops in England will start to reopen next week, but will customers return or stick to online ordering?
Lufthansa agrees €9bn rescue deal with Germany
25/05/2020 | news | business | 87
European markets rose on the bailout deal news, which sees Germany take a 20% stake in the firm.
Spain to stop quarantining arrivals from 1 July
25/05/2020 | news | business | 704
The country hopes to save the summer season but UK tourists face quarantine in their own country.
UK must agree 'air bridges', warn business groups
24/05/2020 | news | business | 1,462
Industries say the UK will be left behind, unless it relaxes quarantine rules with low-risk nations.
Ikea to begin reopening stores
22/05/2020 | news | business | 214
But the furniture giant will limit family groups to one adult and one child per household.
Carluccio's bought by Giraffe owner but jobs cut
22/05/2020 | news | business | 37
The deal saves 800 jobs and 30 sites, but 40 restaurants and more than 1,000 jobs will be lost.
Wetherspoon pubs set out post-lockdown plans
22/05/2020 | news | business | 343
The pub chain has said that staff will be given face masks and protective eyewear when pubs reopen.
Mortgage payment holiday extended for three months
22/05/2020 | news | business | 696
The Treasury cautions that borrowers should continue to pay their mortgages if they are able.
Retail sales crash in April as lockdown hits shops
22/05/2020 | news | business | 471
British clothing sales plummeted by 50.2% last month as many High Street stores were closed.
UK borrowing at record high as virus cost soars
22/05/2020 | news | business | 1,663
The government borrowed £62bn in April - the highest monthly figure since records began.
Flexible working will be a new normal after virus
22/05/2020 | news | business | 99
Facebook and New Zealand's prime minister are the latest to support a radical shift in how we all work.
Job adverts increase in rural areas despite virus
21/05/2020 | news | business | 45
Roofers and security guards are among professions with increased demand, one study suggests.
Clarks to cut 900 office jobs in shake-up
21/05/2020 | news | business | 117
The 195-year-old firm said it had to make "some difficult decisions" to re-energise the business
UK property sales hit record low in April
21/05/2020 | news | business | 84
New data from HMRC revealed 38,060 deals involving residential homes last month.
Drugs firm prepares to supply vaccine in September
21/05/2020 | news | business | 194
AstraZeneca agrees deals to deliver at least 400 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, providing it works.
EasyJet passengers will be required to wear masks
21/05/2020 | news | business | 933
The airline will restart a "small number" of routes in June and flyers must use masks.
Facebook defends actions on virus misinformation
21/05/2020 | news | business | 1,007
Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg tells the BBC it will remove content likely to result in "imminent harm".
Shopping may never be the same again, says M&S
20/05/2020 | news | business | 547
The retail giant says customers are cooking more from scratch and shopping more online.
Toy and vegetable costs rise as fuel price drops
20/05/2020 | news | business | 1,087
April's inflation tumbles to 0.8%, but the price of vegetables, toys and knitting wool rise amid lockdown.
World Bank warns 60m at risk of 'extreme poverty'
20/05/2020 | news | business | 83
The financial impact of the coronavirus is hitting poor nations hard and destroying millions of livelihoods.
UK tourism boss backs call for 'air bridges'
19/05/2020 | news | business | 545
Air bridges would allow visitors from low-risk countries into the UK without having to quarantine.
Extra bank holiday in October being considered
19/05/2020 | news | business | 2,089
The tourist industry says another public holiday would help offset losses caused by the lockdown.
Universal credit claims hit record during lockdown
19/05/2020 | news | business | 241
The number of claims has jumped to six times more than a year earlier as incomes are hit.
Bosses' bonuses banned in exchange for virus loans
19/05/2020 | news | business | 203
The Treasury and the Bank of England will restrict company payouts for firms seeking taxpayer funds.
Big sales expected as clothes shops plan to reopen
18/05/2020 | news | business | 687
Stores 'will have to discount heavily' to shift excess stock that may now be out of season, one analyst said.
6,000 jobs at risk at Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia
18/05/2020 | news | business | 440
The chains' owner Casual Dining Group files intent to appoint administrators after the virus lockdown hit trading.
Electric bikes 'could help people return to work'
18/05/2020 | news | business | 576
A rise in electric-bikes would extend the range of cyclists using them to commute, a study finds.
Watchdog seeks emergency powers to curb price rises
18/05/2020 | news | business | 216
The Competition and Markets Authority says hundreds of firms have pushed up prices during the pandemic.
Ryanair says passenger numbers set to halve
18/05/2020 | news | business | 638
But the airline says it will weather the coronavirus crisis and emerge stronger afterwards.
Japan falls into recession as virus takes its toll
18/05/2020 | news | business | 64
The world's third biggest economy has fallen into recession for the first time in more than four years.
Are Britain's banks strong enough for coronavirus?
16/05/2020 | news | business | 120
It depends on how you measure their strength, say regulators, investors and academics.
Government now says no French quarantine exemption
15/05/2020 | news | business | 1,449
Under the plans announced last weekend, people arriving from abroad must isolate themselves for two weeks.
Financial district prepares for new way of working
15/05/2020 | news | business | 261
The huge Canary Wharf complex draws up plans for tens of thousands of workers to return post-lockdown.
Punters betting on table tennis amid sports lull
15/05/2020 | news | business | 296
William Hill says gamblers have switched to "alternative sports" during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus 'could cost global economy $8.8tn'
15/05/2020 | news | business | 73
It comes as authorities around the world have taken aggressive action to support their economies.
East Coast rail passengers must make reservations
14/05/2020 | news | business | 390
Rail operators ramp up social distancing measures with move to pre-booked tickets and face masks.
Government faces WW2-sized bill for tackling virus
14/05/2020 | news | business | 1,284
The increased cost of the furlough scheme pushes borrowing to a level not seen since wartime.
Will coronavirus mean I have to pay more tax?
14/05/2020 | news | business | 1,109
The pandemic will cost the government hundreds of billions of pounds. Where will it all come from?
Lloyd's says virus payout to be biggest since 9/11
14/05/2020 | news | business | 346
Insurance market Lloyd's of London says it expects coronavirus-related claims to cost it up to $4.3bn.
Uber tells all drivers to wear face masks
13/05/2020 | news | business | 136
The ride-hailing firm is providing UK taxi drivers with protective gear, but its use is not mandatory.
Marks & Spencer cafes to reopen for takeaway
13/05/2020 | news | business | 160
The chain is the latest to reopen branches, with Pret a Manger and Caffe Nero also opening sites.
Chancellor says UK facing 'significant recession'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 7,223
The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year.
Moving home allowed as curbs lift on estate agents
12/05/2020 | news | business | 437
Relief for hundreds of thousands as the government sets out plans to restart England's housing market.
Foreign holiday season 'likely to be cancelled'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 3,665
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says "big, lavish international holidays" are unlikely this summer.
Commuters told 'prepare to queue' in new guidance
12/05/2020 | news | business | 514
Public transport, even running at full capacity, will only be able to carry a tenth of normal numbers.
Only 10% office space in use, says property firm
12/05/2020 | news | business | 101
Land Securities says the majority of its customers' employees are now working from home.
Ryanair flyers must ask for loo as flights ramp up
12/05/2020 | news | business | 1,524
The airline aims to reintroduce 40% of its schedule from July, subject to travel restrictions being lifted.
Bitcoin goes through much-hyped third 'halving'
12/05/2020 | news | business | 132
Investors are debating what impact the adjustment will have on the cryptocurrency market.
Morrisons cuts petrol price to below £1 a litre
11/05/2020 | news | business | 438
It is the first time a national chain has sold petrol in the UK at this price since February 2016.
Arrivals from France to escape UK quarantine
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,669
The UK government says the new measures will not apply to those travelling from France.
Workers 'should not return to unsafe workplaces'
10/05/2020 | news | business | 2,459
Union boss Len McCluskey says workers should not be "pressured" as lockdown measures start to ease.
High Streets see 'fastest ever' footfall drop
10/05/2020 | news | business | 135
Springboard says the fall in the number of shoppers visiting UK High Streets was "unprecedented".
UK 'to bring in 14-day air passenger quarantine'
08/05/2020 | news | business | 9,501
An airline industry body says it has been told coronavirus quarantining will start from the end of May.
US unemployment claims hit 33.3 million amid virus
07/05/2020 | news | business | 380
Data shows roughly one-fifth of the US workforce has filed for unemployment benefits since mid-March.
Heathrow can appeal against third runway block
07/05/2020 | news | business | 234
The airport has been granted permission to appeal a block on its expansion plans
Passengers told to wear gloves at some UK airports
07/05/2020 | news | business | 538
The owner of Stansted and Manchester airports says passengers must cover their faces and wear gloves.
Virgin Media and O2 join forces to take on BT
07/05/2020 | news | business | 383
A tie-up is agreed that will create one of the UK's largest mobile, broadband and media firms.
Bank of England warns of sharp UK recession
06/05/2020 | news | business | 5,332
Bank head Andrew Bailey tells the BBC there will be no quick return to normality after the hit to jobs and income.
Boom time for bikes as virus changes lifestyles
06/05/2020 | news | business | 242
Bicycle shops across the UK say demand for new bikes, and repairs for old ones, has risen sharply.
Will the government keep paying workers’ wages?
06/05/2020 | news | business | 203
The chancellor has admitted the scheme is not sustainable, and is looking at how to slowly withdraw it.
Uber axes 3,700 staff as trips drop in lockdowns
06/05/2020 | news | business | 185
The pandemic has added to financial challenges facing the taxi-hailing app firm.
Heathrow trialling passenger temperature checks
06/05/2020 | news | business | 1,095
Heathrow boss urges government to help his industry saying restarting aviation is key to restarting UK economy as a whole.
EU facing 'deep and uneven recession'
06/05/2020 | news | business | 551
The European Commission predicts a decline in economic activity this year of 7.5%.
Firms 'ready to restart within three weeks'
05/05/2020 | news | business | 992
Most firms are ready to restart operations with three weeks’ notice, with many embracing new practices.
Barclays customers struggle to get 'vital' loans
05/05/2020 | news | business | 314
Small businesses are reporting problems accessing money under the Bounce Back Loan scheme.
M&S extends 30-minute home delivery service
05/05/2020 | news | business | 283
Customers can now order from a range of about 130 M&S food and household items through Deliveroo.
Switch to making hand sanitiser lifts spirits firm
05/05/2020 | news | business | 55
Falling alcohol sales at a specialist Cotswold spirits firm have been replaced by "exceptional" sales of its new line in hand sanitisers.
UK 'set for deepest downturn in living memory'
05/05/2020 | news | business | 2,374
A closely watched survey confirms that the service sector contracted at a record pace last month.
Vue Cinemas hoping for mid-July reopening
05/05/2020 | news | business | 427
The boss of one of Britain's biggest chains says cinemas can control social distancing.
US to borrow record $3tn in pandemic spending
04/05/2020 | news | business | 632
The sum is more than five times the previous quarterly record, in the 2008 financial crisis.
Government pays nearly quarter of worker wages
04/05/2020 | news | business | 1,775
Programme to help people put on leave due to coronavrius is now being used by 6.3 million people.
UK car sales plunge to lowest level since 1946
04/05/2020 | news | business | 932
Motor industry records only a few thousand registrations as Covid-19 outbreak keeps buyers at home.
O2 and Virgin Media in talks to merge
04/05/2020 | news | business | 198
A tie-up between two of the UK's largest mobile, broadband and media firms could create a major rival to BT.
Unions warn over move to increase rail services
03/05/2020 | news | business | 286
Rail union leaders have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson with "severe concerns".
UK banks get 100,000 loan applications on first day
03/05/2020 | news | business | 307
Banks see stampede for bounce-back loans within hours of the new government scheme going live.
McDonald's to start delivery-only reopening
01/05/2020 | news | business | 749
The fast food chain will reopen 15 outlets, serving a limited menu that won't include breakfast.
Social-distancing at airports is 'impossible'
01/05/2020 | news | business | 1,275
Heathrow Airport boss warns that social-distancing at airports is "physically impossible".
Greggs U-turn over sausage roll rush fears
01/05/2020 | news | business | 810
Concern about too many customers means the bakery chain will now reopen behind closed doors.
Passengers told to wear face masks on flights
01/05/2020 | news | business | 694
Some airlines are now making it compulsory for travellers to put on masks when they resume travel.
How the government plans to get the UK back to work
30/04/2020 | news | business | 729
Businesses and trade bodies have been asked to advise on safe ways to restart the economy.
Fewer loans approved as firms rush to get lifeline
30/04/2020 | news | business | 120
Fewer coronavirus loans were agreed in the week to Tuesday, leaving half of businesses still waiting.
Eurozone economy shrinks at record rate
30/04/2020 | news | business | 872
Single currency nations see a sharp fall in GDP during the first quarter of the year.
Virus vaccine 'could be ready by end of the year'
30/04/2020 | news | business | 371
AstraZeneca will make and distribute Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine if it proves effective.
Shell cuts dividend for first time since WW2
30/04/2020 | news | business | 122
Royal Dutch Shell slashes its quarterly dividend by two-thirds amid the global oil price shock.
Sainsbury’s boss warns queues set to stay in place
30/04/2020 | news | business | 984
The supermarket says socially-distanced queues are likely to remain "for the foreseeable future".
Half world's workers may see livelihood destroyed
29/04/2020 | news | business | 180
The International Labour Organisation's updated analysis emphasises its severe impact on people in informal work.
Boeing to cut 15,000 jobs in Covid-19 'body blow'
29/04/2020 | news | business | 53
The plane-maker, already struggling after grounding the 737 Max, plans to axe 10% of its staff.
Next sets out shop opening plans amid t-shirt glut
29/04/2020 | news | business | 672
The fashion retailer said it will prioritise opening larger, out-of-town shops first after lockdown.
Big offices may be in the past, says Barclays boss
29/04/2020 | news | business | 803
The bank is rethinking its office strategy as many work from home during the coronavirus crisis.
US economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2008
29/04/2020 | news | business | 1,114
The head of America's central bank warns the economy will need more support.
British Airways set to cut up to 12,000 jobs
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,093
BA boss Alex Cruz says air travel will take years to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
McDonald’s trials UK branch reopening in lockdown
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,006
McDonald’s is testing reopening a UK branch this week, but it’s behind closed doors.
Plant growers warn they are on brink of insolvency
28/04/2020 | news | business | 111
One-third of UK plant firms say they fear going bust by the end of the year, says an industry survey.
Coronavirus 'will hasten the decline of cash'
28/04/2020 | news | business | 1,274
As people turn to digital payments during the lockdown, there are fears over the long-term future of cash.
Property sales worth £82bn 'on hold' amid lockdown
28/04/2020 | news | business | 632
Some 373,000 property sales are on hold in the UK owing to the coronavirus lockdown, analysis suggests.
BP profits dive 66% as coronavirus hits oil demand
28/04/2020 | news | business | 96
The oil giant's income falls as global demand slumps due to the pandemic.
Coronavirus: HSBC puts 35,000 job cuts on hold
28/04/2020 | news | business | 226
The bank says it will pause the cuts to avoid leaving staff unable to find work elsewhere.
Ferry firm urges government to decide on vital aid
27/04/2020 | news | business | 407
P&O's owner says the UK government could help save thousands of job at the firm with financial aid.
No simple trade off between the economy and health
27/04/2020 | news | business | 65
The health crisis and the economics crisis are inextricably linked for the government.
Sunak unveils guaranteed loans for small firms
27/04/2020 | news | business | 757
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the loans up to £50,000 should unblock a backlog of applications.
Greggs to begin reopening its shops amid lockdown
27/04/2020 | news | business | 1,158
The bakery chain plans to reopen a limited number of outlets next month in a "controlled trial".
The weekly shop is back in fashion, says Tesco
27/04/2020 | news | business | 690
Supermarket boss Dave Lewis says shopping trips are less frequent but basket sizes have doubled.
Airlines fear new cash crisis if jobs scheme ends
27/04/2020 | news | business | 111
The coronavirus job retention scheme must be extended beyond June, says Airlines UK.
Some High Street names won't be back, warns Timpson
27/04/2020 | news | business | 1,939
The repair company will reopen some of its outlets this week with strict safety measures in place.
Airbus furloughs 3,200 after 'bleeding cash' alert
27/04/2020 | news | business | 531
In a letter to workers Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said the firm's existence was now threatened.
Furloughed workers urged to become fruit pickers
26/04/2020 | news | business | 919
Environment Secretary George Eustice urges staff on furlough to ease a growing crisis on farms.
Dyson Covid-19 ventilators are 'no longer required'
24/04/2020 | news | business | 1,498
Firm's founder says demand is less than envisioned but the government says tests are ongoing.
Shoppers swap clothes for drink as retail sales sink
24/04/2020 | news | business | 1,043
Shopping declines at the steepest pace since the Office for National Statistics started collecting data.
Treasury mulls 100% guarantee on 'micro-firm' loans
24/04/2020 | news | business | 185
Companies say they are still struggling to get credit to tide them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Recovery expert: 'Some businesses will never reopen'
24/04/2020 | news | business | 67
Adapting quickly, reassuring customers and flexible workforces will be key, says disaster recovery expert.
Is social distancing on trains here to stay?
23/04/2020 | news | business | 115
Plans are already being made for how an uptick in passenger numbers on the railways can be managed.
If we cannot get a loan we 'will go under'
23/04/2020 | news | business | 192
Business groups warn help must come faster as figures show half of loan applications have been processed.
UK borrowing in 'colossal increase' to fight virus
23/04/2020 | news | business | 2,361
The deficit will hit levels not seen in peacetime, says the head of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
B&Q reopens stores after coronavirus shutdown
23/04/2020 | news | business | 1,481
Some firms, including Aston Martin and Taylor Wimpey, are starting to reopen after the lockdown.
Lenders kick-start mortgage deals
22/04/2020 | news | business | 63
Lenders are offering more generous terms to borrowers after weeks of restrictions.
Drivers are being 'ripped off for petrol'
22/04/2020 | news | business | 593
The AA motoring group says motorists are being overcharged by more than £5 a tank.
Post Office to deliver cash to the vulnerable
22/04/2020 | news | business | 79
Travel money services are redirected to help shielded people in one of a variety of new schemes.
UK inflation falls as lockdown begins to bite
22/04/2020 | news | business | 955
Clothing and fuel prices slide as economists warn of sharp falls in inflation ahead.
Netflix adds 16 million sign-ups in lockdown boost
21/04/2020 | news | business | 78
The streaming service behind Tiger King added 16 million subscribers in the first months of the year.
Who wins and who loses when oil prices fall?
21/04/2020 | news | business | 28
While drivers may celebrate paying less at the pumps, falling oil prices can spell disaster.
Insurer to give £25 refunds as cars sit idle
21/04/2020 | news | business | 869
Pressure mounts on other motor insurers to offer refunds as people stay at home during the pandemic.
Demand from renters slumps amid lockdown
21/04/2020 | news | business | 115
Rental demand is 42% down since the start of March, research by property portal Zoopla suggests.
Oil plunges for a second day on gloomy outlook
21/04/2020 | news | business | 900
Plunging demand, oversupply and dwindling storage space trigger another global oil selloff.
Primark boss: We have sold nothing
21/04/2020 | news | business | 762
Primark sales fall to nothing while John Lewis furloughs thousands and Cath Kidston shops close for good.
UK employment rate at record high before lockdown
21/04/2020 | news | business | 401
Unemployment stayed roughly the same and pay continued to outstrip inflation, official figures show.
We haven't paid our rent, says Burger King boss
20/04/2020 | news | business | 219
The burger firm is one of several High Street restaurant chains to ask for a nine-month rent holiday.
Noodles and Smash sales up as people stock staples
20/04/2020 | news | business | 251
Premier Foods says pasta sauces and home baking kits are also in demand amid the lockdown.
US oil prices turn negative as demand dries up
20/04/2020 | news | business | 1,730
Coronavirus downturn has put major pressure on oil prices with demand slumping and storage running out.
500 firms to stop pension top-ups over coronavirus
19/04/2020 | news | business | 83
A leading pension consultancy estimates that hundreds of companies will put off paying.
IMF head: Recession forecasts may be too optimistic
17/04/2020 | news | business | 719
Covid-19's impact on global growth could be even worse than feared, says IMF boss Kristalina Georgieva.
Government extends furlough scheme to pay staff
17/04/2020 | news | business | 962
The government will extend its policy of paying salaries of furloughed staff by another month.
Pawn, payday and car loan repayments freeze planned
17/04/2020 | news | business | 960
The Financial Conduct Authority is seeking delays for people struggling amid the Covid-19 lockdown.
EU helps protect weak firms from foreign takeovers
17/04/2020 | news | business | 227
Brussels beefs up powers for countries to block foreign takeovers of firms hit by the virus downturn.
Coronavirus hits decade of US jobs growth
16/04/2020 | news | business | 404
More than 20 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last four weeks.
'We could end up with no business or savings'
16/04/2020 | news | business | 1,339
People who run small limited companies say they are unfairly missing out on government support.
Ventilator built by Airbus and F1 approved for use
16/04/2020 | news | business | 905
About 1,500 of the adapted devices will be made each week by the start of May, developers say.
EasyJet to leave middle plane seats empty
16/04/2020 | news | business | 1,649
The airline plans to introduce social distancing on flights after the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted.
Global economy 'could face deep double recession'
16/04/2020 | news | business | 470
A think tank warns of two impending downturns as world economies face financial impact of pandemic.
IMF head warns on Brexit trade deal failure
15/04/2020 | news | business | 2,158
Failure to get a Brexit trade deal would make a coronavirus recession 'even tougher' says IMF chief.
Local pharmacies face cash crisis
15/04/2020 | news | business | 203
Independent pharmacies warn they may have to shut up shop.
HS2 construction gets green light despite lockdown
15/04/2020 | news | business | 993
The government has given the high-speed rail project formal approval to start construction.
Insurance firms ordered to pay out or explain
15/04/2020 | news | business | 612
The Financial Conduct Authority says insurers must pay out to firms "as soon as possible".
'My firm is viable – but I can’t get a loan'
14/04/2020 | news | business | 612
Businesses say coronavirus loans are being approved too slowly to help firms hit by lockdown measures.
Burger King 'plant-based' Whopper ads banned
14/04/2020 | news | business | 711
Ads suggested the burger, which is cooked alongside meat, is suitable for vegans, the watchdog says.
Chancellor warns of 'tough times' for UK economy
14/04/2020 | news | business | 4,408
A forecast suggests coronavirus will have "serious implications" for the UK economy, Rishi Sunak says.
Furlough scheme extended for recently employed
14/04/2020 | news | business | 711
Staff hired before 19 March may now benefit from government support, but some will still miss out.
One in nine homeowners takes mortgage holiday
14/04/2020 | news | business | 330
Lenders have agreed that 1.2 million people can delay repayments as jobs are cut and wages reduced.
Next website halts orders hours after reopening
14/04/2020 | news | business | 456
The retailer cannot cope with demand as it reopens for "limited orders" after a three-week break.
Gyms face legal action over rent
13/04/2020 | news | business | 219
The gym industry is calling on the government to prevent landlords from evicting businesses.
Government agrees emergency funding deal with Bank
09/04/2020 | news | business | 2,103
The government is set to borrow billions of pounds from its emergency Bank of England overdraft.
Virus could push half a billion people into poverty
09/04/2020 | news | business | 132
Research warns the coronavirus pandemic could put a further 8% of world's population in poverty.
'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'
08/04/2020 | news | business | 416
The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year.
Wills 'being signed on car bonnets' amid lockdown
08/04/2020 | news | business | 378
Solicitors see a "massive rise" in demand but the need for two witnesses creates practical difficulties.
Insurance companies pause dividend payments
08/04/2020 | news | business | 68
Insurers have followed regulatory advice to scrap dividends during the coronavirus crisis
Tesco tells people to visit stores to get food
08/04/2020 | news | business | 2,664
The supermarket says there is "simply not enough capacity" to supply everyone with online shopping.
More than 9 million workers could be furloughed
07/04/2020 | news | business | 1,957
New analysis underlines a surge in demand for the government's Job Retention Scheme.
Investors seize on positive news but rally fades
07/04/2020 | news | business | 175
US shares shed gains after a global stock market rally.
Coronavirus: Six sectors still crying out for help
07/04/2020 | news | business | 332
With the UK economy in crisis, many sectors are still demanding further help from the government.
Cineworld bosses waive pay and shut outlets worldwide
07/04/2020 | news | business | 40
The world's second largest cinema chain is in talks with lenders and film studios about the virus impact.
Property sales 'down 70% since lockdown'
07/04/2020 | news | business | 184
Homes are still being listed for sale as people adopt a wait-and-see policy over coronavirus.
Petrol prices head towards £1 in the UK
06/04/2020 | news | business | 649
An oil price war and Covid-19 travel restrictions are cutting fuel costs but it is not good news for everyone.
You can't just stop paying rent, tenants told
06/04/2020 | news | business | 1,002
Landlords say the government should make it clear that rent must be paid unless a landlord agrees to a pause.
Debenhams to file for administration as virus hits
06/04/2020 | news | business | 567
The department store chain, which employs 20,000 people, says the move will allow it to keep trading.
Oil jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed
06/04/2020 | news | business | 74
The two major crude producers had been scheduled to hold talks on Monday but meeting has been delayed.
Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators
06/04/2020 | news | business | 670
The move comes as tech giant Apple says it will start making face shields for medical workers.
New UK car registrations plunge by more than 40%
05/04/2020 | news | business | 497
Motor industry records the worst March for two decades as the Covid-19 outbreak keeps buyers at home.
Debenhams is set to appoint administrators
03/04/2020 | news | business | 647
The department store chain says it is 'making contingency plans' amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Sainsbury’s to ease shopping item restrictions
03/04/2020 | news | business | 649
The supermarket lifts limits on some products but asks households to send only one adult to do the shopping.
Pets at Home seeing ‘exceptional demand’
02/04/2020 | news | business | 149
'Vital role' of animals for households during the coronavirus pandemic lifts retailer's profit.
'Unacceptable' for banks to deny companies help
01/04/2020 | news | business | 27
The government warns banks not to deny emergency cash to businesses that face going under.
Government bails out bus firms to keep routes open
01/04/2020 | news | business | 351
A £167m fund will cover the losses of bus companies to keep essential services running for key workers.
Morrisons store staff get bonus for coming into work
01/04/2020 | news | business | 1,201
The chain is the latest supermarket to reward staff for their extra efforts during the crisis.
A fifth of smaller firms 'will run out of cash'
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,757
Despite government help, almost 20% of UK firms are unlikely to get the money they need to survive.
Treasury trebles monthly borrowing plans for virus
31/03/2020 | news | business | 201
Government plans to raise cash from markets in April have been trebled in order to support the economy.
UK mortgage market goes into partial lockdown
31/03/2020 | news | business | 1,047
Lenders are cutting back on loans, unless borrowers have a huge deposit or plenty of equity.
British Airways suspends all Gatwick flights
31/03/2020 | news | business | 855
The airline says it is facing a challenging environment in "unprecedented circumstances".
Supermarkets scrap some product restrictions
31/03/2020 | news | business | 2,699
Aldi, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda ease limits on how many of some individual items people can buy.
Airport handler firms at risk due to virus
30/03/2020 | news | business | 74
Aviation services companies are calling on the government for urgent assistance due to the pandemic.
Carluccio's collapses with 2,000 jobs under threat
30/03/2020 | news | business | 1,290
The future of some 2,000 of the restaurant's employees hang in the balance.
Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years
30/03/2020 | news | business | 393
The price of crude fell below $23 a barrel at one point as demand plummets due to the coronavirus pandemic.
EasyJet grounds entire fleet of planes due to virus
29/03/2020 | news | business | 873
The budget airline says it cannot currently give a date for when it will restart commercial flights.
Minister defends wait for self-employed bailout
27/03/2020 | news | business | 1,000
Some people who fall outside the terms of the rescue grants say their hopes have been dashed.
What help are self-employed people getting?
26/03/2020 | news | business | 145
What is being done for the five million self-employed people in the UK facing a sudden loss of income?
Tesco restricts online orders to 80 items each
26/03/2020 | news | business | 1,398
It is the latest in a series of measures to safeguard people and supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Record number of Americans file for unemployment
26/03/2020 | news | business | 1,120
The number of people in the US seeking jobless benefits jumped to nearly 3.3 million last week.
Where is the cash going to come from?
26/03/2020 | news | business | 371
The UK government must make huge interventions to deal with the coronavirus but the costs are adding up.
Banks under fire for coronavirus loan tactics
25/03/2020 | news | business | 769
MPs have criticised banks for asking business owners to put their own property up to secure loans.
Government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson
25/03/2020 | news | business | 919
The engineering firm developed a new type of ventilator in response to calls on behalf of the NHS.
Drivers to get six-month emergency MOT extension
25/03/2020 | news | business | 508
The exemption comes into force on 30 March which means vehicles due an MOT before then must take it.
Construction firms divided as shutdown calls grow
25/03/2020 | news | business | 1,372
Confusion deepens as some firms decide to stay open, citing government guidelines for essential work.
Off-licences added to list of 'essential' shops
25/03/2020 | news | business | 2,020
Government updates list of shops allowed to open during the pandemic to include those selling alcohol.
'Avoid using microwave to get faster internet'
24/03/2020 | news | business | 550
With millions of people working from home, media watchdog Ofcom issues tips to boost internet speed.
No extra help for airlines, chancellor says
24/03/2020 | news | business | 404
Rishi Sunak says bailing out airlines would be a "last resort" as the sector braces for a $252bn loss.
Supermarkets limit shoppers as rules tighten
24/03/2020 | news | business | 159
Shops have brought in a host of measures following the introduction of strict new government curbs.
Bank branches close as virus affects access
24/03/2020 | news | business | 173
Customers should only call phone lines for the most urgent need, to allow vulnerable people to get through.
Why is it taking so long to help the self-employed?
24/03/2020 | news | business | 617
Getting financial aid to the self-employed will be complicated, but there are some ideas on how to do it.
UK construction workers fear for their safety
24/03/2020 | news | business | 2,142
Pressure is growing on government to act to protect construction workers against the coronavirus risk.
Burger King boss: We’re not going to pay our rent
24/03/2020 | news | business | 323
Hundreds of High Street businesses are set to withhold their quarterly rent payments, due on Wednesday.
Laura Ashley to shut half its shops as seeks buyer
23/03/2020 | news | business | 30
The furniture and fashion chain says the coronavirus "had an immediate and significant impact on trading".
Coronavirus support 'not open to firms like mine'
23/03/2020 | news | business | 490
Businesses warn the new emergency loans will leave a lot of firms out in the cold.
Commuters to get refund on rail season tickets
23/03/2020 | news | business | 185
The government is refunding the cost of season tickets for workers staying at home over virus fears.
Global economy will suffer for 'years to come'
23/03/2020 | news | business | 688
OECD boss Angel Gurría says the economic shock is already bigger than the financial crisis.
Global stocks fall despite virus rescue efforts
23/03/2020 | news | business | 133
Shares slide again as more drastic action is taken by governments to stop the virus spreading.
Car firms to convert factories to make ventilators
23/03/2020 | news | business | 383
The car industry is pledging to help tackle a shortage of ventilators and masks as virus spreads.
Will government rescue package be enough for firms?
23/03/2020 | news | business | 284
Firms will learn how to access urgent financial support on Monday, but there are likely to be caveats.
Supermarkets go on hiring spree amid virus crisis
20/03/2020 | news | business | 2,713
Supermarket chains to take on thousands of staff, but Topshop owner Arcadia closes all its stores.
M&S invokes wartime spirit as virus impact hits
20/03/2020 | news | business | 916
In a gloomy trading update the retailer says it served customers during world wars will continue to do so.
Chancellor prepares wage package rescue plan
19/03/2020 | news | business | 2,203
Rishi Sunak is expected to launch a fresh package of measures to try to protect millions of UK jobs.
UK interest rates cut to lowest level in history
19/03/2020 | news | business | 3,271
The Bank of England takes more emergency action to support the British economy.
Energy bill help for vulnerable amid outbreak
19/03/2020 | news | business | 270
Prepayment meter customers may get credit through the post or funds automatically added to their meter.
'People do not buy a new outfit to stay at home'
19/03/2020 | news | business | 572
Next says both online and store sales will suffer "significant losses" as a result of coronavirus.
Airlines warn they may not survive without bailout
19/03/2020 | news | business | 303
Major European airlines have warned that they face collapse unless governments come to their rescue.
Europe sets up emergency lifeline worth billions
18/03/2020 | news | business | 237
European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde: "There are no limits to our commitment to the euro".
Bank of England boss: Don't fire people
18/03/2020 | news | business | 736
There is help for firms thinking of cutting jobs because of the coronavirus crisis, says Andrew Bailey.
'There isn't time. Firms are closing now'
18/03/2020 | news | business | 400
Firms are confused about how to access the government support promised to combat the impact of coronavirus.
Almost all UK car production paused amid virus fears
18/03/2020 | news | business | 153
BMW, Honda and Toyota join Vauxhall and Nissan in shutting plants as coronavirus spreads.
Online shopping website Ocado suspends service
18/03/2020 | news | business | 3,098
Online shopping website Ocado has suspended its service as supermarkets crack down on stockpiling.
Facebook blames bug for coronavirus spam issue
18/03/2020 | news | business | 27
Social media users had complained that articles from prominent news outlets had been flagged as spam.
Pound plunges to its lowest level in over 30 years
18/03/2020 | news | business | 2,540
The pound falls to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, trading at $1.15.
No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses
17/03/2020 | news | business | 213
Most would not have been entitled to compensation, even if the government had ordered them to close.
Laura Ashley nears collapse as firms demand help
17/03/2020 | news | business | 570
The retailer is the latest business casualty of the pandemic as firms struggle with plunging demand.
Virus could shake up world's most expensive cities
17/03/2020 | news | business | 27
The rankings of the most expensive cities to live in could see a big shift after coronavirus impact.
Carphone store closures to cost 2,900 jobs
17/03/2020 | news | business | 306
The move, which is not related to the coronavirus outbreak, will lead to 531 shops being shut.
Amazon staff told to work overtime as virus hits
17/03/2020 | news | business | 909
Unions say the retailer is putting "profit before safety" as it tells some warehouse staff to work overtime.
Coronavirus: Stocks bounce as volatility continues
17/03/2020 | news | business | 852
Markets rise as policymakers launch fresh stimulus measures to tackle the impact of the virus.
Virus-hit tenants 'should get a rent break'
16/03/2020 | news | business | 352
Tenants whose income is cut should be given leeway to pay at a later date, a landlords' association says.
New Bank of England boss pledges prompt action
16/03/2020 | news | business | 205
Andrew Bailey - who has taken over from Mark Carney - pledges to protect the economy from coronavirus.
Iceland stores introduce elderly shopping hour
16/03/2020 | news | business | 940
The move comes as supermarkets continue to limit the sales of certain products to avoid them selling out.
'The rich are to blame for climate change'
16/03/2020 | news | business | 875
The Leeds University study looked at 86 countries and came to broadly the same conclusions about the rich.
US stocks see worst fall since 1987 on virus fears
16/03/2020 | news | business | 4,540
Wall Street's Dow Jones slides 12.9% as Donald Trump says economy "may be" heading for recession.
PM urges industry to help make NHS ventilators
15/03/2020 | news | business | 593
Boris Johnson is to ask engineering firms to shift production lines to build the life-saving equipment.
Job interviews go online as candidates stuck at home
13/03/2020 | news | business | 24
Recruiters say it's also easier to reach candidates as they work out of the office during the pandemic.
Wall Street rallies after Trump declares virus emergency
13/03/2020 | news | business | 826
The rally follows the biggest one-day declines in the US and UK since Black Monday in 1987.
Is this the digital future for banknotes?
12/03/2020 | news | business | 184
The Bank of England is considering the introduction of electronic banknotes for use by consumers and firms.
Virus 'could cost millions of tourism jobs'
12/03/2020 | news | business | 191
The World Travel and Tourism Council says that up to 50 million jobs are at risk.
Budget virus plan 'substantial' but 'limited'
12/03/2020 | news | business | 191
The Institute for Fiscal Studies says Chancellor Rishi Sunak should "come back with more if necessary".
Shopping centre giant Intu warns it could go bust
12/03/2020 | news | business | 1,023
The owner of the Trafford Centre and Lakeside shopping centres reports a loss of £2bn.
Coronavirus: LV suspends travel cover
12/03/2020 | news | business | 63
LV says it will pause the sale of travel insurance but existing customers will still be covered.
Beer, wine and cider duty frozen as pubs get help
11/03/2020 | news | business | 112
It is only the second time in two decades that duty on all types of alcohol has been frozen.
Business rates suspended for shops and cafes
11/03/2020 | news | business | 226
Tens of thousands of retail and leisure firms in England will not pay business rates in the coming year.
'Nolo beer' sales rocket thanks to young teetotallers
11/03/2020 | news | business | 238
No or low alcohol will drive the 2020 market, the craft beer trade body says, as it claims 23% of 18-24 year-olds are teetotal.
Budget 2020: What it means for you
10/03/2020 | news | business | 604
The Budget focused on coronavirus, but here is what it means for your financial health.
Coronavirus: Banks let people defer mortgage bill
10/03/2020 | news | business | 636
RBS, TSB, and Lloyds will allow borrowers to defer mortgage and loan repayments for up to three months.
Five ways the Budget could help tackle coronavirus
10/03/2020 | news | business | 125
It's been dubbed the "coronavirus Budget", but what can Rishi Sunak do to ease the impact?
Freezer sales heat up amid coronavirus stockpiling
10/03/2020 | news | business | 145
Sales of fridges and freezers rise sharply at AO.com and John Lewis as consumers stock up.
Markets start to bounce back after steep losses
10/03/2020 | news | business | 763
US markets rallied 4.9% but investors in Europe remained nervous following Monday's dramatic falls.
Virgin Atlantic admits flying near-empty planes
09/03/2020 | news | business | 77
The carrier has seen a fall in bookings due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: UK supermarket delivery hours extended
09/03/2020 | news | business | 330
Temporary measures have been brought in after a meeting between supermarkets and the government.
Budget: 'First-time buyers need more help'
09/03/2020 | news | business | 191
Housing tops the list of young people's Budget concerns, but they may well be disappointed.
Global shares plunge in worst day since financial crisis
09/03/2020 | news | business | 4,444
Global stocks plunge after a sharp fall in the oil price hits markets already reeling from the coronavirus.
Supermarkets doubt minister's food supply claim
06/03/2020 | news | business | 1,863
One executive says the health secretary has "made up" claims of "working with the supermarkets".
Fear returns to stock markets over virus impact
06/03/2020 | news | business | 948
Wall Street joins global stock market slide as strong US jobs figures fail to ease coronavirus worries.
Government delays Budget infrastructure plan
05/03/2020 | news | business | 307
The chancellor will refocus the National Infrastructure Strategy in line with "net zero" climate ambitions.
DWP 'shocked' by own disability tribunal record
05/03/2020 | news | business | 572
It has lost more disability discrimination tribunals since 2016 than any other employer, Panorama finds.
Retailers warned not to 'exploit' coronavirus fears
05/03/2020 | news | business | 373
The competition watchdog is monitoring price rises amid reported shortages of hand gels and face masks.
John Lewis warns stores could close as bonuses cut
05/03/2020 | news | business | 1,055
The partnership, which also owns Waitrose, is reviewing the business after its annual profits dive.
Flybe's collapse could be 'first of many' airlines
05/03/2020 | news | business | 496
The airline industry is under huge financial pressure as passenger numbers drop during the coronavirus.
Coronavirus pushes Flybe to brink of collapse
04/03/2020 | news | business | 432
A £100m government loan to help stabilise the business is now unlikely to happen, the BBC understands.
How do I get a food parcel?
04/03/2020 | news | business | 1,360
At least 50,000 free weekly food parcels are to be sent out to clinically vulnerable people in England.
Nuclear industry warns UK climate goal at risk
04/03/2020 | news | business | 123
The industry fears the government will ditch a plan to pay for new plants, making its carbon goal impossible.
Medicine shortage fears as India limits exports
04/03/2020 | news | business | 183
It comes as the coronavirus outbreak has kept many Chinese drug ingredient manufacturers shut.
Government clarifies virus insurance stance
03/03/2020 | news | business | 639
The government says it will declare coronavirus a "notifiable disease" after pressure from businesses.
US makes emergency rate cut as coronavirus spreads
03/03/2020 | news | business | 422
America's central bank makes the biggest interest rate cut since the financial crisis.
Major economies 'ready to act over coronavirus'
03/03/2020 | news | business | 172
Finance chiefs including US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will use "all tools" to tackle the hit to growth.
Greggs 'would pay staff who need to self-isolate'
03/03/2020 | news | business | 544
The sandwich chain had an "exceptional" 2019, but cautions that coronavirus could hurt this year's sales.
FTSE 100 surges after US stocks bounce back
02/03/2020 | news | business | 149
UK shares climb for a second day as fears over the impact of coronavirus linger.
Winners and losers from overdraft overhaul
02/03/2020 | news | business | 162
Some borrowers will see costs roughly double but others will have bigger savings, analysis shows.
M&S extends trial of food refill scheme
02/03/2020 | news | business | 476
Shoppers can fill their own containers in two stores, as the firm tries to cut down on plastic waste.
The UK's window of opportunity to do a US trade deal
02/03/2020 | news | business | 91
Time is tight to make sufficient progress on a deal before President Trump faces election in November.
Global growth ‘could halve’ because of coronavirus
02/03/2020 | news | business | 1,678
A "longer lasting and more intensive" outbreak could halve growth in 2020, says the OECD.
Leasehold property buyers 'misled by developers'
28/02/2020 | news | business | 956
Many homeowners find themselves in "serious traps" after being mis-sold properties, a watchdog says.
Airlines warn of coronavirus bookings hit
28/02/2020 | news | business | 303
British Airways owner IAG says it has seen a "significant fall-off in demand" for flights to Italy.
Shares drop in worst week since financial crisis
28/02/2020 | news | business | 562
US shares slide as fears over the impact of the coronavirus continue to grip investors.
New roads face Heathrow-style court action threat
27/02/2020 | news | business | 569
Environmentalists could try to block new road plans if they fail to take climate targets into account.
Dow falls more than 4% amid coronavirus stock rout
27/02/2020 | news | business | 282
The US index shed nearly 1,200 points, one of the sharpest drops in history.
Climate campaigners win Heathrow expansion case
27/02/2020 | news | business | 3,589
Campaigners say plans for a third runway should be cancelled, but the airport says it will appeal.
William Hill site penalised over gambling addicts
27/02/2020 | news | business | 179
Mr Green failed to freeze the account of a customer who won £50,000 and gambled it away.
'We're getting more orders thanks to the virus'
26/02/2020 | news | business | 35
Manufacturers have seen a spike in inquiries as the coronavirus disrupts supply lines from China.
'Go big to boost blighted Britain'
26/02/2020 | news | business | 238
Levelling up disadvantaged parts of the UK will need long-term thought and investment, a report says.
Lloyds, Virgin and Direct Line to cut jobs
26/02/2020 | news | business | 173
Lloyds says 780 jobs will go this year, Direct Line is cutting 800 positions, and Virgin Money 500.
Frankie & Benny's owner speeds up closures
26/02/2020 | news | business | 76
The Restaurant Group, which also owns Chiquito, says 90 restaurants are set to close by end of 2021.
Global shares mixed after coronavirus rout
26/02/2020 | news | business | 184
Stock markets are mixed after days of turmoil driven by fears about the coronavirus.
Drinks giant warns coronavirus will hit profits
26/02/2020 | news | business | 111
Diageo, which makes Guinness, expects sales to slide this year as bars across China close.
Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge
26/02/2020 | news | business | 434
Sir Richard Branson's firm says it is releasing more tickets for flights into space.
Tesco bakeries overhaul puts 1,800 jobs at risk
25/02/2020 | news | business | 599
The supermarket chain says it will need fewer members of staff as it makes changes to its larger stores.
UK 'would be insane' to let in chlorinated chicken
25/02/2020 | news | business | 3,073
Farmers say allowing food imports that would be illegal to produce in the UK would be "morally bankrupt".
Why payday is different during the crisis
25/02/2020 | news | business | 378
As many people see smaller pay cheques, we explain wages and sick pay during the coronavirus crisis.
Manchester United suffer drop in revenue
25/02/2020 | news | business | 111
The absence of Champions League football is largely responsible for the club bringing in less money.
Coronavirus: Gulf states suspend more flights
25/02/2020 | news | business | 60
Gulf states are imposing flight restrictions to try to slow the spread of the virus.
Financial markets drop again on coronavirus fears
25/02/2020 | news | business | 179
In the US, the Dow and S&P fell 3% for a second day, while the UK's FTSE dropped to a 12-month low.
Global stock markets plunge on coronavirus fears
24/02/2020 | news | business | 637
The FTSE 100 suffered its sharpest drop in four years as investors worry about the virus spreading.
Coronavirus credit crunch hits Chinese firms
24/02/2020 | news | business | 96
Prolonged shutdowns for businesses in China are bringing many firms to the brink of collapse.
Public redundancy bill hits seven-year high
23/02/2020 | news | business | 83
Taxpayers are facing a £346m bill after a spate of high-profile business failures on the High Street.
First class stamps to rise 6p to 76p
21/02/2020 | news | business | 612
The Royal Mail is increasing the cost of postage again, with first-class stamps rising 6p to 76p
Car sales in China fall 92% as coronavirus hits
21/02/2020 | news | business | 211
Car dealerships remain closed and buyers stay away as the coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on sales.
Coronavirus outbreak to cost airlines almost $30bn
21/02/2020 | news | business | 70
Airline industry body IATA predicts global air travel demand will fall for the first time since 2009.
JP Morgan economists warn of climate 'catastrophe'
20/02/2020 | news | business | 244
Researchers say delaying climate change action risks "potentially catastrophic outcomes".
Turning billions of £20 notes into compost
20/02/2020 | news | business | 113
Around two billion paper £20 notes will be replaced with polymer notes in the next few months.
Clothes sales fuel retail bounce-back in January
20/02/2020 | news | business | 316
Post-Christmas sales helped retailers see their best growth since March, official figures show.
Airlines warn of coronavirus earnings impact
20/02/2020 | news | business | 86
The alerts by Qantas and Air France-KLM come as concerns grow over the hit to the global economy.
Brexit complicates EU budget plans
19/02/2020 | news | business | 2,697
Leaders are meeting this week to discuss budget plans in challenging discussions.
Axminster Carpets collapses into administration
19/02/2020 | news | business | 80
The 265-year-old business had been trying to secure a rescue deal for weeks.
New £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation
19/02/2020 | news | business | 385
A new polymer £20 banknote featuring artist JMW Turner starts to appear in ATMs on Thursday.
WH Smith in spat with Telegraph over pricing
19/02/2020 | news | business | 447
The UK retailer has removed the Daily Telegraph newspaper from 120 shops in railway stations.
UK house prices rising fastest in Yorkshire
19/02/2020 | news | business | 71
House prices climbed 3.9% in Yorkshire and Humber last year, but just 1.2% in the South East.
Fuel prices push UK inflation to six-month high
19/02/2020 | news | business | 684
Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 1.8%, but remains below the Bank of England's 2% target.
Jaguar Land Rover 'shipping parts in suitcases'
18/02/2020 | news | business | 119
The UK's largest carmaker has said it could run out of some parts in two weeks over supply chain issues.
UK's cash system 'will collapse without new laws'
18/02/2020 | news | business | 748
British bank notes and coins could disappear much earlier than expected, campaigners warn.
Asda's Christmas sales hit by 'cautious' spending
18/02/2020 | news | business | 108
The supermarket says festive shoppers cut back on gifts for adults and extended family.
Fertiliser could be used to power ocean-going ships
18/02/2020 | news | business | 295
Ammonia, the key ingredient of fertiliser, can be burned in ships’ engines in place of polluting diesel.
Wages back above pre-economic crisis levels
18/02/2020 | news | business | 1,698
Average wages - when adjusted for inflation - exceed pre-crisis levels for the first time since 2008.
HSBC signals mass job cuts as profits plunge
18/02/2020 | news | business | 597
Interim chief executive Noel Quinn reveals extensive job cuts and restructuring to shake up the bank.
Regular savers tempted with cash prizes
17/02/2020 | news | business | 69
Nationwide is offering a prize draw to lure savers, but would it be better to choose higher rates?
No putting meat on expenses, says property firm
17/02/2020 | news | business | 1,154
Developers Igloo Regeneration has gone vegetarian to cut its environmental impact.
Shoe Zone warns 100 stores could close
17/02/2020 | news | business | 204
Its chief executive has told the BBC that it will close shops if business rates do not change.
Laura Ashley appeals for funding as sales fall 10%
17/02/2020 | news | business | 148
The British retailer warns it will "consider all appropriate options" if it cannot raise the extra money.
Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet inquiries
17/02/2020 | news | business | 46
Private jet firms have seen a huge rise in people hoping to hire planes but they can't meet demand.
Tesco told not to block rival supermarkets
14/02/2020 | news | business | 134
The UK competition authority tells Tesco to stop preventing other supermarkets from leasing nearby sites.
Pound boost for late winter holidaymakers
14/02/2020 | news | business | 150
Sterling is close to its highest level against the euro since the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum.
German economy barely grows at end of 2019
14/02/2020 | news | business | 309
According to new official figures, the German economy stagnated in the final three months of last year.
RBS Group to change its name to NatWest
14/02/2020 | news | business | 370
New chief executive Alison Rose calls the bank's latest results the "start of a new era".
Facebook boss 'happy to pay more tax in Europe'
13/02/2020 | news | business | 232
Mark Zuckerberg says he understands the "frustration about how tech companies are taxed in Europe".
British Gas owner hit by energy price cap
13/02/2020 | news | business | 64
Centrica shares sink 15% after the firm blames the cap on energy bills and falling gas prices for a £1bn loss.
Ford boss urges re-think on electric hybrid car ban
13/02/2020 | news | business | 166
Ford Europe boss Stuart Rowley says a possible ban from 2032 should be reconsidered.
Nestle axes low sugar chocolate due to poor sales
13/02/2020 | news | business | 125
Milkybar Wowsomes were the food giant's first products to use a new "hollow" sugar technology.
Cannabis goods ‘could be off the shelves in a year’
12/02/2020 | news | business | 699
Unapproved goods containing the cannabis extract will be pulled, says the Food Standards Agency.
Poundland sells 40,000 rings by Valentine's Day
12/02/2020 | news | business | 135
The retailer says its £1 engagement rings are a hit, as it taps growing demand for Valentine's Day goods.
'Help us or you'll kill the High Street'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 99
The stark warning comes from jewellers F Hinds, one of 50 retailers urging business rates reform.
Petrol and diesel car ban 'could start in 12 years'
12/02/2020 | news | business | 3,335
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps tells the BBC a sales ban could be brought forward again.
Challenger bank N26 to shut all UK accounts
11/02/2020 | news | business | 804
Customers are being told to transfer money out of the app-based bank by 15 April.
Customers to get £30 for energy switching blunders
11/02/2020 | news | business | 93
Victims of switching mistakes will be paid automatically under a compensation scheme starting in May.
HS2 go-ahead 'controversial and difficult'
11/02/2020 | news | business | 2,848
The prime minister says he will appoint a full-time minister to oversee the project and "restore discipline".
UK economy saw zero growth at the end of 2019
11/02/2020 | news | business | 1,872
Growth in the services and construction sectors was offset by a "poor showing" from manufacturing.
JD Sports in row over Footasylum purchase
11/02/2020 | news | business | 39
The UK competition watchdog says a takeover could hit shoppers, but JD Sports says the view is "flawed".
Coronavirus: Nissan to shut factory in Japan
11/02/2020 | news | business | 36
The Japanese car maker shuts a factory for two days due to a shortage of parts from China.
Government considers ownership stake in Flybe
10/02/2020 | news | business | 88
Officials are in discussions with Europe to ensure a deal would not breach state aid rules.
Border delays 'could cause fresh food problems'
10/02/2020 | news | business | 3,198
Warning comes after Michael Gove tells firms to prepare for post-Brexit border checks from January.
Government to give High Speed 2 the go-ahead
10/02/2020 | news | business | 1,091
The rising cost of the project and accusations of mismanagement have provoked anger from critics.
Why much of 'the world's factory' remains closed
10/02/2020 | news | business | 113
Apple supplier Foxconn and global car makers have kept Chinese plants closed because of the coronavirus.
How much? Six reasons why HS2 is so expensive
07/02/2020 | news | business | 908
The controversial high-speed rail project could potentially cost as much as £106bn.
Energy bills to fall for millions of households
07/02/2020 | news | business | 590
The energy regulator cuts the price cap by £17, a move that will affect about 15 million households.
Uber sees path to profit despite $1.1bn loss
06/02/2020 | news | business | 70
Spending to expand its Uber Eats food delivery business impacted the firm's bottom line.
Poorer households may get help on energy bills
06/02/2020 | news | business | 123
The burden of paying for clean energy technology could be shifted to the tax payer.
Chancellor’s economic growth goal ‘unrealistic’
06/02/2020 | news | business | 963
There is a one-in-five chance of Sajid Javid hitting growth of about 2.8%, say economists at Niesr.
Water bills set to fall by about £17 a year
05/02/2020 | news | business | 139
Regulator Ofwat had told water firms to invest more in improving services between 2020 and 2025.
Airline asks staff to take unpaid leave due to virus
05/02/2020 | news | business | 150
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific wants staff to take three weeks leave to help cope with Coronavirus.
Is Tesla really worth $150bn?
04/02/2020 | news | business | 154
The carmaker's market value has grown by about a third in less than a month.
Ikea announces first big UK store closure
04/02/2020 | news | business | 1,475
The Swedish furniture giant's Coventry branch will close this summer, putting 352 jobs at risk.
Coronavirus and oil: Why crude has been hit hard
04/02/2020 | news | business | 93
The world's biggest oil producers are under pressure to cut output as crude prices slump.
Aviation 'not the enemy' in climate battle
03/02/2020 | news | business | 323
The Heathrow Airport boss says flying needs to be made more environmentally friendly rather than stopped.
Chicken or fish? UK and EU clash over trade menu
03/02/2020 | news | business | 275
Boris Johnson's speech suggests that the UK will take US chicken before sacrificing UK fish.
Pound falls on fears of 'bare bones' EU trade deal
03/02/2020 | news | business | 586
Sterling drops as Boris Johnson and Europe set out tough negotiating stances on post-Brexit trade.
Nearly one million miss tax return deadline
03/02/2020 | news | business | 647
Anyone with a genuine excuse for missing Friday night's cut-off can talk to HMRC to avoid fines.
Chinese shares suffer biggest fall in four years
03/02/2020 | news | business | 160
The Shanghai index closes nearly 8% lower as investors weigh the impact of the outbreak.
Ports plan for Brexit Irish Sea checks
02/02/2020 | news | business | 234
Stena Line said that its assumption is that new checks will be carried out in British ports.
Workers blame 'painful jobs' for pulling sickies
02/02/2020 | news | business | 115
Some 8.6 million people threw sick days last year blaming work culture and workloads, a survey suggests.
F1 billionaire owner in Aston Martin rescue deal
31/01/2020 | news | business | 623
Racing Point F1 team co-owner Lawrence Stroll's consortium will inject emergency cash into the carmaker.
Watchdog probes pound's jump ahead of rate news
31/01/2020 | news | business | 141
The increase has raised questions over whether the decision to keep interest rates unchanged was leaked.
HS2 should proceed, says government review
30/01/2020 | news | business | 255
The review, seen by the BBC, advises against cancelling the high speed rail scheme.
Amazon: Christmas sales soar as rivals struggle
30/01/2020 | news | business | 99
Sales were up 20% over the festive season in sharp contrast to weakness at other retailers.
Vaping crackdown costs tobacco firm more than $8bn
30/01/2020 | news | business | 25
Marlboro-maker Altria says its stake in Juul is now worth less than a third of what it paid for it.
Manufacturers urge clarity on post-Brexit trade
30/01/2020 | news | business | 77
As Britain prepares to leave EU, businesses say the future trading relationship remains unclear.
PG Tips could be sold as cuppa goes out of fashion
30/01/2020 | news | business | 1,484
Consumer goods giant Unilever says traditional tea sales are slowing as consumers change their habits.
UK rates held as economy shows signs of picking up
30/01/2020 | news | business | 824
Bank of England governor Mark Carney says there are very early signals of economic improvement.
Wonga compensation 'an insult' to borrowers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 886
Claimants against the payday lender have been told they will receive little in compensation.
Three things that went wrong at Northern rail
29/01/2020 | news | business | 89
Why has the network been re-nationalised, and will this fix its problems?
Tumble in UK car output 'a grave concern'
29/01/2020 | news | business | 435
A 14% fall in output last year underlines the urgency of an EU trade deal, says the industry's trade body.
UK house price growth 'at 14-month high'
29/01/2020 | news | business | 268
Prices rose by 1.9% compared with a year ago, but the Nationwide expects property values to be flat in 2020.
Ovo Energy to pay £8.9m for overcharging customers
29/01/2020 | news | business | 317
More than half a million of the firm's customers received energy bills that were inaccurate.
Apple credits iPhone 11 demand for record sales
28/01/2020 | news | business | 104
The tech giant says it is monitoring the coronavirus outbreak, which has made forecasting difficult.
Will the Bank of England cut interest rates?
28/01/2020 | news | business | 175
Some think the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee will seek a cut on Thursday to help lift the economy.
Banks asked to explain 40% overdraft rates
28/01/2020 | news | business | 1,342
The City watchdog says most banks have set "very similar prices" under the new rules.
Sainsbury's pledges £1bn to cut emissions to zero
27/01/2020 | news | business | 108
The retailer says it can hit "net zero" by 2040 with action on food waste, packaging and water use.
Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots?
27/01/2020 | news | business | 130
3D printing is meeting some of the ambitions touted when the technology emerged 20 years ago.
Football banter at work 'excludes women'
27/01/2020 | news | business | 3,721
A management body says sports chat in the office can be a "gateway" to more laddish behaviour.
'Almost 10,000' retail jobs lost this year
26/01/2020 | news | business | 178
Tough competition on the UK High Street means there are more job losses to come, say insolvency specialists.
British Steel: Buyer on standby if sale collapses
26/01/2020 | news | business | 28
Turkish giant Cengiz is "ready to bid" if UK government rescue talks with Jingye fall through.
Insurer apologises to mistaken Michaels
24/01/2020 | news | business | 106
Several thousand customers receive an apology from Aviva after they were all wrongly called Michael.
Stick to two drinks, Wetherspoons tells parents
24/01/2020 | news | business | 1,531
The pub chain says it wants to deter "unruly behaviour" in pubs by children left unsupervised.
Unions warn 500 jobs could go at British Steel
24/01/2020 | news | business | 102
About 10% of the workforce could be axed if the firm is bought by China's Jingye, three unions say.
UK companies see post-election boost
24/01/2020 | news | business | 269
UK manufacturing and services saw their best month for more than a year in January, a survey suggests.
Rolls-Royce plans mini nuclear reactors by 2029
24/01/2020 | news | business | 940
The firm says it plans to build up to 15 of the mini reactors, which can be delivered by a lorry.
Tinder to add panic button and anti-catfishing tech
24/01/2020 | news | business | 52
The move comes after criticism over the lack of safety features offered by dating apps.
Would the Greta generation play with these toys?
23/01/2020 | news | business | 134
More sustainable toys are coming on the market designed to appeal to planet-conscious consumers.
HS2 risks misjudged from the start, says watchdog
23/01/2020 | news | business | 539
No-one took full account of how complex the project was going to be, says the spending watchdog.
Bosses set out immigration priorities after Brexit
23/01/2020 | news | business | 49
Industry groups band together to call for flexibility for skilled workers to enter the UK.
Morrisons axes 3,000 managers in shake-up
23/01/2020 | news | business | 858
But the supermarket says it will create 7,000 hourly-paid roles as part of a major restructuring.
Tesco to ditch plastic-wrap for multipack tins
23/01/2020 | news | business | 309
Supermarket giant says the change will remove 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment.
Lloyds joins crowd with new 40% overdraft rates
22/01/2020 | news | business | 490
Customers will be charged "personalised" overdraft rates of up to 49.9% from April, but most will pay 39.9%.
Trade tensions rise as US threatens car tariffs
22/01/2020 | news | business | 2,020
The US has warned it could start taxing UK car exports if UK's tech tax goes ahead.
UK told to 'hold fire' on April tech tax
21/01/2020 | news | business | 783
The OECD has said the UK should wait for a global agreement on taxing technology firms.
'Mental health issues can break lives'
21/01/2020 | news | business | 95
Antonio Horta-Osario has personal experience of how workplace stress can affect anyone.
Dixons gets its sales figures the wrong way round
21/01/2020 | news | business | 645
Currys PC World owner reissues its Christmas trading statement to say sales went down, not up.
Facebook creates 1,000 new UK jobs
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
The firm says the new roles will include adding to its team tackling harmful online content.
Workplace bullying: 'Fear is the biggest factor'
20/01/2020 | news | business | 74
A quarter of employees think their firm turns a blind eye to workplace harassment, says a report.
Department store Beales falls into administration
20/01/2020 | news | business | 845
The collapse of the company, founded in 1881, puts more than 1,000 jobs at risk
Shopping centre owner seeks emergency cash
20/01/2020 | news | business | 162
Intu, owner of the Trafford Centre and Lakeside, asks investors for money to shore up finances.
More precious than gold: Why palladium is soaring
20/01/2020 | news | business | 201
The price of the precious metal palladium has hit a record high of $2,500 an ounce as demand rises.
HS2: Give me the facts, says Shapps
20/01/2020 | news | business | 2,011
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps faces a "massive decision" as a leaked report suggests the rail link could cost £106bn.
Retail sales fall sharply in December
17/01/2020 | news | business | 879
A fifth straight month without growth adds to pressure on the Bank of England to cut interest rates.
Flybe confirms it will get a tax and duty holiday
17/01/2020 | news | business | 231
But the struggling airline says the debt with tax authorities is far lower than reported.
UK pub numbers rise for the first time in a decade
16/01/2020 | news | business | 1,058
More venues opened in 2019 as more customers opted for food instead of just drinking alcohol.
Asda trials refills at 'sustainability store'
16/01/2020 | news | business | 657
Shoppers can fill their own containers at the store, as the supermarket tries to reduce plastic waste.
Estate agents report 'uplift' in housing market
15/01/2020 | news | business | 138
Expectations of future sales have "risen sharply" according to property professionals.
Greggs picks Just Eat for home deliveries
15/01/2020 | news | business | 275
The High Street food giant chooses its delivery partner as the market for takeaways continues to grow.
Interest rate cut chances rise as inflation falls
15/01/2020 | news | business | 929
Speculation grows that UK interest rates will be cut after inflation slows in December.
Backlash against Flybe's government rescue grows
15/01/2020 | news | business | 2,763
British Airways' owner IAG files a complaint to the EU arguing Flybe's rescue breaks state aid rules.
Santander latest bank to set 40% overdraft rate
14/01/2020 | news | business | 897
The move comes as the bank cuts the interest rate it pays on its flagship current account.
Gambling on credit cards to be banned
14/01/2020 | news | business | 646
The ban, which starts on 14 April, comes after reviews of the industry by the commission and the government.
Government considers new funding for Flybe
13/01/2020 | news | business | 424
The prime minister says there is "no doubt" about the importance of regional airline Flybe.
'Valuable connectivity': Why Flybe matters
13/01/2020 | news | business | 155
Many see it as a vital service, because it reaches the places that other airlines fail to touch.
Weak November weighs on UK growth
13/01/2020 | news | business | 741
Official statistics show the economy grew by just 0.1% in the three months to November.
Beales boss: 'Councils really don't care'
13/01/2020 | news | business | 727
The boss of struggling department store chain Beales says councils are failing to support the High Street.
Christmas retail winners and losers
09/01/2020 | news | business | 137
Some retailers had a cracking Christmas, while for some, 2019 was a bit of a turkey.
Banks told to stop short-changing loyal savers
09/01/2020 | news | business | 244
Millions of savers who leave money in the same account for years should get a better deal, the regulator says.
John Lewis warns it may not pay staff bonus
09/01/2020 | news | business | 374
The retail group warns on profits as John Lewis managing director Paula Nickolds steps down.
Twitter to test 'block all replies' function
09/01/2020 | news | business | 61
The move comes as social media firms come under pressure to tackle harassment on their sites.
'Worst year for retail in 25 years'
08/01/2020 | news | business | 58
Total sales fell last year for the first time since 1995, says the British Retail Consortium.
Thousands of Greggs staff to get £300 bonus
08/01/2020 | news | business | 438
The bakery chain says its "now iconic" vegan sausage roll helped boost sales.
Sainsbury's blames toy sales for quiet Christmas
08/01/2020 | news | business | 261
The supermarket revealed that like-for-like sales were down 0.7% in the final 15 weeks of the year.
Cost of living 'outstripped house prices in 2010s'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 146
Property values were down by 1% after taking inflation into account, the Nationwide Building Society says.
Quarter of minimum wage workers 'underpaid'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 88
Firms which fail to pay the minimum wage should face tougher penalties, the Resolution Foundation says.
Drivers 'may be feeling effects of oil price rise'
07/01/2020 | news | business | 691
Rising tensions between the US and Iran will drive prices higher at the pumps, the RAC says.
Christmas pudding sales burnt out in festive period
07/01/2020 | news | business | 709
Figures show sales of the traditional festive dessert fell by 16% in the UK in the run-up to Christmas.
Crossrail could be delayed until autumn 2021
06/01/2020 | news | business | 45
The project was originally supposed to be finished in December 2018 but has suffered several setbacks.
'Infrastructure revolution' in March Budget
06/01/2020 | news | business | 678
Chancellor Sajid Javid sets 11 March as the date for his first Budget - the first since the general election.
Energy customers hit with backdated bills
06/01/2020 | news | business | 326
Householders are getting billed extra for energy they used years ago, despite a ban on the practice.
Funeral costs rise again 'to more than £4,400'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 202
Rising burial fees mean funeral costs went up by more than 9% in a year in some regions, SunLife says.
Burger King's plant-based Whopper 'not for vegans'
06/01/2020 | news | business | 1,468
Vegans and vegetarians may find the fast food chain's new meat-free burger an acquired taste.
Top bosses 'earn average salary within three days'
05/01/2020 | news | business | 1,303
The average wage of a FTSE 100 boss equated to more than £900 an hour, research suggests.
HS2 costs out of control, says review deputy chair
04/01/2020 | news | business | 426
Lord Berkeley says MPs were "misled" about the line's costs, which he says will be more than £108bn.
New car registrations at lowest level since 2013
03/01/2020 | news | business | 1,081
It is the third consecutive year of decline, driven by weak confidence and confusion over new rules.
House price rise 'over 1% for first time in a year'
03/01/2020 | news | business | 478
Slow price growth should help first-time buyers but saving for a deposit can take years, Nationwide says.
Energy firms to pay £10.5m over August power cut
02/01/2020 | news | business | 249
The power cut left more than a million people without electricity and severely affected rail services.
Northern could lose rail franchise, says Shapps
02/01/2020 | news | business | 874
The transport secretary says he is "not prepared" to tolerate the firm's "unacceptable" performance.
Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold
19/12/2019 | news | business | 160
Rates could be cut if global growth does not recover or Brexit uncertainty persists, the Bank indicates.
Retail sales fall sharply in November
19/12/2019 | news | business | 219
Shoppers continued to keep a tight grip on spending amid uncertainty about Brexit and the election.
'Time to tackle online giants' says UK regulator
18/12/2019 | news | business | 119
Competition watchdog's comments come amid reports of government plans to regulate big tech.
UK banks to face climate stress tests
18/12/2019 | news | business | 86
The Bank of England launches an ambitious attempt to quantify the financial risks of climate change.
Vauxhall union seeks guarantees over car merger
18/12/2019 | news | business | 185
A planned merger of Fiat Chrysler and Vauxhall-owner PSA Group raises concerns about the UK operation.
How much do you spend on a night out?
17/12/2019 | news | business | 165
Sarah, 30, says she could have paid for a holiday with the money she blew on one expensive night out.
Pound erases election gains amid Brexit concerns
17/12/2019 | news | business | 335
The pound is back down to where it was before the UK general election as Brexit concerns resurface.
UK unemployment falls to lowest level since 1975
17/12/2019 | news | business | 877
Employment rises to all-time high, while wage growth slows less sharply from August to October.
Wetherspoons hit by pigs in blankets shortage
17/12/2019 | news | business | 390
The problem in its pubs follows meat industry warnings that the treats may be in short supply.
Investors may pay for short-notice withdrawals
16/12/2019 | news | business | 169
Banking regulators are proposing changes after the suspensions of the Woodford and M&G property funds.
More House of Fraser stores to close
16/12/2019 | news | business | 79
Sports Direct says it will be closing 'unprofitable' House of Fraser stores in the next 12 months.
Water firms hit by toughest crackdown in 30 years
15/12/2019 | news | business | 347
The regulator announces a cap on investor returns as it cuts the average bill by £50 over five years.
Three key economic questions for Boris Johnson
13/12/2019 | news | business | 848
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tough decisions to make on who to align the UK more closely with.
What does business want from Boris Johnson?
13/12/2019 | news | business | 309
Many firms will welcome an end to the Brexit stalemate but firms want action elsewhere too.
Businesses urge Johnson to secure trade deals
13/12/2019 | news | business | 260
Bosses have called on the prime minister to secure the future terms of trade with the EU.
Pound and shares surge on election result
12/12/2019 | news | business | 1,666
The FTSE is higher while sterling hits its highest level against the dollar since June last year.
The general election and the volatile pound
11/12/2019 | news | business | 322
Election night could be a long one for financial traders, with sterling the most sensitive market to political events.
Most-viewed mansions of 2019 revealed
10/12/2019 | news | business | 228
Castles and mirrored ceilings attracted clicks among window shoppers on a property website.
UK growth slowest since early 2009
10/12/2019 | news | business | 2,165
The economy sees the weakest three months for more than a decade as growth flatlines.
Wetherspoon pub chain 'to create 10,000 jobs'
10/12/2019 | news | business | 338
The chain says it will invest £200m in new pubs and hotels, as well as enlarging existing ones.
'We’re sorry for Thomas Cook refund delay'
10/12/2019 | news | business | 91
The body issuing refunds to customers of the tour operator has apologised for payment delays.
British power plant promises to go carbon negative
09/12/2019 | news | business | 122
Drax, which generates 5% of UK power, says it will capture more carbon than it produces by 2030.
Rise of SUVs 'makes mockery' of electric car push
09/12/2019 | news | business | 1,203
Exhaust emissions from new cars have been increasing for the past three years, research suggests.
'Thomas Cook crash almost ruined my engagement'
09/12/2019 | news | business | 24
First, the tour firm's failure risked a surprise marriage proposal, now Corryn Banham is trying to get her money back.
Polluting firms 'will be hit by climate policies'
08/12/2019 | news | business | 216
Which business sectors will be winners and losers when, and if, climate change policies take affect?
Some West Coast Rail fares to be capped
06/12/2019 | news | business | 141
The UK's competition watchdog agrees to cap rail fares on certain routes between Scotland and Preston.