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BBC News - Business

Bank boss concerned over UK growth outlook

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:36:33 GMT

Andrew Bailey raises concerns over growth and rules out any early cut in interest rates.

Shop owners hope that tech can deter thieves

Fri, 17 Nov 2023 00:04:37 GMT

Retailers are investing in high-tech and low-tech measures to tackle an increase in theft.

How lockdown inspired fight against period poverty

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 00:03:56 GMT

Inside a project tackling period poverty, with an army of thousands of volunteers across the world.

Sunak welcomes foreign firms' £29.5bn 'vote of confidence'

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:27:21 GMT

The prime minister says foreign investors' plans to invest £29.5bn is a "huge vote of confidence".

Nissan to commit to making new Qashqai and Juke electric models in Sunderland

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 12:11:20 GMT

The investment is thought to be in the region of £1bn and will help preserve 6,000 jobs

Nissan to lead £2bn investment in UK electric car plant

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 15:05:45 GMT

The Japanese firm will build three EV models at the Sunderland factory, securing 6,000 jobs.

Can I get a Cold Weather Payment and how much are they?

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 12:11:25 GMT

Cold Weather Payments are available to some when there is a run of sub-zero temperatures.

Cameron's return revives memories of Greensill finance scandal

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 14:23:01 GMT

Documents suggest Mr Cameron made $10m promoting the controversial finance business Greensill Capital, which later collapsed.

Austerity warning for public services after tax cuts

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 15:09:56 GMT

The tax cuts in the Autumn Statement will come at the expense of public services, think tanks say.

COP28: UAE planned to use climate talks to make oil deals

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 06:00:15 GMT

Leaked documents show how the COP28 host planned to use its role to strike fossil fuel business deals.

Labour says it 'won't set arbitrary target' on migration

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 18:40:26 GMT

The party says its proposals, including raising salary thresholds for foreign workers, would cut migration.

Vaping: Australia to ban disposable vape imports from January

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:50:20 GMT

The move is part of a crackdown aimed at protecting children from becoming addicted to nicotine.

Cinema advertising boss inspired by Avengers Assemble

Wed, 15 Nov 2023 00:04:51 GMT

Kathryn Jacob, CEO of cinema advertising firm Pearl & Dean, explains her philosophy of team leadership.

Judge invited to taste test cider in Aldi row

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 10:50:34 GMT

Somerset brewer Thatchers accuses Aldi of "copycatting" its Cloudy Lemon Cider for its Taurus drink.

Nvidia sued after video call mistake showed 'stolen' data

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 18:50:55 GMT

Car firm Valeo alleges the theft of its data was inadvertently revealed during a Microsoft Teams call.

'We don't know if we can complete on our new home'

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:44:39 GMT

Alice Fenton is one of many homebuyers currently in limbo as a result of a cyber-attack on IT firm CTS.

Energy price cap: What is it and what will happen to bills in January?

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 16:47:55 GMT

The price cap which sets typical annual household energy bills will rise from January.

Tesla sues Sweden as strikes target carmaker

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 21:30:19 GMT

The move comes after postal workers went on strike in sympathy with Tesla repair workers.

Charlie's Bar, Fermanagh, 'blown away' by Christmas ad response

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 15:12:33 GMT

A Northern Irish pub's take on Christmas adverts gets the John Lewis seal of approval.

Groundbreaking transatlantic flight using greener fuel lands in the US

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 22:19:28 GMT

Virgin Atlantic is flying the first big passenger plane using 100% alternative fuels from London to New York.

Richard Teng: Who is the new boss of Binance?

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 05:25:51 GMT

Richard Teng rapidly climbed the ranks after joining the world's largest crypto-exchange two years ago.

The T-shirt chewing enzyme ready to tackle plastic waste

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 00:03:50 GMT

A French start-up is ready to use an enzyme which can break down plastic on an industrial scale.

Barclays to cut 900 UK jobs, says Unite union

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:24:34 GMT

Jobs will go across several back-office divisions in a move the union brands "disgraceful".

Tributes pour in for investment guru Charlie Munger

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 04:42:34 GMT

Business chiefs pay tribute to finance guru who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway.

Omegle: ‘How I got the dangerous chat site closed down’

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 06:01:36 GMT

"Alice" speaks exclusively to the BBC after her successful lawsuit against Omegle forced it offline.

Tax break for businesses made permanent

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 16:44:23 GMT

A policy allowing firms to deduct machinery and equipment costs from their tax bill has been made permanent.

Black Friday deals: How to shop smart and spot rip-offs

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 08:33:27 GMT

A report by Which? magazine has found only a fraction of discounted products are at their cheapest.

New parents could save £500 on baby formula, CMA says

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 07:37:03 GMT

Families could make significant savings on baby formula by shopping around, watchdog says.

Could triple glazing become a UK standard?

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 00:08:23 GMT

Triple glazed windows are becoming more common in the UK and some say they could become standard.

Energy saving tips: Five ways to cut costs this winter

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 16:22:57 GMT

Energy prices will be lower this winter than last - but you may be able to save even more on your bill.

Wilko: Lisa Wilkinson 'devastated' over the firm's failure

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 14:43:54 GMT

Lisa Wilkinson, who is also the granddaughter of the chain's founder, said she had let people down.

Saudi investment fund to buy 10% stake in Heathrow airport

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 03:25:53 GMT

Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial agreed to sell its 25% stake, held since 2006, for £2.4bn.

Black Friday: Amazon staff in Coventry strike

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 13:09:57 GMT

About 1,000 workers are on strike in Coventry on one of the biggest days of the year for online shopping.

Government spending plans 'a very big risk', says watchdog

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 13:56:50 GMT

The Office for Budget Responsibility says the plans are "uncertain" and rely on projected savings.

Can bamboo be big in construction?

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 00:15:55 GMT

Bamboo is strong, light and sustainable, so why is it rarely used as a construction material in the West?

Tata Steel: Unions split on Port Talbot rescue plan

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 12:54:51 GMT

Unite changes its stance on an alternative plan to decarbonise the giant plant in Port Talbot.

What the Autumn Statement means for you and your money

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 14:05:05 GMT

Now the speech has been delivered, what does it mean for your finances in the months ahead?

The electronic noses designed to prevent food poisoning

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 03:27:53 GMT

Tech firms have developed AI-powered sensors that can detect bacteria in food.

Interest rates: Why there is more pain still to come

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 01:56:01 GMT

Inflation may be easing but the impact of high interest rates is still to kick in for many people.

Discounts return to cut electricity use amid cold snap

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:18:11 GMT

National Grid ESO's scheme offers some households a chance to save on energy bills during peak hours.

Leasehold reforms: Michael Gove confident bill will pass by next election

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 01:26:11 GMT

The bill would make it easier and cheaper for homeowners to extend their lease or buy their freehold.

'Tourists are rethinking their relationship with Earth'

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 00:02:59 GMT

An increasing number of holidaymakers are picking more environmentally-friendly trips.

John Lewis to offer health checks to customers

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 16:58:24 GMT

The department store is partnering with Covid-19 testing firm Randox Health to offer new services.

The hidden tax rise in the Autumn Statement

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 08:58:44 GMT

Tax cuts were the theme of Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement, but one major rise was hidden.

Metro Bank shareholders vote to back rescue deal

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 14:21:00 GMT

Nearly 93% of votes cast by shareholders backed the package which will raise extra funds.

Autumn Statement: Hunt denies tax cuts were pre-election giveaway

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:01:21 GMT

The chancellor insists his financial plans are not "crowd-pleasing" and he is not being dishonest.

Autumn Statement: Jeremy Hunt cuts National Insurance but tax burden still rises

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 11:18:20 GMT

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says tax cuts will boost growth - but official forecasts paint a gloomy picture.

Renting: Rising cost and lack of choice forcing families to smaller homes

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 00:01:00 GMT

Older tenants are also struggling with essential bills as rents rise and the choice for tenants narrows.

Energy price cap will rise in January adding pressure on households

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 16:25:22 GMT

A new domestic energy price cap has been announced leading to higher bills for millions.

Slick videos or more 'authentic' content? The Israel-Gaza battles raging on TikTok and X

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 21:07:35 GMT

Pro-Palestinian TikTok posts gain traction with Gen Z, while slicker Israeli content is popular on X.

UK economy growth forecasts slashed for next two years

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 15:35:47 GMT

The economy will grow much more slowly than previously thought until 2025, the government's forecaster says.

Tobacco firm calls for tougher rules on vapes

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 00:01:38 GMT

BAT wants sellers to be licensed, and sweet flavours banned.

Customers furious after HSBC down for more than 24 hours

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 11:31:46 GMT

The firm says it is "really sorry" for the problem, which comes on the busy shopping day Black Friday.

Turkey's central bank raises interest rates to 40%

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 14:02:00 GMT

Turkey has been hit with soaring prices, but its president has only recently allowed rate hikes.

The job-sharing apps that feel like online dating

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 00:05:56 GMT

New website platforms are working like matchmakers to connect potential job sharers.

Whitney Wolfe Herd: How the Bumble boss changed the dating scene

Sun, 12 Nov 2023 00:40:30 GMT

Whitney Wolfe Herd is stepping down as chief executive at the end of the year after nearly a decade.

Eurostar Amsterdam-to-London services to be suspended for six months

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 16:02:11 GMT

Trains will be suspended from next June because of renovation work at Amsterdam's central station.

How factories are deploying AI on production lines

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 00:03:41 GMT

Manufacturers are exploring how AI can predict machine faults before they happen.

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group: China investigates major shadow bank for 'crimes'

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 05:01:24 GMT

Zhongzhi Enterprise, one of China's biggest shadow banks, has lent billions to real estate firms.

TikTok owner ByteDance cuts gaming division jobs

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 01:48:50 GMT

The Chinese firm entered the sector in 2019 to compete with Tencent but failed to grab market share.

Only shop on Lismore saved after community buyout

Sun, 26 Nov 2023 08:10:26 GMT

Over 200 people backed the campaign to secure Lismore's closure-threatened store for the future.

Carnival UK withdraws 'fire-and-rehire' threat

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 16:40:10 GMT

Carnival UK says it will not pursue the controversial strategy which could have affected 900 crew.

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