BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

No-deal Brexit could cause 30bn economic hit, watchdog says

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:53:44 GMT

The Office for Budget Responsibility says borrowing could surge if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Workers could get compensated for cancelled shifts

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:55 GMT

The plan is part of a package of measures aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.

Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:13:47 GMT

The charge will wipe out profits, but Boeing says it hopes the aircraft will resume flying this year.

The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:07:39 GMT

Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before.

NZ Rugby cancels 'fraudulent' All Blacks match tickets

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:50:20 GMT

The sport's governing body in New Zealand said the tickets had been re-sold on the secondary market.

Three months after I was paralysed, I was back at work

Sun, 14 Jul 2019 23:09:49 GMT

When tech entrepreneur Hiroki Takeuchi was paralysed in a cycling accident, he was back in work just three months later.

Luxury goods join Hong Kong retail slump as protests bite

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:27:41 GMT

Retailers and hotels are among the firms seeing business hit by ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Tesco raises prices on 1,000 products

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:59:29 GMT

The retail giant says it held off raising prices for as long as it could, and insists it is still competitive.

Should I offset my summer holiday flights?

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 23:14:52 GMT

As more of us worry about our carbon emissions, how can you offset your air travel?

Females to the fore? What golf is doing to attract more women

Wed, 17 Jul 2019 00:11:10 GMT

Golf has realised it needs to make the sport more attractive to women, on and off the playing course.

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:48:48 GMT

Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

The Worcester high street that's come back to life

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:06:33 GMT

From a Balkan breakfast to knitting - traders are diversifying to try to buck the trend of falling sales in the high street.

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade?

Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:44:50 GMT

May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

How the 2019 coffee crisis might affect you

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:31:49 GMT

Farmers are struggling as coffee prices drop to historic lows, so why is the cost of a latte rising?

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:09:43 GMT

Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.

Would you drink camel milk?

Wed, 10 Jul 2019 23:06:47 GMT

Australia's growing number of camel farmers say that global demand for camel milk is rising fast.

The Insta king trying to dominate UK cannabis

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 23:00:51 GMT

Controversial cannabis firm Ignite's UK launch is causing a backlash in the nascent industry.

No-fault eviction ban will hurt tenants, landlords say

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:03:21 GMT

A plan to ban section 21 notices - sometimes called revenge evictions - will backfire, say landlords.

Public sector workers 'to get above-inflation pay rise'

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:15:31 GMT

Dentists, teachers and police officers are reportedly to get pay increases of between 2% and 2.9%.

Government borrowing in June highest since 2015

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:42:15 GMT

Higher debt interest payments and increased spending on services contributed to a sharp rise in borrowing.

How the doughnut became a million dollar idea

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:27:06 GMT

The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the doughnut became a million dollar idea.

YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:52:31 GMT

In his first interview, YouTube's UK managing director defends the platform's algorithms.

Crossrail costs will continue to climb, MPs say

Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:01:30 GMT

Commuters have been "let down by a programme that is well behind schedule", a committee of MPs says.

Cricket World Cup: Illegal bookmakers still thriving

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 23:07:01 GMT

India's cricketers didn't make the World Cup final, but its bookmakers are still making millions.

MPs and taxpayers on retrospective loan charge payments

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:37:59 GMT

Anger is growing among taxpayers facing large demands from HMRC over their loan charge repayments.