BBC Business News

Subscribe to BBC Business News feed BBC Business News
BBC News - Business
Updated: 1 hour 24 min ago

'How could I find £3,000 to pay for my mum's funeral?'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:58
With the average cost of a funeral on the rise, a growing number of people are looking for cheaper alternatives.

Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews'

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:58
A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods.

Worries among tenants over deposit return

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 21:57
A survey says nearly a fifth of private tenants have waited more than three months to get a deposit back.

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 15:39
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.

Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:20
The boss of housebuilding firm Persimmon tells the BBC he'd "rather not talk about" his £75m bonus.

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:13
The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.

How the petrol and diesel ban will work

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:05
It's no surprise vehicles are polluting, so why now for announcing a ban on sales?

eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 12:00
The online marketplace is acquiring Motors.co.uk, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.

Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:47
The total of £4.1bn was the lowest September borrowing figure since 2007, official figures show.

Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:30
Shares in shopping centre owner Intu jump as it mulls a takeover bid from a consortium of investors.

Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:30
Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn walks off camera in a BBC interview after being asked about his pay.

Banks closures: 13 million people have lost half of local branches

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:14
Where have all the branches gone? BBC analysis finds nearly 6,000 local banks have closed since 2010.

UK ports are 'not ready' for no-deal Brexit

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:25
Ferry operator Stena Line, owner of three UK ports, warns Brexit may disrupt food imports.

China's third quarter growth misses expectations at 6.5%

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 06:09
Growth in the world's second-largest economy cooled as Beijing battles rising financial threats.

US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:13
Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been?

What's the point of concept cars?

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:08
Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 00:07
The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'.

Amazon creates 1,000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Online retailer adds hundreds of "Silicon Valley" jobs in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.

'Mansize' tissue to 'housewife' pillowcase

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 21:45
Kleenex has stopped branding big tissues Mansize, but that's not the only gender-identifying product out there.

ESA underpayment: Who is entitled to backdated benefits?

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:41
There are 180,000 people who may be owed money from the Department for Work and Pensions.

Pages