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London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

The 15p fee will be handed to drivers to help them pay for an all-electric car, says ride-hailing [...]

Gilberto Benetton: Co-founder of fashion chain dies

Gilberto Benetton is credited with masterminding the firm’s expansion into a multi-billion euro [...]

John Lewis pulls the plug on DVD players

Slump in sales sparks move by department store chain, which will continue to sell Blu-ray [...]

Saudi summit begins amid boycott

About 40 delegates are understood to have pulled out of the high-profile conference in [...]

Schools and home care disrupted by Glasgow equal pay strike

Home care services are also being hit by what is thought to be the UK’s largest strike over women’s [...]

More takeaways on high street despite anti-obesity push

Campaigners say they lead to more obesity, but councils say they need extra powers to curb their [...]

Liam Fox says Trump ‘very keen’ on trade deal

Will the decades of military collaboration between the US and UK matter in trade [...]

Good Country: The new virtual country with no borders

In the current climate of aggression and competition between countries and their leaders, the Good Country aspires to change the way that nations [...]

Is blockchain living up to the hype?

Despite the grand claims made for this distributed ledger tech, few companies are actually using [...]

Why I hate meetings – and how to make them better

Ever wonder why UK productivity is so low? It’s all down to meetings, says Stephanie [...]

Budget 2018: How does the government collect and spend our money?

A breakdown of where the government’s money comes from and where it [...]

Grayling to decide on Govia Thameslink penalty ‘in weeks’

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was grilled by MPs about a timetable overhaul that caused [...]

Saudi summit website attacked by hackers

The Future Investment Initiative website earlier showed a mocked-up photo of Saudi’s ruler as an [...]

Northern Rock mortgages: Homeowners trapped on high interest rates

The Elkins are being forced to sell their house because they’ve been stuck on high interest [...]

New Premier Inn chain shrinks rooms in half

Whitbread aims new ZIP chain at travellers on very tight budgets who are willing to sacrifice [...]

Morrisons loses data leak challenge

The Court of Appeal says the supermarket is liable for a data breach in which staff data was posted [...]

Northern Rock: US firm ‘misled’ UK government on mortgages

BBC’s Panorama says a US private equity firm failed to provide better mortgage deals for [...]

Dr Martens’ profits march forward

The British footwear firm, which sells in 58 countries, sees sales and earnings [...]

Philip Morris accused of hypocrisy over anti-smoking ad

Philip Morris says its campaign is “an important next step” in its aim to stop selling [...]

Shanghai Composite: surges on hopes of market support

The jump comes after Chinese officials moved to boost investor confidence as growth [...]

Ryanair profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs

Higher fuel costs also contributed to a 7% decline in half-year [...]

Addison Lee plans self-driving taxis by 2021

The taxi firm is pitting itself against rival Uber in a race to offer self-driving car [...]

GoPro boss: ‘The market dictates the product we sell’

Whatever product you design, your customers will dictate what sells, says GoPro boss Nick [...]

The £1.3bn finance firm that was conceived in a pub

After Samir Desai told two friends his idea for a business over a few pints, the three of them went on to establish lending firm Funding [...]

Why do governments underspend on big projects?

UK governments are not good at putting the amount into capital investments that they say they are going [...]

Everything you need to know about the Budget

When is the Budget, what is it, and why does it matter? Your guide to the chancellor’s big [...]

Ryanair flight: ‘Racial abuse passenger’ referred to police

A man was filmed shouting abuse at a black woman in an incident that has been referred to [...]

The billionaires fuelling a space race

Jeff Bezos, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk are among a number of entrepreneurs with galactic [...]

K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West

A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to [...]

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

With the average cost of a funeral on the rise, a growing number of people are looking for cheaper [...]

Online sellers ‘pay for positive reviews’

A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free [...]

Worries among tenants over deposit return

A survey says nearly a fifth of private tenants have waited more than three months to get a deposit [...]

Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg

The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook’s global affairs and communications [...]

How the petrol and diesel ban will work

A ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars should be brought forward by eight years to 2032, MPs [...]

Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

The boss of housebuilding firm Persimmon tells the BBC he’d “rather not talk about” his £75m [...]

Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market

The Environment Agency is probing claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics [...]

Government borrowing in September lowest since 2007

The drop may give Chancellor Philip Hammond room for manoeuvre in the upcoming Budget on 29 [...]

eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads

The online marketplace is acquiring, making it a “leading alternative” to Auto [...]

Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus

Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn has walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m [...]

Lakeside and Metrocentre owner boosted by £2.9bn bid

Shares in shopping centre owner Intu jump as it mulls a takeover bid from a consortium of [...]

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

Where have all the branches gone? BBC analysis finds nearly 6,000 local banks have closed since [...]

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as [...]

No-deal Brexit could hit food supplies, says Stena Line

Ferry operator Stena Line, which owns three UK ports, warns of disruption to food [...]

China economy: Third quarter growth misses expectations at 6.5%

Growth in the world’s second-largest economy cooled as Beijing battles rising financial [...]

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

Is the US economy under President Trump the best it’s ever [...]