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Key gig economy case reaches Supreme Court

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:15:13 GMT

Pimlico Plumbers is challenging a ruling that a "self-employed" worker is entitled to basic rights.



Apprentice levy needs total overhaul, business chief will say

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:16:26 GMT

The head of the EEF manufacturers' group will say the flagship employment scheme needs a total revamp.



Jeremy Corbyn vows to curb City of London's power

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:24:35 GMT

The Labour leader also says the government needs stronger powers to prevent "hostile takeovers".



Nirav Modi fraud case and India's bank debt crisis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:03:38 GMT

The Nirav Modi loan case is serious, but just a sign of a far deeper malaise in the banking sector.



What not to expect from Philip Hammond Spring statement

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:28:24 GMT

There won't be a red box nor any tax nor spending changes in the chancellor's March economic update.



Central bank chief detained after raid

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:45:50 GMT

Ilmars Rimsevics has been detained after the anti-corruption agency raided his home and office.



Mid-earners 'locked out of buying a home'

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:15:44 GMT

The biggest decline in home ownership in the last 20 years has been among middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds.



£10,000 proposed for everyone under 55

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:31:54 GMT

The government should give £10,000 to every citizen under 55, a report suggests.



UK retail sales show weak growth despite gym wear boost

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:22:41 GMT

Rising prices dampened shoppers' spending in January, but sales of sports goods are stronger than usual.



South Africa: the economic challenge

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:01:30 GMT

What are the challenges facing South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa?



Divorcing couples may clash over Bitcoin

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:51:39 GMT

Lawyers say the anonymous nature of digital currencies could prove tempting for those trying to hide wealth.



Teenagers' spending habits revealed

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:52:33 GMT

Girls spend £2.90 a week more than boys at the age of 13 to 15 as boys avoid buying soap and cosmetics.



Faulty appliances 'cause 60 fires a week'

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:17:23 GMT

Consumer group Which? wants the government to speed up efforts to tackle faulty home appliances.



MPs pressure City firms over gender diversity

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:53 GMT

Firms should commit to promoting women to senior positions, Treasury committee chairwoman says.



Consumer price rise signals firming inflation

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:11:30 GMT

Inflation rose by more than expected in January, lifting the prospect of faster interest rate rises.



Maternity leave: 'I was made redundant on first day back'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:06:07 GMT

As a poll finds "worrying attitudes" among employers, three mums tell the BBC about their experiences.



Chicken shortage hits KFC

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:07:46 GMT

Customers react as KFC closes 562 restaurants after problems with a supplier caused a chicken shortage.



'You've got to make tough decisions'

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:45:54 GMT

When Mondelez took over Cadbury's it had to make mass redundancies, but how do you do that without ruining your reputation?



Why young people can't afford to buy homes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:10:46 GMT

The biggest decline in home ownership in the past 20 years has been among young people on middle incomes.



A tale of two Indian tech cities

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:23:22 GMT

Hyderabad is giving Bangalore a run for its money as a start-up destination in India.



Why we drive our own buses

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:56:58 GMT

When their local bus services were cut, one group of people decided to set up their own bus company.



Say what?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:55:48 GMT

BBC readers share their worst examples of business jargon following our piece on Davos language.



A political Fed

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:30:18 GMT

As Jerome Powell prepares to take over the Federal Reserve, is the era of central bank independence ending?



Plastic fantastic

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:21:05 GMT

The growth of easily available credit profoundly altered our attitude to money.



Global leader

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 00:20:21 GMT

The interest rate set by America's central bank, the US Federal Reserve, is one of the key levers of the global economy.



Budget 2017: Hammond loosens his belt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:54:35 GMT

The chancellor loosens the public finances envelope as the economy stutters.



Change makers

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:34:04 GMT

How people fleeing South Sudan have managed to create work – for themselves and others – in their new home of Uganda.



Unlocking trillions

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:22:11 GMT

One leading economist says it could release trillions of dollars of so-called "dead capital".



Managing the managers

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:58:49 GMT

Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?



Crowded island

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:49:21 GMT

An explosion in tourism has saved Iceland's economy. But in a country of just 300,000 people, how much tourism is too much?



Balancing the books

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:02:25 GMT

The father of double-entry bookkeeping wrote the definitive guide in 1494.



Wine on the edge

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:41:31 GMT

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.



Health risks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:24:22 GMT

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.



No-belle prize

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:06:08 GMT

Just 13% of US academic economists are women - and only one has won the Nobel Prize in economics. Why are women so under-represented in the profession?



Have you been nudged?

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 15:27:31 GMT

Five ways the theory behind this year's Nobel prize for economics may have influenced your behaviour.



What do we want?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:34:22 GMT

Asking customers what they wanted profoundly changed how retailers sold their goods.



Brass in pocket?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 14:23:57 GMT

A rise in interest rates would be good news for savers, but bad for borrowers. How would a rise of 0.25% affect you?



UK trade

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:29:36 GMT

Theresa May says trade should continue as it is for two years post-Brexit – but what do the UK’s trading relationships look like at the moment?



Not so fantastic?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:02:20 GMT

Cheap plastic has become ubiquitous, but we need to get better at recycling it.



Success story

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:15:58 GMT

Without it, companies in the sharing economy might not have grown as successfully as they have.



Northern Rock

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:22:33 GMT

The collapse of Northern Rock: Ten years on



Creative currency

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:41:20 GMT

The value of modern currency comes not from what it's made of, but what we all agree it's worth.



Money machines

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:03:23 GMT

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?



Cheers to that

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 23:10:05 GMT

The English wine making industry is growing, but could it ever threaten the dominant European producers?



Limiting liability

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 23:06:19 GMT

The limited liability company has been described as "the greatest single discovery of modern times”.



Sterling sense

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:35:26 GMT

Buying foreign currency is both easier and more challenging than in the past.



Banking bonanza

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:16:16 GMT

Many of Europe's largest banks have already announced their intention to relocate jobs to Frankfurt as Brexit talks go on.



Poisonous progress

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:16:23 GMT

The arguments nearly a century ago over the use of leaded petrol.



Mixed picture

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:14:10 GMT

More than half of the 160 BHS stores that closed after it went into administration a year ago are still empty, says new research.



Selling citizenship

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:20:51 GMT

Amar Al-Sadi and her family escaped war-torn Yemen and are among thousands who have bought Maltese passports.



The devil's rope

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 23:36:36 GMT

How the spread of barbed wire helped redraw the map of the USA.



The tax trick

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 23:17:26 GMT

The chunk of global wealth illegally stashed in tax havens is a big feature of the modern economy.



Five food fights

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:12:44 GMT

Chlorine chicken isn't the only food that has got politicians in a flap



Inside US/UK trade deal

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:06:28 GMT

How would the UK benefit from a trade deal with the US and is it likely to happen?



Formula fix

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:31:21 GMT

Since the first commercial substitute for breast milk was launched in 1865, formula has shaped the workforce.



Happy travelling

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:41:32 GMT

The government is consulting on a new strategy which puts the consumer "at the heart of the aviation sector".



Easy does it?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:21:52 GMT

Warren Buffett has advised his wife to invest her money in low-cost index funds, after his death.



Medieval money

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 23:29:25 GMT

Medieval tally sticks illustrate what money really is: a kind of debt that can be traded freely.



Tricky trade-off

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:10:52 GMT

If rules are too strict, good ideas take too long to spread, but lax regulation risks no innovation.



One year on

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:05:31 GMT

What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?



Better prospects

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:11:05 GMT

What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?



Energy revolution

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:06:49 GMT

China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.



A hot issue

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:36:26 GMT

South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.



Gaming gift

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:18:59 GMT

From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.



Reality Check

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 15:38:29 GMT

Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?