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Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond 'to target housing and NHS'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:35:37 GMT

Philip Hammond will use the Budget to "attack problems" that lost the Tories votes, a former minister tells Newsnight.

Budget 2017: Double Budget effect on your finances

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:06:31 GMT

Here is what we already know about changes to your finances ahead of a second Budget of the year.

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:04:59 GMT

The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:43:41 GMT

Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?

HS2 contractor Carillion's shares hit by profit alert

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:33:01 GMT

Carillion, the UK's second biggest construction firm, warns on profits for the third time in a year.

Jaguar Land Rover tests driverless cars on public roads

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:08:48 GMT

The UK's biggest car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is testing driverless cars on public roads.

Credit card limits 'need control'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:05:13 GMT

More than a million credit card users have had their limits increased without asking.

2 Sisters chicken supplier problems 'not one-off', say MPs

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 03:33:13 GMT

Supermarket meat supplier 2 Sisters had a "far from pristine" track record at one of its sites, MPs say.

Call to end 'deadweight' research and development tax breaks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:01:32 GMT

Up to 80% of tax credits for research subsidises spending which would have happened anyway, report says.

Sky Bet extends English Football League sponsorship deal

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:26:49 GMT

The online gambling operation has extended its multi-million pound deal with the English Football League.

Sky shares lifted by Fox deal reports

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:35:07 GMT

Sky led the FTSE 100 higher on Friday on reports two firms are eyeing 21st Century Fox's stake in the company.

House Republicans pass $1.4tn tax overhaul bill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:00:51 GMT

Critics say the proposal is a give-away to big business and the wealthy.

Norway's state fund 'needs to drop oil and gas investments'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:59:29 GMT

The country's central bank says the move will protect it from "a permanent drop in oil and gas prices".

Tax disc: Car tax evasion triples after paper version scrapped

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:35:56 GMT

The government potentially lost out on £107m from 755,000 unlicensed vehicles in the past year, data shows.

Brexit: Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein suggests second vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:48:20 GMT

Lloyd Blankfein tweets that many want a "confirming vote" on a "monumental and irreversible" decision.

Could buying paintings make you rich?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:14:00 GMT

As a painting is sold for a record $450m in New York, experts urge "extreme caution" over investing in art.

Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs worldwide

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:20:36 GMT

The German industrial group's job cuts will come mostly in its fossil fuels division.

'Why I'm giving my wealth away'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:11:17 GMT

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou discusses why he's started an award for disabled entrepreneurs in the UK.

The man helping turn young lives around

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:24:17 GMT

Despite leaving school with no GCSEs, Louchavan Lemard has been named Black Business Man of 2017.

'My mum's our restaurant's head chef'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:13:10 GMT

Munaf Kapadia found a unique way to tear his mother away from the television - by making her his head chef in his pop-up restaurant business.

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:20:25 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

'There's a huge potential for video games in Africa'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:07:48 GMT

With the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, sub-Saharan Africa is a target market for the video games industry.

Sarah Beeny and Chris Philp on UK housing market and homebuilding

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:12:37 GMT

Sarah Beeny says Britain does not have a housing shortage, but an "affordable housing shortage".

Airbus secures $49.5bn aircraft deal

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:16:43 GMT

Airbus has struck its biggest single deal with an order for 430 aircraft worth $49.5bn

CAST studies how robots could work better with people

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:34 GMT

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

'Disabled Airbnb' bought by Airbnb

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:51:53 GMT

A London firm set up to help people with disabilities find appropriate accommodation is bought by Airbnb.

Greggs sorry for swapping Jesus for sausage roll in nativity scene

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:31:14 GMT

The bakery firm apologises for an image promoting an advent calendar which upset some Christians.

Cleaning up

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:41:37 GMT

Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier set up their vegan skincare firm to fund their art, now it makes nearly $1m a year.

Cover boy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:57:54 GMT

A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.

In the driving seat

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:01:18 GMT

Which is the best insurance technology for young drivers: Black box or dash cam?

Chill seekers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:08:45 GMT

A simple innovation is helping to cut supermarkets' refrigeration costs by 15%.

Special effects

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:06:44 GMT

Ryan Johnson's low-cost movie props are proving popular among a new generation of filmmakers

Printing ears and noses

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:02:58 GMT

The Swedish hi-tech firm at the forefront of using 3D printing to create human ears, noses and other body parts.

Green planet

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:07:32 GMT

The United Arab Emirates' space research is turning to growing food on Mars.

University founder

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:37:06 GMT

University founder in Ghana wins major international education award.

Sky high

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:27:49 GMT

Despite some difficult economic headwinds this year's Dubai Airshow is set for a record number of visitors as well as displays from the Chinese air force's aerobatics team, writes Tim Bowler.

Visibility poor

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:01:04 GMT

A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this.

Poo power

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:03:53 GMT

The Indian social enterprise that's building public toilets and using poo power to pay for their sustainability

Safe to drink?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:04:26 GMT

Eric Roy developed a powerful new water filter for homes after a major contamination scandal.

Supersonic ambitions

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:54:19 GMT

Boom Supersonic boss Blake Scholl says new technology means supersonic flight has a commercial future.