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Business rates: Sainsbury's boss urges 'fundamental reform'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:32:59 GMT

The head of Sainsbury's says the system is "archaic", amid a row over England's latest revaluation.



Vauxhall deal: PM set to meet Peugeot boss

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:08:47 GMT

The PM agrees to meet the boss of France's PSA Group to discuss a planned UK takeover of Vauxhall.



Marmite owner Unilever sees no merit in Kraft takeover

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:51:16 GMT

Unilever, which makes Marmite and PG Tips, snubs a £115bn takeover offer from US food giant Kraft.



RBS plans: Williams & Glyn sale should be dropped, UK says

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:55:59 GMT

RBS could abandon the sale of its small-business lender, Williams & Glyn, under government plans.



Retail sales fall unexpectedly in UK

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:08:15 GMT

Sales are down 0.3% in January dashing expectations of growth, official figures show.



UK should produce more of its own food to protect prices, report says

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:37:45 GMT

Only 52% of food eaten in the UK is produced by British farmers, according to new research.



Estate agents see bumper pay rises

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:07:23 GMT

UK estate agents have seen a 7.2% pay increase over the last year, the same rise as house prices.



Business revolt grows over 'outrageous and unfair' rate change

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:35:18 GMT

Thirteen trade bodies unite to condemn the government's "outrageous" changes to English business rates.



Tui fined 48 times for breaching Abta's code of conduct

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:57:30 GMT

The UK's biggest tour operator, Tui, has repeatedly infringed the travel industry code of conduct.



Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:01:10 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg talks to the BBC about globalisation, fake news, and a new Facebook manifesto.



Argos fails to pay National Living Wage

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:57:07 GMT

Up to 37,000 Argos workers are to receive back-pay of £64 each, after not getting the minimum wage



Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong arrested in South Korea

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:58:44 GMT

The case is linked to a scandal that led to the impeachment of President Park Geung-hye.



Hanjin: Final curtain falls on shipping saga

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:20:45 GMT

How one of the world's biggest shipping lines has finally run aground.



Chippie: My rates are going up 62%

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:37:43 GMT

A fish and chip shop owner explains how the business rate changes affect him



Business rate system 'not fit for purpose'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:01:41 GMT

British Retail Consortium boss Helen Dickinson says new business rates are not "fit for purpose".



Welcome to 'brand Ireland'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:25:13 GMT

Colm O'Regan takes a look at national image and, in particular, Ireland as a global brand.



What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg told the BBC

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:32:18 GMT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spoke to the BBC's Kamal Ahmed off-camera. What did he tell him?



'What if we had no CEO?'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:12:14 GMT

Do firms need a chief executive to lead them? Staff at Swedish firm Crisp explain why they decided to bin the boss.



How to break through as a fashion designer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:15:50 GMT

Newcomer Roberta Einer describes what it takes to make it in the world of fashion design.



How to become your favourite spy character for a day

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:34:30 GMT

A global industry is allowing people to immerse themselves in their favourite film or book.



The cafe where the food is made by a blind cook and his autistic helper

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:17:17 GMT

Meet David, the blind cook and his autistic helper Peter



German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:00:32 GMT

Researchers say hackers can use an insecure bluetooth device to listen and talk to a child.



Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes back to girl, 7, who wants a job

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:49:16 GMT

She told him she "liked computers and robots" as she explained why she wanted to work there.



'Paralysed by grief'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:35:40 GMT

Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough?



Rates row

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:22:53 GMT

Some businesses will see their rates change on 1 April 2017.



Breaking down barriers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:10:34 GMT

Up to 1.2 billion people around the world live with some sort of disability - and businesses are increasingly realising they have a lot of spending power.



Sky jam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:05:13 GMT

UK air traffic control is investing £600m in a new cloud-based system to cope with rising demand.



No CEO

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:13:28 GMT

Do firms really need one person in charge? Staff at Swedish firm Crisp explain why they decided to bin the boss.



Cool, Iceland?!

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:46:25 GMT

Iceland is the UK's favourite online supermarket, says consumer group Which? so is it now "cool"?



In focus

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:14:09 GMT

Will a merger of Essilor and Luxottica be too big for the public good?



Clubbed to death

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:18:19 GMT

Following the demise of the seal-hunting trade, Norway is focusing on a new Arctic gold rush.



Money makers

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:04:19 GMT

Guinea pigs may be seen as pets in the UK, but in Peru they are an increasingly popular delicacy.



Keeping it fresh

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:02:39 GMT

How tapping into a growing middle class in emerging markets saw Tupperware Brands go from failing to a global phenomenon.



Spread the love

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:33:39 GMT

Donald Trump's election victory has had let to a spike in business for online dating site eHarmony.



Best in class

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:30:56 GMT

An international ranking puts Montreal as best world city for students, overtaking Paris.



Distracted to death

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:41 GMT

Drivers using mobile phones on the road are four times more likely to have an accident - but can apps also make us safer?



'It's no good being fluffy'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:03:08 GMT

It's no good artisans making beautiful luxurious items, if they don't know how to sell them. One mentorship scheme is trying to address the gap.



Reality Check

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:06:02 GMT

Resolution Foundation figures take household income after housing costs.



Thanks, mum!

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:12:51 GMT

The woman who uses blockchain technology to prove where food comes from.



Work to be done

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:04:10 GMT

How Australian entrepreneur Matt Barrie set up and grew website Freelancer, which links people who need tasks done with others who bid for the work.



Mobile money

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:35:04 GMT

How mobile technology is profoundly changing access to money in the developing world.



Too big to fail?

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:53:04 GMT

Spotify may be "too big to fail", according to Billboard magazine, but the clock is ticking as the company hatches its plans to go public.



'Gig' economy

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:16:47 GMT

What is the so-called "gig" economy, a phrase increasingly associated with employment disputes?



'A small sacrifice'

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:12:28 GMT

Some company bosses are going to extremes to raise money for charity, but should they do more?



Mood music

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:05:21 GMT

How roboticists and programmers are trying to make their creations more empathetic and "human".