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UK economy faces 'longest fall in living standards in 60 years'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:24:34 GMT

A think tank says the squeeze on incomes will last longer than that which followed the post-2008 crash.

Budget 2017: What does the stamp duty change mean?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:05:14 GMT

People buying a first home worth up to £300,000 will pay no stamp duty, the Chancellor announces.

Budget 2017: Philip Hammond hopes to prove grim forecasts wrong

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:10:41 GMT

The chancellor defends his record as a long squeeze on people's living standards is predicted.

Christmas fraud: Mobiles and clothes top presents targeted

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:39:53 GMT

Watch out for fake Yeezy trainers, celebrity make-up and fitness watches, police warn.

UK car production rises in October

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:54:16 GMT

Vehicle output rises as a result of higher exports, but production for the domestic market falls again.

Budget 2017: Why is white cider being taxed more?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:29:16 GMT

For most drinkers the Budget was good news, but tax on the cheapest cider is going up.

Broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:21:28 GMT

A radical shake-up of broadband advertising will change the way ISPs promote the speed of net services.

Budget 2017: UK growth forecast cut sharply

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:51 GMT

Forecasts are slashed as the Office for Budget Responsibility downgrades its productivity outlook.

Tesla finishes installing mega-battery in Australia

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:09:41 GMT

The battery array can store enough energy to power 30,000 homes for about an hour.

Multiyork collapse puts 550 jobs under threat

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:24:05 GMT

The furniture retailer will trade until Christmas at least as administrators seek a buyer.

Budget 2017: Tech giants targeted over tax payments

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:45:25 GMT

Large technology companies will have to pay tax on royalties made on sales in the UK.

Budget 2017: Business rates to be pegged to CPI from 2018

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:44:24 GMT

The move is worth £2.3bn to businesses over the next five years, the chancellor says.

UK regulator has 'huge concerns' over Uber breach

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:55:47 GMT

A data breach affecting 57 million customers and drivers should not have been concealed, the information commissioner says.

Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:35:37 GMT

Apple says it removed the call and messaging app because it does not comply with local laws.

Budget 2017: Four key points to note

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:26:52 GMT

Budget 2017: The BBC's Kamal Ahmed says there are four key points to note.

Budget 2017: May hands cough sweets to Hammond

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:06:37 GMT

The chancellor may be trying to shake-off his 'Spreadsheet Phil' moniker with a few gags in his Budget speech.

Hammond opens his 2017 Budget speech on UK economy

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:02:40 GMT

The government will "express its resolve to look forwards not backwards", Philip Hammond says.

Budget 2017: Hammond on drink, tobacco and travel taxes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:11:50 GMT

Cigarettes and some ciders will be taxed more, but duty has been frozen on other drinks, fuel, and airline taxes.

Budget 2017: Hammond end stamp duty for first-time buyers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:02:04 GMT

The chancellor abolishes stamp duty on homes under £300,000 to help first-time buyers.

UK government must offer clarity and certainty

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00:51 GMT

George Osborne's former chief of staff says the government must salve concerns about the UK economy.

Budget 2017: Hammond, May, Corbyn and McDonnell headlines

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:41:30 GMT

BBC News archives look back on the election campaign, conference season and economic highlights in the last 12 months.

'Want a cup of coffee? That'll be $60'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:30:12 GMT

One cafe is charging customers over $60 for a cup of rare coffee. But who pays that just for coffee?

Two Boeing 747 jumbo jets sold in China Taobao auction

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:53:11 GMT

The jumbo jets ended up on an e-shopping website after a court failed to sell them offline.

Colman's Mustard 'could stay in Norwich', claims business chairman

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:59:56 GMT

One of the city's most well-known exports could remain in Norwich, according to a business chairman.

Zebras not unicorns

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:16:33 GMT

A new movement calls for tech investors to back more start-ups led by women and people from ethnic minorities.

Valuable commodity

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:10:15 GMT

How a handful of countries on three different continents drive the international trade in playing talent.

Cod story

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:21:48 GMT

How an Icelandic firm called Marel became one of the world's largest manufacturers of food processing machinery.

Ethics builders

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:27:40 GMT

A degree course teaches New York property developers to think of more than money.

Can't programme?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:40:13 GMT

After creating her own app without knowing how to programme, Tara Reed is teaching others to do the same.

Power ranger

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:57:05 GMT

As the world moves towards low-carbon electric cars, how are we going to power them all?

Money changing

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:31:40 GMT

Spending and saving is changing like never before, in some parts of the world you can buy things just by smiling at a machine.

Roof revolution

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:26:23 GMT

The modular recycled roofing system that’s transforming slum housing.

The cold chain

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:16:02 GMT

The "cold chain" profoundly changed the food we eat and the way we shop.

Young bucks

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:09:55 GMT

How 27-year-old Irishman John Collison created IT firm Stripe with his brother, and became personally worth $1.1bn.

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' Mars research programme is turning its attention to date palm trees.

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.

The diesel car change explained

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:31:58 GMT

New diesel cars face a tax rise, but "white van man" will not be affected, chancellor says

Budget calculator: How will the Budget affect you?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:22:06 GMT

Will tax changes in the Budget leave you better or worse off in 2018/19?

Budget 2017: What it means for you

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:03 GMT

The Budget speech has been delivered and the numbers are being analysed, so what does it mean for you?

Ahmed: Hammond loosens his belt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:54:35 GMT

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