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BBC News - Business

BBC News - Business

NFT: Plans for Royal Mint produced token dropped by government

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 19:42:28 GMT

Plans for a government-backed digital token, ordered to be created by Rishi Sunak, have been axed.

Outrage at new project for firm behind P&O sackings

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 13:23:35 GMT

DP World has been chosen to run a new freeport, despite having sacked 800 workers without notice last year.

Ovo launches energy deal below government price cap

Sun, 26 Mar 2023 09:44:55 GMT

The supplier launches 12-month tariff of £2,275, as falling gas prices finally start feeding through to bills.

Crewless container ships appear on the horizon

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 00:30:20 GMT

Autonomous container ships are undergoing trials with crewless voyages planned in the next two years.

The revolution underway in India's diamond industry

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 00:07:17 GMT

India's long history with diamonds enters a new chapter as lab-grown versions of the gem take off.

Sidemen manager: 'I cut out alcohol to succeed'

Wed, 22 Mar 2023 00:12:41 GMT

Jordan Schwarzenberger talks about his attitude to alcohol in the workplace for our CEO Secrets series.

‘I left teaching to train as a heat pump engineer’

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 23:54:41 GMT

Heat pumps could radically cut household CO2 emissions, but there's a shortage of qualified installers.

US firms 'more negative' about doing business in China

Thu, 23 Mar 2023 00:07:14 GMT

Five years since the trade war started, American firms seem less inclined to invest in China.

Binance accused of breaking US financial laws

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 21:09:39 GMT

US regulators seek a ban on the crypto platform as they ramp up their regulation of the industry.

Are romance authors at risk from book-writing chatbots?

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 00:01:05 GMT

As AI-powered chatbots can now write fiction, human authors may have unwanted competition.

Car-charging and dog hotels: Seven perks to lure you to the office

Sun, 19 Mar 2023 01:08:44 GMT

Companies are trying a variety of incentives to lure staff back to the office.

Civil servants to strike in April

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 20:43:40 GMT

The PCS union said 130,000 members voted to strike on 28 April in a continued row over pay, pensions and job security.

British Gas, Scottish Power and Ovo dominated forced meter installations

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 12:35:13 GMT

British Gas, Scottish Power and Ovo made up 70% of all forced installations last year, the government says.

UK is poorer as a country, says Michael Gove

Sun, 26 Mar 2023 15:25:54 GMT

The levelling up secretary blames war in Ukraine and pandemic, but denies government is at fault.

Warning big infrastructure projects moving too slowly

Sun, 26 Mar 2023 23:04:35 GMT

The National Infrastructure Commission says the government's approach to big projects is "off track".

Cost of living: What are your rights as a tenant when you're renting?

Sun, 26 Mar 2023 23:05:39 GMT

With one in five people now renting in the UK, it's important to understand your rights as a tenant.

Heathrow strike forces BA Easter flight cancellations

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 15:35:08 GMT

The move is due to a planned 10-day strike by some Heathrow security workers in the Unite union.

Energy firms call for windfall tax to fall with prices

Sat, 25 Mar 2023 17:47:19 GMT

It comes ahead of a package of measures on energy security, which the BBC understands will be announced on Thursday.

Chocolate and sweets prices jump ahead of Easter

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 23:09:56 GMT

Chocolate is among food products that have seen record rises in March, ahead of the Easter holiday.

Castlederg hardware and drapery shop closes after 121 years

Sun, 26 Mar 2023 13:28:33 GMT

WJ Kyle in Castlederg, County Tyrone, shuts its doors after being in business since 1902.

Leading Scottish HIV charity to shut down

Sat, 25 Mar 2023 11:41:18 GMT

HIV Scotland is to be wound up after nearly 30 years following a series of "significant challenges".

Elon Musk: Twitter says parts of source code leaked online

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 05:07:47 GMT

Elon Musk has also reportedly indicated Twitter is now worth less than half the amount he paid for it.

'A village's goodwill saved me from life on the streets'

Fri, 17 Mar 2023 02:20:22 GMT

A new report has found that rough sleeping and homelessness has increased across the English countryside

John Lewis: Mary Portas warns retailer it has 'let go' of its soul

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 22:27:19 GMT

In an open letter the retail consultant says the store is "part of our collective cultural identity".

Firms hit back at Bank governor in prices row

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 18:41:47 GMT

Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin says bank managers are "breathing down the neck" of business owners.

Silicon Valley Bank: Collapsed US lender bought by rival

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 14:21:09 GMT

The collapsed lender was seized by US regulators after a run on the bank.

Millions to get next cost-of-living payment from April

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 10:50:15 GMT

From 25 April, millions of households on low incomes will get cost-of-living payments eventually worth £900.

John Lewis: Ex-boss says changing ownership model would be a tragedy

Sun, 26 Mar 2023 11:54:52 GMT

Andy Street says the department store chain should not change its staff ownership structure.

Jack Ma: Alibaba founder seen in China after long absence

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 09:52:40 GMT

The 58-year-old reportedly visited a school that he founded in his hometown of Hangzhou.