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Insurance premiums 'set to soar' after compensation changes

Insurers say changes to the calculation of compensation payments for accident victims are "crazy".

Trump lays out hike in military spending

Donald Trump proposes a 10% military spending increase, paid for by deep cuts elsewhere.

Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff

Deputy managers at the chain's Express convenience stores will be replaced by "shift leaders".

Waterstones under fire for secret shops

The opening of three shops that do not feature Waterstones' branding prompts criticism.

Insurers shocked by reform to compensation payouts

A revamp of personal injury payments stuns the insurance industry but is welcomed by lawyers.

Fairtrade campaigners fear Brexit impact

Fairtrade campaigners say Brexit means some 50 international trade deals must be renegotiated.

London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt

London Stock Exchange warns it cannot obtain European Commission approval for the 29bn euro deal.

Primark still in fashion for UK shoppers

The owner of the budget fashion chain says it sees no evidence of UK consumers reducing their spending.

FTSE 100 shrugs off fall in insurance shares

Shares in insurance firms finish lower following a change to how personal injury claims are calculated.

Business rates a 'ticking time bomb' for small firms

Labour calls for "immediate" relief for companies facing big increases after April's revaluation.

Housebuilder Persimmon's profits rise amid 'confident' market

Annual profits at Persimmon rise by nearly a quarter and recent trading remains "encouraging".

Trinity Mirror sees big rise in profits

Trinity Mirror's annual profits rise 24% as its acquisition of the Local World group bears fruit.

Waterstones boss defends unbranded branches

Waterstones boss addresses concerns about the "homogenisation of high streets"

CEO Secrets: 'Why I headhunt people with autism'

Kurt Schoeffer, head of IT company Auticon, explains why he headhunts people with autism.

How one woman is winning the fight against food waste

How Selina Juul devotes all her time to reducing food waste.

The remittances propping up Lesotho's economy

Remittances sent home by migrant workers account for 30% of the economy in Lesotho.

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone wants to run two apps at once

LG's latest flagship phone is designed to run two apps simultaneously on its elongated screen but abandons the firm's previous modular ambitions.

MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

Chinese phone-maker TCL hopes to revive the brand and its physical keyboard phones.

How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK?

A semi-submersible ship is carrying an oil platform from China to the North Sea off the UK.

Will a twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers?

Will the UK's new twelve-sided one pound coin beat the fakers?

MWC 2017: Sony launches slow-mo Xperia XZ Premium phone

A new type of image sensor allows the latest Xperia smartphone to capture video at a record 960 frames per second.

Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017

An iconic Nokia phone is revamped with added battery life and new features alongside several Nokia-branded Android models.

Love your job

With the prospect of working into our late 60s or even our 70s, how do you manage your career?

Innovation, Ikea style

Ikea's humble bookcase epitomises a relentless pursuit of lower costs and acceptable functionality.

'I never felt it was mine'

A profile of businessman John Elliott, who rather than sell his business, or allow his children to inherit it, has handed it over to a trust, to ensure that it cannot leave its base in the North East of England.

Smart vision

A blind man who narrowly escaped death has developed software he hopes will give blind people independence.

'The pips are squeaking!'

A selection of independent shopkeepers with distinctive shops explain how they will be hit by business rate revaluation in England.

Austerity anguish

With no end in sight to its debt crisis, poverty-weary Greeks are taking matters into their own hands.

Don’t be a dinosaur

Technology advances mean work will never be the same again, say industry experts.

Searching for Genghis

How satellite images shared via the cloud are helping us discover more about the earth.

Rate debate

A pay ruling triggers a passionate backlash about the rights of hospitality and retails workers.

Doing the legwork

A growing number of people are using running clubs and events as business networking opportunities.

'Employers are missing out'

How do people juggle staying in work with a painful and debilitating condition like arthritis?

Supermarket sourcing

Importing food is getting more expensive so why don't UK supermarkets get more of their supplies from home?


The business people with life-changing injuries and illnesses who created bespoke jobs.

Canada's Trump?

An outspoken businessman and reality TV star hopes to make a populist splash in Canadian government.

Hens housed

Stickers are appearing on egg boxes to clarify that previously free range hens have been kept indoors.

Textbook royal

The best teachers go beyond academic lessons to pass on lessons in compassion, says Prince Harry.

Accessing the world

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Finding drugs faster

How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.

'Paralysed by grief'

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?

Baby Ciao

Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots.

Talking to the machine

The story behind the compiler, a remarkable innovation that made modern computing possible.

Breaking down barriers

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.

Rates row

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

Sky jam

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


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

Cool, Iceland?!

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

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