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Hunt to set out plan for growth as criticism mounts

It will be scrutinised by businesses who claim the government has no long-term plan for the economy.

Most bosses want staff back in offices says CBI's Tony Danker

Tony Danker, director-general of the CBI, says most bosses 'secretly' want workers to return.

Hundreds of thousands paying wrong tax fines

Those on the lowest incomes are being hit hardest by tax penalties, a non-profit says.

HS2 may not run through to central London - report

The government says it is committed to delivering the rail line to Manchester amid rising costs.

Mobile phone fraud: 'They stole £22,500 using my banking app'

Banks are being caught off guard by the growing threat of mobile phone fraud, says charity the Fraud Advisory Panel.

Transpennine Express boss apologises for poor services

The head of Transpennine Express admits services have not been good enough in recent months.

National Grid plan: 'We should earn £10 by turning everything off'

Some people can cut back on electricity to get a bonus payment, but some will earn very little.

Energy saving scheme: What is the energy saving scheme for electricity?

A scheme to reward people for cutting back on electricity use is running for a second day.

Energy saving scheme: National Grid pays people to cut power again due to cold weather

Discounts will be offered to people who cut their energy use between 16:30 and 18:00 on Tuesday.

Cold snap triggers freezing weather payment

Some people on benefits will receive £25 within the next two weeks after temperatures drop.

People struggling could get lower energy bills

The regulator will also investigate the growth in households being switched to prepayment meters.

Food suppliers hit back at Tesco chair in price hike row

Industry body the Food & Drink Federation says supermarkets are already "very tough" on suppliers.

Warning over risky electric blankets sold online

The consumer rights group Which? found products being sold online that could cause electric shocks.

Green claims on household basics investigated

The competition watchdog is concerned shoppers are being "misled" about goods claiming to be green.

737 Max crashes: Boeing says not guilty to fraud charge

Relatives of those who died when two Boeing 737 Max aircraft crashed are trying to reopen a settlement.

US economic growth stronger than expected

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.9% at the end of 2022, but home sales and construction tumbled.

UK car production collapses to lowest for 66 years

Car production in the UK continued to fall last year, lagging further behind the US and EU.

Royal Mail says strikes have cost it millions

The row with postal workers over pay and conditions has cost the company £200m in recent months.

Adani Group: Asia's richest man hits back at 'con' allegations

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani hits back after fraud claims wipe billions off his company.

Elon Musk denies Twitter use hurts Tesla as sales soar

The boss of the electric vehicle maker says his mass following suggest he's "reasonably popular".

Cost of living: Cash bonuses behind record number of bank switches

Up to £200 was offered by some banks to switching customers - prompting the most moves since 2013.

Parents buying more toys and games for themselves

Analysts NPD say more than one in four toys and games bought last year went to adults and teenagers.

Donald Trump to be allowed back on to Facebook and Instagram

The social media firm Meta said the former US president's suspension will end "in the coming weeks".

Amazon strikes: Workers claim their toilet breaks are timed

As UK Amazon workers strike for the first time, staff in Coventry tell the BBC why they are walking out.

Premium Bond prize rate set to hit highest for 14 years

The boost from next month comes as analysts warn the peak in savings rates may be approaching.

Emma Thompson and Aisling Bea urge UK banks to stop financing fossil fuels

Emma Thompson and Aisling Bea back campaign to stop banks financing new oil, gas and coal projects.

Rupert Murdoch ditches plan to merge Fox and News Corp

The media tycoon has withdrawn his proposal, saying it is "not optimal" for shareholders at this time.

NI Protocol: M&S warns against separate labelling for NI goods

The UK and EU both previously suggested it could help reduce checks related to the NI Protocol.

Eurostar trains carrying almost a third fewer passengers

Boss Gwendoline Cazenave says post-Brexit border checks are causing problems for the train company.

Microsoft says services have recovered after widespread outage

Tens of thousands of users of Outlook and Teams were affected earlier on Wednesday.

US accuses Google of 'driving out' ad rivals

A federal lawsuit alleges the tech giant's anti-competitive actions mean more websites need paywalls.

Microsoft sees slowest sales growth in six years

The update follows the firm's move to eliminate about 10,000 jobs.

Cost of living: How onions became a luxury in the Philippines

The staple ingredient has become a symbol of the country's rising cost of living.

Subscription-based bike hire schemes on a roll

A growing number of people are choosing to hire a bicycle over a long period of time.

Heat pumps: The 'geeks' obsessing over their new heating systems

More people are heating their homes with heat pumps and some are getting data obsessed.

Royal Mail overseas parcels ban 'costing me hundreds of pounds'

Small businesses are still unable to send new parcels overseas two weeks after the Royal Mail cyber-attack.

Amazon union fight continues despite workers' win

Amazon Labor Union leader Chris Smalls says it's time for the firm "to come to the table and negotiate".

Turning problem sea algae into a replacement for plastic

Seaweed and microalgae is increasingly being turned into useful products.

Croatia, the euro and a coffee controversy - but is it all just froth?

Croatia switched to the euro on 1 January, but many feel businesses are taking advantage by hiking their prices.

'It had just vanished' - the shock when tech fails

Cloud computing is a popular way for firms to buy computing but, when it fails, chaos ensues.

Should China worry about its shrinking population?

Beijing can no longer rely on its demographic dividend to fuel growth. That may not be a bad thing.

CEO Secrets: Chess gets a risqué makeover

Ilya Merenzon, CEO of World Chess, shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.

Cost of living: Five tips when asking for a pay rise

Recruiters, a manager and a workplace psychologist give their advice on how to negotiate for more money.

Lab-grown alternatives aim to cut palm oil dependence

Two biotech firms have developed oils made from yeast as a replacement for palm.

CEO Secrets: Boxing boss reveals his punishing routine

Ben Amanna, founder and CEO of Boxraw, which sells kit and clothing for boxing, shares his business advice.

Battery lights vs mains LED bulbs: What's cheaper?

As some shoppers swap mains bulbs for battery lights, we investigate if money is really being saved.

US-China chip war: America is winning

The rivalry is entering a new phase, with global players increasingly caught in the crossfire.

India targets China's dominance in mobile phones

There's some way to go, but India hopes to build its own world-class mobile phone industry.

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