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HMRC criticised over film industry tax avoidance probes

A senior Tory MP queries how officials conduct investigations into film industry tax breaks.

VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal

German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.

Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn

The bank, which is 72%-owned by taxpayers, reports its ninth consecutive year of losses.

Price of stamps to rise next month

Royal Mail says the rises are necessary to maintain the universal service.

Pensioners sold wrong annuities to get thousands in redress

Prudential and Standard Life are to pay compensation to thousands of pensioners sold the wrong annuities.

Vauxhall pensions 'won't be hit by PSA Group deal'

The UK business minister is told members of Vauxhall's pension "will be no worse off" after a PSA deal.

BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay

The Unite union announces further industrial action from 3 March in the continuing BA pay dispute.

Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.

Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire

The facility near Rotherham will produce high-tech aircraft components.

BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound

The owner of British Airways and Iberia reports higher profits, despite the impact of sterling's weakness.

John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift

'Structural change' in retailing prompts department store chain to axe nearly 400 roles.

Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say

House of Lords report says ensuring energy security should be the top priority for ministers.

RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount

RBS is the largest faller in the FTSE 100 after it reports its ninth straight year of losses.

India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss

A distribution company says many of the 251 Freedom handsets it paid for have not been delivered.

Faulty tumble dryers: More than 40,000 sign recall petition

Whirlpool insists its repair programme is the best way to go, but thousands of owners want a recall.

Peugeot owner PSA sees profits nearly double

As its profits rise, the French carmaker says it will "develop" Vauxhall if it buys the brand.

Barclays full-year profits almost treble to £3.2bn

"Strong progress" in restructuring helps the bank to report profits of £3.2bn.

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

Mr Rato and 64 other bankers were accused of misusing corporate credit cards at Spain's two banks.

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

A semi-submersible ship carrying an oil platform is going from Shengsi County in China to the North Sea Oil Field in 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?

Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm

As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.

Why is China investing more in Europe?

Colm O'Regan explores the growth of Chinese foreign direct investment in Europe.

New £1 'most secure coin in the world'

A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.

Why are Japanese workers being forced to go home early?

Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.

Agile: What does the new boardroom buzzword mean?

Bosses talk about being "agile" as the new way to lead a company. But what does it actually mean?

'Our textiles use iconic symbols of Lesotho'

The graphic designers using Lesotho's cultural symbols to produce fashion and home interiors.

East Africa to track trucks from Mombasa port to stop theft

Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda adopt a truck-tracking system to prevent theft and speed up goods in transit.

'The pips are squeaking!'

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

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"?

One-armed DJ's passion for music

Darren Marsh, who was born without his lower right arm, tells the BBC's disability correspondent Nikki Fox about his passion for music.

How a paralysed man invented aids for disabled people

Paralysed after an accident, Rob Smith set up a firm making gripping aids for disabled people.

'I'm just as glamorous as them'

Hulya Arif is one of a number of disabled women breaking into the beauty business.

The ex-trader turning disabilities into profits

Why a former trader left Wall Street to target an overlooked market worth trillions globally.

Branching out to grow Christmas trees, despite my accident

Forester Clive Collins was determined to keep working after breaking his back, following his dream to run a Christmas tree farm.

Steel firm unlocked disabled woman's potential

A young disabled woman discusses how she overcame barriers to find a fulfilling job in South Africa.

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