UK inflation hits 10.1% as cost of living soars
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 11:47 PM
Rising living costs are eating into household budgets, with prices accelerating faster than wages.
UK inflation: How much are prices rising for you?
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 11:39 PM
Use our calculator to find out how much the cost of living is going up in your household.
Economic slowdown: China urges push to boost sluggish economy
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 8:46 PM
Premier Li Keqiang called for a 'sense of urgency' to reverse a zero-Covid led slump.
Young watch almost seven times less TV than over-65s - Ofcom
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 4:14 PM
The average 16 to 24-year-old watches TV for 53 minutes a day compared with nearly six hours for over-65s.
Backing for Adam Neumann's new firm prompts outrage
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 4:03 PM
Adam Neumann's financial backers say he's a "visionary leader" but others have doubts over his latest plans.
Inflation: Why price rises may feel even worse than they are
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UK to receive shipment of Australian gas next week
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 1:49 PM
As Europe looks for alternatives to Russian energy, the UK is set to get an LNG delivery from Australia.
Train and tube strikes: What are the dates and where is affected?
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 8:29 AM
Thousands of rail workers are striking in August in an ongoing row over pay, jobs and conditions.
Cost of living: Iceland to offer interest-free loans to customers
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 6:40 AM
Interest free loans of between £25 and £100 will be available to help with rising inflation.
Ted Baker set for £211m takeover by Reebok's owner
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 5:42 AM
The bid by Authentic Brands, which also owns Elvis Presley's image rights, ends months of speculation.
Blackmore Bond collapse: FCA failed to act before people lost life savings
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 5:32 AM
BBC Panorama reveals evidence suggesting the FCA could have acted earlier before a fund collapsed.
Inflation drives fastest fall in real pay on record
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 4:04 AM
Wage growth is lagging behind soaring prices as households grapple with the rising living costs.
Chinese internet giants hand algorithm data to government
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 12:08 AM
Alibaba and Tiktok-owner ByteDance are among firms that have shared information with regulators.
Not just hardest up that need bill help - Sir Keir Starmer
bbc.co.uk - 16 August 2022 12:02 AM
The Labour leader tells the BBC his proposal to freeze energy prices for all is a good use of public money.
Heathrow Airport extends cap on passengers to end of October
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 7:19 PM
It means a daily limit on departing passengers will now apply until after the October half-term holidays.
UK to cut import taxes from some of world's poorest countries
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 4:03 PM
Clothes, shoes and foods will benefit from lower or zero tariffs under the new scheme.
German households face levy of hundreds of pounds on gas bills
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 10:38 AM
The surcharge will help energy companies cover the cost of replacing Russian supplies.
PwC says graduates do not need a 2:1 degree to work at the firm
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 8:59 AM
The accountancy giant is lowering its recruitment criteria which it claims will improve diversity.
Cost of living: Government to simplify broadband access
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 7:54 AM
The government says new system will give those receiving benefits better access to cheaper broadband.
House prices drop for the first time this year, says Rightmove
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 3:28 AM
The typical asking price in Britain is down 1.3%, Rightmove says, due to the summer holidays.
Nursery closures: Parents left without childcare as providers shut
bbc.co.uk - 15 August 2022 2:03 AM
A campaign group says it has been "inundated" with messages about nurseries going out of business suddenly.
Russia reopens bond market to 'not hostile' investors
bbc.co.uk - 14 August 2022 9:16 PM
The Moscow Exchange sealed off its markets in February when the country invaded Ukraine.
Workers going into office 1.5 days a week, survey suggests
bbc.co.uk - 14 August 2022 4:08 PM
This compares to an average of 3.8 days a week pre-pandemic, research by a consultancy suggests
Rail fares in England to rise below inflation rate, ministers say
bbc.co.uk - 14 August 2022 10:01 AM
The increase will also begin in March, rather than January, the government says.
Saudi Aramco: Oil giant tops own record with $48.4bn quarterly profit
bbc.co.uk - 14 August 2022 8:33 AM
The staggering profit comes amid soaring oil prices in the aftermath of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Train strikes cause more disruption for passengers
bbc.co.uk - 13 August 2022 9:06 AM
Some rail operators are running no services as 6,500 train drivers walk out in pay dispute.
Bike seller Peloton and meditation app Calm cut jobs
bbc.co.uk - 12 August 2022 10:36 AM
After pandemic success, exercise product maker Peloton and meditation app Calm slash jobs.
Co-op joins rivals in dropping disposable barbecues
bbc.co.uk - 12 August 2022 7:26 AM
Sainsbury's, Morrisons and Tesco are among retailers who have also stopped sales due to the heatwave.
UK economy shrinks as outlook on recession darkens
bbc.co.uk - 12 August 2022 5:51 AM
The economy shrank by 0.1% leading some experts to warn a recession could start sooner than expected.
Liz Truss defends energy firms saying profit is not evil
bbc.co.uk - 12 August 2022 1:38 AM
The Tory leader hopeful says profit is not "dirty" and windfall taxes were about "bashing business".
Government proposes more help for energy-intensive firms
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 10:33 PM
Sectors like steel, paper and glass that use a lot of power could be set to receive more support.
Argentina rate hiked to 69.5% as inflation hits 20-year high
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 9:31 PM
The move comes as figures showed inflation in South America's second largest economy hit a 20-year high.
Lee Jae-yong: Why South Korea just pardoned the Samsung 'prince'
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 7:29 PM
Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted for bribery and embezzlement, has been granted a presidential pardon.
Johnson & Johnson to replace talc-based powder with cornstarch
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 7:14 PM
By 2023 J&J will make all its baby powder using cornstarch following legal battles over talc's safety.
Superdry boss warns shoppers will choose Europe over Britain
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 9:56 AM
Tax-free shopping is no longer available to international visitors to Britain.
People can't wait for energy help - Citizens Advice
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 9:36 AM
The charity voices concerns of delaying support for households bracing themselves for energy bill hikes.
McDonald's plans to reopen in Kyiv and western Ukraine
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 8:34 AM
The burger chain says it hopes to support a "small but important sense of normalcy".
Energy bills could go up before October price cap rise
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 4:48 AM
The energy regulator says it's "possible" customers' direct debit payments will rise before October.
Ryanair boss O'Leary says the era of €10 flights is over
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 4:17 AM
Flights will be more expensive because war in Ukraine has pushed up oil prices, Michael O'Leary tells the BBC.
Bogus companies scam: 'We never knew our home was on the list'
bbc.co.uk - 11 August 2022 2:49 AM
Thousands of UK home addresses have been used by crime gangs to register bogus firms, the BBC finds.
Disney adds subscribers but warns over cricket loss
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 11:53 PM
The media giant is gaining subscribers as it details plans to launch an ad-supported service in December.
The Russian billionaire daring to speak out about Putin
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 11:45 PM
Boris Mints calls Putin's invasion of Ukraine "vile", adding the war is a result of his "madness".
Meta's chatbot says the company 'exploits people'
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 5:50 PM
The new prototype doesn't think much of the company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, either.
US inflation eases in July as petrol prices drop
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 9:26 AM
US consumer prices rose at annual rate of 8.5% in July, more slowly than June as petrol prices fell
Ministers to meet energy giants over cost of living
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 9:15 AM
Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi says he is also preparing options for the incoming prime minister.
Heatwave: When is it too hot to work?
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 8:46 AM
With much of the UK enduring another period of hot weather, some workers will face very high temperatures.
Energy bills forecast to hit over £4,200 a year
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 7:08 AM
The average household could pay £355 a month, up from £164 currently, consultancy Cornwall Insight warns.
'I'm borrowing £5,000 to pay my energy bills'
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 7:00 AM
Many people are getting desperate as spiralling energy bills start to bite.
Supermarkets not passing on lower fuel price - RAC
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 6:45 AM
The margin between the price of fuel at the pump and what retailers buy it for is at its widest since 2013.
Martin Lewis: Energy bill crisis is on scale of pandemic
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 6:17 AM
Government support needs to double to make up for the huge expected rise in bills, the consumer expert says.
Domino's: fast food giant pulls out of Italy, the home of pizza
bbc.co.uk - 10 August 2022 5:04 AM
The fast food giant's pandemic-related exit from Italy was celebrated by some social media users.
Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla shares as Twitter lawsuit looms
bbc.co.uk - 09 August 2022 9:35 PM
The world's richest man says he needs the money in case he is forced to buy Twitter for $44bn.
China property crisis: Why homeowners stopped paying their mortgages
bbc.co.uk - 09 August 2022 4:23 PM
The country's property sector is struggling with a cash crunch, forcing buyers to take extreme steps.
Royal Mail staff to stage four-day strike action
bbc.co.uk - 09 August 2022 1:32 PM
If 115,000 staff strike, it could be the biggest ever action by the Communication Workers Union.
US invests $280bn in high tech to compete with China
bbc.co.uk - 09 August 2022 9:34 AM
US President Joe Biden said the new funding for tech would keep the US competitive.
Energy bills: What do I do if I can't pay?
bbc.co.uk - 09 August 2022 7:56 AM
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, you do have options.
Rail strikes: No train services on some lines on Saturday
bbc.co.uk - 09 August 2022 7:28 AM
Rail firms reveal reduced timetables as thousands of workers walk out on Saturday over pay.