September 19, 2018

Shock as inflation jumps to six-month high

Inflation jumped unexpectedly to 2.7% in August, its highest level in six months, shocking economists that had expected a drop.
September 19, 2018

B&Q owner Kingfisher’s half-year profits dive 30%

B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported a 30% drop in half-year statutory pre-tax profits to £281m.
September 19, 2018

Sainsbury’s-Asda merger referred for investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is referring the proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda for a further "in-depth investigation".
September 19, 2018

Phone customers overcharged by millions of pounds

Some mobile phone companies have charged customers almost half a billion pounds for handsets which they already own, according to Citizens Advice.
September 18, 2018

Meet Jack’s – Tesco’s answer to Aldi and Lidl

Tesco has unveiled its new concept store Jack's, as it seeks a slice of the growth achieved by budget grocery chains Aldi and Lidl.
September 18, 2018

Car industry demands ‘no-deal’ Brexit ruled out

The UK car industry has demanded Brexit negotiators rule out a "no-deal" scenario immediately, to avoid costly damage to the sector across Europe.
September 18, 2018

May’s £2bn pledge for new affordable homes

Theresa May has pledged a £2bn handout to housing associations in a bid to provide tens of thousands of new affordable homes.
September 18, 2018

UK inventors win prize for stroke survivor device

A "revolutionary device" which would help rehabilitate stroke survivors has been declared the winner of a government-supported competition.
September 18, 2018

EU scraps Ireland lawsuit in Apple ‘state aid’ case

The EU is no longer planning to sue Ireland over its failure to recover €14.3bn (£12.7bn) in back taxes and interest from Apple after the company handed over the money.
September 18, 2018

Expansion at the heart of £4.9bn UK takeover

America's insurance brokers obviously like the UK.
September 18, 2018

Kopparberg to produce cider in the UK over Brexit fears

Kopparberg will start manufacturing its ciders in Britain for the first time in an attempt to lessen the fall-out from Brexit.
September 18, 2018

UK-US deal could ‘rewrite’ global rules, think tank says

UK and US think tanks looking into the best form for a free-trade pact between the countries say that a new deal could potentially become the basis for bilateral agreements worldwide.