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Trampoline prices 'to soar 50% on shipping costs'

The owner of a toy retailer says high transport costs may mean larger toys become more expensive.

Brexit: 'Putting UK, not GB, delayed my fish for 24 hours'

New trading rules are causing problems for some firms, creating backlogs and uncertainty.

BT faces £600m lawsuit over 'historical overcharging'

A group of pensioners seek compensation for what they say was the excessive pricing of landlines.

Covid-19: China's economy picks up, bucking global trend

Annual growth of 2.3% puts China on course to be the only major economy to have expanded in 2020.

Covid: UK closes all travel corridors until at least 15 February

Passengers must also quarantine for up to 10 days following the closure of all UK travel corridors.

Universal credit: Labour presses PM for action ahead of benefit vote

Labour says the PM should give millions a helping hand by extending the £20 universal credit uplift.

Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal

A South Korean court sentenced Lee Jae Yong to two and a half years in prison.

Coronavirus: Concerns over bosses breaking Covid safety rules

The Health and Safety Executive says it received 2,945 complaints about workplaces in one week.

Eurostar: Government urged to 'safeguard' rail firm's future

A group of London firms has written to ministers calling for financial support for the rail firm.

Covid: Airport support scheme to open in England

The government is aiming to provide grants by April to mitigate the impact of Covid travel rules.

Airline industry needs up to another $80bn to survive pandemic

The world's airlines need another $70-$80bn of government aid to get through the pandemic, the industry says.

Joanna Lumley 'shocked' at claims disabled workers unpaid

Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Joanna Lumley speak out about employees allegedly owed a total of £200,000.

Will the Trump corporate backlash make a difference?

After the storming of the US Capitol, Donald Trump is facing "a very different set of calculations".

Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?

Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules.

'It kind of makes debt cool – and it's not'

Some MPs worry "buy now, pay later" services could be tempting online shoppers into overspending.

Protecting fragile ecosystems from lithium mining

More lithium is needed to supply the electric car market, but can it be produced in a sustainable way?

Rules of origin: Why are Percy Pigs a headache for M&S?

Rules of origin are a key part of the UK's trade deal with the EU. What are they?

Has coronavirus made us more ethical consumers?

Studies show shoppers on both sides of the Atlantic are more ethically and environmentally minded.

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Can supermarket security guards help with mask rules?

Supermarkets around the UK are stepping up enforcement of mask-wearing rules.

'It kind of makes debt cool – and it's not'

Some MPs worry "buy now, pay later" services could be tempting online shoppers into overspending.

Belgium after Brexit: How the change will affect popular exports

Companies that trade with the UK say higher prices and less choice are on the way.

A ride that 'just feels safer'

Some cancer patients are using cargo bikes to get round London so that they feel Covid-safe.

New York transit workers: 'We don't get respect'

A subway conductor and a bus driver in New York share their stories of working during the pandemic.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The richest person in the world

As 2020 ended, Jeff Bezos's wealth was estimated to be more than $185bn (£135bn), after he made tens of billions during the Covid-19 pandemic.

European Commission announces ‘fair’ post-Brexit trade deal

The President of the European Commission announces the end of negotiations between the UK and EU.

Brexit trade deal: 'Today is a day of relief', says Barnier

The EU and UK have reached a post-Brexit trade deal, ending months of disagreements over the future relationship.

Covid-19: 'Losing Christmas is irreparable damage'

Foppolo ski resort in the Italian Alps is shut and will miss the all-important Christmas ski season.

PM Boris Johnson: 'Supermarket supply chain strong and robust'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said delays at Dover only affect "human-handled freight" - about 20% of the total going to continental Europe.

Furlough fraud: 'Impossible situation' of breaking the law or being sacked

The Government’s hotline for furlough fraud has received more than 20,000 tips since it was set up.

Budget smartphones: What do you get for £100?

BBC Click's Chris Fox puts eight new budget smartphones to the test to see how they stack up.

Gove: Deal with EU can't come 'at any price'

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told BBC Breakfast: 'We are going to maintain high standards... but we're also going to be a sovereign country'.

Braintree electric car forecourt a UK first

Up to 36 cars can be recharged at the same time at the first purpose-built site of its kind.

Brexit: Business Secretary Alok Sharma on negotiations

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said "time is short" on Brexit negotiations.

Covid-19: ‘Our business model has been made illegal’

What happens to your business when Covid takes your customers away?

Rishi Sunak: Coronavirus to leave 'long-term scarring' on UK economy

The chancellor says the economic impact of coronavirus, "and the action we’ve taken in response" has led to "a significant but necessary increase in our borrowing and debt".

Spending Review: Pay rise for NHS and lowest paid in public sector

Rishi Sunak announces a public sector pay freeze, with the exception of NHS workers and the lowest paid.

Coronavirus: French lockdown highlights small business struggles

The online giant has postponed Black Friday in France after pressure from the government.

'I've put all my money in... now I'm stuck'

A BBC investigation has found that some people have been left with huge debts and escalating costs after buying homes through the government's shared ownership scheme.

'Fake Google reviews are damaging my business'

Google says it monitors posts for violations 24 hours a day and complies with all local laws.

Job search: Married couple forced apart during pandemic

Lake District-based couple had to move apart after the company they worked for went bust.

UK Coronavirus lockdown: Last orders in London

Crowds in central London left pubs, bars and restaurants the night before they're due to shut for four weeks

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary: ‘Refund refusal claims are false’

Michael O’Leary says customers have all been reimbursed for flights cancelled earlier this year.

VW boss: 'We have no forced labour'

Volkswagen has defended its decision to continue operating a car plant in a Chinese region with alleged human-rights abuse.

Ant Group: How it became a financial giant

China's Ant Group started life as part of the Alibaba colony but grew to establish its own empire.

Chip wars: The US v China

Chips that power nearly all electronic devices are at the heart of the battle for global dominance.

Mum, Dad, money and me

Many people find talking about money awkward, particularly with their parents - so how do their views differ?

Panorama: Young people and the futures of the ‘Covid Generation’

23-year-old Rasheed lost his fully funded place on a pilots training course due to the pandemic.

Waiting more than 170 days for cruise refund

Cruise customers say they have been waiting more than six months for refunds for cancelled holidays.

Coronavirus: Turkey farmers worried over downsized Christmas dinners

Turkey farmers are concerned the 'rule of six' will lead to downsized Christmas dinners.

First women-only tailor’s shopfront opens on Savile Row

Savile Row has been known for delivering high quality men’s tailoring for more than 200 years. But things are now changing.

Jamie Oliver warns against lowering food standards post-Brexit

Jamie Oliver has accused the government of using "back door" secondary legislation to avoid scrutiny of post-Brexit food standards.

Mohsin Issa: Asda and EG have shared northern values

EG Group bosses told staff today that petrol station owner EG Group and Asda will remain separate.

Covid-19: Working from India's beaches and mountains during the pandemic

Many Indian professionals have been working from home, but some have taken the concept a step further.

China's robot taxis: Would you ride in one?

Driverless taxis are now available in China’s biggest city, Shanghai. The BBC took a ride.

Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey

The Hydroflex made a 25-mile round-trip in Warwickshire, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph.

Birmingham mum turns to pedal power in lockdown deliveries

Jas Sandhu had planned to create a business delivering food to office staff until lockdown arrived.

Local food heroes: Tesco teams up with Olio

Supermarket chain Tesco has teamed up with the food-sharing app Olio in a bid to reduce food waste.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Job Support Scheme and helping UK workers

The chancellor says it is "impossible" to predict the jobs market due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Labour: Dodds reaction to Sunak Job Support Scheme

The shadow chancellor says half of her 40 requests for targeted wage support for workers were “rebuffed” by the government.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new Job Support Scheme

The UK chancellor said the Job Support Scheme would start in November and last for six months.

One of the ‘dodgiest addresses in the world’

The office in Potters Bar has registered more than 100 companies that are named in the Fincen files – a leak of suspicious activity reports filed by banks.

Teen entrepreneurs’ top business tips

Two young businessmen who started their ventures when they were at school share their advice on how to sustain your business during the pandemic.

Coronavirus: The family hit hard by unemployment

All the adults in the Coombes family from Liverpool have lost jobs due to coronavirus.

Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: 'US dropped ball on tech funding'

The former Google boss explains why the US risks lagging behind China when it comes to innovation.

Brexit: What are problem issues in UK-EU trade talks?

Time is running short for the UK and EU to agree a new trade when the transition period ends on 31 December.

Covid lockdown sees rise of 'barter classes' in Indian villages

In India, as schools closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, many villages turned to "barter classes".

The 1980s 'super recession': When unemployment topped 3m - and kept rising

As the UK copes with being in a recession, how does it compare with the recession in the 1980s?

'We need Eat Out To Help Out to run in the autumn'

A group of restaurateurs wants the Eat Out To Help Out scheme to be brought back in the autumn.

'We're giving up our office forever to work from home'

Why one Birmingham-based company has decided to give up its office and let its staff permanently work from home.

Coronavirus: Grant Shapps explains France quarantine decision

Grant Shapps says the government has taken a "practical approach" to the France quarantine measures.

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