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Border Force staff at airports to strike over Christmas

Passport control officers are to join thousands of public servants in walkouts over pay, the PCS union says.

First UK coal mine in decades approved despite climate concerns

Climate experts and Tory MPs argued the Cumbria mine would scupper UK efforts to lower emissions.

Cost of living: House prices drop by 2.3% in a month - Halifax

The mortgage lender says the annual rate of growth in property prices fell from 8.2% to 4.7%.

UK aims to double US gas imports under new deal

The prime minister says the plan will "bring down prices for British consumers" by securing supplies.

Rail strikes: Passengers warned not to travel by train next week

Disruption will be inevitable even if strikes are called off passengers are warned

Can I get a Cold Weather Payment and how much are they?

Cold Weather Payments are available to some if temperatures stay low.

Postcode checker: how has your High Street changed since 2020?

Fewer banks and shops but more tattoo studios and beauty salons since 2020 - how does your High Street compare?

Five ways to spend and waste less this Christmas

Experts give tips on how to make your Christmas cheaper, greener and just as joyful.

Cost of living: 'No-one likes us. We DO care. We are Millwall'

Football clubs are supporting their communities as costs rise - from food banks to debt advice.

Christmas dinner: How much will it cost this year?

Research for the BBC shows the cost of Christmas dinner staples has risen to more than £30.

Cost of living: Big Zuu's budget cooking tips

The TV chef and rapper shares his big three tips for making the most of your weekly food shop.

'We are chasing never-ending debt to pay for basics'

Citizens Advice says homeowners and pensioners are among those increasingly seeking debt advice.

Elon Musk rejects concerns over beds at Twitter HQ

The billionaire has previously told workers to commit to long hours or leave.

BrewDog fruity beer ad banned over five-a-day claim

The controversial brewer is told an advert for its fruit beers could mislead consumers.

Taiwanese chip giant invests $40bn in US plant

Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC triples its investment amid a chip shortage and the US and China tech war.

Evri says sorry for parcel delays in run-up to Christmas

The delivery company says it's working to get orders out to customers complaining of long waits.

Petrol prices dropping too slowly, says watchdog

Retailers may have put prices up quickly when wholesales costs rose but dropped them slowly in 2022.

Trump Organization found guilty of tax crimes after New York trial

The business is synonymous with the former president, but neither he or his family were on trial.

Tech layoffs at Meta, Twitter, Amazon: The good people helping Indians find jobs

Tech workers are rallying together to help peers who face having to leave the US after being laid off.

December train strikes: Union told not to hold country 'to ransom'

The new Christmas Eve walkout threatens to hit celebrations and travel over the festive weekend.

Bank Morgan Stanley to cut 1,600 jobs

The investment bank is axing about 2% of its global workforce, affecting around 1,600 roles.

Fenwick to shut 130-year-old New Bond Street department store

Chairman Simon Claver says the sale has "been a difficult decision for the Fenwick family".

Indonesia's new sex laws and what they could mean for tourism

Officials insist visitors are unlikely to be affected but rights groups say "it will be a problem".

Cost of living: 'I couldn't tell the real bills from scams'

People falling behind on bills are being bombarded with letters, calls and texts, a charity says.

Four-day week trial ends and some firms make it permanent

As a six-month trial of working 80% of hours for 100% of pay ends, some firms say there is no going back.

UK sleepwalking into food supply crisis, says farming union

Yields of tomatoes and other crops are set to hit a record low as farmers struggle with surging costs.

Apple self-repair service comes to UK

The tech giant warned that if a repair goes wrong, the device's warranty will no longer be valid.

Meta threatens to remove US news content if new law passes

Facebook's parent company says it will pull news from the platform in the US if a new media law passes.

Employees can ask for flexible working from day one

New laws proposed by the government mean workers will no longer have to wait for 26 weeks.

PwC to close offices at Christmas to save energy

Staff at the accountancy firm will not be able to work at the main London office.

Cost of living: New average mortgage rates fall below 6%

The typical interest rate shot up after the mini-budget but lenders are gradually reducing rates.

Covid restrictions hit iPhone maker Foxconn

The electronics manufacturer says its revenue in November is down 11% compared to the same month in 2021.

Taylor Swift: 'Swifties' sue Ticketmaster over tour sale problems

Taylor Swift fans have filed a lawsuit over "unlawful conduct" after a chaotic tour ticket sale.

DR Congo: Miner Glencore pays $180m in latest corruption case

The Swiss-based mining firm strikes a deal with DR Congo to settle corruption claims.

Ukraine war: Oil prices rise as cap on Russian crude kicks in

The G7 nations and its allies have agreed to limit the price of Russian oil to $60 a barrel.

UK faces decade of lost growth without action, says CBI

The business lobby group calls on the government to boost plans for economic growth.

Cutting energy prices will take years - power boss

The head of energy giant Enel says renewables are key to getting prices back to pre-Ukraine war levels.

Currys drops Royal Mail due to strike action

The electronics retailer has switched to alternative delivery firms for the time being.

The airline policy that cost pregnant flight crew their jobs

Singapore Airlines recently dropped its five-decade-old policy, after demands from human rights groups.

'I had £8,000 stolen but Revolut won't refund it'

The BBC speaks to people who have had difficulty getting refunds from the electronic money firm.

Taiwan's front-line battle against mobile phone fraud

How Taiwanese phone fraud fighters are able to warn the world about the latest scams.

Meta, Amazon, Twitter layoffs: 'Tech layoffs won't destroy American dreams of Indians’

Surbhi Gupta, who was laid off in the US, on the uncertainties she and other visa holders are dealing with.

India seizes opportunities in African healthcare

The rapid expansion of Indian healthcare firms in Africa has not been without problems.

DJ Glade Marie: ‘I’m sexualised on nights out’

Studies show less than 5% of the music tech industry is female. This business is trying to change that.

'Israeli women and their Gulf sisters are so similar'

How a women's business forum is forging trade ties between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain.

Why Dutch 'bike banks' are a game changer for kids

In the Netherlands, the cost of living crisis has pushed up demand for refurbished second-hand bikes.

South Africa turns to solar to help stop power cuts

The government is backing solar energy to help solve the continuing problem of power shortages.

Elon Musk set to become number-one influencer on Twitter

What will one man's unprecedented status as both top influencer and chief executive mean for the Twitter?

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DJ Glade Marie: ‘I’m sexualised on nights out’

Studies show less than 5% of the music tech industry is female. This business is trying to change that.

Ros Atkins on… Why eggs are being rationed

BBC Analysis Editor Ros Atkins looks at what’s causing egg supply issues in some UK supermarkets.

Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum's energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year.

Everyone will pay more tax - Chancellor Jeremy Hunt

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt tells the BBC how taxes will rise as he prepares for Thursday's Autumn Statement

Meet the designers with learning disabilities

A design agency in Barcelona has creatives with learning disabilities, autism and schizophrenia.

Ros Atkins on... Brexit and the UK economy

Rishi Sunak says he wants to build an economy that embraces the opportunities of Brexit.

'Rental prices make me feel pushed out of my hometown’

With prices on the rise, could rents play a part in how people vote at the next election?

Why inflation is so high - and your other questions answered

The BBC's economics editor Faisal Islam answers your questions on inflation.

Rent increases: What you can do about a rise from your landlord

The BBC's Lora Jones tells you four things you can do, if your landlord asks for more money.

No sigh of relief at ditched tax plans - Martin Lewis

Consumer expert Martin Lewis says many people in the country are still looking at 'difficult times'.

Jacob Rees-Mogg blames interest rates for economic turmoil

The business secretary disagrees with the assertion that the government's mini-budget sparked market uncertainty.

Liz Truss defends tax cuts and energy costs help in mini-budget

The PM says her government needs to continue to "deliver economic growth, jobs and opportunities".

Why is the Bank of England buying government debt?

The BBC's Economics Editor Faisal Islam explains why the Bank of England had to act.

Energy crisis: £2,500 price cap for typical households - Truss

A typical household will pay no more than £2,500 a year in energy bills for the next two years.

Restaurants will just close until spring - Tom Kerridge

Chef Tom Kerridge says many hospitality businesses are considering "mothballing" through the winter because of energy costs.

'I turned my front room into a full-time bakery'

Ben Gray explains why he turned his home into a bakery in lockdown.

Martin Lewis 'begging, praying' for more energy bills help

Consumer expert Lewis says a lack of government support is causing a "mental health catastrophe".

CEO Secrets: Mopping the floor and a lesson in feedback

Steve Vamos of accounting software firm Xero shares his business advice for the CEO Secrets series.

Cost of living: 'A lot of people have nowhere to turn'

Inflation could rise to 13% and the cost of living is putting a squeeze on finances, so how are people feeling?

Martin Lewis: Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss must set out energy bill plans

The consumer journalist says rising prices are a crisis on a scale with the Covid pandemic.

Zimbabwe: Australian firm drills for oil and gas

Zimbabwe's first gas production could be led by a new well being drilled in the north of the country.

Truss: Business-as-usual policies won't stop recession

Liz Truss says her tax cuts are more important after the Bank of England's gloomy economic forecast.

CEO Secrets: Hard Rock Cafe boss on the shift he'll never forget

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, shares a story for our CEO Secrets series.

Tory party debate: Sunak and Truss on borrowing and debt

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have been going head-to-head for the first time in the BBC's TV debate.

'I looked at the prices in London... and chose Leeds'

Morten Toft Tech, founder of Meatless Farm, which makes plant-based meat alternative food, shares his business advice.

Cost of fuel: Car meets getting too expensive

Car enthusiasts are used to spending on their motors, but the petrol costs could price some out.

Shanghai Covid lockdown: The struggle of blind massage therapists

Blind massage therapists say the lockdown and lack of government support are making life difficult.

Price rises: Why a simple lunch is costing more in Asia-Pacific

From Singapore, to Seoul, to Sydney - how the cost of living affects lunch hour.

Give workers a piece of the pie - Unite union

Sharon Graham, the head of the UK's biggest private sector union Unite, speaks to Faisal Islam about pay.

RMT's Mick Lynch says UK needs a rebalance of wealth

The RMT union's general secretary, Mick Lynch, speaks ahead of further rail strikes this summer.

CEO Secrets: Airtasker boss on his email regret

Tim Fung, co-founder and CEO of Airtasker, shares his business advice for our CEO Secrets series.

Why I kept my sexuality a secret at work

How an aircraft engineer overcame his fear of revealing his sexuality and set up a Pride network.

Rail strike: Government is making strike negotiations worse - RMT boss

Rail union boss Mick Lynch says that a deal with rail companies could have been made by now.

Ros Atkins on… Why rail strikes are happening

Ros Atkins examines why a dispute between the RMT union and employers has led to strike action.

Rail dispute has been manufactured by Shapps - RMT

RMT general-secretary Mick Lynch admits "the whole country is suffering."

Grant Shapps: Train strikes are 'full responsibility of the unions'

The Transport Secretary tells the Commons that the public ''will not be hoodwinked'' by the unions.

Love Island stylist gives sneak peek inside the wardrobe

For the first time, ITV's Love Island contestants will be dressed in pre-owned clothes.

Cost of living crisis: Sheerness cafe owner sleeps on shop floor to save money

Steve Jackson skips meals to help pay the rent on his vintage tea shop in Sheerness High Street.

Why your haircut is getting more expensive

Chain Trevor Sorbie says they are now spending thousands more each month.

Small businesses focus on rising costs ahead of the local elections

Small businesses are the 'lifeline' of the economy says Prince, whose business has felt the impact of inflation.

'An hour a day built my million-pound side hustle'

Joel Remy-Parkes of kids tableware company Bamboo Bamboo shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

The Zomato and Swiggy riders risking their lives to deliver food in 10 minutes

The BBC followed overworked delivery riders as they raced against time to take food to customers.

CEO Secrets: 'I begged my dad not to give out business cards'

Gaby Hersham, CEO of co-working space network Huckletree, shares her business advice.

Why I didn't use my real name at work

Should you change your name to fit in at work? We look at why some people have anglicised their names.

Former Twitter exec questions seriousness of Musk offer

Vivian Schiller, who used to work there, tells Newsnight Elon Musk enjoys "throwing bombs" on Twitter.

Cost of living: 'My money-saving life hacks'

With a squeeze on household budgets, how are Londoners saving money?

This plug socket tells you if your energy is green

A power socket that helps you save electricity and tells you if it's from renewable sources.

Inside London's only pointe shoes factory

The craft of making pointe shoes for ballet dancers has recently been put on the heritage craft red list.

Energy strategy won't reduce energy bills - Milliband

Shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband says the government should focus on onshore wind power.

The Apprentice winner Harpreet Kaur: Sometimes I don't realise how direct I am

Harpreet Kaur also tells BBC Breakfast that her sister is "definitely staying within the business".

Martin Lewis: ‘We need political intervention on cost of living’

Personal finance expert Martin Lewis calls for government intervention to tackle the cost of living.

Spring Statement: One family's cost of living experience

The Fords are a busy family and, like many, they’ve noticed the impact of rising prices.

P&O boss Peter Hebblethwaite asked if he is a 'shameless criminal'

P&O Ferries chief executive Peter Hebblethwaite issues a "late apology" after the on-the-spot sacking of 800 staff.

E-waste: Royal Mint wants to turn your old phone into gold

The Royal Mint has found a way to turn old circuit boards from phones, computers and televisions into gold.

Martin Lewis: Fuel and energy price rises 'catastrophic'

Martin Lewis, Founder of the MoneySavingExpert website, says he is ''out of tools'' to help people.

P&O Ferries: Natalie Elphicke heckled by protesters in Dover

Chants of "shame on you" are directed at Natalie Elphicke at a protest against the firm's mass sacking.

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