22nd February 2019

Ministers spend £100m on Brexit consultant contracts

Image copyright Getty Images The government has agreed contracts worth £104m for outside help on Brexit, according to analysis for the BBC. Since the EU referendum, Whitehall has hired companies to do consultancy work to…



Netflix: Is streaming killing the cinema industry?

Netflix has revolutionised the way we watch TV. This year, the streaming service has also earned its first best picture Oscar nomination for Roma. But what impact is streaming films at home having on the…


Kraft Heinz shares fall as appetites wane

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kraft Heinz is one of the world’s biggest food companies Kraft Heinz’s share price has plunged to a record low amid signs that customer appetite for the company’s processed foods…





BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture

Image copyright Getty Images BMW and Daimler have unveiled a joint venture covering new-generation services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars. Normally fierce rivals, the firms are investing €1bn (£880m) in the project,…


A quick history of the British car industry

In this quick history of the British car industry, economist Dan Coffey explains how a once thriving British-owned car manufacturing industry, largely disappeared. From its heyday in the 1960s when only 10% of cars were…