13th March 2019

Pound jumps to nine-month high

Image copyright Getty Images The pound has jumped to highs last seen in June 2018 after Parliament rejected a no-deal Brexit. Investors saw less risk of a disorderly exit from the European Union. MPS rejected…




Spring Statement: Chancellor Philip Hammond on economy

The chancellor opened his Spring Statement saying the UK economy was “remarkably robust” and had “defied expectations”. Philip Hammond went on to poke fun at the past predictions of recession and unemployment from the “Nostradamus”…



Most imports tariff-free under no-deal plan

Image copyright Getty Images The government has announced that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Under a temporary scheme 87% of imports by value…


Brexit amendments: What could MPs vote on?

Image copyright European Photopress Agency MPs will vote later on whether or not the UK should leave the EU without a deal. Backbench MPs and opposition parties have put forward six amendments to show which…



Scooting off: Is this the answer for short journeys?

Electric scooter companies have seen bursting order books in the last couple of years. Enthusiasts believe scooters and other micro-vehicles are the best option for the beginning and end of journeys, especially in congested cities….


Tech-filled strap makes old watches smart

A strap packed with tech that can add smartwatch functions to old watches has been designed by a team of Sony engineers. Sony originally put its Wena watch straps on a crowd-funding site in Japan…