1st April 2019

Brexit votes: MPs fail to back proposals again

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment the vote results were announced in the Commons MPs have again failed to agree on proposals for the next steps in the Brexit process. The…


Fishing ‘is a labour-intensive industry’

Seaharvest is one of South Africa’s largest fishing firms, employing 4,000 people. It is doing well, but the fishing industry as a whole is facing increasing challenges. Lerato Mbele-Roberts talks to Seaharvest’s chief executive, Felix…



Factories rush to stockpile for Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images UK factories stockpiled goods for Brexit at an unexpectedly high rate last month, boosting manufacturing growth to a 13-month high, according to a closely watched survey. The research, by IHS Markit/CIPS,…





Small firms face a series of new costs from Monday

Image copyright Getty Images Small firms have been hit with “blue Monday” as new costs and tax reporting requirements kick in. While some firms in England will benefit from cuts in business rates, other changes…



‘Taking big, scary decisions is critical’

James Dawson had the idea of a healthy tea, which he thought would sell well among millennials. While they never warmed to it, he discovered it becoming a hit among middle-aged people. So he decided…