Economy


UK retail sales up but food spending falls

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales rose in February, up by 0.4% on the previous month, official figures show. But sales at food stores saw the biggest fall since December 2016, the Office for National…


Brexit: Sterling falls on no-deal worries

The UK’s request to delay Brexit drew more fire from business leaders, as the value of sterling fell on concern that leaving without a deal was more likely. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said…




Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?

The majority of vehicles on the road could be self-driving by 2050, according to enthusiasts for electric and autonomous cars. They believe technology, plus the push for cleaner air will be the incentive for big…


UK employment at highest since 1971

Image copyright PA The number of employed people in the UK has risen again, to a new record number of 32.7 million people between November and January, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)…


‘Don’t run before you can walk’

Many tech start-ups develop an app and want to conquer the world with it right away. But if you run too fast at the beginning, you’re likely to stumble. That’s the advice of Manish Madhvani,…


How long are you going to live?

The vast majority of people are living longer than ever before. It’s creating a challenge about how we pay for a longer life and take care of a greater number of older people. But do…


Chancellor needs ‘an urgent spending review’, IFS says

Image copyright Philip Hammond Image caption Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement on Wednesday Britain needs an “urgent” spending review to address key national economic issues, one of the UK’s leading economic experts says. Paul…