Economy


Ferry companies warn of gridlock in no-deal Brexit

Image copyright PA Media Cross-channel ferry companies have warned of gridlock around British ports, as they confirm they will not allow trucks to board ferries bound for France after a no-deal Brexit, unless they have…


Tourists facing travel money ‘shock’ this summer

Image copyright Getty Images Tourists could face a “shock” this summer when they travel abroad according to foreign currency experts. Those that buy euros at the airport can expect to receive around 98 euro cents…



Wage growth at highest rate since 2008

Image copyright Getty Images Wage growth in the UK accelerated to 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest rate since 2008, according to Office for National Statistics figures. Wages have been outpacing inflation…



Politics of automation: Factory workers and robots

Humans and robots working together in a factory may excite some tech geeks, but worry others who fear job losses. For Politics Live in Chester and Westminster, Jack Fenwick looks at the politics of automation,…


Trade negotiators wanted to fill Brexit gap

Image caption Liam Fox wants to recruit a new generation of professional negotiators for trade talks A new generation of UK trade negotiators is to be recruited in an open-access scheme launched by International Trade…


Scottish wind power output at record high

Image copyright Getty Images Wind power output in Scotland hit a record high during the first six months of 2019, according to figures from Weather Energy. It has calculated the energy produced by turbines could…