Thursday, Mar 22


Amazon Go is re-engineering the emotional experience of shopping

IB Times UK / Business

If retailers embrace the technology available to them like Amazon has done, they have the chance to turn the challenge of high street decline into an opportunity.

Monday, Mar 19


Do not disturb: 3 ways the UK hospitality industry can continue to prosper post-Brexit

IB Times UK / Business

Around three million EU nationals currently play a vital in the hospitality sector.

Tuesday, Mar 6


Theresa May might cut student fees to £6,000 per year in radical university review


Theresa May will set out details of the government's landmark review of higher education funding in England, and may announce reduced tuition fees.

US wasting $10bn upgrading 'liability' nuclear bombs in Europe


A new report claims that the US is wasting billions of dollars upgrading nuclear bombs based in Europe that are no longer an effective deterrent and could be a security liability.

£10,000 for everyone under 55: Think tank calls for UK universal basic income fund


A new report has called on the government to give £10,000 to everyone under 55 years of age as part of a move towards a national universal basic income (UBI).

Young adults shut out of property market as ownership prospect halves in past two decades


Figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies show young middle earners are struggling to get on the property ladder.

EU could demand power to raid UK financial firms after Brexit


Boris Johnson said it would be "intolerable and undemocratic" for Brussels to impose its laws on Britain after Brexit.

EU economies post best growth in 10 years as UK fumbles over Brexit


Data from the EU statistics office shows that the economy of the 28-member EU grew by 2.5% in 2017, its best performance since it grew 2.7% in 2007.

Trump's controversial tax cuts and military spending spree herald $1 trillion federal deficit


President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year including a bid spending spree on the military.

Britain could lose £5bn worth of business amid EU trade war with Malaysia


The European Union is set to vote in favour of imposing a ban on palm oil imports from Malaysia, which could spark a tit-for-tat retort.

Food rots in UK fields as Eastern European migrant workers stay home


British farmers counting the cost of 4,300 unfilled vacancies and vegetables rotting in the fields as Brexit worries bite.

BoE deputy says stock market turmoil is not the start of a new financial crisis


BoE Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent calms frayed nerves following a volatile week on the stock markets.

Theresa May refuses to protect NHS from US corporations in post-Brexit trade deals


Prime minister will not commit to excluding lucrative NHS contracts from hands of US corporations. Vince Cable urges "absolute guarantee" of protection.

The gig economy is exploitation masquerading as freedom


Multi-million-pound firms are, like Uber and Deliveroo, are offloading business risk onto some of the poorest people in Britain.

Brexit: Government slowness could become 'damaging' worry MPs


Cross-party committee warns government has failed to reprioritise its work and might not be ready by March next year.

Brexit: Brussels could force Britain to follow nearly 40 EU laws during transitional period


Leaked Whitehall study shows the European Union could impose 37 directives on Britain for a two-year period.

Donald Trump calls immigration plan without border wall 'a total waste of time'


US President Donald Trump has tweeted that any congressional immigration plan that does not include funding for his border wall is "a total waste of time".

Graduate salaries fail to keep pace as student debt soars


Too many students plunging into debts of £50,000 just to receive "paltry" salaries, according to chairman of Education Select Committee.

Eastern Europeans 10 times more productive at farm labour than Brits


Young people asked to work on farm in Cornwall pickings cabbages as part of BBC's Inside Out South West programme.

Lib Dems demand new ring-fenced tax to fund NHS


Lib Dems leader Vince Cable says: "The health and care budget should be financed by an earmarked tax."

Oil and gas fracking triggers 900 earthquakes a year in this US state


"Oklahoma has been transformed from a seismic dead zone to a hotspot in less than a decade," according to a University of Southampton academic.

Brexit: EU could slap economic sanctions on Britain to ensure 'level playing' field


Brussels is determined to ensure Britain's departure from the EU will not threaten the bloc's economy.

Brexit: UK borrowing could be 'tens of billions of pounds higher' despite Trump trade deal


Brexit study shows UK's borrowing could increase by huge amount as falling immigration and trade barriers offset US deal.

EU rejects Britain's Brexit trade deal for banks and financial services


Britain had hoped to secure a bespoke deal guaranteeing the UK financial sector a similar level of access to the single market.

Pusher power: France to use illegal drug sales to boost economic growth by billions


France falls in line with Eurostat criteria for calculating GDP but refuses call to include vice sales in figures.

Brexit trade deal could be scuppered by Chinese organised crime


£4.4bn in import duty and VAT revenues were lost between 2013 and 2016 as counterfeit goods from China entered the EU via Britain.

Friday, Mar 2


Beware the risk of employee burnout

Chieu Cao, Co-founder and CMO at Perkbox, says mental health is one of the biggest HR issues faced by UK employers.

Thursday, Mar 1


UK house prices have 'gone off the boil' but don't expect the property market to crash

The Nationwide UK house price index for February reveals a slowdown after January's data sparked hopes of a bounce in the property market.


KFC runs low on gravy only days after it shut stores due to a chicken shortage

KFC has run short of gravy, only days after hundreds of its outlets stayed closed due to a chicken shortage.

Wednesday, Feb 28


World's biggest music streaming site Spotify lists to go public on NYSE

IB Times UK / Business

Spotify has filed to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange directly instead of a normal IPO in which shares are issued with the price underwritten by investment banks.