• 22 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Social care workers are some of those most likely to be underpaid A record £15.6m worth of underpayment to UK workers has been discovered by the government in the past year. In total, 200,000 workers missed out on being paid at least the minimum wage rate - the highest number since the statutory rate was introduced in 1999.Social...

  • 22 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Average petrol prices hit 130.6p a litre this week, and diesel rose to 134.6p Petrol prices could fall by as much as 3p a litre as a result of falling wholesale prices and a potential supermarket price war, the AA has said.The price of both petrol and diesel is currently at a four-year high, after 11 consecutive weekly price...

  • 22 September 2018 Image copyright Co-op Image caption The bags will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said.It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste.Material is...

  • 22 September 2018 Image copyright HBO Image caption Game of Thrones is one of Sky's most popular shows US cable giant Comcast has submitted the highest bid in the auction for broadcaster Sky, valuing the company at more than £30bn.Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Fox in a rare blind auction process set by the UK's Takeover Panel. The firm's chairman and chief executive said it was "a great...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Italy's competition watchdog has opened an inquiry into Ryanair's decision to add new hand luggage charges.From November, Italian passengers wishing to take two bags on board will pay €6 (£5) for priority boarding. Those that do not will only be able to take on one bag that fits under the seat in front, with the second bag...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright QUEENSLAND POLICE Image caption Why are needles being inserted into strawberries? Australia is currently searching for a saboteur (or saboteurs) amid a national scare involving the hiding of sewing needles within strawberries.In one case, a consumer who swallowed a needle had to be treated in hospital. Children and others have reported narrow escapes.Since the...

  • 21 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Dominic Chappell, the former owner of BHS, has had his appeal dismissed by a judge who said he gave "entirely unbelievable" evidence.Mr Chappell was convicted for failing to provide information to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) and ordered to pay £87,000 in January.Department store BHS collapsed with the loss of 11,000 jobs and a pension deficit...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Shares in Moss Bros have fallen sharply after the menswear retailer reported disappointing results, with sales being hit by the hot summer weather and the "distraction" of the World Cup.Its shares fell by almost 30% at one point as it also warned that full-year profits would be lower than expected.Moss Bros reported a pre-tax loss of...

  • By Dearbail Jordan Business reporter 21 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Just Eat's share price has fallen to a one-year low following reports that Uber is in early-stage talks to buy rival UK food delivery firm Deliveroo.Just Eat's shares fell 5.5% to 669.4p, the lowest since September last year.Bloomberg reported that Uber was in discussions to buy Deliveroo for several billion...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chancellor Philip Hammond will present his Budget later this year Government borrowing rose by more than expected last month following subdued tax receipts and an increase in expenditure.Borrowing jumped to £6.75bn last month from £4.35bn a year earlier, the Office for National Statistics said.It was the first...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank say the problems that meant customers could not access their bank accounts online on Friday have been "resolved". For about five hours customers were locked out of their accounts until the problem was fixed mid-morning.Many took to social media to complain, a day after technical problems also hit rival...

  • 21 September 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The pound's fall against the dollar and the euro has deepened following Theresa May's assertion after an EU summit that "no deal is better than a bad deal".Sterling was already trading lower after had EU leaders warned the UK must make compromises on trade and the Irish border to secure a Brexit trade deal. After the...

  • By Simon Read Personal finance reporter 21 September 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A new savings bank hits the UK next week, but it's far from being a new company.Marcus is part of the mighty Goldman Sachs - the US investment bank once dubbed the "vampire squid".Its move into the UK comes as no surprise. Its US savings bank, which was set up two years ago, has been a big success, attracting...

  • By Danielle Hewson Presenter, BBC Radio 5Live 21 September 2018 The ongoing struggle of our High Streets is a familiar tale. Slowing consumer spending, online competition and increasing costs means the number of empty shops has grown. Some well-known brands such as Maplins and Toys R Us have disappeared altogether - leaving yet more holes. Yet one town - Altrincham in Cheshire - has managed to...

  • "Stocks will rally sharply under Trump's election win on hopes of not just corporate tax cuts, but also deregulation and government spending. He also promises a simplified tax system with tax cuts across the board. In my view bank equities will soar as Trump will implement deregulation of the financial sector and its my belief he will abolish the Dodd Frank law and Volker rule. I believe from the...

  • By James Graham BBC business reporter 20 September 2018 comments Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jean-Claude Trichet was boss of the ECB Brexit will have a bigger economic impact on the UK than the European Union, the former head of the European Central Bank has told BBC Radio 5 Live.Jean-Claude Trichet added the break-up was "totally contrary to the new world" of...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Najib has pleaded not guilty to all 25 charges Malaysia's former prime minister, Najib Razak, has been charged with 21 counts of money laundering, in a case linked to a multi-million dollar corruption scandal.He was charged in court on Thursday in relation to the alleged transfer of $556m (£421m) from state fund 1MDB into his...

  • 20 September 2018 Image copyright Tilray Image caption Tilray's US share price has been volatile Canadian cannabis companies have seen turbulent trading on Wall Street as US investors seek to catch the buzz from their northern neighbours.With recreational marijuana use due to be legalised in Canada on 17 October, producers Tilray and Canopy saw their US-listed stocks surge then sag.Another firm,...

  • 20 September 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Stronger-than-expected retail sales helped send the pound through $1.32 as shoppers treated themselves to new furniture and lighting.The Office for National Statistics said sales rose 0.3% between July and August against forecasts for a 0.2% drop.It said growth was strong at both non-food and household goods shops. However, economists...

  • 20 September 2018 comments Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTransport secretary Chris Grayling: Passengers were let down"No-one took charge" during the timetable chaos that caused severe disruption on Britain's railways in May, a regulator has said.The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) blamed a lack of "responsibility and accountability" and said passengers were "badly...