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UK wage growth slows as unemployment falls

Image copyright Getty Images UK wage growth slowed down in the three months to September, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Unemployment dropped by 23,000 to 1.31 million over…



Brexit ‘puts brakes on UK launch of e-scooters’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption E-scooters have been launching all over the world Brexit is delaying the potential launch of public-use electric scooters in the UK, says Sweden’s Voi Technology, which claims Britain risks…


UK growth slowest in almost a decade, says ONS

Image copyright Getty Images The UK economy has avoided sinking into recession by growing 0.3% in the three months to the end of September. The expansion comes after the economy shrank in the second quarter…


The reigning queen of American reality TV

Image copyright Lisa Vanderpump Image caption Lisa Vanderpump is a well-known celebrity in the US The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to entrepreneur…


London-Glasgow passengers choose rail over air

Image copyright PA Media The proportion of people travelling between London and Glasgow by rail rather than air has reached a record level, according to Virgin Trains. In the 12 months to July 2019, 29%…


‘I am verbally abused at on a daily basis’

Image copyright Usdaw Jackie McKenzie, 56, has worked at a supermarket petrol station in Bathgate, Scotland for the last 20 years. During that time, the amount of abuse she has faced while doing her job…



Saudi Aramco unveils next stage of blockbuster flotation

Image copyright Reuters The world’s most profitable company has published more details about its planned stock market flotation. Oil giant Saudi Aramco’s long-awaited prospectus said individual retail investors will have a chance to buy shares…