Rise in gambling ad spend fuels fears over impact on children

Betting firms spent £1.5bn on marketing last year while U-18 problem-gambling increased The gambling industry’s spending on marketing surged to £1.5bn last year, prompting renewed warnings about the impact on children, days...

Tory MPs demand net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Theresa May called on to commit to ambitious climate target Fifty Conservative MPs have called on Theresa May to adopt an ambitious target of cutting carbon emissions to net zero before 2050,...

Where to get the best UK Black Friday deals and offers

Preparation is key to getting the best Black Friday deals, so try this handy guide to what’s on offer in the UK Black Friday, Britain’s biggest shopping event, is nearly upon us,...

HSBC mobile banking fails on day MPs launch inquiry into outages

Service disruption comes as select committee starts looking into IT failures at banks Some HSBC customers have been locked out of their mobile banking services, as MPs launched a formal inquiry into banking IT...

New price cap plan to stop excessive rent-to-own fees

Financial watchdog to cap credit charges and fees at 100% of cost of original product The City watchdog has proposed a 100% price cap on rent-to-own companies in a clampdown on “excessive...

Financial Times calls Andrew Adonis’s Brexit bias claims ‘nonsense’

Labour peer has accused the newspaper of backing Brexit deal to please its owners The Financial Times has accused a Labour peer of “spouting nonsense” over claims the newspaper is backing Theresa May’s...

Ikea to cut 350 UK jobs as it refocuses on small outlets and online

Flat-pack firm plans to create 11,500 jobs worldwide with new smaller inner-city stores Ikea is cutting 7,500 office jobs worldwide, including 350 in the UK, as it focuses on improving its online operation...

Bleak Christmas looms for non-food retailers

Good news for food shops but other high-street outlets may suffer as consumers go online Online shopping and food retailers are forecast to be the winners this Christmas as consumers keep a tight...

Facebook gives £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs in UK

Social media firm to finance trainee ‘community’ journalists scheme Facebook will donate £4.5m to fund 80 local newspaper jobs for the next two years, as the company faces further questions over its relationship...

Apec summit fails to agree on statement amid US-China spat

Xi Jinping and Mike Pence trade barbs in their speeches in Papua New Guinea Asia-Pacific leaders failed to bridge gaping divisions over trade at a summit dominated by a war of words...