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Royal Mail workers to hold 19 days of strike action
It will cover the Christmas build-up, including key shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

More mortgage lenders pull deals on rate rise fears
Yorkshire Building Society and Santander join others in suspending mortgage offers to new customers.

Mortgage rates: 'If we can't afford higher payments, we lose our home'
Some economists predict the Bank of England will raise the interest rate to as much as 5.8% by next spring.

Bank of England economist hints at 'significant' rate rise
The central bank's chief economist signalled in a speech it could not be 'indifferent' over the pound's slump.

Energy firms must offer more help on bill payments, Ofgem warns
The energy watchdog says all bar one of the energy firms need to improve their support to customers.

Workers rush to take second jobs: 'I felt I had no choice'
More and more people are being forced to turn to additional jobs, according to a report by Royal London.

Falling pound: What does it mean for me and my finances?
The value of the pound touched a record low against the dollar on Monday after big tax cuts were announced.

Pound hits record low after tax cut plans
Sterling sinks close to $1.03 as global markets react to the UK's biggest tax cuts in 50 years.

Aldi boss: Shoppers are switching in their droves
The discounter gains 1.5 million new customers in 12 weeks, says UK chief executive Giles Hurley.

Mini-budget: What it means for you and your finances
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has delivered what the government calls a "fiscal event". Here is how it affects you.

'We'll be lucky to keep our heads above water'
The BBC talked to households and businesses to get their reactions to the mini-budget.

Income tax to be cut by 1p from April
The basic rate of income tax will fall by 1p from April with most people paying 19p instead of 20p for each pound.

Stamp duty cut in bid to help house buyers
The chancellor says the changes mean 200,000 more house buyers will no longer pay the tax.

At a glance: What's in the mini-budget?
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng outlines changes to tax, stamp duty and rules for those claiming benefits.

Universal credit rules tightened for part-time workers
The chancellor announced part-time workers will see their benefits cut if they don't try to earn more.

UK may already be in recession - Bank of England
The warning comes as the Bank raises interest rates to 2.25% - the highest level for 14 years.

Irish budget: Finance minister unveils tax 'giveaways'
Paschal Donohoe says he is in a position to do so because the country has a large budget surplus.

Bank will 'not hesitate' to raise interest rates after pound's fall
The Bank of England said it was "monitoring developments closely" after the pound hit a record low.

Nord Stream: Ukraine accuses Russia of pipeline terror attack
The allegation comes after both Nord Stream undersea gas pipelines sprang a leak on Monday.

iPhone in India: Apple makes new handset in India in shift from China
The announcement marks the technology giant's latest move to diversify its supply chains outside China.

Tim Cook: 'No good excuse' for lack of women in tech
Apple chief executive tells the BBC the tech sector needs more women in order to thrive.

Leaked dossier suggests Scottish ferry deal may have been rigged
A BBC investigation uncovers evidence of irregularities in awarding the contract for two CalMac ferries

Russia's gas pipeline leaking into Baltic Sea - Denmark
Denmark sets up a banned zone near the Bornholm island, where a Nord Stream 2 leak is reported.

TikTok may be fined £27m for failing to protect children
The video-sharing platform has been issued with a final notice of intent by the UK's data watchdog.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport to close despite financial lifeline offer
Doncaster Sheffield Airport owner Peel says the wind-down will begin on 31 October.

Labour conference: Rachel Reeves pledges to spend top rate tax on more nurses
The shadow chancellor says Labour is now the party of economic responsibility in her conference speech.

Electric car charging costs nearing petrol prices for some - RAC
The RAC suggests the soaring cost of charging an electric car could soon put people off buying them.

Kwasi Kwarteng: I want to keep cutting taxes
Tax cuts will help to boost growth, says chancellor, as government also looks at relaxing immigration.

Keir Starmer: Labour would reverse cut to top income tax rate
Scrapping the 45% rate is the "wrong choice" during a cost-of living crisis, the Labour leader says.

Japan's push into 'deep tech' innovation
Japanese start-up firms are developing next-generation solar panels and microchips.

How King Charles helped save British farmhouse cheese
The new king helped drive a renaissance in British cheesemaking when the industry was in crisis 30 years ago.

The firms making flour from mushrooms and cauliflower
The search for wheat alternatives is being driven by a demand for healthier diets and food security.

Pet perks tempt staff back into the office
Some businesses are giving staff incentives to get them back into the workplace.

Ring doorbell inventor shares advice... about advice
Jamie Siminoff, inventor of the Ring wireless doorbell, shares his advice for the CEO Secrets series.

Off-gridders take energy needs into their own hands
Natural disasters have spurred some communities and homeowners to generate their own electricity.

Should billboard advertising be banned?
Campaigners want to see the end of all outdoor advertising, calling it "sight pollution".

How India is building a pearl farming industry
The Indian government is fuelling its growth, but critics say the boom is coming at a cost.

Japan's female bosses mapping a course for other women
Female bosses remain a small minority in Japan, but efforts continue to increase their numbers.

The inside scoop on ice cream innovation
It is one of our favourite treats, but just what really goes into getting ice cream onto your cone?

Quiet quitting: The workplace trend taking over TikTok
Workers are starting to "quiet quit" in a bid to get their work-life balance back.

Big Hoose Fife: How colanders and hotel bedding are helping hard up families
Families have received hundreds of thousands of items of unwanted stock to help them during the cost of living crisis.

When is a bestseller not necessarily a bestseller?
When publishers pay to get on a shop's bestselling shelves or staff base rankings on sales forecasts.

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