• 28 Aug 2018

    New rules requiring lenders to pay compensation for such high rates have forced Wonga itself into the red. 

  • 23 Aug 2018

    ‘I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job’, Donald Trump has insisted – telling Fox News that if he was impeached the markets would crash and “everybody would be very poor”. And in another tirade against his former laywer Michael Cohen – who claimed the President directed him to make…

  • 23 Aug 2018

    The British people don’t trust the media and think most newspapers just turn out fake news – Jeremy Corbyn has claimed – as he set out his ideas for a shake-up of the news industry. The Labour leader told the Edinburgh television festival he wanted to reduce the power of “media bosses and owners” –…

  • 23 Aug 2018

    The Government’s contingency plans for a no deal brexit amount to a torrent of details from stock piles of medical supplies, to warnings that Britons living elsewhere in Europe could lose access to UK banking and pension services. Brexit secretary Dominic Raab described it as “practical and proportionate advice” – but Labour said it showed…

  • 22 Aug 2018

    Facebook has taken down hundreds of fake accounts, groups and pages which were targeting British politics, in what MPs have warned is just the “tip of the iceberg”. An investigation by the social network said it had identified around 650 accounts linked to Iran, posing as grassroots campaigners or news organisations, sharing posts on issues like…

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Mitchell Baker, co-founder of the Mozilla Foundation, and author Noam Cohen discuss Elon Musk and the tech industry.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Investors betting on a fall in the share price at electric car firm Tesla have made more than a billion dollars over the last two weeks, as shares in the firm fell by almost a fifth.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    In Washington, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been urging Europe to follow America’s lead, imposing further sanctions on Russia. Mr Hunt accused Moscow of “malign behaviour” around the world, but Russia’s Foreign Minister claimed Britain was being arrogant by trying to tell Europe what to do when it’s on the verge of leaving the EU altogether.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    The Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier say they’re hopeful that a withdrawal agreement can be struck “well before the end of the year”. After talks in Brussels, Mr Barnier said negotiations would continue without a break in order to bridge the remaining differences between the two sides.

  • 10 Aug 2018

    On a visit to Coventry, the Chancellor said it showed the economy had “recovered sharply” – but weaker international demand for British goods means manufacturing has continued to slide.

  • 10 Aug 2018

    Thousands of holidaymakers have had their plans thrown into chaos – after hundreds of Ryanair flights had to be cancelled because of strikes by pilots in five countries.

  • 10 Aug 2018

    . The ailing department store chain had gone into administration. But barely an hour later – there was a new £90m deal to keep it in business

  • 8 Aug 2018

    Another big-name casualty on the British high street now, with the loss-making DIY chain Homebase set to announce the closure of up to 80 stores

  • 1 Aug 2018

    Amid warnings that places like Dover could be plunged into gridlock after Brexit, the department which will deal with the impact is under fire for “lack of detail” on how customs will cope. That’s according to a confidential report by HM customs seen by this programme, along with correspondence from one of its Brexit freight…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    Senior managers at the Royal Bank of Scotland will not face any disciplinary action over the mistreatment of small businesses left struggling after the financial crisis. The bank’s controversial Global Restructuring Group has been accused of deliberately driving small firms into the ground so it could sell off their assets on the cheap. Furious business…