Business news blog


Airport shops to face VAT inquiry

Airport shops could be forced to give VAT discounts to passengers travelling outside the European Union, following the launch of a government inquiry.

Read more

Crickhowell: Welsh town moves 'offshore' to avoid tax on local business - The Independent


The Independent

Crickhowell: Welsh town moves 'offshore' to avoid tax on local business
The Independent
When independent traders in a small Welsh town discovered the loopholes used by multinational giants to avoid paying UK tax, they didn't just get mad. Now local businesses in Crickhowell are turning the tables on the likes of Google and Starbucks by ...

and more »

Read more

US September jobs figures disappoint

The US economy added 142,000 jobs in September - far lower than the 203,000 predicted by economists.

Read more

VIDEO: Peston: China slowdown in 30 seconds (or less)

BBC economics editor Robert Peston tries to explain why China's slowdown matters in three, six and 30 seconds.

Read more

UK retail sales up 0.2% in August

UK retail sales volumes rose by 0.2% in August, helped by school uniform sales, the Office for National Statistics says.

Read more


    1