Is the productivity puzzle the chancellor's biggest problem?

Why the indicator is so important in Philip Hammond's calculations.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:27 pm

Budget 2017: Everything you need to know

When is the Budget, what is it, and why does it matter? Your guide to the chancellor's big day.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:26 pm

Roof revolution

The modular recycled roofing system that’s transforming slum housing.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:26 pm

Budget 2017: Railcard extended for people aged up to 30

The young persons' railcard is being extended to those aged up to 30 after a successful trial.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:22 pm

US moves to block AT&T's $85.4bn takeover of Time Warner

The Department of Justice files a lawsuit to stop the media and telecoms tie-up.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 4:31 pm

Paris and Amsterdam to host key EU agencies post-Brexit

Ministers pick new homes for medicine and banking agencies which will move from London.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 1:23 pm

Paperchase 'sorry' over Daily Mail deal after backlash

The stationery group says it will no longer run promotions in the newspaper following an outcry.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 11:32 am

Spire shares hit as takeover talks end

Shares in the private hospital group drop after Mediclinic says it no longer intends to bid for the firm.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 11:19 am

Nebraska approves Keystone XL pipeline

A remaining obstacle to the 1,179-mile pipeline is removed with approval from a Nebraska commission.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 11:08 am

Uber and Volvo strike deal for 24,000 self-drive cars

Uber plans to purchase up to 24,000 cars from Volvo before 2021 to build a self-drive fleet.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 9:43 am

British Airways to board passengers in cheap seats last

British Airways starts a boarding policy that means those in the cheapest seats will be called last.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:43 am

Brexit: German business grouping calls for UK to remain in EU

A group of influential German business figures launch campaign to keep the UK in the European Union.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 6:01 am

Black Friday deals ‘not all they seem,’ shoppers warned

Consumer group Which? finds 60% of products were cheaper or the same price on other days of the year.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 5:40 am

British Gas scraps standard tariff for new customers

The energy firm says it will not offer its standard variable tariff price category for new customers.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 5:37 am

Alibaba buys stake in Chinese hypermarket chain Sun Art

The purchase marks a move into grocery retailing, where online operators have often struggled.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 3:50 am

Why the young should watch the Budget

Housing, pay and debt are all issues that could come up in Wednesday's Budget presentation.

Posted on: 20 November 2017 | 3:26 am

Why Singapore is training professional gamers

With the global e-sports market set to hit $1.5bn in three years, Singapore is helping train professional gamers.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 6:20 pm

The cold chain

The "cold chain" profoundly changed the food we eat and the way we shop.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 6:16 pm

Young bucks

How 27-year-old Irishman John Collison created IT firm Stripe with his brother, and became personally worth $1.1bn.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 6:09 pm

London buses to be powered by coffee

Oil extracted from the city's annual 200,000 tonnes of coffee waste is blended with diesel.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 8:32 am

Budget 2017: Plans to build 300,000 homes a year

The chancellor says he understands the difficulties young people have in saving for a deposit.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 7:02 am

Philip Hammond says there are 'no unemployed people'

The chancellor insists the 1.4m unemployed in the UK have not been forgotten as he clarifies his remark.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 5:54 am

Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021

The chancellor says the country must embrace new technologies in order to succeed.

Posted on: 19 November 2017 | 5:22 am

Cleaning up

Jeff Kurosaki and Tara Pelletier set up their vegan skincare firm to fund their art, now it makes nearly $1m a year.

Posted on: 18 November 2017 | 6:41 pm

Budget 2017: Tax on takeaway boxes to be considered

The chancellor is expected to announce plans to examine the idea in Wednesday's Budget.

Posted on: 18 November 2017 | 8:04 am