Funds for research with other nations
05 Dec 2013 5:15:32
The Chancellor George Osborne announces annual funding of £90m over five years for the UK to collaborate with emerging nations.
GM withdraws Chevrolet from Europe
05 Dec 2013 5:10:18
US car giant General Motors plans to withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe and concentrate more on its Opel and Vauxhall brands.
Living standards trump green agenda
05 Dec 2013 4:44:52
Living standards trump green agenda in Autumn Statement
VIDEO: Peston: Public spending 'at 1948 levels'
05 Dec 2013 4:31:09
The BBC's business editor said the Autumn Statement figures showed public spending would be "back at 1948 levels" if George Osborne's targets prove to be accurate.
VIDEO: Robinson: A lot we already knew about
05 Dec 2013 4:29:00
The BBC's political editor gave his reaction to George Osborne's Autumn Statement saying it was a case of "steady as she goes".
Probe targets diesel filter problems
05 Dec 2013 4:12:29
An increase in problems with diesel fuel filters has led to an industry investigation, the BBC has learnt.
US economy grows faster than thought
05 Dec 2013 3:52:18
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
What the Autumn Statement means for you
05 Dec 2013 3:40:29
What the chancellor's statement means for you
Tax hit for overseas home owners
05 Dec 2013 3:38:19
Foreign property owners will pay tax on any gains in value on UK properties they own, under changes to capital gains tax announced by the chancellor.
Welfare cap to start in 2015
05 Dec 2013 3:27:47
A cap on total government welfare spending will start in 2015, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announces.
English rail fare rises curbed
05 Dec 2013 3:11:30
Commuters across England will now pay 3.1% more on average for regulated train tickets from next month, instead of a rise of 4.1%.
VIDEO: Autumn Statement in five minutes
05 Dec 2013 3:04:28
The headlines of George Osborne's Autumn Statement are explained in a five minute digest.
ECB keeps rates at record low
05 Dec 2013 2:53:56
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.25%, following its surprise cut from 0.5% in November.
VIDEO: 'Pension age should track life length'
05 Dec 2013 2:28:42
Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed that the date the state pension age rises to 68 will be brought forward.
Bank holds rates at record low
05 Dec 2013 2:18:49
The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
UK paves way for driverless cars
05 Dec 2013 2:07:03
The UK government wants to make Britain a world leader in developing autonomous vehicles.
VIDEO: 'Today, we take more difficult decisions'
05 Dec 2013 1:52:26
The chancellor claims "Britain's economic plan is working" as he opens his Autumn Statement, but he tells MPs that the job is not yet done.
Zero borrowing forecast for 2018-19
05 Dec 2013 1:39:32
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts that the government will not have to borrow any money in 2018-19.
Universal Credit 2017 deadline slips
05 Dec 2013 0:39:53
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
Blockbuster to close more stores
05 Dec 2013 0:39:51
Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close a further 62 stores with the loss of 427 jobs, administrators say.
VIDEO: Christmas presents in Autumn Statement?
05 Dec 2013 0:03:23
More people are in work than in 2007, but incomes have fallen in real terms over that time as costs have generally risen faster than wages.
VIDEO: Qantas shares tumble to 18 month low
05 Dec 2013 0:01:56
Shares in Qantas slumped to an 18 month low on Thursday morning after the Australian airline warned of big losses and announced 1,000 job cuts.
Virgin joins Formula E racing series
05 Dec 2013 0:01:11
Virgin is to enter a team for the first FIA Formula E electric racing car championship, which gets out of the grids next year.
AUDIO: Pension age rise 'appalling'
05 Dec 2013 9:55:23
Dr Ros Altmann, a pension expert who has advised the government, and Shiv Malik, the author of Jilted Generation, discuss the state pension age.
Car tax disc scrapped after 93 years
05 Dec 2013 9:03:27
The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.