VIDEO: Redwood: Bigger tax rule book depressing
01 Feb 2013 3:43:31
Clever and rich people have been able to find ways around tax rules, which has led to a bigger tax rule book and more accountants but less revenue, says John Redwood.
VIDEO: The canal with a £2 million hole
01 Feb 2013 2:39:04
Canals across the UK are in desperate need of investment following heavy rain and icy conditions.
Plans to 3D print Moon building
01 Feb 2013 2:21:28
The architects behind Wembley Stadium are working with the European Space Agency on designs for 3D printed lunar buildings.
VIDEO: Great Barrier Reef status 'under threat'
01 Feb 2013 2:10:02
The Australian government is increasing its protection of the Great Barrier Reef in a bid to prevent the United Nations from removing its World Heritage status.
Glum forecasts for tech giants
01 Feb 2013 2:09:23
Sharp and Panasonic both stick to their forecasts for massive annual losses, even as results for the latest quarter are boosted by the weak yen.
Barclays chief to waive his bonus
01 Feb 2013 1:58:49
The chief executive of Barclays, Antony Jenkins, is to waive his bonus following a "difficult" year for the bank.
UK factory activity edges higher
01 Feb 2013 1:44:07
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector edged higher in January despite falling export orders, a monthly survey suggests.
Personal insolvencies at new low
01 Feb 2013 1:40:43
The number of people being declared insolvent in England and Wales fell last year to the lowest level since 2008, the Insolvency Service says.
Missed tax return figures fall
01 Feb 2013 1:36:18
About 730,000 taxpayers have missed the deadline for filing their self-assessment tax returns, fewer than a year ago, HM Revenue and Customs says.
In pictures: Japanese zoo's unusual emergency drill
01 Feb 2013 1:32:36
Japanese zoo's annual and unusual emergency drill
VIDEO: Focus on jobless after US GDP fall
01 Feb 2013 1:26:32
The sense of optimism over the US economy after avoiding the so-called 'fiscal cliff' took a knock after poor GDP figures for the final quarter of 2012.
Carlsberg announces Burma venture
01 Feb 2013 0:29:28
Danish brewer Carlsberg signs a joint venture in Burma to brew and market its beers in the country.
Chinese firm buys LTI for £11.4m
01 Feb 2013 0:15:07
Coventry-based black taxi manufacturer LTI is sold for £11.4m to the Chinese car maker Geely.
AUDIO: MPs grill accountancy firms over tax
01 Feb 2013 0:08:48
The Today programme's chief political correspondent, Gary O'Donoghue, watched MPS grill the big accountancy firms who come up with tax-minimisation schemes.
VIDEO: Why is the FTSE 100 important?
01 Feb 2013 9:58:21
The FTSE 100 is the index of the UK's largest 100 companies, and is a key indicator often referred to by financial experts..
Decline in eurozone output slows
01 Feb 2013 9:55:35
The contraction of manufacturing across the eurozone slowed in January amid signs that the worst may be over, according to the Purchasing Managers' Index.
BT profit up as revenue declines
01 Feb 2013 9:44:44
The decline in revenues at BT continued in the last three months of 2012, but cost cutting helped to boost profits, the telecom firm says.
Rival airports fight UK for passengers
01 Feb 2013 9:25:21
Could UK airports lose out to international rivals?
Russian rocket sea launch fails
01 Feb 2013 9:07:56
A Russian Zenit rocket carrying a US-made communications satellite falls into the Pacific Ocean shortly after its launch, Russian media report.
Pinewood resubmits expansion plan
01 Feb 2013 9:06:06
British film studio Pinewood Shepperton resubmits a plan to double the size of its historic Pinewood site over the next 15-20 years.
Government urged to act on flooding
01 Feb 2013 9:05:35
A committee of MPs welcomes plans for more competition in the water market but says urgent action is needed to reduce flooding.
Dutch bank Reaal nationalised
01 Feb 2013 9:03:46
SNS Reaal, the Dutch bank and insurance firm, is nationalised after failing to find private investors to put money into the firm.
AUDIO: Why are UK pubs in decline?
01 Feb 2013 8:43:16
Today reporter Andrew Hosken investigates news that the UK is losing 18 pubs a week, and increasingly some are ending up as supermarkets.
How owls swivel their heads
01 Feb 2013 8:19:58
Scientists detail the smart bone and vascular structures that enable an owl to turn its head almost a full circle.
Credit Agricole hit by writedown
01 Feb 2013 8:06:32
France's Credit Agricole is to write down the value of its assets by 2.68bn euros to reflect the weak eurozone economy and new tighter regulations.