Government automatically enrols firms in case of no-deal Brexit

Business groups urged the government to act after many firms failed to get a customs number.
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UK bosses earn 117 times average worker despite pay cut

The average salary of the bosses of the UK's largest companies has fallen 13% in the last financial year.
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Barclays tops list of banks with most IT shutdowns

British banks experienced more than 10 outages a month in the past year, BBC analysis of new data reveals.
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Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy

The US president confirms that a temporary payroll cut tax could be introduced.
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Lightning strike 'partly to blame' for power cut

National Grid could be fined for the outage that affected nearly a million people in England and Wales.
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Fracking: UK shale reserves may be smaller than previously estimated

Previous research suggested 50 years of shale gas under the UK, but a new study says it could be less than 10.
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No-deal Brexit 'could cost farms £850m in profits'

A no-deal Brexit could be a greater challenge than BSE and foot-and-mouth, a researcher suggests.
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Scottish castle goes up for sale for over £8m in East Lothian

Seton Castle was built with stone from a palace said to be Mary Queen of Scots' favourite retreat.
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YouTube Chicken Connoisseur sees racist link in knife crime warnings

Elijah Quashie says he can see the "racist connotation" in knife crime warnings on chicken takeaway boxes.
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The Cold War spy technology which we all use

Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.
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The people policing the internet's most horrific content

Website content moderators have to see some very disturbing material. How do they cope?
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Why we lie about being retired

When we retire we often pretend that we're still working according to one Harvard academic.
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'The bomb actually landed in the room I had been in'

Laila Pence fled war in Egypt to go on and become a multimillionaire US businesswoman.
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Can big investors save the world?

Will the big polluters clean up their acts if the people who actually own them say they must?
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'How I lost £25,000 when my cryptocurrency was stolen'

Investing in digital currencies is fraught with danger, not just because the prices are so volatile.
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The farmers who worry about our phone batteries

Lithium is being mined in Chile to make batteries, but at what cost to the local environment?
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Six things that affect your chance of a pay rise

Being a skilled negotiator may help, but other factors play a much bigger part.
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The plight of a US dairy farm

It's a family business which has been around since 1942 - but now the last remaining cows are being sold off.
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'My dad thought he was a criminal - he wasn't'

More than 200 MPs have called for a suspension and independent review of a controversial tax policy.
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Could the 50p in your pocket really make you a fortune?

British coins celebrate everything from the Olympics to Sherlock Holmes - and many end up on eBay.
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The Penny Post revolutionary who transformed how we send letters

Despite having no direct experience of the postal service, Rowland Hill invented the Penny Post.
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Does the future of farming exist beneath city streets?

In a disused air raid shelter one company is growing crops, but what are the pros and cons of vertical farming?
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'If you say you're ethical, you have to back it up'

CEO Secret: "If you call yourself an ethical company, you'll have to back up every claim you make."
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'I bought a house thanks to my bullet journal'

Millions of people have shared #bulletjournal or #bujo hashtags on Instagram, so how do they work?
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The floating farm for cows

The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably
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'Fall in love with the problem not the solution'

"Love the problem", advises Sean Petterson whose firm makes monitors to curb workplace injuries.
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