Luxury fashion brand Burberry has guaranteed all employees around the world at least 18 weeks of leave when they have a baby or adopt a child.
UK and abroad
The FTSE 100 led European stock markets lower as international trading was subdued by comments from US president Donald Trump on the state of negotiations with China.
Costa Coffee has appointed former Marks & Spencer clothing boss Jill McDonald as its new chief executive.
TripAdvisor has suspended reviews for the Pizza Express in Woking Prince Andrew discussed during his interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
Investment firm Janus Henderson has been slapped with a £1.9 million fine by the City watchdog after misleading and overcharging more than 4,700 investors over almost five years.
Barclays and BT have become the latest high-profile firms to distance themselves from the Duke of York, as pressure mounts over the royal role of the Queen’s second son.
Budget retailer Poundland has ended its across-the-board £1 price pledge with the introduction of products ranging from 50p to £5 in every UK store.
Telecoms giant BT has warned it will only continue to back a digital skills award scheme if the Duke of York is dropped as patron, as pressure mounts over the royal role of the Queen’s second son.
Ofgem has ripped up 26 gas and electricity licences linked to just five men, as the regulator faces calls to clamp down on pre-packaged energy suppliers after a string of failures in the sector.
A focus on reshaping Software company Sage’s cloud services ate into profits in the year ending September.
Defence giant Babcock International has seen half-year profits drop by nearly a fifth, but put faith in its turnaround strategy as it secured a raft of new projects.
Upper Crust owner SSP saw shares slip after it announced plans to buy back up to £100 million of shares while sales continued to grow.
United Utilities has warned that the prospect of being nationalised is a “key area of uncertainty” as the company prepares for the General Election next month.
Insurance giant Aviva has revealed a structural shake-up and plans to sell off its Hong Kong business.
Fever-Tree has warned that full-year sales are set to miss annual forecasts after a weak performance in the UK.
Pub giant Mitchells & Butlers has hailed a “strong” year after investment across its sites helped to boost sales despite “challenging” conditions in the sector.
B&Q owner Kingfisher has seen shares come under pressure after its new boss revealed “disappointing” recent trading with another slide in sales at the DIY group.
Aston Martin has unveiled its first sports utility vehicle (SUV) in its 106-year history.
A card reader for small businesses made from recycled ocean plastic has been unveiled by financial technology firm iZettle.
British manufacturers are set to gain £13 billion over the next five years by shifting their focus from selling to wholesalers and retailers, and going direct to consumers, a new report by Barclays Bank has found.
Ads for three prenatal testing services for genetic conditions including Down’s syndrome have been banned for using misleading statistics about their accuracy.
Amazon and eBay are failing to take “basic steps” to stop the listing of toys that appear to have been declared unsafe by the EU safety alert system, according to watchdog Which?
UK consumers are predicted to spend a record amount on Black Friday despite intensifying political uncertainty, figures suggest.
An advert for a Dyson vacuum cleaner has been banned over its “misleading” claim the length of the hose between the machine and the nozzle could reach 13.8 metres.
International trade worries put a damper on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as reports emerged that Beijing is not expecting to reach a trade deal with the US.
The owner of salad bar businesses Tossed and Vital Ingredient has become the latest high street chain to launch a painful restructuring programme after submitting plans for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).
Labour has set out plans for companies that fail to tackle climate change to be delisted from the London Stock Exchange.
Huawei has urged the US government to end its “unjust treatment” of the Chinese tech giant after it was granted an extension to a temporary trade licence in the country.
Britain’s manufacturers have been offered some respite as battered order books improved in November after a no-deal Brexit was avoided last month, according to a survey.
Unions are seeking urgent assurances about the future of steel plants in the UK after Tata Steel announced plans to axe thousands of jobs.
British emergency repairs business HomeServe has exported its Home Experts business across the pond for the first time with a 140 million dollar (£108 million) swoop on US business eLocal Holdings.
Boeing’s embattled 737 Max jet has got another boost at the Dubai Airshow.