Government’s budget surplus shrinks in July

The £1.2bn surplus was much lower than the £2.7bn analysts had been expecting. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Trump considers new tax cut to boost US economy

The US president confirms that a temporary payroll cut tax could be introduced. Read more »

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. Read more »

Lightning strike ‘partly to blame’ for power cut

Regulator Ofgem publishes National Grid report into outage that hit homes and transport in England and Wales. Read more »

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. Read more »

Why investors are making a loss to keep their money safe

Some pension fund investors are paying to hold government bonds due to fears over the global economy. Read more »