BBC News - Business 1 February 2018

Capita not comparable to Carillion, says minister

The government says it held talks with the outsourcing group's executives after its shares plunged.

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More Brits become millionaires

A total of 3.6 million households in Britain held wealth of more than £1m by June 2016.

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Morrisons axes 1,500 middle managers

Those facing threat of redundancy will be encouraged to apply for 800 management vacancies.

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Three million homes to get ultrafast broadband by 2020

Openreach says it will speed up the rollout of high-speed fibre connections to homes and businesses.

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eBay drops PayPal as first choice for payments

The online marketplace says the move will benefit both sellers and buyers.

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House price growth in surprise pick-up, says Nationwide

Annual house price growth in January was 3.2%, the Nationwide building society says.

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Facebook users spending less time online

The fall of about 50 million hours a day came before major changes to the News Feed last month.

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Brexit: Theresa May to fight EU transition residency plan

The PM says EU nationals arriving after the UK's exit should not automatically expect full rights.

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Delays hit KodakCoin crypto-currency plans

Large numbers of potential investors mean the company will delay its initial coin offering by several weeks.

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On strike?

Industrial workers want the option of working less to look after their families, while not losing pay.

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Marketing Britain

As Theresa May visits China to strengthen business ties, does "made in Britain" still have cachet?

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