Podcast BBC - Peter Day's World of Business

Podcast BBC - Peter Day's World of Business

Still in Business

For the final programme of the series, John Murphy returns to a selection of businesses that have come through this...

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Building Back Better

The pandemic and the resulting recession have led to widespread calls to recognise that we now have a once in a...

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Wine, Widgets and Brexit

As Brexit talks between the European Union and the UK got under way earlier this year, before anyone was using the...

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The Tree Trade

Politicians keep promising more trees – seen as good for the environment and for fighting climate change. Trees...

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The March of Robots

Robots and Artificial Intelligence have been moving into our workplaces for years. But is now the time that they will...

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Black Business Matters

Sparked by the Black Lives Matter protests around the world that followed the death of George Floyd, companies are...

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Keep up at the Back!

The UK fitness industry employs twenty thousand people and is worth an estimated £5 billion to the economy. But -...

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The Gatwick Effect

The coronavirus pandemic and the associated global economic lockdown have had a dramatic impact on businesses across...

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The Jobs Challenge

As the UK emerges from the coronavirus lockdown, millions of employees are still furloughed – either fully or...

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Oil Shock 2020

The oil price has crashed - for a while some producers were even paying customers to take it away. It's like no oil...

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Adapt to Survive

2020 hasn't been good for British business - certainly not since Covid-19 showed up. The global pandemic and the...

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Economic Recovery in the USA

With the highest Covid19 death toll in the world, and 26 million Americans claiming unemployment insurance, the US...

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Economic lessons from pandemics past

In the 14th century the world was devastated by plague, known as 'The Black Death', in the 20th century a deadly form...

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Working From Home

Since the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ began, vast numbers of people have been toiling away at home for the first time:...

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Could carbon offsetting save the world’s forests?

Honey bees, cow dung and mulch - the company in Zimbabwe that is protecting the forests in order to offset carbon...

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Supply Chains vs Covid-19

Ruth Alexander examines whether the complex global web of supply chains can hold up under the enormous pressure of...

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Indonesia’s new capital

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta is sinking, and struggling with traffic and pollution. The government’s solution? To...

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Making fashion sustainable

Fashion is a hugely polluting industry and is under enormous pressure to become more sustainable. From the way cotton...

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Hydrogen: The answer to Climate Change?

Hydrogen is a volatile gas with an image problem, but hydrogen evangelists think this could be the ‘magic molecule’...

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Is the UK up for sale?

Jaguar Land Rover, Cadbury, Weetabix are but some of the many British brands now owned by foreign corporations. The...

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