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  1. Over four million illegal vapes seized at border

    Business News Over four million illegal vapes seized at border

    The number of illegal vapes seized at the border quadrupled last year as UK authorities wrestle with unlicensed imports amid a surge in youth vaping. More than 4.5m vapes weighing nearly ten tonnes were seized over the last 12 months, four times more than 2022. The figures were released to the...
  2. JK Rowling and Ed Sheeran among UK's highest tax payers

    Business News JK Rowling and Ed Sheeran among UK's highest tax payers

    A Russian-born billionaire, JK Rowling and Ed Sheeran feature in the latest list of the highest UK tax payers. The 100 contributors, ranked by the Sunday Times, were judged to have added £5.35bn to public finances last year. The newspaper estimated tax paid on business profits, share sales...
  3. Post Office plan to sack Horizon IT reviewer kept secret, documents reveal

    Business News Post Office plan to sack Horizon IT reviewer kept secret, documents reveal

    Documents showing Post Office top bosses secretly decided in April 2014 to sack forensic accountants who had found bugs in their IT system have been obtained by the BBC. A Post Office board sub-committee, codenamed "Project Sparrow", took the decision with the full knowledge of the government...
  4. Drip pricing: Hidden fees for online customers set to be banned

    Business News Drip pricing: Hidden fees for online customers set to be banned

    Unavoidable hidden charges for online customers, or "drip pricing", is set to be banned under new law proposals. Fake reviews will also be banned and firms will have to be clearer with price labels on supermarket shelves. It follows a government consultation on consumer transparency that found...
  5. Netflix password crackdown fuels sign-up surge

    Business News Netflix password crackdown fuels sign-up surge

    Netflix sign-ups boomed at the end of last year as customers prodded by the firm's crackdown on password-sharing created their own accounts. The streaming giant added more than 13.1 million subscriptions in the three months ended in December. That was the most for any quarter since 2020...

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