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HMRC call handling ‘must sharpen up’

17 March 2013 Last updated at 20:57 ET Self-assessment forms are a key feature of calls to HMRC’s helpline The UK tax authority’s new target for answering calls from taxpayers is “unambitious and woefully inadequate”, according to a committee of … Continue reading

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CO2 rules ‘will save drivers cash’

17 March 2013 Last updated at 21:28 ET By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst The EC argues strict standards are essential to maintain the competitiveness of European auto makers Drivers will save £3,300 (€3,800) over the lifetime of their cars if … Continue reading

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Ministers back Heseltine on growth

17 March 2013 Last updated at 21:24 ET Lord Heseltine has looked into ways of improving the economies of English cities such as Manchester The government has announced it will accept most of former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine’s plan … Continue reading

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Press watchdog deal struck

18 March 2013 Last updated at 03:48 ET Party leaders were in talks during the weekend A deal has been struck between the three main political parties on measures to regulate the press, Labour’s Harriet Harman says. It comes after … Continue reading

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Analysis: JPMorgan and other banks tinker with risk models

By David Henry and Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK | Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:40am EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) – In 2011, senior executives at JPMorgan Chase Co told one of the bank’s trading and hedging groups to scale back … Continue reading

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Boeing puts 787 battery through tough tests it once avoided

By Alwyn Scott and Peter Henderson NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO | Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:09am EDT NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – To get its 787 Dreamliner flying again, Boeing Co is testing the plane’s volatile battery system to a rigorous … Continue reading

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Analysis: Europe’s social shock-absorbers show crisis strain

By Paul Taylor PARIS | Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:59am EDT PARIS (Reuters) – Grigoris Lemonis, a 73-year-old Athens pensioner, uses his 580 euro ($760) monthly state pension to support his wife and the family of his son, an unemployed … Continue reading

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Cyprus works on tax levy deal to get bailout approved

By Michele Kambas NICOSIA | Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:44am EDT NICOSIA (Reuters) – Cyprus’s government was working on a proposal to soften the blow of a bank deposit levy on smaller savers ahead of a parliament vote on Monday … Continue reading

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Confusion over India rape inquiry

17 March 2013 Last updated at 17:38 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Officer M L Dhondi from Datia District Police says the couple were robbed before the attack An Indian police official has told BBC … Continue reading

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Last BBC news bulletin at TV Centre

17 March 2013 Last updated at 18:43 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Watch memorable moments from BBC News at Television Centre The last TV network news from Television Centre in West London has been broadcast … Continue reading

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