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The businesses capitalising on 24-hour sunlight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Snow, more snow and Santa Claus. Utter the word “Lapland” and you might imagine a place where it’s Christmas all year round. But due to its location, largely within the Arctic Circle, Lapland has extreme seasonal variations in climate. While it can …

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Car industry: 'growth stalling' as Brexit looms

The UK car sector has issued a fresh plea for Brexit trade clarity, warning that “growth is stalling” with long-term production targets and investment at risk. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said manufacturing output was 13.7% down in June compared to a year ago when voters …

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Diesel and petrol car ban: Clean air strategy 'not enough'

The government’s £3bn clean air strategy does not go “far enough or fast enough”, campaigners have said. Moves including scrapping new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 and £255m for councils to tackle air pollution locally have been welcomed. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government was determined to …

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RBS likely to avoid compulsory sale of Williams & Glyn

The European Commission has accepted a UK government plan to free Royal Bank of Scotland from an obligation to sell its Williams & Glyn division.The sale of about 300 branches was a condition of the £45.5bn bailout of RBS in 2008 during the financial crisis.RBS struggled to find a …

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Foxconn expected to announce multi-billion dollar investment

Foxconn, the Taiwanese firm that works closely with technology firm, Apple, plans to build a multi-billion dollar plant in Wisconsin, US media are reporting.US President Donald Trump, who put boosting US manufacturing at the heart of his election campaign, is expected to make the announcement on Wednesday.Foxconn has previously …

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