Carphone Warehouse faces Black Friday backlash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption offered Phone XR contracts at cheaper rates than could be attained directly from Vodafone or other operators Carphone Warehouse-owned website and other online phone retailers are facing a backlash from customers wrongly refused Black Friday smartphone deals.A problem with Vodafone's credit check systems meant that some applications…

Brexit Barometer: How are small businesses feeling?

BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast has been speaking to small businesses, asking how they're feeling in the run up to the Parliamentary vote on the Brexit withdrawal agreement.Every morning between 07:30-08:00, Nicky Campbell is taking calls from listeners across the UK, while Rachel Burden reflects the debate on social media using #BrexitBarometer.

Online gambling firms fined and barred in crackdown

Image copyright Getty Images Three online casino companies have been fined and one has been prevented from operating in the UK following a crackdown by the industry regulator.The Gambling Commission has fined three firms almost £14m for not having "effective safeguards" to prevent money laundering and harm to customers from gambling.Daub Alderney is to pay…

Brexit: UK economy not ready for no deal, Mark Carney says

Image copyright Getty Images Large parts of the British economy are not ready for a no-deal Brexit, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said.Fewer than half of businesses have initiated contingency plans, Mr Carney told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.He said the UK would need a transition period to adapt to whatever form of…

Ericsson's VR game that shows how fast 5G could be

Telecoms company Ericsson is testing a number of 5G prototypes, from VR games to robotic lawnmowers. But the company admits that there's some way to go before the tech is small enough and cheap enough to be added to consumer gadgets.Video journalist: Cody GodwinClick here for more stories, features and videos about 5G in our…

Philip Hammond: Brexit will leave UK economy worse off

Image copyright Getty Images The UK will be poorer economically under any form of Brexit, compared with staying in the EU, new government analysis suggests.Official figures say the UK economy could be up to 3.9% smaller after 15 years under Theresa May's Brexit plan, compared with staying in the EU.But a no-deal Brexit could deliver…