The move by the state-owned bank will cut nearly 450 UK jobs dealing with loans to small businesses.
Lord Wolfson warns that a badly managed exit from the EU could lead to "years of economic decline".
The government commits to maintaining duty-free imports for 48 developing countries.
Current accounts at the Norwich and Peterborough had been earmarked to close by the end of August.
Hourly pay rates will rise to £8.42 an hour by November 2018 but Sunday pay will be reduced.
The competition regulator is to take action against betting sites which it says are breaking consumer law.
The troubled Japanese electronics giant delays its final earnings report again as its losses worsen.
Costs and risks for energy users 'not sufficiently considered' warns the National Audit Office.
The central bank seeks a "significantly enhanced" role in regulating the lucrative market.
The 34 largest US banks passed the first part of the Federal Reserve's annual stress test.
States bid to host agencies responsible for medicines and banking, meaning hundreds of jobs moving.
The company tells 800,000 customers with Super Hub 2 routers to change their passwords immediately.
Move is a response to UK government criticism that the firm doesn't do enough to curb online hate.
Qatar Airways has told the world's biggest airline it plans to buy up to $808m (£638m) of its shares.
Coverage of Brexit could be more "helpful", Tory MP Andrea Leadsom tells Newsnight's Emily Maitlis.
Against all the odds, some entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe are running successful small businesses.
Virgin Media is warning its customers to change the password on their internet routers. A Which? investigation found its Super Hub 2 router is vulnerable to hackers.
Diebedo Francis Kere is the 17th architect to design a temporary pavilion in the grounds of London's Hyde Park.
The BBC's Aaron Heslehurst tells how Velcro was invented after a walk in a wood.
The chain says three hotels are affected - but the cladding is 'less flammable' than Grenfell Tower.
Traditional voodoo ceremonies are attracting tourists to the small West African nation of Togo.
Shark attacks on surfers and swimmers around Reunion island have seriously affected local businesses.
An American supermarket has created a "new" summer snack that look very familiar to Britons.
Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity donation.
The Women's Cricket World Cup gets under way, on a mission to grow as a sport and a business
What do economists and businesses think of the aftermath of the Brexit vote, and what do they think the future holds?
What impact is China's Belt and Road initiative, aimed at boosting trade links, having in Kazakhstan?
About two billion people have no insurance, but "pay-by-mobile" policies are growing in popularity.
The new generation of dance workouts aiming to be less formal and more enjoyable.
China consumes more electricity than any other country but is also the world's biggest solar energy producer.
From breaking the sound barrier to sales battles: eight things we learned at the Paris Airshow.
South Africa exports almost half of the apples it grows, but rising temperatures are hitting production.
Despite international pledges, many of the world's poorest children do not get a chance to go to school.
Does US protectionism and artificial intelligence threaten the Philippine's outsourcing industry?
While the F-35 has been one of the main attractions at the Paris Airshow, here we've also picked out some of the other highlights of this week's show.
Connected cars are becoming the norm, but how secure are they and how safe is our personal data?
How Ayesha Vardag has became one of the world's most in demand divorce lawyers.
From Spacewar! to Pokemon Go, video games have created jobs, made money and driven technology forward.
As the Paris Airshow gets under way, the BBC's Theo Leggett says few expect to see big orders for airliners.
Is the government allowed to requisition homes to provide emergency housing?
A security weakness in Gary Berman's home network may have lost him a $400,000 contract.
As eurozone finance ministers hold talks on Greece, Reality Check looks at the bailouts it has received.
With Father's Day taking place on Sunday in more than 70 countries, why does it still trail so far behind Mother's Day?
How can cities improve air quality with cleaner fuels?
BBC Arabic found the sales included decryption software that could be used against the West.
Burgers used to be fast and cheap but what's driving the success of a different type of patty?
Top graduates in Afghanistan are being urged to spend two years as school teachers.
Some of the metals needed to make many of our tech gadgets are in short supply. Could recycling help?
What is the difference between a free trade area, a single market and a customs union?
How popular snack food business Graze was successfully grown by its chief executive Anthony Fletcher.
The earliest known script was a tool developed to help run the economy.
Five tech giants increasingly dominate the US and global economies. But what, if anything, should be done about it?
How Qatar spent £35bn investing in everything from Claridge's to the Milford Haven LNG terminal.
The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson attends a charisma master class as she explores whether you can teach someone to become more charismatic.
When Beyonce, Lady Gaga, U2 and the Rolling Stones go on tour, they all depend on one London firm to get them onstage.
Hundreds of apps give breastfeeding and baby advice to new mums, but are they any good?
Initially invented for the printing industry, the technology has transformed the way we live and work.
The Islamic State group relies on encrypted messaging app Telegram to spread its message digitally.
How Adrian Fisher became a professional maze designer, creating more than 700 mazes across 32 countries.
Residents of the new London City Island live less than 30 minutes away from central London.
In the 1980s, Jane Fonda sold millions of workout videos. Now anyone can be an online fitness guru.
Japan has some of the world's longest working hours, and some young Japanese are literally working themselves to death.
President Trump ditches the Paris accord, but almost all big firms say pulling out is an error.
BA's explanation for its systems' meltdown at the weekend has left many scratching their heads.
Paying for social care has figured highly in the election. But other issues are not discussed.
Can independent brands keep to their core beliefs after selling up to a bigger firm or bringing investors on board?
Changing tastes are putting orange juice's place on the breakfast table in jeopardy.
The British and Irish Lions are one of the biggest sporting names in rugby union, and they are also one of its premier brands.
Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job?