Honda set to close Swindon car plant

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption The Swindon plant made 160,000 cars last year Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon plant in 2022, putting 3,500 jobs at risk, sources say. The Japanese carmaker will shut the plant in 2022 but retain its European headquarters in Bracknell, Berkshire. Sources say Honda […]

Stores accused of ‘watering down’ bottle deposit scheme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bottle deposit schemes were launched in some countries decades ago Large retailers have been accused of trying to water down a proposed scheme to improve rates of bottle recycling. Environmentalists say large and small drinks containers alike should carry a catch-all deposit of more than 15p. But retailers say […]

Peak rail fares could go under rail price shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rail operators want fare regulations to change Traditional peak and off-peak rail fares face the axe under sweeping changes being proposed for the UK’s train ticketing system. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents train operators, wants to eliminate the “cliff edge” between when peak and off-peak tickets kick […]