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Perhaps, whatever Ed Miliband says, Britain likes the idea of being dominated by a successful businessman with a dark side.
Many may well be planning their Valentine’s weekend around the much-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film, released today.
You would not be alone in not knowing that there is such a thing as a criminal cartel, let alone how it is defined in UK law.
The productivity of the NHS isn’t just important for our health. At 7 per cent of GDP, it matters for the whole economy.
Speaking to business leaders earlier this week, David Cameron unveiled a British version of Germany’s Mittelstand
Few know it, but you are all paying a secret tax. Trade tariffs and other protectionist barriers are a hidden part of the price you pay for almost everything you buy.
London's population is at an all-time high. By 2020, we will have over 9m people living in our city; 10m by 2030. So it is essential that we plan for the growing needs of the capital.
THIS was the auction that Sky dared not lose.
With the general election approaching and dominating the news agenda, one major issue that is currently being discussed is how the result will impact on business.
The UK is experiencing a “golden age” for smaller businesses. That was the message of Lord Young’s small business report, out yesterday, which heralded a record 5.2m small firms now operating in the UK.
Every year, the supermarkets hire substantial batches of high-flying graduates to work in their buying departments.
Aid in Africa is big business, but one that is often mired in scepticism.
As the acid rain of fines and litigation costs wore away profits, last year will no doubt be remembered as the year that an ethical problem for banks became a financial one.
The war of words between Boots and the Labour Party has led to much political soul-searching.
WHEN Britons dig deep into their pockets to help good causes, it’s an impressive sight. Last year, private individuals gave away the best part of £10.5bn. That’s terrific news for UK charities, but it also sets them a challenge.
John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, says Yes
There are no words to describe what flight lieutenant Moaz al-Kasasbeh – the Jordanian pilot captured by Isis in Syria in December 2014 – endured at the hands of his captors.
The foundations of any transaction in a market economy are based on one simple thing: trust.
If you're a landlord, you could be forgiven for feeling like the ills of the world are being laid at your door.
Who's Bill? It is the question of the week, after Ed Balls’ senior moment on Newsnight.
Uncertainty has become a new watchword for British businesses.
After the failure of the new Greek finance minister’s tour of Europe’s capitals this week to produce a workable debt deal, Greece’s situation now seems terminal.
Two years ago, Vodafone became one of the first big businesses to issue a warning over Britain’s housing costs. It said that the sheer cost of renting was making it harder for firms to attract talent.
After a cracking 2014 in London’s new issues market, this year was always going to be tricky, with expectations higher than usual.
Other than their membership of the UK’s blue-chip share index, what unites Barclays, G4S, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls Royce Holdings and Tesco?
The sovereign debt crisis that gripped the Eurozone in 2011-12 threw into the spotlight the problems with a currency union lacking fiscal transfers between members and the mutualisation of their debts.
With the General Election less than 100 days away, a central aspect of all party manifestos will be how best to reduce our public debt and deficit.
Tech City's UK’s Tech Nation report today confirms what many of us in the tech sector have long known to be true: the UK’s digital businesses are flourishing and are set to become even more vital to our economy in the next few years.
If Uber floated on the London Stock Exchange tomorrow – don’t hold your breath – it would be the thirteenth largest FTSE 100 constituent. Its $40bn (£26.3bn) valuation is larger than that of Twitter ($24.7bn) or Adobe ($35bn).
IN COLLABORATION with the consumer insights panel and KPMG, YouGov has published findings which explore the nature of an ageing population and the effect this could have on businesses.
With Uber and Google now going head to head in the battle to develop driverless car technology, the spotlight has fallen once again on the concept of the Smart City.
Game theory is a big topic in academic economics. Indeed, it is scarcely possible to graduate from a good university without exposure to its abstruse logic.
How companies play a part in society and are viewed by the communities they serve remains a crucial challenge for business leaders. Since the financial crisis, confidence that businesses will “do the right thing” has never been lower.
Mark Wallace is executive editor of ConservativeHome, says Yes
Today, the Airports Commission’s public consultation on the three shortlisted proposals for airports expansion – which include a third runway at Heathrow, extending an existing Heathrow runway, or a second runway at Gatwick – at long last comes to
London’s population is forecast to hit 10m in 2030 and it’s difficult to see how the transport system will cope.
Does the digital economy matter to this government? If this question were asked anywhere in Whitehall, the answer would be a resounding yes.
Alex Singleton, associate director of The Whitehouse Consultancy, says Yes
When we last left Vladimir Putin at the end of 2014, he was a cornered animal at bay, turning with teeth bared as the forces of the market relentlessly drew closer to him.
The meteoric rise of Greece’s Syriza would have sounded impossible when the party was founded a decade ago. Last week, however, it became Greece’s largest party.
PEOPLE are not saving enough. We hear that all the time and yet we ignore this uncomfortable truth and carry on with our daily lives.
Christine Farnish is chair of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association, says Yes.
Unsurprisingly, there has already been a rush to judgement on the implications of Syriza’s electoral triumph in Greece.
When I started work at BP as an oil trader in the 1980s, I joined a team of five female and four male oil traders. This was in the days before Diversity and Inclusion was even invented, let alone taken seriously by many organisations.
The pension reforms announced in George Osborne’s 2014 Budget gave savers new freedoms.
Philip Booth, a professor at Cass Business School, and editorial and programme director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, says Yes
ONTHEMARKET.com, the new property website from the Agents’ Mutual group of estate agents, launched this week with an apparent threat to the “duopoly” of Rightmove and Zoopla.
Devolution is the flavour of the month, with plans to transfer powers from Westminster to Scotland sparking widespread debate about how else we can fix Britain’s over-centralised system of government.
Paul Lindley looked at the range of baby food at the supermarket and thought his daughter’s generation deserved better. So in 2006 he founded Ella’s Kitchen, to create food for kids that appealed to all the senses.
With 98 days to go until the general election, David Cameron has pledged to reduce the annual benefits cap to fund 3m new apprenticeships. Is this what business wants?

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