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How Tony Blair got so rich: a £25m property empire, and more

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair, time and again, has said he doesn’t want to be a “billionaire with a yacht” and that he doesn’t identify with the super-rich.

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These figures show how young people are being priced out of the housing marketVideo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The number of young people buying houses in the UK fell to a record low of 3% of sales in June.Video:

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Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall as competition heats up

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene is likely to have a tough week as the postal service is set to have its first annual general meeting after the privatisation on Thursday.

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Police carry out controlled explosion of suspect package outside Parliament

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Police have carried out a controlled explosion of a suspect package outside the Houses of Parliament.

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UK growth set to beat the rest of the G7Video

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

The UK is set to see the best GDP growth in the G7 this year.

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Three big mistakes Tesco made in the run up to its profit warning today

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Robyn Vinter

Tesco CEO Philip Clarke announced he would be stepping down amid the supermarket giant’s profit warning. We take a look at its three biggest mistakes leading up to this point (with the help of some analysts).1. It forgot we care about prices and the shopping experience

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Sketch-a-Etch: Where's our Middle East envoy Tony Blair?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014| By Sketch-a-Etch

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

Alastair Mitchell - CEO of Huddle

Alastair Mitchell: Want to be charitable? It's not just about money. Think beyond your company’s four walls

Mon, 21 Jul 2014| By Alastair Mitchell

Huddle’s CEO and co-founder on responsible business in the modern age


Justin Urquhart Stewart: Britain vs Germany

Fri, 18 Jul 2014| By Justin Urquhart Stewart

The Germans may have victory on the football pitch, but economically we’re equal, says the Seven Investment Management founder

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Tass Mavrogordato: Innovation that benefits businesses and the environment

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Tass Mavrogordato

The CEO of inmidtown has game-changing ideas about responsible business


Sketch-a-Etch: David Cameron meets the guy he campaigned against... and it's awkward

Thu, 17 Jul 2014| By Sketch-a-Etch

Where words fail us, there’s always photoshop

Ivan Retzignac and Andrew Bucher, founders of

How can fast-growing tech start-ups be better supported?

MedicAnimal co-founders Andrew Bucher and Ivan Retzignac on how the UK can produce more fast-growth tech companies

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Graham Schuhmacher MBE: How to stimulate the provision and take-up of apprenticeships

Rolls-Royce head of learning services on why apprenticeships stimulate growth in the economy

Rajeeb Dey, founder, Enternships

Rajeeb Dey: Poor communication between education and industry is creating a skills gap founder and CEO on how to get more graduates into jobs


Simon Spinks: How can we encourage more SMEs to export?

Harrison Spinks MD on the best export strategies for SMEs

Maryse Liburdi

She's boss of a $44m tech firm and advises the White House - meet Maryse LiburdiVideo

By Shruti Tripathi

“The tech economy is poorly served by investment in the UK - and in the EU,” says the Pokeware CEO

David Sonnenthal

Mayfair’s posh pawnbroker reveals the items rich people get loans against

By Robyn Vinter

David Sonnenthal owns New Bond Street Pawnbrokers, London’s first luxury pawnbroker.

Stirling Shard

The Shard makes the shortlist, but what are the greatest new buildings in the UK?

By Harry Cockburn

All Londoners have an opinion on the Shard. The 87-storey Qatari owned skyscraper on the Southbank has become a dominating aspect of the London Skyline, and is now among several British buildings in contention for a major architecture prize.

Trader Vics

Review: Trader Vic’s W1 – a retro tiki delight

By Robyn Vinter

Trader Vic’s is somewhat unassuming from the outside considering its location. Barely signposted compared to the grand entrance of the Park Lane Hilton beneath which it’s snugly tucked, you’d perhaps need to have heard of Trader Vic’s to know what’s in store, and would have no idea of the scale of the restaurant below.

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Why is there a huge “dead parrot” on the Southbank?Video

By Harry Cockburn

Deceased “Norwegian Blue” Photograph: Twitter

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014

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Nick Hurd MP: Collaboration & innovation to tackle social challenges

Fri, 11 Jul 2014

Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, on how government, social enterprise and the private sector can work together

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Thu, 3 Apr 2014

London business leaders on turning the nation into an economic powerhouse