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Latest London business news, trends & insights

Bianca Jagger

Anti-fracking protesters force government U-turn in shale extraction   

Proposals around the new fracking regulations saw a significant setback last night.

Jenga tower

Glut of overpriced properties in London driving up land costs

By Harry Cockburn

But is demand for premium property matching supply?


Foxtons hit by property slump – but rental market remains strong

By Rebecca Hobson

Foxtons’ shiny glass-fronted offices have become symbolic of London’s gentrification over the last decade.

Cycle lane westminster

Mayor to push ahead with London’s “Crossrail” cycle superhighway plans

By Harry Cockburn

Boris confirms plans for Europe’s longest segregated cycle path

Rollercoaster v short

Highs & lows: Fastest economic growth since 2007... but it slowed again in Q4 2014

Should we celebrate or commiserate the latest GDP figures?

Richard Branson Necker

The super-rich are buying property to flee to because they’re scared the poor will rise up

By Robyn Vinter

Fear of civil unrest prompts super-rich to buy “getaway” boltholes

happy and sad, best and worst

These are the most and least happy jobs in the UK

By Sophie Hobson

Is it time for you to ask for more money?

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Where to buy property in London in 2015 and 2016

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

London homes are investments on steroids, we all know that. But where should you buy one?

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More London business news, trends & insights

Lightning July 2014 London

15 ways the next government could really help London businesses

By Colin Stanbridge

Colin Stanbridge, CEO of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry, lays out the proposals

UK electricty power

SSE becomes fifth Big Six energy firm to cut prices

By Harry Cockburn

Which company still hasn’t reduced its prices?

Karren Brady

20 most influential businesspeople in the UK in 2015

By Robyn Vinter

Every year, toffs’ favourite etiquette guide Debrett’s produces a list of the 500 most influential people in the UK.

Fracking activity in Sussex

UK fracking plans thwarted as MPs warn of “undemocratic” laws

By Harry Cockburn

Shale gas extraction deemed incompatible with emissions targets

Sharing a room

Skyrocketing rents are making single Londoners share rooms

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If you’ve ever rented a room in London you’ll know that finding an affordable room to rent here is like winning a million-pound lottery.

TransferWise - logo and founders

Five-year-old TransferWise becomes London’s latest $1bn tech biz

By Sophie Hobson

It’s another feather in the cap for London’s thriving fintech scene.

Sir Philip Green

Billionaire Sir Philip Green has put up BHS for sale - who's going to buy it?

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Retail magnate Sir Philip Green is planning to sell struggling department store chain BHS.


Where to buy property in London in 2015 and 2016

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

London homes are investments on steroids, we all know that. But where should you buy one?

AS and Dragons

Q&A: Ally Stevenson, Clean Heels, who just won Dragons' Den investment

By Sophie Hobson

The creator of the high-heels protector that Kelly Hoppen and Deborah Meaden loved

Google CEO Eric Schmidt

"The internet will disappear," says Google boss Eric Schmidt

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

If there’s one person who can predict the future of the internet, it’s Google boss Eric Schmidt.


Election dissection: The week in politics

By Harry Cockburn

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

Online shopping

How much money did we spend online last year?

By Robyn Vinter

Here are all the numbers you need to know

Li Ka-Shing

Billionaire Li Ka-Shing in talks to buy O2 for £10bn

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

After buying a third of all UK trains this week

Anything for yow cupcake

Here are the most irritating ads from the last 15 yearsVideo

By Harry Cockburn

Bang! And the dirt is… “Aaaaaargh! Leave me alone”


It raised $1.2bn a month ago. Now Uber’s raised ANOTHER $1.6bn

By Sophie Hobson

Gosh, some people just can’t get enough, can they?

Child counting money wealth

Are you feeling richer? Here’s the data that says you should be

By Robyn Vinter

We’re getting better off, according to the figures

Microsoft HoloLens

Holy MOLY. Microsoft’s new real-life holograms headset is mind-blowingVideo

By Sophie Hobson

Microsoft just won technology, and sci-fi has become reality

Boris glasses

It's payback time! Boris settles "outrageous" US tax bill

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

After a lot of huffing and puffing, London Mayor Boris Johnson has stumped up money to settle his US capital gains tax bill.

Scotland - Union Jack and Saltire - short

How much power will Scotland have in the new UK?

By Sophie Hobson

Cameron says it will become one of the world’s “most powerful devolved parliaments”

Pornographers crack down on O2 porn pirates

The porn ultimatum: Sky Broadband will make you ask permission to view adult content

By Robyn Vinter

Sky will assume you don’t want porn unless you tell it you do

Union jack money flag pounds coins

FAKE! One in 30 pound coins is bogus admits Bank of England

Fake pound coins are getting so hard to spot that one in 30 is thought to be forged and over half fool automatic tills and vending machines – it has been revealed.

Carphone Warehouse

What has caused Dixons Carphone’s soaring profits?

By Robyn Vinter

British chain has revised its profits up after “rollercoaster” Christmas

Secure your data

Piers Daniell: Connectivity and privacy – can they go hand in hand?

By Piers Daniell

Should businesses scan everything connecting to their networks?

Cameron cookie jar

Trust in politicians sinks to all-time low

By Harry Cockburn

Disdain for Labour and Tories is driving voters to UKIP

Sky News

Chuka Umunna becomes the first MP ever to enhance his reputation by storming out of a live TV interviewVideo

By Robyn Vinter

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna stormed off Sky News yesterday after a weird grilling from anchor Dermot Murnaghan.

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Rubens Pan and Syrinx

Review: Rubens and His Legacy at the Royal Academy

By Harry Cockburn

Rubens dazzles, but why are so few of the works by him?

Table football

The 10 richest football clubs – but who is richest of them all?

Deloitte has published its annual Football Money League, and there are some big hitters. Really big

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156k – for a buggy!

eBay ad goes viral and racks up £156,000 – for a buggy!

A disgruntled father-of-three has put his obsolete children’s buggy for sale on eBay. The buggy – made by trendy buggy brand Phil & Teds – is already on £156,505 with 221 bids, and has seven days left for bidding.

Gordon Ramsay

Ramsay's kitchen nightmares: chef loses court battle over London pub rent

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay just lost a High Court battle for being personally liable to pay a London pub’s rent.

London's weird pub names

Brown's beer: Doing Dry January? Here's why you should still go to the pub

By Pete Brown

Is our male-about-ale Pete Brown right? Tweet us @Londonlovesbiz

National Portrait Gallery

In pictures: London landmarks in Tricolore tribute to Paris

By Sophie Hobson

The capital showed its unity with France yesterday.

Southampton Arms

10 of the best real ale pubs in London

By Harry Cockburn

Are these the best pubs in London? Let the arguments commence


Tourists may have to pay £1-a-night "bed tax" to stay at central London hotels

By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Tourists staying in central London may soon have to pay £1-a-night “bed tax”.

Sigmar Polke at Tate Modern

Five great cultural things to do in London in January

By Moya Maxwell

Moya Maxwell, chair of Unique Venues of London, picks the best of the bunch

Mission restaurant - mackerel

The hottest new restaurants opening in London in 2015

By Georgiana Ndlovu

Grab yourself a date and start impressing

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