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Cameron prank call

Election dissection: Political stew, boiled down

Our weekly what’s-what as we count down to the election

Midtown Community Kitchen

Why all eyes are on Midtown, the super-hot London area attracting big names and multi-millions

As a £15m injection to boost development further is announced, we look at the area that Google, Warner Brothers and Mitsubishi call home

Business growth

How this £85m business TRIPLED revenue in six years

KYOCERA Document Solutions aims to hit £93m in annual turnover this year

Pound money work women

Here's another big hint that it'll be a while before interest rates go up

Also - what is the Bank of England base rate, and why should you care?

Apple explodes

Apple records $18bn quarterly profit – the largest in history

Smartphone sales boost figures as iPad sales slide

Bianca Jagger

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

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

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?

happy and sad, best and worst

These are the most and least happy jobs in the UK

Is it time for you to ask for more money?

Lightning July 2014 London

15 ways the next government could really help London businesses

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

Karren Brady

20 most influential businesspeople in the UK in 2015

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

Shale gas extraction deemed incompatible with emissions targets


Where to buy property in London in 2015 and 2016

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


Election dissection: The week in politics

Our weekly roundup - who said what and why

Li Ka-Shing

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

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

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

Microsoft HoloLens

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

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

Secure your data

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

Should businesses scan everything connecting to their networks?

happy and sad, best and worst

Which 10 UK cities create most jobs? Which 10 create fewest?

Which UK city has seen the highest jobs growth since 2004?

Russ Shaw

Russ Shaw: Large corps benefit massively from investing in start-ups. Here's proof

The founder of Tech London Advocates and Mayor of London’s Tech Ambassador explains why we need kids who code

Doug Richard

Ex-Dragons' Den star Doug Richard was arrested on suspicion of raping 13-year-old girl

Ex-Dragons’ Den star Doug Richard was arrested on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl on 5 January, it has been revealed.


Election dissection: LLB’s weekly political roundup

What’s going on and who’s doing it? A rapid recap

Help sign

Natalie Campbell: How to answer the toughest business growth questions of 2015

Great growth advice from the founder of A Very Good Company

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar gets anti-semitic abuse on Twitter, calls the police

Twitter trolls targetted Lord Sugar with anti-semitic messages after the Apprentice star tweeted about the recent Tottenham Hotspur versus Crystal Palace Premier League game.

Money cash pay wage earnings - 300

Named & shamed: 37 companies not paying minimum wage

There are big names among them – but is it all as bad as it seems?

smartwatch wearable tech

Three massive trends that came out the world's biggest tech fair

Daniel Todaro, MD of technology field marketing agency Gekko, reviews his highlights of CES2015

Frozen London - ice frost

The UK base rate could well stay frozen until 2016

Today’s record-low inflation figures mean everyone is revising their expectations

Alex Hope

Alex Hope, trader who paid £125k for a bottle of champagne, found guilty of £5m fraud

Remember Alex Hope, the City trader who blew £125k on a bottle of champagne? He’s just been found guilty of running a £5m scam.

Pay Packet wages money envelope

The former Lib Dem aide who charges interns more than £2,000 for work experience

A businessman who has advised the Lib Dems on defence has been criticised for charging upwards of £2,000 for three months’ work experience.

Apple big explosion

The end of apps? Hardly. Apple's App Store just hit $15bn sales

There’s been murmuring in tech circles about the end of apps.

Tim Campbell

5 top tips to grow your small business, from Tim Campbell MBE

The former Apprentice winner and founder of the Bright Ideas Trust shares his killer insights

Tesco bag

This is how Tesco plans to bounce back

The chain will close 43 stores and has appointed a new UK CEO

Books books galore

Kindle loses ground as demand for physical books grows

Have e-readers already reached a peak in popularity?

Doing business overseas

Five reasons why SMEs should ditch the office (and try the club)

By James Layfield, CEO and founder of Central Working

US flag

Four in 10 Americans took NO vacation days last year

So how does that compare with the UK?


Businesses are feeling less confident about the future – and it’s the rest of the world’s fault

UK business confidence has fallen from its record high in July, due to fears about global growth.

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