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Piggy bank smashed money

Biggest corporate fines in 2013

Which companies were fined the most this year?

Marks & Spencer

Editor's comment: Should we care that M&S could fall into Qatari hands?

A Qatari fund is reportedly planning an £8bn bid for M&S. Should foreign takeovers of UK firms be welcomed or worried about?

London Policy Conference

London’s big issues: Jobs, banking and regeneration to take centre stage at conference

Get ready London, for the London Policy Conference is almost upon us.

Iain Duncan Smith is the mastermind of the new pensions rules

New era of pensions arrives

Auto-enrolment will be compulsory for all firms. Here’s what you need to know

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SME Business regulation advice: archive

Fraud infographic

Infographic of the week: Frightening insurance fraud figures

Tue, 25 Sep 2012

Insurance fraud is on the rise, let this infographic show you the big picture

Legal highs and research chemicals: a rolled up note next to white powder

Drugs and dotcoms: How the legal highs industry exploded online

Thu, 23 Aug 2012

Public outrage over “research chemicals” is at a peak. We meet the people behind the websites selling them

Wayne Rooney

Expert eye: Wayne Rooney naughty tweets for Nike just got banned

Wed, 20 Jun 2012

Nike becomes the first UK company to have a Twitter campaign banned

Vince Cable has vetoed the major recommendations of the Beecroft Report

Charles Orton-Jones: Why Beecroft is right and Cable must be overruled

Wed, 23 May 2012

I am depressed today. You should be too.

James Caan

Cut red tape to help SMEs, says former Dragons' Den star

Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Former Dragons’ Den star James Caan has called on the government to stop piling unnecessary rules and regulations on small businesses so they can help the economy grow.

Indian businessman Kautilya Nandan Pruthi to arrives at City of London Magistrates' Court court

David de Ferrars : Any more Ponzi's out there?

Fri, 9 Mar 2012

As sentencing is handed down to Ponzi mastermind Kautilya Nandan Pruthi, lawyer David de Ferrars shares his thoughts

Ponzi schemes

Six of the worst Ponzi schemes in history

Tue, 6 Mar 2012

Ponzi schemes have hit the headlines again twice this week as an American business man is convicted of conning investors out of £4.5bn and two more British men have been convicted in the con masterminded by Kautilya Pruthi. We take a look through the annals and recall some of the biggest Ponzis of all time

Women in the boardroom

Are boardroom quotas for women patronising or positive?

Tue, 6 Mar 2012

Do women need positive discrimination to reach the top?

fines

Five whopping great corporate fines - and the scandals that incurred them

Fri, 6 Jan 2012

As PricewaterhouseCoopers gets fined £1.4m, we look back at some of the most shocking and expensive misdemeanours in business history

Adam Wills and Peter Gordon

How red tape nearly spoiled chef Peter Gordon's Kopapa-party

Fri, 23 Dec 2011

Just over a year after the doors to Peter Gordon’s newest London restaurant opened, Gordon and his business partner Adam Wills tell us how it almost didn’t happen.

Lenin and Stalin believed central planning was rational and efficient. The truth was very different

Charles Orton-Jones: Why the USSR lost the Cold WarVideo

Thu, 22 Dec 2011

On the 20th anniversary of the demise of the Soviet Union, our editor-at-large explains why the socialist economies of the Iron Curtain were destined to fail