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IoD denounces Theresa May’s anti-immigration speech as “myth” and “irresponsible rhetoric”

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 3:44 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Businesses are “astounded” by home secretary’s speech

Lord Karan Bilimoria

What is Cobra Beer founder Lord Bilimoria's new tech venture?

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:28 am

Entrepreneur and cross-bench peer Lord Bilimoria is venturing into the tech sector by launching PictoSo – a free photo-sharing app for smartphones.

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London mayoral candidates unite on plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:02 am| By Harry Cockburn

Europe’s busiest shopping street is also the world’s most polluted

Edward Snowden

Why is Edward Snowden talking about Smurfs?

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:36 am| By LLB Reporter

The UK intelligence agency, GCHQ, can hack into your smartphone without your knowledge – according to Edward Snowden.

Boris Johnson and George Osborne

Boris Johnson fires warning shot at government over tax credit cuts

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:17 am| By Harry Cockburn

Is the race for the next Conservative Party leader now on?

Cameron Euro flag

British businesses urge Cameron to bring EU referendum forward

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 9:32 am| By Harry Cockburn

Government remains reluctant to present membership agreement wishlist

George Osborne 2015 conference

Business rates overhaul: George Osborne to give local councils power to cut rates

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 5:05 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Osborne announces largest power transfer to councils “in living memory”

Doug Richard

Former Dragons’ Den star Doug Richard appears in court over child sex allegations

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 2:22 pm| By LLB Reporter

Ex-Dragon and former advisor to David Cameron has been charged with child sex offences

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Nigel Farage faces investigation for channelling EU money into anti-EU campaign

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:58 am| By Harry Cockburn

UKIP leader Nigel Farage is facing an investigation over claims he is using taxpayer money to fund a tour of anti-EU dates across the UK.

American Apparel shop

Ethical clothing company American Apparel files for bankruptcy

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:32 am| By Harry Cockburn

Trouble for fashion chain follows sexual harassment scandals involving former CEO

Amazon Fresh

Now you can do your food shop on Amazon and have it delivered to your doorVideo

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:57 am| By Robyn Vinter

There’s an app and everything

Plastic Bag walking man

Plastic bag charge begins: But why are some small businesses angry?

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:45 am| By Harry Cockburn

And why is the ban good news for charities and the environment?

Pollution Smog London skyline air health

London’s illegal air: here’s the shocking scope of pollution in the capital

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:30 am| By Robyn Vinter

Researchers find illegal levels across the board

Pay Packet wages money envelope

Here’s the biggest problem with the living wage

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:10 am| By Robyn Vinter

More people are set to be on it than ever before

Lego Man Beard

Lego enters top 100 brands. Nokia is out. Who’s on top?

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 9:54 am| By Harry Cockburn

Lego, Paypal and Moet and Chandon knock Gap, Nokia and Nintendo off biggest brands list

Student Of The Year Awards 2015

MUST WATCH: Student of the Year Awards winners pick up their trophies in glittering ceremony Video

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 1:00 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Casis Media’s first annual Student of the Year Awards was a major success

Illustration business coins stack money

PPI deadline looming: The scandal in figures

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:00 pm| By Harry Cockburn

The eye-watering amount of money mis-sold insurance has cost

Mike Lynch Autonomy boss

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch counter-sues HP for $150m

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:44 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Autonomy founder Mike Lynch has counter-sued computer goliath Hewlett-Packard for over $150m (£99m).

Farage laughing

Is Nigel Farage about to quit UKIP (again)?

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:04 am| By Robyn Vinter

According to one party donor, he could be

Female executive businesswoman

Here’s all the proof you need that female executives make your business more profitable

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 9:57 am| By Robyn Vinter

Companies with women at the top make more money

Zac Goldsmith

Zac Goldsmith confirmed as Tory mayoral candidate. He tells us his No. 1 priority for Londoners

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 9:50 am| By Harry Cockburn

Exclusive interview – “I’m a campaigner, I like to get things done”

Office Party Christmas

How to plan the perfect office Christmas party

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 9:27 am

Planning an office Christmas party is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate to colleagues and clients that you know what’s what, according to Ofer Yatziv

Puzzle staff workers illustration

The “productivity puzzle” is finally over

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 9:16 am| By Robyn Vinter

We’ll probably look back on it as a blip

Lord Sugar

Lord Sugar's Labour loathing: "We should all move to China if Corbyn becomes PM"

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 1:23 pm| By LLB Reporter

Former Labour supporter Lord Sugar has hit out at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policies.

Google the All seeing eye

An Indian guy actually managed to buy Google.com for $12

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:44 pm| By Robyn Vinter

And he has the screenshots to prove it

Happy graduate jumping for joy university

Here are the UK’s top 10 universities

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:27 pm| By Robyn Vinter

It’s the usual suspects – but which have risen and which have fallen?

Property house flat keys buy rent

We’re all part of London’s big divide. Which side are you on?

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:08 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Every Londoner falls into one of two categories

Peeple app

Care to have people review you? There's an app for that

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:58 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s like TripAdvisor for people

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Minimum wage to rise from today: But how does Britain compare globally?

Thu, 1 Oct 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Pay rise for one million workers from today as minimum wage rises… slightly

Saving the economy

How can Britain produce more game-changing media businesses?

Thu, 1 Oct 2015| By Charlotte Rumsey

London’s media barons debate

GET SET & GET SMART - 5 powerful tools you need for business

GET SET & GET SMART - 5 powerful tools you need for business

Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Charlotte Rumsey

Here are the technologies you need to make your business smarter

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden joins Twitter. Here’s his witty first tweet

Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

He’s one of the most famous whistleblowers in history and now he’s on Twitter

Mark Carney

Fossil fuel investors will lose money and wreck the market, Mark Carney warns

Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Carbon emitting companies need to make some big changes now to avoid destabilising the market, he said

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No job titles, as much holiday as staff like - meet Jenny Biggam of media agency the7stars

Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The co-founder of the7stars on growth and keeping work fun

under the stairs house

Would you pay £500 per month to sleep on the floor of this cupboard in Clapham? No, of course you wouldn’t

Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Pay to live out your Harry Potter fantasy! (We mean the horrible emotional abuse at the start before he finds out he’s a wizard.)

London Underground rent map

This map shows how much it costs to rent a flat near each Tube station

Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The difference between the highest and lowest is stark

Property for sale in the UK

Property hotspots: Where to buy property in Britain

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 |Updated: Wed, 30 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

These are the places that are on the rise

Glencore bulldozers in the Prodeco coal mine in Colombia

Is Glencore facing a “Lehman moment”?

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Mining firm Glencore faces huge debt problems as commodity prices fall

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Robbed: London wins 2017 Tour de France bid, only for TfL to withdraw bid at 11th hour

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

London beat Manchester and Edinburgh, but withdrew at last minute. Race now set to begin in Germany

Open for business

How much money do you REALLY need to start a business? Research shows it’s not much at all

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It doesn’t take thousands to get your start-up underway

Eastenders logo

Are the EastEnders cast on zero-hours contracts? We investigate

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Do the actors who play Kathy Beale and Max Branning get paid when they’re not on screen?

Stirling Shard

The Shard just got another tenant and is now close to 70% let

Tue, 29 Sep 2015| By LLB Reporter

The Shard just got another big tenant - recruitment firm Robert Half UK and its business consultancy subsidiary Protiviti.

Cameron dancing hands

Has Cameron actually denied Pig Gate?

Mon, 28 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Or is this a clever political game? We investigate

Student dig for £21,000

London student digs to rent for £21,000 a month

Mon, 28 Sep 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Who in their right mind would pay £21,000 a month for a renting a flat in Mayfair?

Union Jack sunglasses - Made in Britain

These are the top 20 coolest brands in Britain

Mon, 28 Sep 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

The coolest brand in Britain is *drumroll please* Apple.

A campaigners hold green budget boxes outside HM Treasury as campaigners for the 'Robin Hood Tax' delivered a letter to the Chancellor calling on him to kick-start international agreement for a new tax on financial transactions

What is the controversial Robin Hood tax and how would it affect you?

Mon, 28 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is leading the debate

Student Of The Year Awards 2015

Student of the Year Awards: Here are the UK’s 12 best and brightest teenagers

Fri, 25 Sep 2015

The winners of the Student of the Year awards have been revealed

VW badge smoke

UK government knew of VW fraud almost a year ago and failed to investigate

Fri, 25 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

According to the government’s own figures, nitrogen oxide has since contributed to over 20,000 deaths

iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s: is it really any different?  

Fri, 25 Sep 2015

The new iPhone is out. Or at least the new version of the iPhone is out, which is the iPhone 6s, operating on IOS 9. Here’s a little of what to expect…

Power Station North Yorkshire

Government’s energy policy in spotlight as Drax pulls out of £1bn carbon capture plan

Fri, 25 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Cuts to green subsidies leave investors reeling

Channel 4 documents

Is Channel 4 about to be privatised? We look at the evidence

Fri, 25 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

A photographer caught a snap of a secret document

Unhappy woman

Young people have “stifling” levels of debt

Thu, 24 Sep 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Citizens Advice warns youngsters are struggling

Exhaust fumes car diesel

VW used the same fraudulent emissions tech in Europe as in US, company admits

Thu, 24 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Germany’s transport minister says other manufacturers will also be checked

BMW badge

BMW embroiled in diesel scandal after SUV breaches EU emissions limit by 11 times

Thu, 24 Sep 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Shares plunge 10% as Germany’s crisis worsens

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