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Budget update: £12bn worth of cuts, new adoption rules and BBC overhaul

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 12:04 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Here are the leaks and rumours ahead of Wednesday’s summer Budget

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Frances Dickens: My summer Budget wishlist

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:21 am| By Frances Dickens

Now is the time for the government to deliver, says the Astus chief executive

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MasterCard is testing a pay-by-selfie app – but it’s not as good as it sounds

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:18 am| By Robyn Vinter

Paying for things with just your good looks sounds fantastic, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like that

Could Taxis be the answer to your Olympic advertising woes?

Could black cabs be the next form of transport to go cashless?

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 10:55 am

Mobile payment expert Dennis Jones explains

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The 2012 Olympic legacy has been “a failure” thanks to "wicked and negligent” politicians

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 9:24 am| By Robyn Vinter

While east London succeeded, not every part of the Olympic legacy did

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Want to win angel investment? Here are 8 killer tips you need to know

Mon, 6 Jul 2015 0:00 am

Credibility and experience, business model, and more…

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EE slapped with massive £1m fine. Here’s why

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 12:01 pm| By Robyn Vinter

Complaints land mobile network in trouble

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Rail strikes on the way starting next week

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:15 am| By Robyn Vinter

More train problems on the way

London speaks: What do you think of the Shard?

This is The Shard's big new tenant

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 9:52 am

London’s tallest skyscraper The Shard has just snapped up another high-profile tenant.

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London, is it too much to ask to PLEASE control your body odour?

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 9:48 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s reaching breaking point, says Robyn Vinter

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London’s most famous charity boss steps down after government row

Fri, 3 Jul 2015 9:25 am| By Robyn Vinter

Camila Batmanghelidjh has resigned from Kids Company

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Which parts of London have seen a massive 20% house price rise?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:46 am| By Robyn Vinter

It’s true – and it’s pushing young people away from the communities they grew up in

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Why have official credit cards of these 19 MPs been suspended?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:06 am

Over 18 high-profile MPs have had their official credit cards suspended after racking up debt.

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Walkie Talkie just got a new tenant - who else has taken up space in the London skyscraper?

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 8:57 am

Big tenants of the Walkie Talkie revealed

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Luxury underground bike vault with showers and lockers opens in Bloomsbury

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 2:51 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Midtown Cycle Vault aims to boost cycling in central London

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Exclusive: Olympic cyclist Joanna Rowsell MBE on how to get more women cycling in London

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 2:40 pm| By Harry Cockburn

Olympic gold medallist calls for greater provision of cycle facilities in London

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7 Tube nightmares that need to be addressed NOW

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:58 am| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

It’s not just the unbearable heat…

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"Radio 1 went 24/7 in 1991!" The best Apple Music reactions

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:51 am

After Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper declared that Apple Music wouldn’t “crush” his station, we round up the best reactions on Twitter

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“Get the diggers in the ground!" Business leaders' verdict on the airport debate

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:42 am

As Heathrow Airport inches closer to the green light, we gauge reactions from business leaders and politicians

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As Davies Commission backs third runway at Heathrow, Boris says “it’s not going to happen”

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:01 am| By Harry Cockburn

Which other senior government figures oppose the runway?

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9 ways your business will benefit from workforce analytics

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:35 am

From recruiting talent to identifying demands for future skills

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Why has Heathrow Terminal 1 been shut down?

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:08 am

London Heathrow Terminal 1 has been shut down after 47 years to allow Terminal 2 to be expanded.

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1,000 police officers deployed as London hosts two day anti-terror exercise

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:00 am| By Harry Cockburn

Training exercise was six months in the planning

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Sajid Javid vents frustration at CBI’s pro-European stance

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:37 am| By Harry Cockburn

Business Secretary calls on business body to stop pre-empting membership negotiations

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Shruti Tripathi: Making Britain an entrepreneurial superpower

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

“What do we really need to do to make the UK an economic powerhouse?” asks our editor

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Pour some Sugar on me: Lord Alan’s sweet London property empire

Tue, 30 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

There are lumps of Sugar’s property empire all over London

Securing Britain's Ambition

SECURING BRITAIN’S AMBITION - London business leaders' game plan to cement economic growth

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

Game-changing ideas from Sir Martin Sorrell, Theo Paphitis and many more

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Branson backs EU membership for Britain

Mon, 29 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Virgin boss says Brexit would be “catastrophic” for Britain

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Brexit beckoning Boris? Mayor reportedly backing EU departure

Mon, 29 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Johnson at odds with Cameron over EU referendum

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These are the 10 best and worst UK cities for graduate jobs

Mon, 29 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We’ve all been there – graduating with a shiny degree in your hands yet no one wants to give you a job.

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Exclusive: 24-hour Tube “will raise drunkenness, violence, and sexual assaults off the scale”

Mon, 29 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Unions slam mayor’s “Night Tube vanity project”

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Lord Sugar sells Burberry's old London HQ to Qataris for £65m

Mon, 29 Jun 2015

Another day, another London asset goes to the Qataris.

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Could London host Tour de France in 2017? Here's a big hint...

Fri, 26 Jun 2015

The opening stage of the Tour de France could be hosted in London in 2017, according to the London Evening Standard.

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Harry Potter and the unaffordable West End ticket prices

Fri, 26 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Big shows are sadly for tourists and the rich, says Robyn Vinter

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4 times Network Rail boss Sir Peter Hendy was embroiled in big controversies

Fri, 26 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Controversial Tube boss Sir Peter Hendy quit yesterday to become top dog at Network Rail.

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Bill Gates doubles green energy investment to $2bn

Fri, 26 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

World’s most moneyed man spends money to save the world

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Government to axe BBC Trust and hand powers to Ofcom

Fri, 26 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The BBC’s in house governing body, the BBC Trust, is to be closed down and the 93-year-old broadcasting service will be instead regulated by an external organisation for the first time.

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Facebook to set up another London HQ - how many offices does it have around the world?

Fri, 26 Jun 2015

Social media giant Facebook just signed a lease with The Office Group to take up a 34,000 square feet space just off Tottenham Court Road.

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Is Tesco on the mend? These new figures show it could be

Fri, 26 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The troubled supermarket might be finally turning itself around

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Crisis point: Network Rail’s modernisation plans grind to a halt

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

Major plans to modernise the UK’s rail infrastructure are to be cut back or stopped completely due to lack of funds, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin is expected to tell the House of Commons today.

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Is George Osborne planning to cut the top rate of tax to 40p?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson urges tax cut to boost business

Women in the boardroom

Guilt be gone: Working mums are actually helping their kids get on in life, study finds

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It seems mums who go out to work are setting a great example for their daughters

Google Ventures to invest millions into London start-up Yieldify

Google Ventures to invest millions into London start-up Yieldify

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

An e-commerce start-up that helps online retailers increase sales has become the third business to receive investment from Google’s investment arm Google Ventures Europe.

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New cycle infrastructure is transforming my commute. Here’s to further improvements

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

LondonLovesBusiness.com’s senior reporter hails the introduction of segregated cycle paths

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Ikea to launch high street shops

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

The annual weekend trip to Ikea could soon become a thing of the past, with the Swedish retailer trialling high street stores from autumn.   

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5 hot London start-ups you should watch out for

Thu, 25 Jun 2015

Crowdcube co-founder Luke Lang on the capital’s top emerging businesses

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These are the world’s top 10 largest sovereign wealth funds

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Number 1? Norway’s Government Pension Fund - Global with $882bn worth of assets

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The £3.2bn tech start-up you've never heard of

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We chat to James Allgrove, UK head of payment start-up Stripe

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How many millions has Tesco boss Dave Lewis made?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015

Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) has just slammed Tesco CEO Dave Lewis’s pay for being “excessive”.

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Bank cyclist death: Politicians aren’t tackling dangerous roads quickly enough, says Jenny Jones

Wed, 24 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The London Assembly member tells us delays are causing injuries and deaths

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EU slams UK’s wind subsidies cut as “mind boggling”

Wed, 24 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

UK will face fines if it doesn’t meet renewable energy targets

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