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Mon, 25 Jan 2016

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MPs’ pay to rise by £1,000 a year, just months after 10% salary increase

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

As the cuts rain down, the tax avoiding multinationals are off the hook and MPs’ pay is rising

Francis Maude

Trade Minister Francis Maude to step down as the trade gap reaches a record £125bn

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

Lord admits shocking data “isn’t good”

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How to stop losing good employees

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

The foolproof ways to retain talent

Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone in bust up at LBC Radio

EXCLUSIVE: Four great things Boris Johnson did that Ken Livingstone should get credit for

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

Our exclusive interview with the former mayor about the current mayor’s term

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Parking mad! Check out the five London parking spaces sold for OVER £200,000

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

Cash-rich and time-poor Londoners haven’t shied away from spending thousands of pounds on parking spaces in the capital.

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Google boss Sundar Pichai is the highest-paid CEO in the US. You won’t believe what he’s earned since October

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

He’s earned more than the next highest-paid CEO in just four months

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Hundreds of London Underground workers set to go on strike on Friday

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

Over 500 track patrol staff will go on a 24-hour strike from 6:30am on Friday.

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We bet you didn't know these 12 crazy things about Uber

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

Did you know that Uber has completed 20,000,000 rides in London, the equivalent to 194 trips to the moon and back?

Lex Deak

He's 33. Raised £25m for 23 companies. Won investment on Dragons' Den. Meet Lex Deak

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

The serial London entrepreneur you’ve never heard of

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Where has business confidence gone? It’s at a three-year low

Mon, 8 Feb 2016

Here are businesses’ biggest fears

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Bankers’ bonuses are bigger than last year’s, but majority say it is not enough money

Fri, 5 Feb 2016

Bankers are set to get considerably larger bonuses this year than they received last year, but they are still not satisfied.

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Fresh wave of SEVEN Tube Strikes to hit London as RMT union hits out at “basic safety issues”

Fri, 5 Feb 2016

RMT cites “anarchy and uncertainty” among members over “lethal” changes to track access

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6 awesome tips for attracting investment to your company

Thu, 4 Feb 2016

Serial start-up founder James Hind gives his top tips

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Matt Le Blanc to join Chris Evans as new face of Top Gear

Thu, 4 Feb 2016

Joey from Friends to front BBC’s flagship automobile programme

Boris Johnson goes to a cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson to support Cameron’s pro-EU campaign after eleventh-hour deal

Thu, 4 Feb 2016

Cameron reportedly promises Johnson “major cabinet job”, after mayor steps down from City Hall

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The London fintech star that’s raised £500m for UK firms in JUST FOUR YEARS

Thu, 4 Feb 2016

Taking stock of the fintech sector with MarketInvoice boss Anil Stocker

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Boris: London needs eight more Canary Wharfs by 2036

Wed, 3 Feb 2016

London is growing at a rapid rate


Frances Dickens: Should “pale males” be driving boardroom gender diversity?

Wed, 3 Feb 2016

It’s time to lead by example, says Astus CEO Frances Dickens

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BP suffers severe $2.2bn loss as oil prices languish at 12-year low

Tue, 2 Feb 2016

BP is haemorrhaging money and workers, as rock-bottom crude oil prices have hit revenues hard.

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4 ways the creativity gap is harming UK businesses

Tue, 2 Feb 2016

For a lot of businesses, the “skills shortage” is a myth, says Gi Fernando

Graduates in the trees

Black workers suffer average pay gap of 23%

Mon, 1 Feb 2016

Pay gap worsens as educational attainment increases

Sad unhappy child phone

Are higher phone bills on the way? Yes, if the Three/O2 merger goes ahead

Mon, 1 Feb 2016

Ofcom outlines its reasons why the deal shouldn’t go ahead

Amer Hasan

The former cab driver who REJECTED Dragons' Den to launch Uber rival Minicabit

Mon, 1 Feb 2016

Can Amer Hasan’s taxi app hit £100m in revenue by 2020?

Happy trader

How did a broker make £125m in just two months?

Fri, 29 Jan 2016

Falling oil prices are not bad news for everyone

James Murdoch

Guess who’s back? James Murdoch to return to Sky as chairman

Fri, 29 Jan 2016

In 2012 Rupert Murdoch’s son James stepped down as chairman of Sky [then BskyB] amid the phone hacking scandal, saying his role “could become a lightning rod for BSkyB”.

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Crush on London C2C train so severe businessmen “wet themselves”

Fri, 29 Jan 2016

Rumours of staff walkout as shortage of drivers and smaller trains blamed for late night travel pandemonium

Barclays bank

Barclays hit by £1bn lawsuit, here's what you need to know about it

Fri, 29 Jan 2016

Dealmaker Amanda Staveley’s firm PCP Capital Partners is suing Barclays for a whopping £1bn over its emergency fundraising in 2008.

Osborne hey

Why has George Osborne delayed Lloyds Bank share sale?

Thu, 28 Jan 2016

UK Chancellor George Osborne has postponed the sale of the government’s final stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

Jeremy Corbyn money man

How rich is Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Thu, 28 Jan 2016

Comrade Corbyn’s got a house and a salary, but wants to be a man of the people. Can he have his mushroom stroganoff and eat it?

Rupert Murdoch "not a fit person" to run international company

Rupert Murdoch lambasts "posh boys" in Downing Street in series of angry tweets

Thu, 28 Jan 2016

Multibillionaire Rupert Murdoch has lashed out at “posh boys in Downing Street” for giving Google leeway for its tax arrangements.

RBS Window, person walks by

RBS set for EIGHTH consecutive year of full-year losses after taking £2.5bn hit to profits

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Royal Bank of Scotland is set to take a £2.5bn hit to its 2015 profits, this will be the bank’s eighth consecutive year of full-year losses.

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The world's most corrupt countries revealed - how corrupt is Britain?

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Denmark named the least corrupt country in the world

Facebook thumbs down laptop computer tech

Facebook to fight against UK tax claw-back

Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Tax battle follows £130m back payment from Google

Antipode jet

London to New York in 11 minutes? The "Antipode Jet" can make this happen...

Tue, 26 Jan 2016

It’s not April, you’re no fool, and this is no joke.

Vladimir Putin

Explosive revelations in new BBC documentary: Did Roman Abramovich gift Vladimir Putin a £25m yacht?

Tue, 26 Jan 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin was gifted a £25m yacht by billionaire business magnate Roman Abramovich.

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London grinds to a halt as 8,000-strong black cab protest stops traffic

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

Taxi drivers demonstrate against Uber

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Up to 8,000 cabbies to bring central London to a standstill in protest against Uber

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

Over 8,000 cabbies are set to gridlock central London in a protest over taxi app Uber.

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Junior doctors begin second strike as public support for walkout stays strong

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

Government’s forced contract change for doctors results in second strike

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Commuters paying £9,000 a year for train seats that aren’t there

Wed, 10 Feb 2016

The mysterious case of Virgin Trains’ disappearing carriage

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Zac Goldsmith: Garden Bridge worth the money as thousands will get engaged there every year

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

Romantic mayoral candidate explains why he supports the Garden Bridge

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Train ticket sales rise to £9.4bn

Tue, 9 Feb 2016

London has risen the most

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Prison for £73m fraudster who was definitely not the Pope’s banker

Mon, 8 Feb 2016

Conman took millions from Dutch firm and left a massive hotel bill unpaid

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