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Powerful women

Female powerlist: Who is the most powerful woman on TV? You’ll be surprised

Tue, 2 Sep 2014

A list of the 30 most powerful women working in and on TV features some unlikely suggestions alongside our favourites.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson could float Virgin Money for £2bn on the London Stock Exchange

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

Virgin Money is in talks with advisors about launching and IPO as early as October, according to Sky News.

Met Police

Police quash rumours about terror attack on London Tube after hoax messages go viral

Mon, 1 Sep 2014

A hoax message warning Londoners of a terror attack on London Underground today has gone viral.

Met Police

Terror attack on UK "highly likely", government warns

Fri, 29 Aug 2014

The UK’s under “severe” terror threat because of conflicts in Iraq and Syria, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

Mark Boleat, City of London Corporation Policy Chairman

Mark Boleat: Make the most of the interns - it can solve recruitment headaches

Wise words from the chairman of the policy and resources committee of the City of London

Battersea Power Station pink floyd cover

John Mills: This is why London is such a divided city

The founder of JML on how to rebalance our economy

Patrick Watt Bupa 622 466

Two in five Londoners are stressed. What can employers do about it?

We speak to Bupa’s corporate director Patrick Watt for answers


How to stop people stealing your great ideas

Here’s why you need to consider protecting your business

RIP business suits

Robyn Vinter: Why the suit needs to just go and die

What we wear shouldn’t matter that much

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Fracking activity

Not sure where you stand on fracking? These three videos will help you decideVideo

Fracking is an enormously divisive issue in the UK, and the debate is only set to heat up from today, as the government has opened up the bidding process for fracking licences in the UK.

Windfarms - take the power back

Take the power back: Why British businesses are generating their own energy

While Cameron swings at windmills, companies are looking forwards, to cut costs and protect their future

Many hands in a circle

Tackling Britain’s youth unemployment challenge

From open days to apprenticeships, businesses are rising to the challenge

Daniel Todaro, MD of Gekko

How to give the perfect interview – and bag the perfect candidate    

Sourcing the right people and attracting talent to roles is a major challenge for any recruitment department. Here’s how to do it


10 myths about automatic enrolment busted!

One million employers are due for enrolment. Is your business ready?

Securing Britain Responsible Business - Innovation


Game-changing ideas for the public & private sectors, from responsible business leaders

Women in the boardroom

Frances Dickens: Women on boards – why appearances can be deceptive

Every firm in the FTSE 100 now has at least one woman on its board, but is this just “window dressing”?

Sophie Hobson, editor of

Sophie Hobson: Justin King knows it, and so should you - responsible business is the future

Ethical consumerism is growing fast, and business leaders know it, explains our editor. Are you moving quickly enough?


8 insurance mistakes businesses need to watch out for

These follies can wipe out profits and slow growth

RBS eguide

LEAP OF FAITH: Now is the time to start your business - here's how

Stop day-dreaming and start doing. It’s easier than you think. Our free e-guide will show you how

Burberry in China

What these fast-growing foreign markets are buying from Britain

From school books to rare books, British products are in high demand

Union Jack sunglasses - Made in Britain

How "Brand Britain" can help your business

By 2017 total expenditure from domestic and overseas tourists in the UK is forecast to reach over £135.5bn. Is your business ready to take advantage?

European Union

Close to home: Why the EU is a great first port of call for exporting hopefuls

BRICS and MINTs are all very well – but when it comes to starting out, businesses should begin with Europe

Brand Britain

How these British brands are nailing it overseas – and how you could be too

Exporting is easier than you think. Here’s how to get started


Unlocking growth with alternative finance

From crowd-funding to equity finance, this is your fast-growth need-to-know

Raising finance

Why you need to act NOW to automatically enrol staff into a pension scheme

It could cost your business up to £50,000 if you don’t take action on time

Staff gagged

Robyn Vinter: How zero-hours contracts can encourage illegal behaviour

Today the government said jobseekers would lose their benefits if they turn down zero-hours contracts without a good reason.

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