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Britain’s biggest payday lender Wonga has reported a pre-tax loss of £37.3m for 2014.
Tim Campbell MBE, best known for being the first ever winner of Alan Sugar’s “The Apprentice” and Chairman of social enterprise, Bright Ideas Trust, has launched an ambitious new competition to find the UK’s most hard-working students.
Consumer magazine hits out at “confusing” price structures
As the retailer prepares to announce the biggest loss in its 96-year history
Sports Direct billionaire Mike Ashley has invested £200m in developing a £900m luxury home development in Chelsea.
The number of people in work rose by 248,000 in the three months to February, compared with September to November 2014.
South African investment firm Brait has snapped up 80% of Virgin Active
The prospect of mansion taxes and the changes to stamp duty are impacting housing sales in the run up to the general election.
Loud talkers, the phone ringing and tea rounds are costing UK businesses a whopping £250m a year.
Women expect to be paid 20% less than men on average, with the pay gap widening to 29% in some industries.
Lord Sugar wants suggestions for the name of his new book. Twitter is already coming up with absolute gold
We’ve pulled out the funniest suggestions
Centrica just appointed Mark Hodges as the new MD of British Gas.
“Financially illiterate” or “admirable”? The Labour leader divides opinion among business leaders
Here are the UK’s income tax hot-spots
A pool, a rooftop terrace, a chocolate fountain... Here are the 50 things that make the coolest office
Yeah we wouldn’t mind a ball pit either…
Never mind the performance rankings, what about the stuff that really matters – like how cheap the NUS bar is?
Who’s bagged the number one spot?
The uncertainty around the UK leaving the EU could lead to “negative rating pressures over the medium term”, warned credit rating agency Moody’s yesterday.
New “world class” discovery right on our doorstep
What kind of people will he bet money on?
We thought Shell was big enough already…
Former Top Gear frontman to host political quiz programme
Twitter has reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to fend off approaches
How easy is it to start a casino from scratch?
He’s looking for fast-growth SMEs and start-ups. Move fast to win!
Dutch parcel company TNT Express is being snapped up by US-based FedEx for £3.2bn, after a deal with rival UPS fell through.
The battle of the pens heats up
The U.S. web hosting and registration company, GoDaddy, revealed its intentions to float for a massive $2.9bn (£1.9bn) yesterday.
Should the Tories temper their exultation?
Ed Miliband will promise to put an end to the controversial practise of employing people on zero-hours contracts if Labour wins the 2015 election.
What it takes to be a great, by the greats
Crushing those Amazon rumours…