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MPs slam FCA as “dysfunctional” institution

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

The two-year old Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been slammed as a “dysfunctional” body by MPs, in a damning report released today.

Pole dancing

Students turn to sex work to fund studies, says report

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

One in 20 students has worked in the sex industry according to a new survey of 6,750 students.

Natalie Massanet, founder of Net-a-Porter

Amazon in talks to buy Net-a-Porter, its biggest acquisition ever

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Another boon for British fashion ecommerce

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Co-op Bank makes a loss... for the THIRD year running

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

What happened at the Co-op Bank?

Russell Brand

Russell Brand named world’s fourth-most influential thinker. Who else is on the list?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Author of My Booky Wook and Revolution makes surprise entry

Sports Direct

MPs slam Sports Direct as an "immoral backstreet outfit"

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

And its chairman admits that three-quarters of staff are on zero-hours contracts

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Apple rumoured to launch iPhone 6s & iPhone 7 in 2015Video

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The euphoria of owning an iPhone 6 has pretty much faded and now iFans are looking forward to a newer version of their favourite phone.

Number of female CEOs

These four charts show the progress women are making in the FTSE 100

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

We’re at an all-time high for women on FTSE 100 boards

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Microsoft Outlook inbox always running out of space? 5 quick tricks to fix it

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

Stress no more - we’ll sort you out in no time


5 key facts about Kraft & Heinz merger that's formed world's 5th-largest food company

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The combined company will boast a $28bn revenue

Gravy Express train HS2

Unconvincing and expensive – Lords reject economic case for HS2

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

Peers urge research into increasing capacity on existing rail network


Apple could become a $1 TRILLION company this year

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Apple could be valued at $1 trillion this year, American brokerage Cantor Fitzgerald has predicted.

250 KG World War II German Bomb Found in Central London

Hundreds evacuated as army defuses WWII bomb in London

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

The unearthing of an unexploded World War Two bomb, close to a Bermondsey housing estate, has triggered a mass evacuation.

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Now Tesco is facing legal action from UK shareholders

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

Bank of England frozen

Inflation falls to 0%. So what does that mean?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015

Official stats reveal prices are neither rising nor falling

Cyber security hacking computers

It’s nearly impossible for big businesses to get insured against cyber attacks

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

Now there are calls for the government to set up a bailout fund for hacked businesses

Britain centre of world

Leaving the EU could cost the British economy £56bn a year, think tank warns

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

We’d need more migrant workers from outside the EU

James Dyson and the bladelsss fan

James Dyson is donating £12m to launch a London engineering school

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

And we definitely need one. This is why…

Fix London inequality - pharmacy cross on London skyline

John Mills says the cure for inequality is reindustrialisation. Do you agree?

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

The founder of JML on fixing London’s wealth gap


Gutted about the loss of Orange Wednesdays? Meerkat Movies has saved the day

Fri, 20 Mar 2015

And you’ll be able to get two-for-one cinema tickets on Wednesdays OR Tuesdays

Sir Richard Branson and Dita Von Teese pose for photographers at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, USA to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Virgin Atlantic

Watch out Tesla! Sir Richard Branson to launch electric cars

Fri, 20 Mar 2015

Battle of the petrolheads

George Osborne laughing

Budget banter: who won the gags competition?

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

The lighter side of economic policy

George Osborne

10 reasons the Budget was a real letdown

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

George Osborne’s sixth Budget today, much like his grey tie, was boring. Here’s why

Budget press

10 reasons the Budget was good for business

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Here’s a round-up of what business leaders thought

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Budget 2015: The key measures for businesses and entrepreneurs

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

A quick digest of the things that will affect your business, taxes and NI

George Osborne

The Chancellor's 2015 Budget speech in full

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

Here’s what George Osborne said, word for word, on Wednesday 18 March

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Paper tax returns will be scrapped by 2020

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

BUDGET 2015: New digital tax accounts will save time and trouble

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New £1 coin design revealed ahead of Budget

Wed, 18 Mar 2015

New 12-sided coin will be introduced in 2017

Aspinwall Desk

The cheapest and most expensive London areas to rent a serviced office

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

Looking for desk space in London? This is essential reading

Basket of goods inflation

E-cigarettes and craft beer make it into the inflation basket

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

Check out the brand spanking new items for 2015

Apple logo

Apple is launching an online TV service

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

And there you were thinking television had become a bit old-hat.

British currency

How transparent are loan companies when it comes to lending rates, really?

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

It’s time we dispelled the myths around APR once and for all

Child counting money wealth

More than a million workers set to benefit from minimum wage increase

Tue, 17 Mar 2015

And there’s a big boost for apprentices too

George Osborne

Budget leaks 2015: Six key things Osborne might announce

Mon, 16 Mar 2015

Heads up - the Budget has been and gone, so this sneak-preview is outdated. Catch up on what was actually announced

Euro comes into force

The euro has fallen so much it could be equal to the dollar this year

Mon, 16 Mar 2015

FX markets are not being kind to European monetary policy, no siree

How can we save the British High Street?

Fed up with business rates? A “radical” review is coming

Mon, 16 Mar 2015

But will it bring change fast enough?


Cheap as chips: 5 iconic businesses sold for £1

Fri, 13 Mar 2015

From BHS to Chelsea FC

Sir Philip Green

Sir Philip Green has sold BHS for £1 - here are 6 key facts about its new mysterious owner

Fri, 13 Mar 2015

Sir Philip Green has sold 87-year-old department chain BHS for a £1.

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"Musical chairs" nightmare for hotdesking civil servants with 4x more staff than workspaces

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Chaos as thousands of officials have nowhere to work

Death penalty

For the first time ever British people no longer agree with the death penalty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Here’s how support for the death penalty is dropping

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Cameron vs Miliband: 11 things to expect from Thursday’s live TV showdown

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Here’s what we reckon will crop up

Unhealthy London high streets

The 10 unhealthiest London high streets (and the 10 best)

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Which trendy Tower Hamlets street tops the list?

London Underground crowding - commuters battle "chaos" on Tube during Olympics test

Why are Tube drivers earning £50k a year asking for a pay rise?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Plans for all-night Tubes hangs in the balance as Tube drivers are calling for a four-day week and a salary hike.

Christian Wolmar

Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?

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Could the SNP effectively block a Conservative-led government?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015

As the smaller parties grow, so too does their power

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