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Schoolkid taking GCSE exam: Business leaders call for GCSEs to be reformed

Would you pass GCSE business studies?

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

It’s GCSE results day, that special time of the year where thousands of young people have their hard-earned academic achievements belittled by those who took their exams 20 years ago and have no idea what current exam papers look like.

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Ash cloud II, the sequel – airlines on alert over Icelandic volcano threat

Wed, 20 Aug 2014

Airlines have been alerted that an Icelandic volcano may be on the brink of an eruption that could affect air travel. Meteorologists have warned that “ongoing magma movement” could also potentially lead to flooding or gas emissions at the Bardarbunga volcano.

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

The founder of JML on how to rebalance our economy

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

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

Idea

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

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.

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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

Dragon

10 myths about automatic enrolment busted!

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

Securing Britain Responsible Business - Innovation

Read online now: 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 LondonlovesBusiness.com

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?

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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

Growth

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.

Mark Boleat, City of London Corporation Policy Chairman

Mark Boleat: Want the best young talent? Paid internships could be the answer

Talent doesn’t just reside in those with the best contacts, says the City of London Corporation’s policy chairman

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