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Here's how Britain can build more billion-dollar tech companies

Mon, 3 Aug 2015

The tech sector has never seemed more welcoming for would-be entrepreneurs, says Powa Technologies founder Dan Wagner

Lloyds banking group

Lloyds’ PPI compensation bill reaches £13bn

Fri, 31 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

But the bank still increased profits by 38%

Barclays bank

Barclays profits up 43% to £1.6bn just weeks after sacking CEO Antony Jenkins

Wed, 29 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The bank’s half-year results revealed

Edwina Dunn, founder, Dunnhumby

Edwina Dunn: Tech is no longer a “men-only” industry

Fri, 24 Jul 2015

The Dunnhumby co-founder says it’s vital that a new culture which embraces science and technology is rooted in our education system as well as wider society

CEO of Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins

Charlie Mullins OBE: Britain needs more apprenticeships, not degrees

Thu, 23 Jul 2015

The Pimlico Plumbers founder and CEO says Britain needs to get over its obsession with degrees

David Milner

Tyrrells Crisps CEO David Milner: Turning British entrepreneurial spirit into success abroad

Wed, 22 Jul 2015

Milner on getting more British businesses to export

The Financial Times

The Financial Times could be sold for a whopping £1bn

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Pearson PLC, the parent company of the 127-year-old newspaper the Financial Times, is mulling a sale of the business broadsheet.

Businesspeople boxing

Ed's Easy Diner boss Stephen Greene: The media creates a wrong impression of business

Tue, 21 Jul 2015

Let’s change the perception of  enterprise, says Greene

Amit Bhatia

Amit Bhatia: Failure is NOT a dirty word

Sun, 19 Jul 2015

Amit Bhatia is chairman, Hope Construction Materials, & vice chairman, Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Theo Paphitis at the UKTI Explore Asia conference

Theo Paphitis: Let's teach entrepreneurialism

Thu, 16 Jul 2015

The Ryman chairman and former Dragon’s idea to secure Britain’s ambition

Sir Martin Sorrell

Sir Martin Sorrell: Business must speak up for Europe

Wed, 15 Jul 2015

The WPP boss speaks out on the EU debate

Mike Rake 385

Double trouble for Barclays as deputy chairman Sir Mike Rake quits

Wed, 15 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Departure comes just a week after Antony Jenkins was fired

Anthony Jenkins

How many millions will fired Barclays boss Antony Jenkins make?

Mon, 13 Jul 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Take a look at Antony Jenkins’ multi-million-pound severance package

Rich money fistpump

Want to win angel investment? Here are 8 killer tips you need to know

Thu, 9 Jul 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Credibility and experience, business model, and more…

Ids budget celebration

As it happened: Twitter reacts to the 2015 Budget

Wed, 8 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

The good the bad and the funny

Anthony Jenkins

The torment of St. Antony: Barclays fires chief executive Antony Jenkins

Wed, 8 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bank wants to see faster profit making in its investment arm, and says branch closures are inevitable

Saving the economy

Shruti Tripathi: Making Britain an entrepreneurial superpower

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

“What do we really need to do to make the UK an economic powerhouse?” asks our editor

Securing Britain's Ambition

SECURING BRITAIN’S AMBITION - London business leaders' game plan to cement economic growth

Tue, 30 Jun 2015

Game-changing ideas from Sir Martin Sorrell, Theo Paphitis and many more

Graduates

These are the 10 best and worst UK cities for graduate jobs

Mon, 29 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

We’ve all been there – graduating with a shiny degree in your hands yet no one wants to give you a job.

George Osborne laughing

Is George Osborne planning to cut the top rate of tax to 40p?

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Former Chancellor Nigel Lawson urges tax cut to boost business

Pound tree

These are the world’s top 10 largest sovereign wealth funds

Thu, 25 Jun 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Number 1? Norway’s Government Pension Fund - Global with $882bn worth of assets

Bank of England

Productivity puzzle solved? Bank of England optimistic on growth

Tue, 23 Jun 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Wages rises should boost investment and efficiency, bank says

Property house flat

5 reasons Help to Buy is a menace to the housing market

Fri, 19 Jun 2015| By Robyn Vinter

It goes against nature… and the Bank of England

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