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Britain’s small businesses pay a high price for inflexible working

20/11/2011

A reluctance among small businesses throughout the UK to adopt flexible working practices is creating a narrow view of flexible working with potential benefits being missed as a result.


 

Office parties big business despite tough economic times

19/11/2011

Despite the general economic gloom, office Christmas parties are big business in Britain. And they're getting bigger, according to market trends data from events company Office Christmas.


 

HS2 'not a priority', say IoD members

18/11/2011

The proposed HS2 high speed rail link is 'a long way down the list of business transport priorities', a survey of 1,200 business leaders carrier out by the Institute of Directors reveals.


 

Businesses can help UK out of economic mire, Cridland says

18/11/2011

John Cridland, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has warned that the UK is currently 'in a bad place, with confidence evaporating'.


 

October gross mortgage lending up 13% year-on-year

18/11/2011

Gross mortgage lending was an estimated £13.1 billion in October, a 4% decrease from £13.7 billion in September and a 13% increase from £11.6 billion in October 2010, according to data published today (Friday) by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).


 

Boris Johnson urges businesses to cut food waste

18/11/2011

Today (Friday), London’s Mayor Boris Johnson urged businesses and the public to sign up to a pledge to reduce the mountains of food needlessly thrown away and sent to landfill, helping to make the capital a cleaner and greener city.


 

Plans from TfL for ‘wave and pay’ unconvincing, says Assembly

18/11/2011

Transport for London (TfL) must guarantee that its plans to introduce ‘wave and pay’ on the capital’s transport network will be fair to all passengers and not disadvantage those who choose to stick with the Oyster card, the London Assembly said today (Friday).


 

BT announces UK jobs boost

18/11/2011

BT today (Friday) announced it is to create more than 300 new customer advisor jobs at its flagship complex, Providence Place, in West Bromwich, Sandwell.


 

Website owners admit corporate sites littered with costly errors

18/11/2011

A survey of large-company website owners, published by Magus, a world leader in enterprise website governance and compliance solutions, shows that the error rates on corporate websites are shockingly high.


 

Britons believe London 2012 Games will mark a brilliant future for the UK

18/11/2011

A survey conducted by Cisco, the official network infrastructure provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has revealed that the general public believe London 2012 will give a boost that could help build a brilliant future for the UK.