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Little Chef to close 67 outlets as business slumps

11/01/2012

Little Chef, the motorway restaurant group, have announced that they will close 67 of their 161 outlets.


 

Businesses urged to prepare for London 2012 economic boost or risk missing out

11/01/2012

BT Business has revealed that a lack of preparation could see some of the UK's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) miss out on an economic boost from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


 

UK economy buoyed by growth in high-tech businesses

11/01/2012

Despite the economic gloom, the UK’s biggest Next Generation network operator is revealing today that 40 per cent more small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are accessing high-speed business broadband connections and next generation applications such as the cloud in the last 12 months alone.


 

HMRC issue rebate warning in run-up to tax deadline

11/01/2012

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is warning taxpayers not to fall victim to ‘phishing’ emails sent out by fraudsters in the run-up to the self-assessment deadline of 31 January.


 

Shop price inflation at 16 month low

11/01/2012

Overall shop price inflation fell to 1.7% in December from 2.0% in November. Food inflation rose to 4.2% in December from 4.0% in November. Non-food inflation fell to 0.3% in December from 0.8% in November.


 

Virgin Media to double the speed of their broadband

11/01/2012

Virgin Media (NASDAQ: VMED; LSE: VMED) has today (Wednesday) announced it is doubling the speeds of over four million of its broadband customers and will be boosting its top speed to 120Mb, strengthening the company’s position as the fastest broadband provider in the UK.


 

One in five see expense fiddling as legitimate way to supplement salary

11/01/2012

A survey of 2,130 UK adults has revealed that with the nation feeling the pinch, people see expense fiddling as a legitimate way of supplementing their salary if they believe they are underpaid.


 

Train companies' paid internships welcomed by government

11/01/2012

The UK’s train operating companies have joined forces to launch paid internship scheme in a bid to get more graduates into work, Network Rail have announced.


 

Half of businesses have no disaster recovery strategy in place

11/01/2012

Over half of small organisations across the UK, France and Germany are operating without a formal disaster recovery plan in place, according to research from analyst firm Freeform Dynamics, sponsored by Quest Software.


 

High Speed 2 decision welcomed as boost for business

10/01/2012

This morning Transport Secretary Justine Greening made the eagerly awaited announcement that the £32.7bn rail link from London to Birmingham had been given the green light; a decision that has been welcomed by business organisations at the same time as drawing significant criticism.