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Severe flooding continues to affect south west England

06/07/2012

Severe flooding continues to affect south west England


 

Who are you calling entrepreneur?

05/07/2012

British entrepreneurialism is thriving, yet those who refer to themselves as entrepreneurs may be a dying breed, according to new research from business software and services provider Sage. In the current challenging economic climate just 4% of small business owners think of themselves as entrepreneurs.


 

UK’s top 100 FTSE companies challenged to sign up to Prompt Payment Code

05/07/2012

The Forum of Private Business has thrown its weight behind a new campaign which is calling for all of the UK’s top 100 FTSE companies to sign the Prompt Payment Code.


 

Jubilee and summer sales lift footfall in June, but mid-month mediocrity reflects underlying story of UK retail

05/07/2012

The Retail Traffic Index (RTI), which monitors the volume of shoppers in non-food stores across the UK, shows that retailers have The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations to thank for a small upturn in their June footfall, but this was short-lived as there was no similar three-week mini-bounce that followed the Royal Wedding in 2011.


 

Lord Green hails top European inward investment ranking for the UK

05/07/2012

Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green has welcomed the UN's World Investment Report, which has confirmed that the UK is the top destination in Europe for inward investment.


 

Campaign for more women on boards hits major milestone

05/07/2012

More than 50 company chairmen have joined the drive to improve the number of women on boards.


 

UK employers fail to take advantage of qualified managers

04/07/2012

The standard of UK management is being held back by employers failing to take full advantage of the benefits of qualified managers, new research published by the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) warns today (Thursday).


 

Demand For IT Staff At A Record High

04/07/2012

The latest Technology Insights research report from e-skills UK, launched today, reveals that IT employment through to 2020 is forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average.


 

UK's young entrepreneurs get £20 million boost

04/07/2012

Prime Minister David Cameron today (Thursday) welcomed the news that Regus, the world’s largest flexible workspace provider, is giving 30,000 young entrepreneurs in England access to its global network of business lounges and administrative support. Worth £20 million, this support from Regus will give a tangible boost to young entrepreneurs who are starting up a business.


 

MPC’s QE expansion no surprise, but more could be needed soon

04/07/2012

Responding to the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision to expand quantitative easing by another £50bn, Graeme Leach, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, said: