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Legal challenges scupper West Ham Olympic Stadium bid

11/10/2011

West Ham United’s deal for the Olympic Stadium has collapsed due to an anonymous complaint to the European Commission, as well as ongoing legal challenges, the club today confirmed.


 

UK pension schemes go further into the red

11/10/2011

The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) has said that the UK's pension schemes have moved further into the red for a second consecutive month.


 

Frail UK economy deteriorating further, says BCC

11/10/2011

The British Chambers of Commerce’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), released today (Tuesday) highlights the risks facing Britain's recovery.


 

Schools give young the wrong skills for work, survey finds

11/10/2011

Three out of four firms (75%) feel the British education system is not equipping young people with the skills they need to enter the workforce, according to a new poll of major employers.


 

UK manufacturing output shrinks in August

11/10/2011

Data released today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that the UK's manufacturing output was 0.3% lower in August than in July.


 

iPad Facebook app comes in for heavy criticism

11/10/2011

The launch of Facebook's app for the iPad has not gone well, with hundreds of users reporting bugs within hours of the launch.


 

Tax man targets private tutors and fitness coaches

11/10/2011

A campaign to target private tutors and coaches who have undeclared tax liabilities is launched by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


 

Housing supply falls back in September

11/10/2011

Fewer vendors put their homes up for sale during September, as fears over the economy continued to impact negatively on the housing market, says RICS UK Housing Market survey for September 2011.


 

UK retail sales still growing below inflation

11/10/2011

UK retail sales values were 0.3% higher on a like-for-like basis from September 2010, when sales had risen 0.5%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).


 

Third of bosses ‘favour’ certain staff members, survey finds

11/10/2011

According to new research 31% of small business owners admit to ‘favouring’ certain staff members; with the majority of whom labelling their ‘work ethic’ as the main reason why.