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Reduced regulation saved businesses £3bn in 2011

26/09/2011

Efforts by the government to strip away unnecessary regulations have saved businesses a total of £3 billion in costs, the department for Business Innovation and Skills has said.


 

Office prices fall across the UK

26/09/2011

The cost of rented and shared office space in London has fallen by 10% per desk over the last quarter, driven by a slowdown in office uptake in the capital.


 

Unions press for urgent talks with BAE Systems as job loss threat grows

26/09/2011

The UK’s biggest defence manufacturer, BAE Systems (LSE: BA) has threatened to shed some 3,000 jobs as demand for its Typhoon attack fighter ebbs.


 

UK in trade talks with Libyan National Transitional Council

26/09/2011

Lord Green, Minister for Trade and Investment has arrived in Libya this morning to meet the National Transitional Council (NTC) for talks about the role the UK can play in rebuilding Libya’s economy and infrastructure.


 

Boeing's Dreamliner set to erode Airbus' sales

26/09/2011

Boeing’s long awaited super efficient ‘Dreamliner’ is finally completed and ready to deliver to its first customer- All Nippon Air, the aerospace giant has announced.


 

Amazon tablet to launch on Wednesday?

26/09/2011

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), may be preparing to launch its much touted ‘iPad Killer’ tablet as soon as this Wednesday (28th September), a technology publication has predicted.


 

Smartphone app guidance published to curb unsolicited payments

26/09/2011

In response to the rising prevalence of application software, or ‘apps’, the independent regulator PhonepayPlus has today published its first public consultation in an effort to make app use safer and fairly priced for users.


 

Reduce 'burden of regulation', manufacturers urge government

26/09/2011

The UK’s leading manufacturers’ organisation, the EEF, has again urged government to ‘redouble its efforts’ in stripping the UK of excessive regulations that it feels are choking the UK’s recovery.


 

Small businesses face £5,000 fine under new employment law

25/09/2011

Small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the UK face a penalty of up to £5,000 per agency worker if they try to circumvent the new Agency Workers Regulations, which come into force on 1 October 2011.


 

Franchising sector bucking the trend

25/09/2011

The franchising sector is bucking the downward trend in British business with record numbers of companies successfully franchising their businesses and individuals buying these business opportunities.