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Business News

Monday, 7 December 2015

More than one in ten small businesses are being forced to wait over 90 days to get paid by their suppliers, according to new research.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The Government has announced 18 new Enterprise Zones and extended eight others.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Ten leading businesses, including Tesco, BT, and M&S, wrote to David Cameron on the eve crucial climate summit asking for stable policies and adequate funding to support Britain's clean energy sector.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Business groups and experts have been reacting to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and Spending Review.

Monday, 23 November 2015

SMEs have a critical role in addressing the UK's productivity gap, with these businesses accounting for 60 per cent of private sector jobs and £1.6trn in revenue, according to a new report.

Monday, 23 November 2015

SMEs have a critical role in addressing the UK's productivity gap, with these businesses accounting for 60 per cent of private sector jobs and £1.6trn in revenue, according to a new report.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Inflation stayed in negative territory during October, with the Consumer Prices Index holding at -0.1 per cent, according to official figures.

Monday, 16 November 2015

In the knowledge based economy, optimised use of data is central to helping organisations make better decisions. However a new study of performance reporting conducted by KPMG and ACCA has found that almost 40% of finance professionals believe decisions are still primarily based on ‘gut feel’.

Friday, 13 November 2015

The CBI has taken the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first official visit to the UK to encourage the resumption of EU-India Free Trade Agreement talks.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Economic growth slowed to 0.5 per cent between July and September, mainly due to falling output from the construction and manufacturing industries.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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