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Business News

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The UK's unemployment rate fell to 5.4 per cent in the three months to August, the lowest figure since 2008, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Councils will be allowed to retain all of the £26bn raised through business rates as part of the "biggest transfer of power to local government in living memory", George Osborne has announced.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Manchester marketing agency Cube3 is on track to break its £2m turnover target before its year end following 10 new client wins since June.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Global labour markets are approaching crisis point as the supply of skilled workers struggles to keep pace with demand.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Adventurer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes and lawyer, businesswoman and The Apprentice mentor Margaret Mountford have been confirmed as speakers for the Midtown Big Ideas Exchange.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Business costs have continued to climb in 2015 for almost nine out of 10 small firms, with overheads rising at 5.7 per cent ahead of inflation, according to new research.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Virgin Start-Up Foodpreneur Festival is returning for its second year, offering up-and-coming food and drink businesses the chance to crack the American market.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Business confidence in the North West has grown significantly this quarter following the general election, according to a new survey.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Poor professional advice from third parties or consultants has resulted in 16 per cent of small and micro businesses losing money, according to new research published by Direct Line for Business.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Unemployment rose by 25,000 to 1.85m in the three months to June, according to official figures.

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