Council chiefs and local business leaders in charge of England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been offered a share of £1.8bn to help promote economic growth and attract investment from overseas.
Manufacturing output fell at the fastest pace since September 2009 in the three months to March - but production is expected to rebound strongly over the next three months, according to the CBI Industrial Trends Survey.
Confidence among small firms hit the lowest point in three years during the first quarter of 2016 amid uncertainty over the economic outlook and a host of new challenges such as the National Living Wage and pensions auto-enrolment, according to a new survey.
Does the start of each working week leave you with feelings of anxiety, stress or sadness? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed every Monday morning? Do you lack any motivation for the week ahead?
Peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding provides you with two ways to invest in the next big player in the market at a key stage of their development, plus make yourself a healthy return at the same time. By Sean Blanks, marketing director of cartridgesave.co.uk.
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.