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Business News

Thursday, 10 March 2016

London's next mayor must commit to building 50,000 homes a year, business leaders have said.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Wage growth is being squeezed by a deepening productivity crisis in the UK, according to the latest Business Trends report from accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Monday, 7 March 2016

2015 was an encouraging year for town centres, retail parks and shopping centres with stronger consumer confidence and early signs of restructuring and regeneration driving a recovery - but the country still has too many shops, according to a new report.

Friday, 4 March 2016

The importance of small and medium sized enterprises to the UK defence industry and the Armed Forces was highlighted when defence minister Phillip Dunne visited Lincolnshire-based Inzpire.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises are showing signs of migrating back to using external finance such as loans and overdrafts for the first time since 2012 - while approval rates have hit a new high, according to new research.

Monday, 29 February 2016

A quarter of Britons believe entrepreneurs are "lazy" for not wanting a nine to five job - although two-thirds say they have thought about going it alone, according to a new survey.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

SMEs are experiencing a loss of growth and opportunities as a result of failed senior appointments, according to new research.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Manufacturing stabilised in February, with orders holding steady after a fall in January, but the sector's performance is still muted, according to new research.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Unemployment fell by 60,000 to a 10-year low of 1.69m between October and December, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The City of London offers SMEs the cheapest gas and electricity prices, while Liverpool has the highest bills, according to a new report on the cost of running a business.

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