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Business News

Friday, 4 November 2016

Almost half of firms believe the UK's infrastructure has improved over the past five years, but only a quarter think it will pick up in the next five, according to the 2016 CBI/AECOM Infrastructure Survey.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Bad bosses are getting away with discrimination and unfair treatment because employees are being "priced out of justice" by tribunal fees, the TUC has claimed.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Retailers saw sales grow at the strongest pace since September 2015 over the year to October, according to new research.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

The UK economy grew by a stronger than expected 0.5 per cent between July and September, according to official figures.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Employment rose by 106,000 in the three months to August, despite unemployment climbing by 10,000 to 1.66m, according to official figures.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Average weekly earnings for self-employed are worse now than 20 years ago, according to new research.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Nearly three-quarters of small business are predicting growth over the next two years, but are split over the potential impact of Brexit, according to new research.

Friday, 30 September 2016

UK growth was stronger than previously thought in the run-up to the Brexit vote, according to official figures.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Consumer confidence increased in September to return to levels last seen prior to the UK's vote to the EU in June.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Manufacturing output continued to expand at a "healthy rate" in the past month, according to the CBI.

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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.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.