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Business News

Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Bank of England has held interest rates at 0.5 per cent despite speculation that it would make a cut in response to economic uncertainty following the UK's vote to leave the EU.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Consumer confidence suffered the sharpest drop in 21 years in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the European Union, according to new research.

Monday, 4 July 2016

A new Access to Finance Navigator has been launched to help SMEs find funding opportunities in the low carbon, clean tech and sustainability sectors.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Almost a quarter of businesses will put a freeze on recruitment following the UK's vote to leave the European Union and 22 per cent are planning to move some operations overseas, according to a snap survey.

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Apprenticeship Levy is a blunt instrument that is unlikely to improve the quality of workplace training, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development has argued after new research showed that two-thirds of employers are either opposed to the policy or unsure of where they stand.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Unemployment fell by 20,000 to 1.67m in the three months to April, taking the jobless rate to the lowest point since August to October 2005.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Small firms are failing to protect themselves from the growing threat of cybercrime, despite almost half being hit last year, according to new research.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Manufacturing output grew at its fastest rate for almost four years in April, according to official figures.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Business confidence in the North West declined sharply in this quarter, according to new research.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Where a start-up chooses to launch can play a key role in its performance - and new research suggests that Winchester is the UK's "success hub" for new businesses.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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.