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Julie Meyer
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Michael Oliver

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Small businesses could find it harder to buy insurance after government funding for flood defences was cut in the wake of the Comprehensive Spending Review, experts have warned.

The British Property Federation has urged the Government to clarify its plans for the flagship carbon reduction commitment (CRC) after comprehensive spending review documents revealed what the BPF describes as “a £3.5bn green stealth tax on business”.

The British Property Federation (BPF) has called for greater government help to support retailers in response to figures published by the Local Data Company that show 10 per cent of retailers closed between January and September this year.

  • 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, 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.