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More London firms plan to expand during the next 12 months but most will do so outside of the capital, new research has revealed.

Chancellor George Osborne told an audience of senior business leaders and politicians that the government’s economic plan is working and now is not the time to change approach.

Confidence among small and medium-sized manufacturers tumbled for a third consecutive quarter in the three months to January as new orders fell and output stagnated.

Head of the Confederation of British Industry, Richard Lambert is to step down from his position next year.

UK factory orders fell at their slowest pace since December 2008 in January, the CBI's monthly industrial trends survey showed on Thursday.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched a consultation on how private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 staff can measure and report on their gender pay gap.

Manufacturing orders in July fell at their fastest rate since January 1992.

The Confederation of British Industry industrial trends survey showed the order book balance fell to -59 in July from -51 in June, below analyst expectations for a reading of -45.

The quarterly business situation balance rose sharply to -16 in July from -40 in April -- the highest since October 2007.

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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.

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