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BA boss Willie Walsh has turned down a £1 million bet from Sir Richard Branson that Virgin Airlines will still be around in five years and has instead offered a “knee in the groin”.

The richest people in the UK should pay more tax, according to deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has topped a list of the 100 media figures with the biggest influence over the UK.

Employers' organisation the CBI, said it urgently wants the government to bring the deficit down.

The good times for Britain's bosses have come to an end, as their pay growth begins to slow.

The global economic slowdown has put the brakes on executive pay and ended a long period of rapidly accelerating earnings, the Guardian's annual survey of directors' pay has revealed.

  • 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.