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EDF Energy fined £3m for keeping complaining customers on hold

EDF Energy fined £3m for keeping complaining customers on hold

22 August 2014

The firm is the latest energy company to be fined for wasting customers' time.

 
 
HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

HSBC boss warns of 'very odd form of independence' for Scotland without currency union

22 August 2014

The Yes Campaign faces a tough final stretch as business voices murmur against independence.

 
 
From a hairdresser to a takeaway owner, HMRC unveils prolific tax evaders

From a hairdresser to a takeaway owner, HMRC unveils prolific tax evaders

22 August 2014

HMRC has updated its list of tax dodgers, who owe the UK millions of pounds.

 
 
'The least you can do is freeze your nuts': Watch Michael O'Leary do the Ice Bucket Challenge

'The least you can do is freeze your nuts': Watch Michael O'Leary do the Ice Bucket Challenge

21 August 2014

And we thought it wouldn't get any better after George W Bush...

 
 
Inspiring Women: 10 ways to transform your career

Inspiring Women: 10 ways to transform your career

21 August 2014

Eager to land your next promotion? Here's 10 reasons why you need to attend MT's Inspiring Women event.

 
 
Would you watch TV in the comfort of your own head?

Would you watch TV in the comfort of your own head?

21 August 2014

Netflix has unveiled streaming for Facebook's virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift.

 
 
Will Bank of America's '$17bn settlement' finally draw a line under the financial crisis?

Will Bank of America's '$17bn settlement' finally draw a line under the financial crisis?

21 August 2014

The US giant is about to announce the largest ever corporate-government settlement for selling dodgy mortages, but will it finally make the bank some friends?

 
 
Construction, taxi-driving and carpentry: The most popular self-employed occupations

Construction, taxi-driving and carpentry: The most popular self-employed occupations

21 August 2014

The number of self-employed people is at record highs as the impact of recession filters through.

 
 
Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

Och no: Two-thirds of small Scottish businesses want to stay in the UK

21 August 2014

More than half of small Scottish businesses think independence would be a threat to the country's economic growth.

 
 
Keep calm and carry on - Energy companies shrug off Labour's latest punishment plans

Keep calm and carry on - Energy companies shrug off Labour's latest punishment plans

21 August 2014

The Big Six's response to Labour's latest populist energy policy? Keep on keeping on.

 
 
George Osborne looks shifty over failed Co-op-Lloyds deal and borrowing figures

George Osborne looks shifty over failed Co-op-Lloyds deal and borrowing figures

21 August 2014

MPs have accused the Chancellor of withholding details of meetings between ministers and bankers, while Osborne looks likely to miss his borrowing targets.

 
 
Today in tech sexism - Angel investor admits he hassled women for sex

Today in tech sexism - Angel investor admits he hassled women for sex

20 August 2014

Just another day in tech sexism, as angel investor Pavel Curda finally admits harassing an entrepreneur and events organiser he met in Berlin.

 
 
I'm wearing Lidl, darling

I'm wearing Lidl, darling

20 August 2014

The German discount supermarket is expanding into womenswear

 
 
Tesco's 'independent' coffee shop Harris and Hoole closes six stores

Tesco's 'independent' coffee shop Harris and Hoole closes six stores

20 August 2014

Phillip Clarke's legacy keeps getting better and better.

 
 
'Growth for growth's sake isn't for us': Glencore returns $1bn back to shareholders

'Growth for growth's sake isn't for us': Glencore returns $1bn back to shareholders

20 August 2014

The mining giant's shares rose 2% after it launched a $1bn share buyback.

 
 
Pound rebounds as Bank of England divides over interest rates

Pound rebounds as Bank of England divides over interest rates

20 August 2014

Finally the Monetary Policy Committee has split over interest rates, with two members voting for a rise.

 
 
Balfour Beatty share price slides 7% after it rejects third Carillion offer

Balfour Beatty share price slides 7% after it rejects third Carillion offer

20 August 2014

It's third time unlucky for Carillion with its sweetened £2bn offer, but Balfour Beatty's shareholders are getting restless as time runs out.

 
 
Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

Two charts that show China's property bubble could burst soon

19 August 2014

House prices in China have started to slide. It's all looking very familiar...

 
 
Puckapuckapucka? Tom Hanks has just launched a typewriter App

Puckapuckapucka? Tom Hanks has just launched a typewriter App

19 August 2014

The man who brought us Forrest Gump takes hi-tech low-tech. Whatever next?

 
 
Women need to work until 79 to earn the same as men

Women need to work until 79 to earn the same as men

19 August 2014

A new study shows women managers are paid 23% less than their male counterparts, but are things improving?

 
 

Features

Talking to techies: a guide to Agile software development

22 August 2014

MT EXPERT: Agile is for more than just yoga gurus, says Black Pepper Software's John Cooke.

 

'Launching in America was the best decision we ever made' - Robyn Exton, Dattch

22 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the women-only dating app talks about her plans to move to the US and why she wants to rename her business.

 

Stelios wants to shake up the car rental market (again) with EasyCar Club

18 August 2014

The serial entrepreneur wants to grab a slice of the sharing economy with peer-to-peer car rental platform EasyCar Club.

 

'Being aggressive isn't essential for business success' - Donna Baker, Here For a Day & Here For a Pound

15 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the daily deal website and online pound store talks about becoming a midwife and why she can't work with half-hearted people.

 

How can your business avoid a social media storm? By being more human

15 August 2014

MT EXPERT: To get customer service right, companies need to be both real and realistic, says Nick Peart.

 

5 things the government can do to get small businesses exporting

08 August 2014

MT EXPERT: If the UK is going to hit yearly exports of £1tn by 2020, the government needs to cut red tape not marketing spend, says FPB chief executive Phil Orford.

 

'Failure is good. It's a great way to learn' - Jared Jesner, WeSwap

08 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the peer-to-peer currency exchange site talks cold-calling, double nappy duty and why Israelis make great employees.

 

How Bitcoin went legit

07 August 2014

Even eight months ago, the world of Bitcoin was a dark and dangerous place. Now the government is looking into making the UK the Bitcoin capital of the world. The currency is finally growing up.

 

How will you show the leadership qualities to take your career and your organisation to the next level?

05 August 2014

SPONSORED: Rewire Your Brain for Success

 

'The toys you play with in the army are incomparable' - Paul Sulyok, Green Man Gaming

01 August 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the online gaming shop on the challenge of hanging onto tech expertise in London and why his beer fridge is 'magic'.

 

6 ways hackers are trying to steal your data

01 August 2014

MT EXPERT: You're not paranoid - they really are out to get you, says Simon Smith of IBM Security Systems.

 

QUIZ: Which historical leader are you?

29 July 2014

Worried your leadership style's more Neil Kinnock than Alexander the Great? Take MT's quiz to find out if you're a manager for the ages or just another office tyrant.

 

Havas' Kate Robertson: Tackling youth unemployment makes good business sense

29 July 2014

There are still 850,000 young people out of work, says the advertising boss. The businesses that change that will be rewarded.

 

Ryanair vs EasyJet: how the numbers stack up

29 July 2014

Two bitter budget airline rivals. Two sets of data. Who will come out on top?

 

Bitch, buffoon or bit-on-the-side: Why TV is putting women off leadership

28 July 2014

Fictional female stereotypes are putting off future generations of women leaders. TV needs to get real, argues A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell.

 

'Everyone should be a waitress once' - Melissa Burton, Goody Good Stuff

25 July 2014

The confectioner says she wanted to be a lawyer, but making candy is sweeter - and explains that however ethical your product, trying to sell it from a plain cardboard box is not easy...

 

The 10 biggest risks to your business right now

25 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Running an international business? Charles Hecker lists the 10 things you need to look out for.

 

18 outrageously sexist adverts from Management Today in 1968

21 July 2014

MT wasn't always the steadfast supporter of women in business that it is today.

 
 

The MT Interview

Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'

Arts Council chair Sir Peter Bazalgette: 'Arts and culture are growing twice as fast as the economy'

By Andrew Davidson Friday, 11 July 2014

The MT Interview: Chairing the Arts Council may seem an unlikely role for the producer of Big Brother, but he's thrown himself into the job with enthusiasm. In fact, has he gone native?


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