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Phones 4u collapses - good news for Dixons Carphone

Phones 4u collapses - good news for Dixons Carphone

By Rachel Savage Monday, 15 September 2014

The phone shop goes into administration after EE hangs up. Its bitter rival will be pleased.

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Home owning is now an 'exclusive member's club'

Home owning is now an 'exclusive member's club'

15 September 2014

Rising house prices have locked a generation out of home ownership, says report. And it's not getting any better.

 
 
Scottish independence: Polls narrow but investors bet on the Union

Scottish independence: Polls narrow but investors bet on the Union

15 September 2014

Polls are on a knife edge, but the money is on Scotland staying in the UK.

 
 
Heineken slaps down SABMiller offer

Heineken slaps down SABMiller offer

15 September 2014

SABMiller's own hopes of keeping independence dwindle as Heineken refuses to raise a glass to a takeover.

 
 
Charity, benefits or trust: What's most important in business?

Charity, benefits or trust: What's most important in business?

15 September 2014

What makes a caring company? One that inspires your trust? That raises money for good causes? That offers its people good benefits?

 
 
Are the rats abandoning HMS United Kingdom?

Are the rats abandoning HMS United Kingdom?

12 September 2014

Capital outflows from the UK surge as the Scottish referendum approaches. But is that really the cause?

 
 
Barclays appoints Aviva and FirstGroup head John McFarlane as chairman

Barclays appoints Aviva and FirstGroup head John McFarlane as chairman

12 September 2014

John McFarlane gets the job of appeasing shareholders over the troubled bank's performance and strategy.

 
 
First nicotine inhaler approved

First nicotine inhaler approved

12 September 2014

British tobacco startup receives the first medicinal license for a smokeless alternative to e-cigarettes.

 
 
Amazon to relocate to Shoreditch

Amazon to relocate to Shoreditch

12 September 2014

Colossal US firm to rub shoulders with edgy East London startups and bearded hipsters as it buys over 400,000sq ft of office space near Silicon Roundabout.

 
 
A catalogue of errors for Home Retail Group as Argos sales up but not enough

A catalogue of errors for Home Retail Group as Argos sales up but not enough

12 September 2014

Argos 1.2% sales growth fails to satisfy, falling short of owner Home Retail Group's expectations.

 
 
Scottish independence: Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin says business leaders are talking 'nonsense'

Scottish independence: Wetherspoon boss Tim Martin says business leaders are talking 'nonsense'

12 September 2014

The JD Wetherspoon founder says politicians and businesses are resorting to scaremongering to persuade people to vote no.

 
 
'If you don't actually do it, it doesn't really count' - Caspar Woolley, Hailo

'If you don't actually do it, it doesn't really count' - Caspar Woolley, Hailo

11 September 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The co-founder of the e-hail app talks about selling timeshare to toadstools and why average just isn't enough.

 
 
19% Increase in bank switching

19% Increase in bank switching

11 September 2014

The man responsible for the government's current account switching service says it's done a good job, one year on. But the head of the FCA doesn't seem impressed.

 
 
Why employers should make the workplace marriage material

Why employers should make the workplace marriage material

11 September 2014

Think about work as a set of relationships if you want your employees to be engaged, says Claire Genkai-Breeze, co-author of The Challenger Spirit.

 
 
Morrisons' profits slump 31% but it's not all bad news

Morrisons' profits slump 31% but it's not all bad news

11 September 2014

The supermarket's doom continues, with pre-tax profits down to £239m - and yet optimism abounds?

 
 
Euro-knives out for Google

Euro-knives out for Google

11 September 2014

EU commissioners have sharp words and a reopened antitrust investigation for the search giant.

 
 
RBS and Lloyds shares rise as Scottish independence 'no' vote looks more likely

RBS and Lloyds shares rise as Scottish independence 'no' vote looks more likely

11 September 2014

Both banks were among the FTSE 100's biggest risers as they revealed plans to move south if independence goes ahead.

 
 
Luke Johnson: The BBC licence fee must soon be scrapped

Luke Johnson: The BBC licence fee must soon be scrapped

11 September 2014

Public service broadcasting is a tired old myth, says the former chair of Channel 4.

 
 
Juncker appoints Briton as EU Finance Commissioner

Juncker appoints Briton as EU Finance Commissioner

10 September 2014

Surprise! Just don't leave the EU please, rUK.

 
 
About time: Apple finally launches iWatch

About time: Apple finally launches iWatch

10 September 2014

The tech giant turns up late to the wearable tech party, but will it chime the loudest?

 
 
Sports Directs sales surge despite World Cup misery

Sports Directs sales surge despite World Cup misery

10 September 2014

Even England's shoddy performance in Brazil couldn't stop the sports retailer's rise. But investors aren't impressed.

 
 

Features

10 ways to ace a media interview

15 September 2014

Before you face journalists or get grilled by MPs, make sure you prepare and practice, says Bob Leaf.

 

Help: I don't want my company shares to go to my son's wife

15 September 2014

How can I make sure my daughter-in-law doesn't get access to my shares?

 

How do I conduct a group interview?

15 September 2014

What group activity would you suggest to pick out the best pair that could work as a team?

 

L'Oreal HR director: Put people at the centre of an organisation

15 September 2014

Caring companies place people at the centre of the organisation, says Isabelle Minneci, Human Resources Director at L'Oreal UK.

 

I'm sick of all the sexist banter in my workplace

15 September 2014

I work for a manufacturing firm. I like the role but not the sexist remarks. How can I change things?

 

10 things we learned this week

12 September 2014

Amazon goes to Shoreditch, things get worse for Morrisons, Terry Leahy invests in tobacco start-up.

 

Why should companies care about their people?

12 September 2014

Louise Brownhill, PWC's Director of Culture and Engagement, says companies should focus on sustained business performance but not at the expense of their employees.

 

What makes a caring company, and why does engagement matter?

12 September 2014

Caring companies strive to make the most of their employees' capabilities and potential, says David MacLeod, Co-founder of Engage for Success.

 

The ten new job commandments: How to make a great impression in your first week of a new job

12 September 2014

MT Expert: Learning the tea and coffee round, getting to grips with names and bringing cake. Officebroker.com explains how to survive your first week.

 

Apple Watch review: MT explains how you can save hundreds on the latest accessory

11 September 2014

Paul Harpin, Management Today's design director, creates his own version of Apple's smartwatch.

 

Bad Banks: Greed, incompetence and the next global crisis - review

11 September 2014

While this is an insightful look at the financial scandals of the past few years, it underestimates the rise of unorthodox alternatives to the high street lenders, says Giles Andrews.

 

What's the definition of a caring company?

10 September 2014

Is employee engagement more than a management fad? Quality evidence is hard to find, says Rob Briner, Professor of Psychology at Bath University.

 

The rise of the spiritual workaholic

10 September 2014

The days of the greedy, money-flashing yuppies are over, argues Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.

 

Show me the light: caring company essentials

09 September 2014

A caring organisation is one that listens to its employees and is clear about aims and objectives, says Charlotte de Metz, Global HR Director of Misys.

 

What makes a 'caring company'? We ask the experts

08 September 2014

Engagement has returned as a fashionable topic, but how much does being a caring company truly affect the bottom line? MT and Unum brought together some industry experts to find out.

 

Caring company essentials: flexible working, pensions and income protection

08 September 2014

Engaged and happy employees are the hallmark of a company that cares, says Peter O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer of Unum.

 

10 things we learned this week

05 September 2014

HMV hot on Amazon's heels, bad times for the euro, great week for Apple shares.

 

Women leaders are 'more likely to get kicked out than men' - tough at the top for women bosses

05 September 2014

Female CEOs are often judged differently - and more harshly - than male ones. So what can they do to stop their careers going up in flames?

 
 

The MT Interview

Taking on Sky at its own game: BT chief executive Gavin Patterson

Taking on Sky at its own game: BT chief executive Gavin Patterson

By Andrew Davidson Friday, 29 August 2014

THE MT INTERVIEW: BT's bold move into TV football wrongfooted deadly rival BSkyB. Now its boss is planning a similar shake-up in the mobile market. And, with his new focus on the customer, he might just pull it off.


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