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UK GDP grew 0.7% in Q3 but it's slowing down

UK GDP grew 0.7% in Q3 but it's slowing down

By Rachel Savage Friday, 24 October 2014

The economy is now 3.4% bigger than it was at the start of 2008.

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Work you really shouldn't be taking home with you

24 October 2014

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: There are lots of positives to flexible working, but there are some things that even the most motivated need to leave behind.

 
 
Airbnb's $13bn valuation makes it worth more than Whitbread

Airbnb's $13bn valuation makes it worth more than Whitbread

24 October 2014

The property rental site is considering letting employees cash out.

 
 
Air New Zealand's The Hobbit flight safety video is awesome

Air New Zealand's The Hobbit flight safety video is awesome

23 October 2014

This Middle Earth-inspired video is the latest in an increasingly long line of hip-and-hilarious safety films.

 
 
Who will take over from Tesco's toppled chairman?

Who will take over from Tesco's toppled chairman?

23 October 2014

So Tesco chairman Richard Broadbent has handed in his Clubcard and his red and white striped jersey. Who will take over?

 
 
Are you mobile and motivated or deskless and disengaged?

Are you mobile and motivated or deskless and disengaged?

23 October 2014

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: Flexible working can be fun and freeing or dreary and dispiriting - the difference is mostly down to management.

 
 
Foxtons not so foxy: Shares drop 15% after profit warning

Foxtons not so foxy: Shares drop 15% after profit warning

23 October 2014

The estate agent blamed disappointing results on a 'sharp slowing' in the capital's property market.

 
 
Debenhams praying for a better Christmas after profits plunge 24%

Debenhams praying for a better Christmas after profits plunge 24%

23 October 2014

Bad news for Britain's second largest department store chain today, as pre-tax profits fall to £105.8m.

 
 
Co-op Bank debacle: Now the FSA and KPMG are under fire

Co-op Bank debacle: Now the FSA and KPMG are under fire

23 October 2014

The regulator should have never allowed Reverend Paul Flowers to chair the bank in the first place, according to the Treasury select committee.

 
 
Lloyds is planning to slash 9,000 jobs

Lloyds is planning to slash 9,000 jobs

23 October 2014

The taxpayer-backed bank is shifting towards a more digital model.

 
 
Tesco chairman quits as profits plunge 92%

Tesco chairman quits as profits plunge 92%

23 October 2014

The black hole in its accounts is bigger than feared at £263m, and spread over a longer period.

 
 
High street chain CeX is now accepting Bitcoin payments

High street chain CeX is now accepting Bitcoin payments

22 October 2014

Customers can use the virtual currency in 30 of the retailer's 265 UK stores.

 
 
Women are 47% more likely to get stuck in low paid jobs

Women are 47% more likely to get stuck in low paid jobs

22 October 2014

If you're an older, part-time female worker in a low paid job, the odds are stacked against you getting out of it.

 
 
Metro Bank is on the march as lending jumps 146%

Metro Bank is on the march as lending jumps 146%

22 October 2014

The challenger bank is attracting large numbers of small businesses.

 
 
Are you overworked, or just optimised?

Are you overworked, or just optimised?

22 October 2014

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: What is the best way to make sure there are enough people - but not too many - to do the job?

 
 
Pound slides as Bank of England goes all gloomy over the global economy

Pound slides as Bank of England goes all gloomy over the global economy

22 October 2014

The MPC split 7-2 again over interest rates, but a rise looks further away than ever.

 
 
Waitrose heralds death of out-of-town supermarkets

Waitrose heralds death of out-of-town supermarkets

22 October 2014

Big stores are out and convenience is in, according to Waitrose boss Mark Price. And watch out for the rise of the 'flexitarians'.

 
 
The end of bricks and mortar? Homebase is shutting 25% of its stores

The end of bricks and mortar? Homebase is shutting 25% of its stores

22 October 2014

The home improvement chain has been hit by a falling interest in DIY.

 
 
Co-op ex-boss Euan Sutherland is taking over from SuperGroup founder Julian Dunkerton

Co-op ex-boss Euan Sutherland is taking over from SuperGroup founder Julian Dunkerton

22 October 2014

After bailing out of the Co-operative Group, Euan Sutherland will be hoping SuperGroup is rather more super.

 
 
Royal Mail CEO urges female bosses to take ownership of their ambitions

Royal Mail CEO urges female bosses to take ownership of their ambitions

21 October 2014

Moya Greene also said female leaders needed to mentor young women and drive change.

 
 
The Treasury blocked RBS's bonus plan to avoid public outrage

The Treasury blocked RBS's bonus plan to avoid public outrage

21 October 2014

The head of UKFI made the revelation at a treasury select committee hearing today.

 
 

Features

Can the north beat London at its own game?

24 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Decentralisation is inevitable, so other UK cities need to club together to instead of competing, argues PwC's head of regions Stephanie Hyde.

 

Melissa Di Donato: 'Pressure makes diamonds'

24 October 2014

POWER MUMS: The Salesforce vice president interviewed 40 nannies and still works out at 5.30am six days a week.

 

This startup sent a burger and chips into space

23 October 2014

The founders of Chosen Bun wanted to prove their burger could go boldly where no burger has gone before.

 

The 10 most blatant film and TV product placements

23 October 2014

Looking to get your products on screen? Here's how NOT to do it.

 

Why networking represents everything that's wrong about business

22 October 2014

Networking is inauthentic - real business relationships can't be taught, argues Dominic Hiatt.

 

10 songs about business and money - and the lessons they've taught us

21 October 2014

Looking for business wisdom from your playlists? MT has done the work for you.

 

Susanna Dinnage: "I keep work at work"

20 October 2014

INSPIRING WOMEN: The boss of Discovery Networks UK & Ireland on work/life balance and why she never plays the gender card.

 

Apple and Facebook's egg-freezing policy smacks of Victorian paternalism

17 October 2014

Tech companies have a gender problem and frozen attitudes aren't going to fix it, argues Gloria Moss.

 

How to take criticism on the chin

17 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Figure out what you want from feedback and don't get defensive, says Claire Bremner.

 

Asset Match: The startup shaking up how private shares are sold

17 October 2014

Two former City traders are on a mission to make private company shares more liquid.

 

Kathryn Parsons: 'Stop penalising women for having children'

15 October 2014

INSPIRING WOMEN: The Decoded co-founder on scrapping the male culture of business, launching in Hawaii and why she loves Spanx.

 

'Failure is not the opposite of success' - Rish Mitra, Blippar

10 October 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Blippar co-founder and CEO Rish Mitra talks work-life balance (or lack of), augmented reality and putting his face on the £20 note.

 

7 ways to bid for contracts and win

10 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Get to know clients ahead of time and prepare for tough questions, says Scott Keyser.

 

Forget bad banks: Small businesses have plenty of other funding options

09 October 2014

Banks shouldn't be bashed over business lending - small firms are actually spoilt for choice, argues Seneca Partners' Nick Leitch.

 

Four excuses mums make that are holding them back in business

08 October 2014

If you're a female entrepreneur with kids, don't fall into the trap of using them as an excuse, Natasha Courtenay-Smith.

 

Why leadership doesn't always make you a good leader

07 October 2014

If you're promoted to the top of the pile, don't forsake the very qualities that got you there, says A Very Good Company founder Natalie Campbell.

 

Bending over backwards to fund yoga startups

06 October 2014

SmartMat and Yoogaia are giving the ancient meditation system a technological twist. 'YogaTech' anyone...?

 

'I wouldn't say I'm a massive outdoors man' - Mark Neale, Mountain Warehouse

06 October 2014

MY STYLE: The Mountain Warehouse boss takes us through some of his favourite things, including organising Glastonbury for dogs.

 
 

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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