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Steve Hilton: Brexit's all about flexibility

Steve Hilton: Brexit's all about flexibility

By Adam Gale Tuesday, 31 May 2016

EXCLUSIVE: David Cameron's friend and former guru gives an insider's view of dealing with EU bureaucracy and explains why he thinks it's holding the British economy back.

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Skoda, Porsche and Audi keep Volkswagen on the road

Skoda, Porsche and Audi keep Volkswagen on the road

31 May 2016

The scandal-hit car maker's main brand is struggling, but its profits crept up over the last three months.

 
 
The 12 jobs with the biggest pay increases this year

The 12 jobs with the biggest pay increases this year

27 May 2016

It's not all about the banks.

 
 
Who is Debenhams' Sergio Bucher?

Who is Debenhams' Sergio Bucher?

26 May 2016

The department store's new boss used to run Amazon's fashion business and knows a thing or two about Lycra.

 
 
The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

The five big challenges facing M&S boss Steve Rowe

25 May 2016

UPDATE: It's not just falling fashion sales causing him problems.

 
 
Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

Cuba is finally embracing the power of entrepreneurs

25 May 2016

The government's bid to lift some of its stifling restrictions is a sign of progress.

 
 
Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

24 May 2016

The scandal-hit car maker is after more than some good PR.

 
 
The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

24 May 2016

Fifteen years after Napster was shut down record labels are still in trouble and even Spotify is haemorrhaging cash.

 
 
Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

20 May 2016

Wind, nuclear, even tidal - these are the usual alternative energy suspects. But how about a hydrogen economy instead...

 
 
BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

BeMyEye: Crowdsourcing is making it easier to gather data fast

19 May 2016

BeMyEye, which pays casual workers to gather info with their phones, has just raised £5m.

 
 
The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

The 5 types of red tape hampering entrepreneurs the most

19 May 2016

Whether it's filling in a tax return or putting together an employee handbook, no business owner likes getting bogged down in admin.

 
 
Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

Could this hydrogen powered Toyota be greener than a Tesla?

19 May 2016

Elon Musk's machines may hog the limelight, but the fuel-cell powered Toyota Mirai is probably the most technologically advanced car you can buy.

 
 
Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

Mitsubishi president quits in wake of fuel scandal

18 May 2016

The Japanese carmaker had admitted manipulating fuel consumption data for more than half a million vehicles.

 
 
Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

Five reasons to attend MT's Future of Work conference

17 May 2016

From Sir Martin Sorrell to big data, here are some of the things you can look forward to on 23 June.

 
 
4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

4 damning stats that reveal the lack of gender diversity at the top of UK Plc

16 May 2016

Despite a lot of progress at board level, just one sixth of top roles are held by women.

 
 
Grass roots innovators apply here

Grass roots innovators apply here

16 May 2016

We're looking for inspiring yet unjustly unsung entries for the new MT/LBS Real Innovation Awards. Entry is free and glory awaits the winners, so sign up now.

 
 
How these three companies evolved to stay alive

How these three companies evolved to stay alive

13 May 2016

You can learn a lot from Spencer Ogden, Artfinder and Howard Hunt.

 
 
Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

Why Apple's $1bn investment in Uber's Chinese rival Didi won't help it

13 May 2016

Apple may be getting into bed with Chinese mega-unicorn Didi Chuxing, but it's thinking about the Chinese communist party.

 
 
Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

Why TalkTalk's relatively minor cyber attack cost it £42m

12 May 2016

The telco is back on its feet but is still counting the cost of last year's data breach.

 
 
Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

Will Uber destroy traditional minicab firms?

12 May 2016

Small private hire companies face a battle on two fronts - for their customers and their drivers.

 
 
It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

It's not just discriminatory to make women wear heels at work - it's impractical

11 May 2016

A receptionist was sent home from a PwC office for refusing to change shoes, but it's not just sexism that's the problem here.

 
 

Features

Why entrepreneurs need to play hard

31 May 2016

Play isn't just a childish distraction. It's at the heart of innovation, says Faisal Butt.

 

Five reputational risks every business needs to plan for

31 May 2016

Scandals can come out of nowhere. Don't get caught with your trousers down.

 

Silicon Valley, UK: national game plan or pipe dream?

27 May 2016

Britain has many of the ingredients to lead innovation, but it needs more if it's to catch up with the best, says KPMG's Bivek Sharma.

 

Meet the entrepreneur keeping Olympians warm in any weather

27 May 2016

Gideon Bright's Dryrobe has proved a hit with everyone from surfers to dog walkers.

 

Business is more than a necessary evil

26 May 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: Steve Hilton and the other founders of the Big Society got together for a shindig last night. They should make the case for a better breed of business.

 

How 'accidental entrepreneur' Julie Hanna became Obama's enterprise ambassador

26 May 2016

The exec chair of P2P lender Kiva discusses how she's aiming to create opportunities for new businesses worldwide.

 

Why ad-blocking could save the advertising industry

26 May 2016

They might be bad news for media agencies (not to mention us...) but ad-blockers will force creatives to up their game.

 

Five questions to ask before you speak out on Brexit

26 May 2016

With just four weeks to go until referendum day, should you be taking a public stance?

 

Five ways to be more charismatic at work

25 May 2016

Let's face it, wallflowers rarely have flourishing careers. But you don't have to fake charm to have charisma.

 

How to implement flexible working in a small business

24 May 2016

Providing employees with more freedom in how they work can help you attract great talent, so long as you're clear about what's on offer.

 

Why tomorrow's CEO will come from marketing

24 May 2016

When it comes to running businesses, the finance function wins hands down over marketing. But things may be about to change, says Alex Smith.

 

What is a B Corp, and should your business become one?

23 May 2016

More than 1,700 businesses have signed up, but what is a B Corporation?

 

'If I felt what we were doing was bad, I wouldn't feel comfortable making it up with CSR' - Richard Flint, Sky Bet

23 May 2016

QUICK FIRE CEO Q&A: The online gambling boss on betting's image problem and the allure of being a fighter pilot.

 

11 leadership lessons from Game of Thrones

20 May 2016

Business leaders could learn a thing or two from Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister, says consultant Debbie Seunarayan.

 

'Everyone acting like an owner is a key part of our DNA,' James Chappell, Digital Shadows

20 May 2016

The booming cyber security start-up has raised more than $20m and is expanding into the US.

 

Four secrets of top notch interim management

19 May 2016

Interims aren't just tough fixers waiting in vain for a real job. It can be a rewarding career option - if you can handle it.

 

Can a rise in female angel investors help close the funding gap?

19 May 2016

As more women try on their angel investor wings, the impact on the diversity of firms securing funding could be significant.

 

How you can get a job in the robot economy

19 May 2016

Anxious about AI? Be flexible, stay human and remember to plan for the future, says Chris Jones.

 
 

The MT Interview

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

Sage CEO Stephen Kelly is on a mission to make some noise

By Andrew Saunders Monday, 25 April 2016

THE MT INTERVIEW: There'll be no more hiding of Sage's light under a bushel, says the accounts software outfit's high-energy boss.