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Can the Bank of England's bonus clawback plan really stop another global financial crisis?

Can the Bank of England's bonus clawback plan really stop another global financial crisis?

By Rachel Savage Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Increasing the cost of risk-taking is sensible, but won't stop bankers outside the UK making big bets that go wrong.

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Driverless cars could be on Britain's streets by January

Driverless cars could be on Britain's streets by January

30 July 2014

Vince Cable wants the UK to lead the world in autonomous vehicles, but we need to get moving if we want to overtake the US. Better buckle up...

 
 
How World War One nearly bankrupted Britain: Bank of England's role in WW1

How World War One nearly bankrupted Britain: Bank of England's role in WW1

30 July 2014

A new Bank of England exhibition looks at the Great War's impact on the British economy.

 
 
The next $10bn startup? Snapchat is 'raising funding from Alibaba'

The next $10bn startup? Snapchat is 'raising funding from Alibaba'

30 July 2014

LAUNCHPAD: Facebook failed to buy Snapchat for $3bn last year. Looks like its founders were right to turn down Zuckerberg.

 
 
How Kodak's customers are trying to save film

How Kodak's customers are trying to save film

30 July 2014

There's customer loyalty and then there's this: a group of movie studios are apparently embroiled in secret negotiations to save Kodak.

 
 
India's proportion of female chief executives beats western economies hands-down

India's proportion of female chief executives beats western economies hands-down

30 July 2014

India has nearly twice the percentage of women running big companies as the UK. How embarrassing.

 
 
Diageo appoints Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn to its board

Diageo appoints Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn to its board

30 July 2014

The drinks giant has appointed Facebook's EMEA chief to its board. Perhaps it wants more likes?

 
 
How Ofgem wants to cut energy bills by £12

How Ofgem wants to cut energy bills by £12

30 July 2014

In the energy regulator's ongoing quest to look like it's in control, it has persuaded energy distributors to fork out £17bn to upgrade the UK's electricity networks.

 
 
EU and US Russian sanctions explained

EU and US Russian sanctions explained

30 July 2014

What are the new sanctions and how will they affect Russia, the EU and everyone else involved? And is our gas about to be cut off? We have the answers.

 
 
Barclays share price rises, despite 10% fall in profit and £900m PPI charge

Barclays share price rises, despite 10% fall in profit and £900m PPI charge

30 July 2014

It's not the first, and it's not the last company to blame currency issues for falling profits - but revenues in its investment banking division slipped too. Shareholders are clearly not worried.

 
 
On the brink: 12% of small businesses have considered shutting up shop

On the brink: 12% of small businesses have considered shutting up shop

30 July 2014

LAUNCHPAD: The economy may be ticking along nicely, but some small businesses are still feeling the pinch.

 
 
Aldi's about to take over from Waitrose as the UK's sixth-biggest supermarket

Aldi's about to take over from Waitrose as the UK's sixth-biggest supermarket

29 July 2014

We knew the discounters were doing well - but not this well...

 
 
So what would a bankers' oath look like?

So what would a bankers' oath look like?

29 July 2014

A think tank has called for all bankers to take a Hippocratic-style oath before they start their jobs. We've come up with our own suggestion: a sort of Plutocratic oath, if you will...

 
 
UK housing market is 'vulnerable' and sterling 'overvalued', warns IMF

UK housing market is 'vulnerable' and sterling 'overvalued', warns IMF

29 July 2014

The IMF has noticed the UK property market remains a threat to our economic recovery. You don't say?

 
 
Next is leaving Marks & Spencer trailing in its high-heeled wake

Next is leaving Marks & Spencer trailing in its high-heeled wake

29 July 2014

While M&S' sales slip, Next has raised its profit forecast again. Try not to gloat guys...

 
 
A snip at £640m: the Gherkin goes up for sale

A snip at £640m: the Gherkin goes up for sale

29 July 2014

Receivers have put a 'for sale' sign outside 30 St Mary Axe, after lenders got frustrated with the tower's owners.

 
 
Skeletons in the closet: Carney slams Lloyds' 'reprehensible' rigging

Skeletons in the closet: Carney slams Lloyds' 'reprehensible' rigging

29 July 2014

Banks would love to finally put their financial crisis woes behind them, but they're not done paying their dues just yet.

 
 
Can new Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson inject some Poundland sparkle?

Can new Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson inject some Poundland sparkle?

29 July 2014

Higginson has left his post as chairman of Poundland to take up the reins at struggling supermarket Morrisons.

 
 
Brollies and badges: how the UKIP store made £80,000

Brollies and badges: how the UKIP store made £80,000

28 July 2014

Silk ties, jewellery, branded high-vis jackets: you can buy them all at the UKIP emporium....

 
 
The housing market is starting to cool as buyer confidence plummets

The housing market is starting to cool as buyer confidence plummets

28 July 2014

High prices and interest rate rises on the horizon are starting to put potential buyers off.

 
 
And now for BSkyB's next acquisition: Is Rupert Murdoch trying to rival Facebook?

And now for BSkyB's next acquisition: Is Rupert Murdoch trying to rival Facebook?

28 July 2014

BSkyB quietly announced this morning that it's raising its stake in virtual reality company Jaunt. That's the second big VR deal this year...

 
 

Features

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.

 

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

28 July 2014

SPONSORED: Rewire Your Brain for Success

 

'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.

 

Faisal Butt: How to create an ideas factory

21 July 2014

Since Bill Gross pioneered the concept in 1996, business incubators have been hotbeds for innovation, explains James Caan's right-hand man.

 

'Putting on an ill-fitting black suit is my idea of hell' - Poppy Mardall, Poppy's Funerals

17 July 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The entrepreneur and 35 Under 35-er talks about employing poets and fire fighters and why she only has one app on her phone.

 

Ocado duo: There's no bad will between us and Waitrose

14 July 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Since the Morrisons deal, Ocado's two remaining founders, Jason Gissing & Tim Steiner, have left behind the ill-fated IPO in 2010.

 

How to get promoted

12 July 2014

Looking to make your next step up the career ladder? Here are some tips.

 

Everything you know about business is wrong: Only innovators know how to innovate

12 July 2014

What makes a great innovator? Sometimes it's the oldest companies which know best.

 

Words-Worth: Budget

12 July 2014

Where does the word 'budget' come from?

 

MT REVIEWS: Infiniti Q50S

12 July 2014

For those who want an alternative to the inevitable 5 Series, this high-performance hybrid could be it.

 

5 people who should replace Duncan Bannatyne on Dragon's Den

11 July 2014

Victoria Beckham, Phil Scolari and George Osborne would all make fine firebreathers.

 

Why your employees' wellbeing is your problem

11 July 2014

Think your workers' health and happiness is their business? If you want to get ahead, think again.

 

6 tips for writing kick-ass job ads that attract great graduates

11 July 2014

MT EXPERT: Big businesses attract mediocre candidates when they write mediocre ads, says Neil Taylor of The Writer.

 
 

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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