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High street chain CeX is now accepting Bitcoin payments

High street chain CeX is now accepting Bitcoin payments

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 woman 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?

 
 
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'.

 
 
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.

 
 
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.

 
 
Microsoft boss Satya Nadella's $84m good pay karma

Microsoft boss Satya Nadella's $84m good pay karma

21 October 2014

The Microsoft boss says he has been 'lucky' with his pay. He might not say the same about women anymore...

 
 
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.

 
 
China's slowing GDP growth won't stunt our economic recovery

China's slowing GDP growth won't stunt our economic recovery

21 October 2014

China's economy expanded a measly 7.3% in the third quarter, putting it on track to miss its annual targets. But should you be worried?

 
 
When is a sickie not a sickie?

When is a sickie not a sickie?

21 October 2014

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: If you're too ill for the office but well enough to log on at home, are you present or absent from work?

 
 
ASOS shares back in fashion despite stumbling profits

ASOS shares back in fashion despite stumbling profits

21 October 2014

The fashion retailer reported a 27% increase in sales today.

 
 
Tesco sales keep rotting as Waitrose nabs record market share

Tesco sales keep rotting as Waitrose nabs record market share

21 October 2014

Aldi and Lidl are still surging ahead, but their growth has slowed (only just).

 
 
What on earth is the the Bank of England's RTGS system?

What on earth is the the Bank of England's RTGS system?

20 October 2014

The Bank of England's crucial payments system has been on the blink today.

 
 
Businesses clash with the Government over Britain's EU future

Businesses clash with the Government over Britain's EU future

20 October 2014

Leaders and industry groups have slammed David Cameron's plans for limiting migration and a vote on EU membership.

 
 
Generation Y says no more 9-to-5

Generation Y says no more 9-to-5

20 October 2014

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR EMPLOYEES: In the first of a series of themed videos in association with consultants Kronos, this week MT asks if working 9-5 is dead.

 
 
Diageo wants a Great British Booze Off

Diageo wants a Great British Booze Off

20 October 2014

Britain is now obsessed with baking, so why not cocktail shaking?

 
 
Greene King pours £723m into takeover bid for Spirit Pubs

Greene King pours £723m into takeover bid for Spirit Pubs

20 October 2014

Spirit's board finally stops playing hard to get, backing the mega-chain merger.

 
 
South East takes London's property 'boom-town crown'

South East takes London's property 'boom-town crown'

20 October 2014

London may have finally reached peak property. Anyone for Luton...?

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Turmoil at Tesco continues as two more directors set to leave

13 October 2014

The company secretary and audit committee chair are expected to quit. Convenient timing...

 

'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.

 

MOVE Guides raises $8.2m after growing 1000% in a year

09 October 2014

The staff relocation startup is planning to more than double its headcount in the next 12 months.

 

Richard Branson gets behind Bitcoin startup's $30m funding round

07 October 2014

The entrepreneur has put an undisclosed amount into Blockchain, a British Bitcoin startup.

 

Bending over backwards to fund yoga startups

06 October 2014

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

 

'You can't match the PR that comes with Dragon's Den' - Scott Cupit, Swing Patrol

03 October 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the swing dance class startup talks about performing at Buckingham Palace and why his pitch to Deborah Meaden almost failed.

 

Europe is a 'slacker with low expectations', says Paypal founder

30 September 2014

The Paypal founder and Silicon Valley investment veteran, Peter Thiel, has said that Europeans have a poor work ethic because of their low expectations.

 

Small businesses are bullish about exports

29 September 2014

Small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly optimistic about overseas growth prospects, with young businesspeople leading the charge.

 

'I was a double for Neville Longbottom' - Bertie Stephens, Flubit

26 September 2014

20 QUESTIONS: The founder of the Amazon price-beating site talks Robot Wars, freezing on film sets and filming Elon Musk's wedding.

 

Excellence is no longer enough in business

23 September 2014

To be excellent won't get you ahead in a world where there is little difference between one company's products and another. How then to stand out?

 
 

Advice

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.

 

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.

 

Why LGBT equality is a business no-brainer - and what you can do to support it

03 October 2014

MT EXPERT: Training, tackling unconscious bias and setting up an LGBT network will help your staff be their very best, says Stonewall chair Jan Gooding.

 

The pros & cons of startup incubators

26 September 2014

MT EXPERT: If you're after networking and advice an accelerator can be invaluable, but do you really want to give up equity?

 

How to manage your boss

23 September 2014

You've had a new boss for a few months and you don't really click. He or she is aloof, you keep getting things wrong and it feels as if your contribution isn't valued. What can be done?

 

Workplace Rights: Holiday pay claims

23 September 2014

Important cases are pending before tribunals and courts concerning workers' statutory holiday pay. In particular, should it be calculated to include overtime and commission?

 

Intrapreneurship: What's the big idea?

23 September 2014

How we can preserve 'skunk works' from the dead hand of corporate conformity

 

Six ways to avoid a bad hire

19 September 2014

MT EXPERT: Develop your own staff and get them on board as you sniff out new blood, says Shaun Thomson.

 

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.

 

8 easy steps to build the perfect board

29 August 2014

MT EXPERT: The best boards are diverse, well trained and have that magic mix of skills, says the IoD's Dr Roger Barker.

 
 

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