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Future Fifty tech companies: A mixed first year

Future Fifty tech companies: A mixed first year

The Government scheme for growing tech companies has had varied results.

 
Barclays finds a £500m forex skeleton in its closet

Barclays finds a £500m forex skeleton in its closet

30 October 2014

The bank is still sorting out its legacy issues - but it's getting there.

 
 
Tesco is under criminal investigation by the SFO

Tesco is under criminal investigation by the SFO

29 October 2014

The Serious Fraud Office is now probing the supermarket's seemingly never-ending accounting scandal.

 
 
All aboard, comrades! Labour fires up rail renationalisation plan

All aboard, comrades! Labour fires up rail renationalisation plan

29 October 2014

Labour MP Andy Sawford's bill signals the party's ready to renationalise the railways. Sort of.

 
 
Workless households have fallen to a record low

Workless households have fallen to a record low

29 October 2014

Families with no adults in work now account for 15.9% of all households.

 
 
One comment cost RBC a slice of Alibaba's $25bn IPO

One comment cost RBC a slice of Alibaba's $25bn IPO

29 October 2014

Talk ain't cheap for the Canadian bank, but can you put a price on 'integrity'?

 
 
BSkyB targets yoofs with £4m video startup investment

BSkyB targets yoofs with £4m video startup investment

29 October 2014

The media giant is backing Whistle, a sports video website aimed at 'millenials'.

 
 
Next's warm weather profit warning will send shivers down the high street

Next's warm weather profit warning will send shivers down the high street

29 October 2014

If unseasonable warmth really is to blame for clothes-sellers' woes, maybe they should hedge against the weather.

 
 
And the UK's commuting hub is... London!

And the UK's commuting hub is... London!

28 October 2014

One map shows how the capital distorts the country's daily commute.

 
 
Ex-Man United player Louis Saha launches social network for sports stars

Ex-Man United player Louis Saha launches social network for sports stars

28 October 2014

The French footballer isn't after a quiet retirement.

 
 
Ritzy cinema could sack 20% of staff after living wage campaign

Ritzy cinema could sack 20% of staff after living wage campaign

28 October 2014

Picturehouse Cinemas and its parent Cineworld risk provoking outrage with the controversial decision.

 
 
Bank of England's Minouche Shafik warns the City's 'bad apples'

Bank of England's Minouche Shafik warns the City's 'bad apples'

28 October 2014

BoE deputy governor Minouche Shafik says bankers' bad behaviour isn't due to just a few 'bad apples'. Is that the sound of the City gulping?

 
 
House prices are falling - even in London

House prices are falling - even in London

28 October 2014

Land Registry data shows house prices fell 0.2% in England and Wales in August.

 
 
#PutinProblems: BP profits plunge as Russian sanctions bite and oil prices tumble

#PutinProblems: BP profits plunge as Russian sanctions bite and oil prices tumble

28 October 2014

The oil major's Russian investments are turning decidedly chilly as sanctions drag on.

 
 
Lloyds plans to cut 9,000 jobs: How do the other banks compare?

Lloyds plans to cut 9,000 jobs: How do the other banks compare?

28 October 2014

The taxpayer-backed bank today confirmed reports that 9,000 staff and 150 branches will be slashed.

 
 
Britain lags behind European rivals in innovation spending race

Britain lags behind European rivals in innovation spending race

28 October 2014

Germany and France each spend more on R&D than the UK.

 
 
Will King ends King of Shaves reign after 21 years

Will King ends King of Shaves reign after 21 years

27 October 2014

The entrepreneur is stepping aside as suitors woo his company.

 
 
Beyoncé falls Crazy in Love with Topshop

Beyoncé falls Crazy in Love with Topshop

27 October 2014

The megastar is launching a joint fashion venture with Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green.

 
 
Mike Ashley seizes control of Rangers

Mike Ashley seizes control of Rangers

27 October 2014

Heads roll as the Sports Direct owner executes a club coup with a timely £2m loan.

 
 
HS3: Plans are afoot to cut journey times up north

HS3: Plans are afoot to cut journey times up north

27 October 2014

David Cameron and George Osborne have backed plans for a high-speed line from Leeds to Manchester.

 
 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 16 - Chris Dawson, The Range

26 October 2014

The home retail entrepreneur is worth £1.28bn.

 
 

Entrepreneurs

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 78 - Pradip & Manish Dhamecha, Dhamecha Food

26 October 2014

The cash and carry entrepreneurs are worth £130m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 47 - Stephen and Jacqueline Neal, Abbey Group

26 October 2014

The steel entrepreneurs are worth £103m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 44= - Andrew Vincent, BJSS

26 October 2014

The software entrepreneur is worth £80m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 97 - Sam Rayner, Lakeland

26 October 2014

The retail entrepreneur is worth £80m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 26 - Matthew Riley, Daisy

26 October 2014

The telecoms entrepreneur is worth £110m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 75 - Barry & Frances Dodd, GSM Group

26 October 2014

The industrial entrepreneurs are worth £58m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 44= - Charles Wigoder, Telecom Plus

26 October 2014

The telecoms entrepreneur is worth £195m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 24 - Alex Chesterman, Zoopla

26 October 2014

The online property entrepreneur is worth £75m.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 25 - Sir James Dyson

26 October 2014

The electrical appliances entrepreneur is worth £3.3bn.

 

Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 66 - Douglas and Iain Anderson, GAP Holdings

26 October 2014

The plant and tool hire entrepreneurs are worth £105m.

 
 

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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