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UK government borrowing drops to £107.7bn but it isn't as good as it looks

The deficit may be down, but total net public sector debt is more than three-quarters of GDP and still rising.

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The 7 best tech hubs outside London

Innovation doesn't just centre around Silicon Roundabout, there are also of tech entrepreneurs setting up shop outside the capital.

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Britain's 10 oldest family businesses

Family businesses will contribute £218bn a year to the UK economy by 2018. As these firms show, keeping it in the family can be a recipe to success.

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20 QUESTIONS: Rob Law, Trunki

Best known for being summarily rejected by Dragons' Den, Rob Law's company now turns over £7m a year. He tells us why he originally wanted to call Trunki 'Magma', and why he doesn't trust the UK legal system.

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MT EXPERT: Why 'seeing' your data is the key to understanding it

Data visualisation is no longer a question off knocking up a few graphs. Modern techniques are vital for discovering patterns, unveiling trends and revealing unexpected insights, says James Eiloart.

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Editor's picks

10 things Shakespeare can teach us about business

10 things Shakespeare can teach us about business

23 April 2014

It's the Bard's 450th birthday today - but age doesn't matter. Shakespeare has as much to say about modern business as any management consultant.

 
 
Wealthy, educated and working all hours: the rise of the 'super' working class

Wealthy, educated and working all hours: the rise of the 'super' working class

23 April 2014

A new social class is emerging of highly paid, well-educated professionals who shun time-off to stay in the office.

 
 
 

Latest news

Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

Patisserie Valerie is planning to IPO

23 April 2014

The company behind the chain of patisseries wants to raise £33m on London's AIM market. Here's hoping it doesn't get creamed...

 
 
Hey, Cable: executive bonuses have already dropped

Hey, Cable: executive bonuses have already dropped

23 April 2014

If Vince Cable were on mastermind, this would be his specialist subject. This morning, he warned FTSE 100 chairmen they face government action on bonuses if they don't cut them.

 
 
The 'Internet of Things' could be a shot in the ARM as smartphone royalties fall

The 'Internet of Things' could be a shot in the ARM as smartphone royalties fall

23 April 2014

The Cambridge-based chipmaker is selling more licenses for connected home gadgets and wearable technology, but royalties from smartphone chips are down.

 
 
Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

Primark's new US store is 'where bargains were born'

23 April 2014

The fashion retailer's first store is in a former department store once famed for its bargain basement. Appropriate much?

 
 
Apple is goading Samsung to 'copy' its green policies

Apple is goading Samsung to 'copy' its green policies

22 April 2014

The tech giant has thumbed its nose at its Korean rival by taking out an ad highlighting its environmental credentials. Very mature.

 
 
Facebook has scuppered Silicon Valley's salary suppression plans

Facebook has scuppered Silicon Valley's salary suppression plans

22 April 2014

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe couldn't stop the one-time upstart spoiling their scheme, proving collusion is inherently unstable.

 
 
Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

22 April 2014

After a dismal run of defeats on the pitch, Man Utd manager David Moyes has been sacked by the club this morning.

 
 
National Accident Helpline is chasing the stockmarket as well as compensation

National Accident Helpline is chasing the stockmarket as well as compensation

22 April 2014

IPO WATCH: The 'no win, no fees' claims company is planning a £100m IPO.

 
 

Features

9 epic gadget fails

17 April 2014

In the week Google launches its much-maligned Glass, MT looks at 11 gadgets that were supposed to change the world - but ended up slipping, unnoticed, into obscurity.

 

OP-ED: Myners' plans are the only way to rescue the Co-op

17 April 2014

A system designed to give members a vote on the organisation's leadership has created a democratic deficit, says the Institute of Directors' Dr Roger Barker. Time for a change.

 

AUTHOR Q&A: Wally Olins, Brand New

15 April 2014

Wally Olins, the founder of one of the world's largest brand consultancies, has died aged 83. In March MT quizzed him about his new book and the shape of brands to come.

 

MT EXPERT: Heartbleed - why you only need to worry a bit

11 April 2014

Everyone's panicking about the flaw in internet security software, nicknamed Heartbleed, discovered earlier this week. Stay calm, says Martin Keegan. It's bad, but it's not that bad.

 

EDITOR'S BLOG: A sexist dinosaur pig writes...

11 April 2014

Matthew Gwyther got in a spot of bother at an MT event last night when he suggested being called 'one of the boys' is the greatest compliment a woman could be paid. Here, he defends himself...

 

20 QUESTIONS: Abi Wright, Spabreaks.com

11 April 2014

Abi Wright, the founder of Spabreaks.com and a former 35 Under 35er, on sticky fingerprints, Sheryl Sandberg and 'stealing' money.

 

Social media marketing song: if you don't cringe, you're not human (video)

10 April 2014

Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention were 'treated' to a song called 'Let's Get Social'. People with ears should probably avoid this

 
 

The MT Interview

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

Centrica boss Sam Laidlaw: 'Energy is more worthwhile than selling luxury goods'

By Chris Blackhurst Thursday, 27 March 2014

The MT Interview: Attacked over gas bills, high pay and his second swimming pool, has the Centrica boss had enough?

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