Banks not helping small businesses

Barclays announces change of leadership

International financial services provider Barclays PLC revealed on Wednesday that it is to lose its current chief executive Antony Jenkins and has appointed John McFarlane as executive chairman, effective 17 July 2015 and pending the appointment of a new chief […]

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Employment

National Management Salary Survey finds continued culture of pay-for-poor-performance in UK

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a UK chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence, reported on Wednesday that the results of

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Queen’s Speech reveals increases in personal tax allowance linked to minimum wage

Her Majesty The Queen made her speech to both Houses of Parliament at the State Opening of Parliament 2015 on Wednesday, in which it was revealed that the

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Growth in UK pubs and bars industry boosted by young landlords

Signs of growth for the UK pub industry are looking positive, with a rise in turnover and young up-and-coming pub owners contributing to a boom in the industry,

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Royal Mail shares jump 3.3% after rival Whistl suspends service

Dutch-owned postal company Whistl has suspended its delivery service, after its private equity backer LDC, a division of Lloyds Banking Group, pulled out of funding to help expand

Car Manufacturing

British car industry accelerates production with investments of £1bn

Car manufacturing in the UK is being further boosted by new investment commitments that total GBP1.05bn, motor trade association the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

House Prices fall to record levels.

Over half Generation Y want to use pension pots to get on property ladder

Workplace pensions provider NOW: Pensions revealed on Wednesday that 54% of 18-35 year old people in the UK say that they would be more likely to save

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BP to cut 300 North Sea jobs

Following a review of its North Sea operations, oil company BP is to cut 200 jobs and 100 contractor roles, the BBC's Scotland Business news service revealed on

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Low inflation in UK helps small businesses take on more staff and increase wages

First quarter results from the UK Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Index show that the current economic climate in the UK has resulted in small businesses recruiting new

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New shared parental leave legislation expected to benefit working couples

New laws that will allow parents to share leave following the birth of their child will be of financial benefit to 49% of working couples in the UK,

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