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FSB’s Small Business Index reveals boost in confidence levels among UK small businesses

UK business organisation the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) released the latest survey results from its Small Business Index on Monday, which indicates a significant rise in small business confidence levels in the third quarter of 2014.   The FSB’s […]

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills introduces new Smart Cities Forum

A Smart Cities Forum created to help UK cities take advantage of intelligent technology, has been established by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, it announced today.

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How to innovate to keep your business growing

Once you've got your small business established in the market, your thoughts are likely to turn to future expansion. One of the keys to successful growth is innovation,

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Details of UK’s planned business bank announced today

The UK government will set up a business bank with £1bn of public money, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced today. The government hopes that this funding will be matched

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UK Business Secretary unveils plans to cut employment law red tape

Proposals to limit compensation for unfair dismissal and to encourage settlement agreements to end employment relationships have been put forward by the UK government today. Business Secretary Vince Cable

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UK businesses favour more free trade but less integration in Europe

British businesses value free trade with other countries across Europe but are unsure about the value of deeper integration in the European Union, according to a new survey

Fuel tanker strike still looming

Strike by fuel tanker drivers in the UK still a possibility

Fuel tanker drivers in the UK could still go on strike, after Unite union representatives rejected proposals on resolving the ongoing dispute with six fuel distribution firms, reports


Widening of UK trade gap in February due to lower exports, ONS reports

The UK saw a widening deficit on the trade in goods and services in February 2012, according to a new report released today by the Office for National

House Prices fall to record levels.

UK property surveyors report rising interest in UK housing market

Another sign has emerged that the UK housing market is springing back to life, with the release yesterday of a new report by the Royal Institution of Chartered

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UK-listed companies increased dividends in 2011

British firms paid out higher dividends last year, according to a new analysis released today by stockbroker Shore Capital. The report includes 191 of the largest companies quoted on

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