Business chiefs press for radical action

Osborne’s words must ‘translate words into building sites’, warns CBI

Rating threat after Autumn Statement

Chancellor admits targets will be missed

Corporation tax cut again

Osborne excludes banks from benefit

Drilling for Shale Gas
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Energy industry welcomes natural gas backing

Proposals not seen as enough to spur new wave of power stations

Make funding easier to access, say small businesses

Cutting costs is ‘killing profitability’

Pensions proposal raises eyebrows

Some fear rethink on liabilities would sweep problem under carpet

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Small businesses broadly positive

Praise for tax cuts but access to funds that help SMEs still difficult

Normal vs Alzheimer Brain MRI Scan
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Scientific research wins fresh funding

Renewable energy storage and data analysis to benefit

Debate over Isa eligibility for Aim shares

Campaigners say move would promote investment in enterprise

Road network gets £1bn boost

Four big roads schemes get go-ahead, including a £314m upgrade to A1

UK bank levy – populist agenda

Osborne out to woo the workers

Hopes rise of cut in pension deficits

Chancellor to unveil review of company schemes

What to expect from Autumn Statement

Growth forecasts will be cut as debt overshoots Treasury targets

Chancellor backs gas to fire up Britain

Autumn Statement also likely to support shale sector