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Business pays price for loyalty to Tories

Tales of apprentices’ floor-sweeping diplomas inspire little confidence, writes Jonathan Guthrie

Business relief as research spared

CBI expresses concern over size of )apprenticeship levy

Business rate relief boost for minnows

About 600,000 companies to benefit from decision

Workers manufacture bicycles at the Brompton bike factory in West London.
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Employers wary of apprenticeships vow

Bike maker Brompton sanguine over levy

Skills: The government’s target of 3m new apprenticeships can be achieved only by working with the private sector
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Apprenticeship levy will hit wages, says OBR

Companies expected to pass cost to employees

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BT rivals cheered by investment fund plan

‘Transformation plan’ will set out digital ambitions

£4.7bn-a-year science budget ringfenced

Deal better than scientists achieved over the last parliament

Business attacks cut in innovation support

Innovate UK’s £165m a year of grants to become loans

Whiplash curb may cut car insurance cost

New focus on potentially fraudulent claims

Business People Handshake Agreement Cityscape Concept

Entrepreneurs off the hook on CGT relief

Equity-based crowdfunders miss out on 2016 Isa

VAT adds to pressure on boilermaker

Tax and incentives vital to group making heating equipment

Osborne lays foundations for building boom

Funding of £7bn set aside to help the construction of 400,000 homes

Bigger funding to boost productivity urged

Business groups submit wishlist ahead of Autumn Statement

Osborne sell-off set to rival Thatcher

Ordnance Survey, Land Registry and Channel 4 on the block

Employers rattled by apprenticeship levy

Treasury and skills minister at odds over structure of charge

Fuller’s chief urges more beer duty cuts

Brewery sales rise as group looks to expand into casual dining

Entrepreneurs’ relief tipped for squeeze

£3bn a year tax break could be curtailed in the Autumn Statement

N Rock sale heralds more privatisations

Chancellor wants to accelerate sell-off of other state assets

Osborne eyes social housing stake sale

Proposal to sell off £44bn in grants to help cut public debt

TfL faces £700m a year state subsidy cut

London transport network told to move to self-sufficient footing

MPs warn over science funding

Jobs at risk if sector not protected in Spending Review

Business seeks end to debt ‘demonisation’

BCC wants infrastructure excluded from debt targets

Small companies fear apprentice levy

Business awash with rumours of extension of tax

Developers face higher planning fees

Treasury to put up costs in effort to balance books

Business alert over research loans plan

Cost-cutting move threatens ability to innovate, says industry

Care homes at risk, providers warn

Care home groups join councils in appeal to government

Northern business urges powerhouse action

Match words with investment, say chambers of commerce

Science leaders appeal to Osborne on cuts

Almost 200 groups express fears about spending review

Government must reinforce commitment to science

From Alison Clough and others. Sir, The UK is a scientific superpower