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  1. September 14, 2014

    London heads for record IPO year despite earlier loss of appetite

    London is heading for a record year in terms of initial public offerings, despite the waning of enthusiasm for some...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Army reservist recruiting plan badly thought out, say MPs

    Ministry of Defence plans to reform the army by cutting the number of regular soldiers and replacing the lost capacity with...

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  1. July 23, 2014

    Longtime GSK favourite stumbles in the final furlong

    The Queen’s horse Estimate, former Gold Cup champion, has failed a drug test, as has GlaxoSmithKline. On Wednesday the group...

  2. July 23, 2014

    Capita profits surge bolstered by UK government outsourcing

    Capita reported a 16 per cent surge in interim pre-tax profits to £238m bolstered by a deal to run partly privatised...

  3. July 23, 2014

    Capita tops London leaderboard

    Support services company Capita made the best single gain on a neutral FTSE 100 on Wednesday amid a warm market reception...

  4. July 21, 2014

    Sterling’s strength dents UK dividends

    Dividend payouts by UK companies have slowed to a crawl as the strength of the pound has taken its toll on profits....

  5. July 6, 2014

    UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

    The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

  6. June 26, 2014

    Not all AGM protests are centred on executive pay

    Exactly a year ago, Li Ruigang was one of the most unpopular directors at any FTSE 100 company – at least as far as...

  7. June 20, 2014

    Shareholdings hit post-crisis high

    The value of shareholdings held by private investors rose to £238.8bn by the middle of June, its highest level since the...

  8. June 9, 2014

    Plan to boost UK army reserves under fire

    A plan to restructure the armed forces has been placed on a government list of troubled projects in a blow to Number Ten’s...

  9. May 12, 2014

    Capita eclipses rivals to win £1.1bn of first-quarter business

    Capita has eclipsed its outsourcing rivals Serco and G4S to win £1.1bn of work in the first quarter of this year, with new...

  10. May 12, 2014

    Russian oligarchs’ legal tussle touches Capita

    Capita, the outsourcing provider, has been drawn into a legal battle between two exiled Russian tycoons over the fate of a...

  11. April 28, 2014

    Sterling’s rise to cut £3.5bn off dividends paid by UK companies

    The strength of sterling will cut the dividends paid out by UK companies by £3.5bn this year, according to research by...

  12. March 25, 2014

    More women on the board but men still get top jobs

    The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next year,...

  13. March 21, 2014

    NHS hospital operator halves losses

    The first private sector operator of an NHS hospital has halved its losses in the year to December, with the company keen to...

  14. March 10, 2014

    Philip Hammond discloses £400m deal to outsource running of military bases

    Britain’s military bases are to be partly privatised in a controversial deal that would see sites such as Portsmouth naval...

  15. March 9, 2014

    Cambridgeshire healthcare contract hit by exodus of bidders

    An £800m deal to provide healthcare for older people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been hit by an exodus of...

  16. March 6, 2014

    Tagging supplier Buddi quits MoJ deal

    Plans to replace outsourcing giants G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic tagging equipment for offenders have collapsed...

  17. February 27, 2014

    Capita rises above the outsourcing gloom

    Cost-cutting in the public and private sectors is expected to create a buoyant market for outsourcing, despite a series of...

  18. February 17, 2014

    Helplines prosper as more workers feel the strain

    If you are anxious about work, you are not alone. Companies that supply counselling services to banks, law firms, IT...

  19. January 28, 2014

    MoD to hand over running of bases to private sector

    The Ministry of Defence is expected to appoint a private sector partner to manage its entire military estate – from...

  20. January 27, 2014

    Capita buys car parking ticket printer Liberty

    Drivers might think local councils make too much money from parking tickets, but they are not the only ones cashing in,...

  21. January 14, 2014

    Capita regains congestion charge contract

    Capita, the company once loathed by motorists for implementing London’s congestion charge, has snatched back the contract it...

  22. December 12, 2013

    Bids to run prison services worth £100m

    Chris Grayling, the justice secretary, is to go ahead with outsourcing maintenance of more than a hundred public sector...

  23. December 9, 2013

    UK secondary share issues soar as confidence returns

    The amount of money raised from secondary share sales by UK companies is at its highest level since 2010, raising hopes that...

  24. November 18, 2013

    CBI chief warns against demonisation of outsourcing groups

    Demonisation of outsourcing groups such as G4S and Serco threatens to undermine a “great British export success”,...

  25. November 18, 2013

    Capita chief outsources himself after 26 years

    Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita, announced his resignation after 26 years at the outsourcing company he has nurtured...

  26. November 18, 2013

    Capita: strike three

    UK outsourcing is not the place to invest if you like the quiet life. Not only have the three largest listed companies...

  27. November 18, 2013

    Veteran chief Pindar steps down at Capita

    Paul Pindar, the chief executive of Capita, is to step down early next year after 26 years at the company, leaving Britain’s...

  28. November 15, 2013

    Court to hear Arch Cru case

    The High Court has agreed to hear a £16m claim against Capita Financial Managers by 550 investors in Arch Cru funds. The...

  29. August 22, 2013

    CPP still operates in 15 countries

    The company at the centre of the UK financial services industry’s latest mis-selling scandal still operates in 15...

  30. August 14, 2013

    Balfour Beatty needs to build a stronger narrative

    A profit warning puts a dark cloud over any company. But at least it can generally expect the silver lining that the share...

  31. July 31, 2013

    Capita and Circle join up to bid for healthy returns

    Capita, the FTSE 100 outsourcer, is to bid for lucrative NHS contracts in partnership with Circle Holdings, the Aim-listed...

  32. July 29, 2013

    Contractor pulls out of NHS 111

    NHS 111, the telephone health advice line, suffered a blow on Monday when a key contractor pulled out. NHS Direct has made...

  33. July 25, 2013

    Capita dismisses tagging scandal as ‘distraction’

    Paul Pindar, chief executive of Capita, has dismissed concerns over the impact of an investigation into rival outsourcers...

  34. July 23, 2013

    Business-style agency to run £12bn of government procurement

    A corporate-style overhaul of the way the government buys up to £12bn of goods and services will be announced today as...

  35. July 22, 2013

    UK dividend payments jump to record

    Investors received a record quarterly payout from UK companies in the three months to June as the gross dividends they paid...

  36. July 17, 2013

    Unilever slides on earnings worries

    Earnings worries put Unilever among London’s biggest fallers on Wednesday. Weaker emerging markets meant Unilever’s sales...

  37. June 23, 2013

    Time to end bank-lending status quo

    “When in doubt, launch another banking review,” is the kind of advice you would expect from Sir Humphrey Appleby, civil...

  38. June 17, 2013

    Police poised to hand cell management to private sector

    A clutch of police forces is expected to hand the management of their cells to the private sector for the first time as they...

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