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    1. May 20, 2015

      CEO pay: it is time for one brave leader to ask for less

      Chief executive pay is a scandal. It is too high, too complicated and has badly damaged the image of business. Even fervent...

    2. May 10, 2015

      Piecemeal UK tax rises seem ‘inevitable’

      George Osborne is expected to rely on piecemeal tax changes and frozen thresholds to raise extra revenue after his...

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    1. May 10, 2015

      FT City Network — transcript: The results of the 2015 general election

      Members of the Financial Times City Network, a panel of more than 50 of the City of London’s most influential individuals,...

    2. May 4, 2015

      Private equity looks for life beyond the leveraged buyout

      Private equity executives are not generally known for lying awake at night with worry — nor for talking about it in public....

    3. April 30, 2015

      UK board members admit pay model is broken

      A majority of UK board members believe the executive pay model is broken, and not closely aligned with companies’ strategy,...

    4. April 29, 2015

      We need female chief executives, not just non-executives

      As I take up the chairmanship of the UK’s Institute of Directors, I cannot help but reflect on the fact that it has taken...

    5. April 13, 2015

      SNP pushes for Westminster funding pledges at business launch

      Nicola Sturgeon has launched her party’s business platform ahead of May’s UK general election, demanding a series of funding...

    6. April 13, 2015

      Manifesto receives mixed reaction from business

      Businesses welcomed Labour’s promise to be fiscally prudent while improving Britain’s infrastructure on Monday, but they...

    7. April 8, 2015

      Doubts raised over costing of non-dom rule changes

      Labour will scrap the non-dom rules that exempt thousands of British residents from UK tax on their offshore income without...

    8. March 30, 2015

      Labour effort to woo business suffers bumpy start

      Ed Miliband has been warned that there is “more to business than just Europe”, after the Labour leader’s attempt to win over...

    9. March 20, 2015

      Get smart on government projects

      George Osborne rather fancies the Internet of Things, that techie dream to connect up “everything from urban transport to...

    10. March 15, 2015

      BCC urges Osborne to freeze investment allowance in Budget

      A boost to investment by freezing the amount businesses can offset against tax would be the best measure the chancellor...

    11. March 6, 2015

      Focus shifts to investors who vote on pay

      In recent weeks, concerns over executive pay have shifted. Bankers — long in the line of fire from investors and the general...

    12. March 3, 2015

      Business asks chancellor to focus on medium-sized firms

      George Osborne, chancellor, should focus on boosting medium-sized businesses in his final budget before the UK general...

    13. March 3, 2015

      Business and the Budget: the wishlists

      With a week to go until the UK budget, the FT summarises what lobby groups are asking for. Institute of Directors The IoD...

    14. March 2, 2015

      UK bank bosses more bullish on bonuses

      Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins is on Tuesday set to accept his first bonus since taking charge three years ago, in...

    15. February 26, 2015

      Ministers crack down on UK business late payment

      The government is preparing tough new payment rules that could see big businesses named and shamed if they fail to treat...

    16. February 22, 2015

      Ease foreign graduate visa restrictions, business leaders urge

      A future government must make it easier for foreign graduates to stay and work in Britain after their studies or the country...

    17. February 12, 2015

      Business group breaks tradition with appointment of Lady Judge

      The Institute of Directors has broken with more than a century of tradition by appointing a woman as its chairman. Lady...

    18. February 10, 2015

      If Britain goes: Business does not want to keep status quo

      One idea that unites almost all UK businesses is that they do not want to keep the status quo on Europe. David Cameron has...

    19. February 1, 2015

      Institute of Directors chief warns of growing anti-corporate mood

      A senior business figure has warned about a growing anti-corporate mood in British politics in the run-up to the general...

    20. January 19, 2015

      Business groups hit out at late payment ‘scandal’

      The Institute of Directors has warned that the “scandal” of late payments is undermining the UK’s economic recovery. It said...

    21. January 1, 2015

      UK businesses fear political risks ahead

      Political risk ranks high on the list of concerns of UK businesses, both big and small, going into 2015. “The political and...

    22. December 29, 2014

      A McKinsey knight with a quiver full of arrows

      A job vacancy has caught Sir Alcon Copisarow’s eye. The Institute of Directors has been advertising for a new chair, who...

    23. December 23, 2014

      Two-thirds of UK SMEs paid late, survey says

      Two-thirds of the UK’s small and medium sized companies suffer late payments from businesses they supply, according to the...

    24. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay. Last...

    25. December 15, 2014

      Employers warn against curbs on unpaid interns

      Curbs on unpaid internships will reduce the opportunities available to young people, the CBI, the UK’s biggest business...

    26. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Employers greet ‘business-friendly’ speech

      The chancellor offered a range of goodies for the UK’s smaller companies, although there were few pleasant surprises for big...

    27. November 27, 2014

      Business groups voice concerns over Scottish tax plans

      Devolution to Scotland of control over income tax rates and bands threatens to add to the administrative burden on companies...

    28. November 26, 2014

      Top investors warn of revolt over new BG Group chief’s pay deal

      A multimillion-pound pay package that would make Helge Lund, incoming chief executive of BG Group, one of Europe’s best...

    29. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      Ever naira a fuel scarcity issue for Nigeria

      Nigeria’s fiscal exposure to falling oil prices is amongst the most acute within the Opec group. But as Standard Bank...

    30. October 3, 2014

      Business in generational struggle to defend free market, says IoD

      The head of a top UK business lobby said on Friday that corporate Britain was in a “generational struggle” to defend free...

    31. September 29, 2014

      David Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK leaves EU

      David Cameron said he would not be heartbroken if the UK left the EU, insisting he felt “1,000 times more strongly about the...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Business relieved at Scottish result but concerns remain

      By 6am on Friday businesses across the UK were exhaling a collective sigh of relief at the outcome of the Scottish...

    33. August 13, 2014

      L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

      Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of British...

    34. July 27, 2014

      FTSE 100 chairmen back renegotiation of UK-EU relationship

      A group of FTSE 100 chairmen surveyed for a poll have overwhelmingly backed renegotiation of Britain’s relationship with the...

    35. July 16, 2014

      Experian suffers shareholder revolt over board reshuffle

      The wave of shareholder rebellions sweeping the City escalated on Wednesday, as a substantial minority of investors in...

    36. July 16, 2014

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley walks away from bonus scheme

      Mike Ashley has pulled out of a contentious bonus scheme that gained the approval of Sports Direct shareholders just two...

    37. July 7, 2014

      How united is UK business on Brexit?

      If it comes to a UK referendum on EU membership, which prime minister David Cameron has pledged to hold by 2017 if he wins...

    38. June 4, 2014

      Business welcomes focus on enterprise in Queen’s Speech

      Business was relieved that the Queen’s Speech focused on a limited number of bills and had an emphasis on enterprise, but...

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