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      UK export failures highlight difficulties in rebalancing economy

      The UK’s trade deficit in goods widened to a new record last year in another illustration of the country’s failure to...

    2. January 16, 2016

      Corbyn proposes link between dividends and fair pay

      Jeremy Corbyn has stoked a row with business by calling for a ban on companies paying dividends to shareholders unless...

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    1. January 15, 2016

      Sadiq Khan charms business leaders in race to be London mayor

      In the race to be mayor of London, one candidate seems to have a clear lead when it comes to courting the business...

    2. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Sports Direct: employment criticisms 'unfounded'

      UK sportswear retailer Sports Direct has issued a robust and lengthy defence on its employment practices in the wake of...

    3. December 17, 2015

      Bank of England not expected to hurry to follow US Fed

      The Bank of England is not expected to hurry to follow the US Federal Reserve and raise UK interest rates, financial...

    4. December 14, 2015

      Boards urged to appoint younger directors to tackle cyber threat

      Companies should hire a younger generation of boardroom directors to head off the “systemic threat” that cyber risk...

    5. December 14, 2015

      Bank of England deputy governor cautions on interest rate rise

      Minouche Shafik, a Bank of England deputy governor, says she will not vote for an interest rate rise without seeing...

    6. December 4, 2015

      Institute of Directors offers to help train charity trustees

      One of Britain’s leading business organisations is adapting its training course for company directors to help charity...

    7. November 26, 2015

      UK business lobby groups hit out over apprenticeship levy

      UK businesses had harsh words on Thursday for the government’s apprenticeship levy fleshed out by the chancellor in his...

    8. November 25, 2015

      Exports face setback as trade funding loses £42m

      The government has cut the budget of the body that supports the UK’s exporters, even as forecasts for export growth...

    9. November 25, 2015

      Business relief as innovation, research budgets spared

      There was less bad news for business than anticipated on Wednesday, as the chancellor refrained from cutting the budget...

    10. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: apprenticeship levy will hit wages, OBR warns

      The apprenticeship levy will damage wage growth as employers pass on the cost to their employees, the official fiscal...

    11. November 1, 2015

      City charity donations drop as groups prefer to offer services

      The nature of philanthropy in London is changing. While the capital as a whole gave £5.6bn to charity over 2013-14,...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      October 6, 2015

      A difference of opinion on Europe

      Former chancellor Nigel Lawson (left) and former business secretary Lord Peter Mandelson at the Institute of Directors...

    13. October 6, 2015

      Cameron urged to bring forward EU referendum to 2016

      Business is pressing David Cameron to accelerate plans for an EU referendum, warning that delaying the vote to 2017...

    14. September 28, 2015

      Institute of Directors urges Jeremy Corbyn to back EU reform

      As Labour’s annual conference gets under way, the Institute of Directors has called on Jeremy Corbyn, its new leader,...

    15. September 21, 2015

      BT rivals call for probe of UK broadband services

      A group of telecom and media companies has joined the Institute of Directors to denounce the quality of UK broadband...

    16. August 27, 2015

      Net immigration to UK hits record high of 330,000

      A rise in the number of foreign nationals seeking work in Britain has pushed net migration to an all-time record of...

    17. August 27, 2015

      Business brands UK migration target ‘bizarre and unachievable’

      Business leaders have called on the Home Office to undertake a full assessment of what the government’s “bizarre and...

    18. August 24, 2015

      Unfinished business in Japan — a view from the board

      Japan is a place where change takes time. When work first took me there in the 1980s, I came across the suggestion that...

    19. August 23, 2015

      Britain reopens Tehran embassy with promises of enhanced trade

      Philip Hammond, the UK foreign secretary, reopened the country’s embassy in Tehran on Sunday, and promised that British...

    20. August 13, 2015

      UK pupils eye top universities as A-level results arrive

      The number of UK pupils taking core academic subjects at A-level has risen over the past year as school leavers seek to...

    21. August 12, 2015

      Davies Review needs to ask the right questions

      Working women in the UK are still paid nearly a fifth less than their male peers. And there are just five female chief...

    22. August 5, 2015

      Club rules keep women out of the network

      A week ago Lady Judge, the newly appointed chairman of the Institute of Directors, held an unusual party. The room at...

    23. July 17, 2015

      Women and money: the struggle to juggle

      From Monday to Friday, Tatjana Greil Castro manages bond portfolios worth €5bn. And during an interview in the Mayfair...

    24. July 17, 2015

      Indefensible secrets on women’s pay

      Owing to their limited training and experience,” the British Employers’ Confederation told the Royal Commission on...

    25. July 14, 2015

      UK companies told to publish gender pay audits

      Companies with more than 250 employees will have to publish the difference in average pay between men and women workers...

    26. July 5, 2015

      Debate rages over who speaks for British business

      As the aftershocks of the financial crisis continue to reverberate across Europe and the debate over Britain’s...

    27. June 29, 2015

      Lady Judge takes her governance campaign to Japan

      Having led governance efforts in the UK and the US, Lady Barbara Judge is taking her campaign to Lixil, the Japanese...

    28. June 16, 2015

      Private capital and ambition build tech clusters, not politicians

      London Technology Week has got off to a flying start with the news that 23-year-old Londoner James Proud has won...

    29. June 16, 2015

      G4S perceived as having worst performing board in UK

      G4S — the UK outsourcing and security group involved in scandals over Olympic Games staffing and offender tagging — has...

    30. June 11, 2015

      Officials struggle to balance work and welfare cuts

      When George Osborne promised a Conservative-led government would cut £12bn from the welfare bill rather than implement...

    31. June 10, 2015

      Business fears UK migration clampdown will hurt economy

      Business groups united in disapproval of the prime minister’s planned clampdown on non-EU skilled migrants on...

    32. June 1, 2015

      City AM appoints second editor in 8 months

      City AM has named its second new editor in eight months, appointing Christian May, a public relations specialist, to...

    33. May 27, 2015

      IoD urges investment boost for planes, trains and broadband

      From calls for new airport runways to superfast broadband for sleepy villages, demand is rising for improved...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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’...

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