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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. May 19, 2014

      Business chiefs hostile to Labour’s minimum wage pledge

      Business chiefs have given a hostile reception to Labour’s promise to raise the national minimum wage significantly if the...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2014

      Takeovers, jobs and the capital markets

      The attempt by US drug company Pfizer to buy AstraZeneca, the crown jewel of Britain’s pharmaceutical industry, has prompted...

    17. April 27, 2014

      The Academic Week Ahead

      Monday – April 28 Meet a dean Over three days, 170 deans and MBA directors from 125 business schools will gather in Paris...

    18. March 12, 2014

      Business divided after Ed Miliband rules out EU referendum

      Ed Miliband has won a rare burst of praise from business leaders after all but ruling out a referendum on EU membership if...

    19. March 9, 2014

      Labour warned it risks anti-business image in UK poll fight

      Labour is in danger of looking anti-business in the run-up to the 2015 general election, the former head of the Institute of...

    20. March 7, 2014

      Tories take tougher stance on immigration to shore up votes

      It could have been an episode of the Westminster television satire The Thick of It. While David Cameron was at an EU summit...

    21. February 23, 2014

      Business urge Osborne to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise

      The British Chambers of Commerce has urged George Osborne to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise in his...

    22. February 5, 2014

      UK migration policies ‘pose skills risk’

      The subject of immigration retains its power to polarise. In the UK, since the middle of the last century, periods of...

    23. January 29, 2014

      Better Boards: Evaluation code proposed

      Boardroom behaviour at UK listed companies has scarcely been out of the news in the five years since Sir David Walker’s 2009...

    24. December 19, 2013

      Vince Cable proposes limited reform of zero-hour contracts

      Employers could be banned from using exclusivity clauses that tie workers on zero-hours contracts to one business, under...

    25. November 19, 2013

      Business urges more runways for London

      A business-led campaign calling for more London runways was launched on Tuesday, to try to break the political impasse over...

    26. October 28, 2013

      ‘Years of delays’ if government backs down on HS2 rail project

      Train passengers would be hit by 14 years of weekend delays if the government backs down from its promise to build the High...

    27. October 22, 2013

      Ferguson spreads his management gospel

      From the dockyards of Glasgow to Pall Mall in the heart of St James: Sir Alex Ferguson completed an improbable journey on...

    28. October 6, 2013

      Directors need to see social media as part of the job

      Nowhere is the generation gap more apparent than in the parallel universes inhabited by social media users and board...

    29. September 24, 2013

      Business groups criticise Labour leader’s ‘divisive’ speech

      Ed Miliband has come under fire from several business organisations, with the CBI – the largest lobby group – accusing him...

    30. September 19, 2013

      Diet of fibre promises health for economy

      The succession of industries by which Jersey has prospered during its long history is about to be joined, its leaders hope,...

    31. September 18, 2013

      George Osborne dismisses fears of overheating housing market

      George Osborne dismissed fears that the housing market was overheating on Wednesday as he warned that the UK’s economic...

    32. September 18, 2013

      IoD chief to call for wide reform of EU powers

      The EU has lost its way and needs “fundamental reform”, but there is little appetite among businesses for withdrawal, the...

    33. September 13, 2013

      Pete Waterman predicts HS2 will be smash hit

      If Pete Waterman knows as much about trains as he does about pop music, HS2 will be a sure-fire hit. The co-producer of more...

    34. September 5, 2013

      Threat to HS2 endangers London’s global growth, says Nick Clegg

      London’s status as “an economic global powerhouse” will be put at risk without the regional links provided by the High Speed...

    35. August 27, 2013

      Cracks emerge in business support for second UK high-speed rail line

      The Institute of Directors has become the first large business group to call for the planned high-speed rail link between...

    36. August 16, 2013

      Conversion job: Simon Walker, head of the Institute of Directors

      When Simon Walker, director-general of the Institute of Directors, first saw his west London home in 1994 it was a ruin....

    37. August 4, 2013

      Call to reform directors’ insurance as iSoft four left with bill

      Taking on the role of a company director could become “impossibly risky” without reforms to liability insurance, the...

    38. July 29, 2013

      Fears of deepening regional divide over job vacancies

      Almost half of all UK job vacancies were in London and southeast England last month, raising fears that any jobs growth on...

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