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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. Doing Business in Jersey

    Crown dependency plans to strengthen economy through diversification...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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....

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. May 22, 2013

    Shale gas could supply a third of UK needs, says IoD

    Britain’s shale gas reserves could “be a new North Sea for Britain”, meeting more than a third of annual gas needs, reducing...

  31. March 13, 2013

    IoD chief attacks bankers’ pay

    A senior business leader has attacked the level of bankers’ pay, describing the number of £1m-plus packages at Barclays and...

  32. December 18, 2012

    IoD calls for new Heathrow runways

    A leading business organisation has backed the case for building two new runways at Heathrow airport, amid evidence that...

  33. November 20, 2012

    Davey sets out simplified energy tariffs

    A government shake-up of household energy tariffs that aims to end confusion over bills could lead to utilities withdrawing...

  34. August 22, 2012

    Companies delay decisions on investment

    Companies are “battening down the hatches” and delaying investment decisions amid widespread fears that the UK will not...

  35. March 29, 2012

    The wits who can tell us what is ‘fair’ in executive pay

    From Mr Tim Seymour. Sir, Simon Walker, director-general of the Institute of Directors, writes that “it is time for big FTSE...

  36. March 8, 2012

    Recruitment Diary: March 8 2012

    ● Appointment of the week Ian Dormer is the new chairman of the Institute of Directors, taking over from Neville Bain, who...

  37. March 5, 2012

    IoD calls for deeper public spending cuts

    George Osborne should commit to deeper public spending cuts and reduce taxes on rich individuals and companies, the...

  38. February 21, 2012

    Companies confident over economic outlook

    Companies are relatively confident in spite of gloom in the media about the economic outlook, a survey of 1,000 members of...

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