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    1. October 30, 2014

      Non-wage costs hit small companies taking on first employee

      It costs the UK’s small businesses on average £35,500 to take on their first employee, less than two-thirds of which is...

    2. August 31, 2014

      Small business federation warns on Leps’ transparency

      Billions of pounds of public money are to be channelled through bodies that do not publish accounts, the Federation of Small...

    1. 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...

    2. May 30, 2014

      Vince Cable acts to shame late-payers in UK business

      Vince Cable will announce plans on Friday to force companies to publish information about their payment terms in an effort...

    3. May 28, 2014

      Banks pressed to improve lending to UK small business

      High street banks have been urged to “up their game” on lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after a...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 15, 2014

      Curryhouse crush

      Synergies from the merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse, creating the leaden labeled Dixons Carphone, clearly don’t...

    5. March 19, 2014

      UK business lobby groups to seek SME views on banking services

      Two of the main business lobby groups have joined forces in a Treasury-supported research project to find out what micro,...

    6. March 12, 2014

      Low Pay Commission should become ‘powerful watchdog’, says founder

      The body that sets Britain’s national minimum wage should be transformed into a “powerful new watchdog” with the aim of...

    7. January 10, 2014

      Up to 9,000 homes miss out on UK government flood insurance deal

      Nearly 9,000 households in flood-prone areas in England and Wales will not be covered by the government’s new flood...

    8. December 16, 2013

      Small business optimism rising in every UK region, survey finds

      Small companies are increasingly confident about their prospects, raising hopes that business investment may rise next year,...

    9. December 5, 2013

      Autumn Statement 2013: Business groups seek curb on energy costs

      Business leaders signalled that they would push hard for relief from energy costs in next spring’s Budget after George...

    10. November 28, 2013

      Business leaders welcome move to improve lending to SMEs

      Business leaders said the government’s move to focus bank subsidies on credit to companies would help spur lending, which...

    11. July 5, 2011

      M&S cheer caps Footsie winning streak

      Marks and Spencer was in demand as the retail sector helped the FTSE 100 register its longest winning streak in nearly two...

    12. March 27, 2010

      Business boots

      Shoes were among the talking points at the CNBC European Business Leaders Awards at the Berkeley Hotel midweek.Natalie...

    13. February 13, 2010

      Beware of the dog

      Esrtwhile Cadbury chairman Roger Carr showed a sense of humour amid the serious debate about his capitulation to the Kraft...

    14. December 29, 2009

      Horizons expand

      Takeovers often create job insecurity for workers at the target company. However, big UK deals of the past decade have also...

    15. October 15, 2009

      3i marathon man

      Lady Hogg has gained two new directors on the 3i board in the past month but in turn loses Robert Smith , who is to focus...

    16. September 9, 2009

      Retail wizard

      Seeking a bit of retail magic, DSG International chairman John Allan has hired former Majestic Wine chief Tim How as a...

    17. April 5, 2009

      Deutsche Post shows interest in Royal Mail

      The UK government’s attempts to part-privatise Royal Mail gained some much-needed momentum on Sunday when rival Deutsche...

    18. January 19, 2009

      Allan to take over as chairman at ailing DSG

      John Allan of Deutsche Post, as the struggling electrical retailer aims to turn around its fortunes after a poor end to...

    19. January 19, 2009

      Allan to take on role of chairman at ailing DSG

      John Allan of Deutsche Post is set to take over as chairman of DSG, as the struggling electrical retailer aims to turn...

    20. October 28, 2008

      D Postbank rejects state aid in favour of rights offering

      Deutsche Postbank needs at least €1bn in fresh capital, its owners admitted yesterday as the bank revealed that a €364m...

    21. October 27, 2008

      D Postbank opts for rights offer over state aid

      Deutsche Postbank needs at least €1bn in fresh capital, its owners admitted on Monday as the bank revealed that a €364m...

    22. May 28, 2008

      D Post enlists UPS in ‘radical’ delivery deal

      DHL’s parent company has turned to an arch-rival to help salvage its lossmaking US express-delivery business, agreeing to...

    23. March 7, 2008

      D Post set to reveal plan for DHL arm

      Deutsche Post is to reveal in May how it intends to sort out its troubled US express delivery business, the logistics...

    24. March 7, 2008

      Deutsche Post set to reveal plan for DHL arm

      Deutsche Post is to reveal in May how it intends to sort out its troubled US express delivery business, the logistics...

    25. January 25, 2008

      D Post considers US unit sale

      Deutsche Post, the world's biggest logistics group, is considering selling its ailing DHL express delivery unit in the US...

    26. January 24, 2008

      D Post considers US unit sale

      Deutsche Post, the world’s biggest logistics group, is considering selling its ailing DHL express delivery unit in the US as...

    27. December 28, 2007

      NSG hires British finance director

      Nippon Sheet Glass, the Japanese glass manufacturer, has appointed a Briton as its new group finance director, the second...

    28. December 28, 2007

      NSG hires British finance director

      Nippon Sheet Glass, the Japanese glass manufacturer, has appointed a Briton as its new group finance director, the second...

    29. November 8, 2007

      Deutsche Post hints at sale of bank stake

      Deutsche Post on Thursday hinted it could consider selling its controlling stake in Postbank next year, sending shares in...

    30. September 15, 2007

      D Post names UK logistics chief as CFO

      Deutsche Post yesterday appointed John Allan as its new chief financial officer in a bid to boost investor confidence in...

    31. May 5, 2007

      Cut to the chase

      The best barbers and men's hairdressers in the world, as chosen by the concierges who know bestLONDONrecommended by the...

    32. September 6, 2006

      Unison attacks £1.6bn health supplies contract won by DHL

      Unions attacked the government's decision to outsource the work of an award-winning National Health Service organisation as...

    33. September 5, 2006

      DHL signs £1.6bn health supply deal

      DHL, the German-owned logistics company, on Monday signed a controversial contract that will outsource the purchasing and...

    34. July 17, 2006

      D Post aims for bite-sized integration targets

      Deutsche Post is not renowned for success in integrating its acquisitions. After years of building its DHL Express division...

    35. July 17, 2006

      Group looks to build on its UK success

      The world's largest logistics group is looking to increase its business with retail customers outside the UK and...

    36. July 17, 2006

      D Post aims for bite-sized integration targets

      Deutsche Post is not renowned for success in integrating its acquisitions. After years of building its DHL Express division...

    37. July 17, 2006

      D-Post looks to grow on its UK success

      The world’s largest logistics group is looking to grow its business with retail customers outside the UK and luxury goods...

    38. June 24, 2006

      Old chief executives never die, they land new jobs

      It is not just UK companies that have been fading away since the takeover boom went into overdrive at the beginning of...

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