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    1. December 23, 2014

      Drinks industry: Low spirits

      The Spotted Pig, a Michelin star gastropub in New York’s trendy west Village, is heaving. The walls, adorned with enough pig...

    2. December 23, 2014

      Retail revolution sparks change in logistics sites

      Delivery firms may not be expected to match Santa Claus’s dash around the world in a single night but many are coming under...

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    1. December 18, 2014

      Black Friday discounts boost UK retail sales

      UK retail sales surged in November, growing at the fastest pace in a decade as consumers took advantage of pre-Christmas...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Social supermarket to sell surplus food at discount to poor

      A new “social supermarket” is aiming to cater to the poor by redistributing surplus food at budget prices — a model that has...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Rise in online shopping drives lending for delivery fleets

      The surge in online shopping has boosted investment in delivery vans this year, as retailers and logistics companies rush to...

    4. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    5. December 3, 2014

      Services data show UK economy continues to grow

      Britain’s economy continues to grow at a healthy pace, according to a survey of the services sector, which shows companies...

    6. November 25, 2014

      Bigger role for peer-to-peer online economy envisioned in UK

      Using a car parked on the side of the road could soon be as simple as taking the Tube, under proposals from the government’s...

    7. November 20, 2014

      EY to offer businesses help with private prosecutions for fraud

      EY has become the latest City firm to tap into a growing appetite to bring private prosecutions against white-collar...

    8. November 20, 2014

      UK National Audit Office attacks civil legal aid cuts

      Cuts to the civil legal aid budget are not delivering better value for money for the taxpayer, the UK’s top spending...

    9. November 19, 2014

      The little guy gets a last drink on the House

      The UK’s coalition government is racked by arguments about Europe, immigration and the deficit. But none can be blamed for a...

    10. November 7, 2014

      Cereal café adds a splash to London’s quirky eateries

      Before customers are allowed into London’s cat café, they are told to wash their hands, to refrain from picking up the cats,...

    11. November 5, 2014

      Services data fuel sense of UK slowdown

      Weakening activity in the vital service sector has reinforced the view that UK economic growth is slowing down. Sterling...

    12. October 24, 2014

      UK economy grows 0.7% in third quarter

      The UK has solidified its position as one of the fastest expanding economies in the industrial world, as it recorded...

    13. October 3, 2014

      UK service sector activity dips to three-month low

      Momentum in the UK service sector remained strong in September, according to the latest purchasing managers’ survey, but...

    14. September 18, 2014

      Sterling rise hits profits at UK’s biggest law firms

      The rise in the value of the pound this year has hit profits at the UK’s biggest law firms, data show. The top ten UK firms...

    15. September 16, 2014

      Health of high streets revives as economy gains strength

      The health of one in four British high streets is improving as the economic recovery reduces numbers of empty shops, though...

    16. September 9, 2014

      Blur group seeks to reassure investors after profit warnings

      Blur Group, the embattled “eBay for business services” company, sought to reassure investors on Tuesday with its first...

    17. September 8, 2014

      Law firms scrutinised in anti-money laundering push

      Specialist teams are to be sent in to scrutinise law firms amid mounting concerns they are failing to fulfil obligations to...

    18. August 26, 2014

      Regus hit by strength of sterling

      Regus, the UK-listed serviced office provider, has seen half-year profits from its growing network of international business...

    19. August 21, 2014

      Supermarket price war prompts first annual drop in UK food spend

      A cut-throat pricing battle between Britain’s big supermarkets has contributed to the first annual drop on record in the...

    20. August 17, 2014

      Councils privatise their legal departments

      A growing number of councils across the UK are trying to privatise their legal departments as they seek to bolster their...

    21. August 15, 2014

      Lib Dems plan freedom of information rules for private companies

      Water companies, the “Big Six” energy suppliers and housing associations would be forced to open their books to the public...

    22. August 15, 2014

      Ecigarette shops lead high streets’ transformation

      The smell of lychees, bubblegum and strawberries fills the vapour filled room in Vape Lab, an ecigarette store in east...

    23. August 15, 2014

      UK ‘sharing economy’ companies told of £9bn potential

      Companies in the UK’s nascent “sharing economy” could generate annual revenues of about £9bn by 2025 but only if they fulfil...

    24. August 14, 2014

      Carillion steps up pursuit of Balfour Beatty

      Carillion has stepped up its pursuit of construction rival Balfour Beatty, telling investors that its proposed deal to...

    25. August 8, 2014

      Release the hounds of the FTSE 100

      This is a tale of four dogs. They feature in most portfolios, and in that financial Battersea Dogs Home of unloved...

    26. August 5, 2014

      Services survey signals strong UK growth

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector expanded at the fastest pace in eight months in July, signalling another strong...

    27. July 23, 2014

      Capita profits surge bolstered by UK government outsourcing

      Capita reported a 16 per cent surge in interim pre-tax profits to £238m bolstered by a deal to run partly privatised...

    28. July 21, 2014

      Tesco: Clarke, not Superman

      The 2 per cent rise in the share price says it all. Such was the relief at the departure of Tesco chief executive Philip...

    29. July 11, 2014

      Eating out threatens supermarkets’ bread and butter

      Enzo Moschetta has seen big changes since his family bakery, Saint Sugar of London, began selling its French bread and...

    30. July 6, 2014

      UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

      The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

    31. July 4, 2014

      ‘Game of Thrones’ brings fantastical footfall to Northern Ireland

      It is at the Dark Hedges, the last stop of the day, that Fazila Husain has her little epiphany. A busload of Game of Thrones...

    32. July 3, 2014

      Parliament to probe role of lord chancellor

      The 900-year-old role of Britain’s lord chancellor, who officially ensures the independence of the courts, will come under...

    33. July 3, 2014

      Services sector survey points to rapid UK growth

      Britain’s vast services sector grew strongly last month, according to a survey, spurring companies to embark on the biggest...

    34. July 1, 2014

      Call for pensions consultants to be regulated

      The Law Commission has urged the UK government to consider regulating pensions consultants as concern grows over the power...

    35. June 30, 2014

      Indian restaurant serving curried goat’s brain wins top award

      A new Indian restaurant serving delicacies including curried goat’s brain has topped the table of the UK’s finest...

    36. June 29, 2014

      DHL plans £156m investment in the UK

      Deutsche Post DHL is planning its largest investment in Britain in 14 years as it seeks to address the dramatic rise in...

    37. June 27, 2014

      Money Advice Service offered outdated UK pensions information

      A service tipped to deliver a key plank of the government’s radical pension reforms continued to make available outdated...

    38. June 27, 2014

      UK business investment bounces back

      UK business investment has risen to its highest level since the financial crisis, in a further sign the economic recovery is...

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