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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. June 23, 2014

    Council and school staff vote to strike

    Britain faces one of its biggest protests against the effects of government spending cuts after local government workers...

  25. June 22, 2014

    Barristers’ income falls 12% in two years

    The squeezing of the barristers’ profession has been highlighted by new figures that show their income has decreased 12 per...

  26. June 20, 2014

    Spire dreaming of £1bn flotation after Cinven ends sale talks

    Britain’s second-largest chain of private hospitals is finalising plans for a £1bn stock market flotation, as it seeks to...

  27. June 20, 2014

    Large UK law firms outpace competitors

    The UK’s largest law firms are growing much faster than their mid-market counterparts, according to new research that...

  28. June 10, 2014

    Growth in UK manufacturing sector fastest in 3 years

    Growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector accelerated in April in a further sign that the economic recovery is broadening....

  29. June 8, 2014

    Big UK groups urged to track suppliers on social value

    Fifty of the UK’s largest companies are to be urged to show corporate responsibility by tracking how their small suppliers...

  30. June 4, 2014

    UK service sector activity powers ahead

    Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector motored along in May, as extra work and increasing business confidence...

  31. June 1, 2014

    UK’s City and Guilds in deal to help train 500m workers in India

    A UK charity is to become the first overseas group to run vocational education for the Indian government’s skills agency,...

  32. May 29, 2014

    Three-quarters of litigants in UK commercial court are foreign

    More than three-quarters of those who use London’s commercial court to settle disputes are from outside the UK, according to...

  33. May 22, 2014

    Matthew Warchus has hard act to follow at London Old Vic theatre

    Matthew Warchus, who has just been announced as the next artistic director of London’s Old Vic Theatre when Kevin Spacey...

  34. May 8, 2014

    Intu seeks investors to fund leisure development plans

    Intu, the FTSE 250-listed retail landlord, plans to sell off chunks of its biggest shopping centres to investors to raise...

  35. May 8, 2014

    Hedge fund chief donates £5m to Natural History Museum

    Facing government cutbacks, London’s Natural History Museum has found a welcome new source of funds: a £5m donation from a...

  36. May 6, 2014

    OECD upgrades UK growth forecasts to 3.2% in 2014

    The OECD upgraded its growth forecasts for the UK on Tuesday as the dominant services sector rose for the 16th straight...

  37. May 2, 2014

    Tour down memory lane with old wheels that are still red-hot

    It is more than 60 years old and would almost certainly fail an MOT, but that did not stop someone paying £19.7m for a 1954...

  38. May 2, 2014

    Bicester airfield becomes centre for vintage car services

    Classic car cornucopia Bicester may be famous for its shopping village selling Louis Vuitton handbags and Hermès scarves,...

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