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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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    Money Advice Service offered outdated UK pensions information

    A service tipped to deliver a key plank of the government’s radical pension reforms continued to make available outdated...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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,...

  26. May 2, 2014

    Rentokil eyes Americas expansion

    Rentokil Initial is targeting a big pipeline of acquisitions this year as the pest control and hygiene group looks to...

  27. April 28, 2014

    Betting shops campaign against clampdown

    Betting shop staff are to present a petition signed by 1m people to Downing Street on Monday, urging the government not to...

  28. April 27, 2014

    ONS figures to show economic recovery gathering pace

    Economists expect official figures this week will show the recovery gathering momentum, which is likely to provide a boost...

  29. April 25, 2014

    House loans slip ahead of mortgage changes

    The recovery in UK mortgage lending has hit a soft patch ahead of the introduction of stricter lending rules for banks, even...

  30. April 22, 2014

    UK recruiters enjoy fruits of recovery

    Three of the UK’s biggest recruiters have reported strong growth driven by their domestic market, in the latest sign that...

  31. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: Networkers raise confidence of women in business

    A women’s networking event at Middlesbrough Football Club in 2000 set Ann Stonehouse on a route which has led to her winning...

  32. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: Tissue Solutions exploits gap in market

    A list of the wares available from Tissue Solutions, Glasgow-based winner of a Queen’s Award for International Trade, is...

  33. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: John McAslan builds on UK success

    When government ministers want to bang the drum for the UK’s export successes they often pick one of Britain’s foreign-owned...

  34. April 21, 2014

    Queen’s Awards: Bespoke service lifts Travel Counsellors

    “Stack it high and sell it cheap” has been the mantra of high street travel agents for years, says David Speakman, 67,...

  35. April 21, 2014

    List of 2014 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners

    Individuals – winners of Enterprise Promotion award Mrs Christine Atkinson Mr Timothy Barnes Mr Eric Binns Professor Mark...

  36. April 17, 2014

    Plan to advise pensioners on life expectancy

    Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live, under a government plan to help them manage their money...

  37. April 16, 2014

    British coffee chain market heats up

    The British coffee chain market is increasingly competitive, as trends such as “flat whites” and single-origin beans sweep a...

  38. April 10, 2014

    Contract sanctions plan seen as threat to £25bn legal market

    Proposals by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to introduce new contract sanctions have sent a chill through the UK’s...

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