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    1. August 21, 2015

      Javid weighs in on practice of restaurants withholding staff tips

      The business secretary has insisted that restaurants should pay tips to staff, after a major high street chain admitted...

    2. August 5, 2015

      UK services sector activity slows in July

      Activity in the UK’s dominant services industry dipped in July in the latest signal that momentum in the economy has...

    1. July 6, 2015

      Osborne to try to abolish Sunday trading laws

      George Osborne will offer to rip up the remaining restrictions on Sunday trading in Wednesday’s Budget in a move that...

    2. June 30, 2015

      UK consumer confidence at highest in 15 years

      The feelgood factor is back for British consumers, with a confidence measure reaching its highest level in more than 15...

    3. June 19, 2015

      The messaging system that has nothing left to say

      Delete is our default,” warns Snapchat, the popular messaging and photo application used by many teenagers and...

    4. June 3, 2015

      Services data reinforce fears of slowing UK recovery

      The UK services sector grew at the slowest pace in five months in May, raising fears the economy may have failed to...

    5. May 18, 2015

      Restaurant sector turnover up 39% since 2010

      Consumers continued to dine out through the economic downturn with turnover in the UK restaurant sector up 39 per cent...

    6. May 6, 2015

      Services data ease fears of weakening UK recovery

      Activity in the UK services sector accelerated in April, calming concerns that the overall economic recovery is...

    7. April 28, 2015

      UK economic growth slows to 0.3% in first quarter

      The UK economy grew at the slowest pace since the final quarter of 2012 in the first three months of the year. With...

    8. April 19, 2015

      Pay-as-you-go gyms increase in popularity over longer contracts

      On a sunny midweek afternoon, there are just two personal trainers instructing clients to lunge and lift in the small...

    9. April 12, 2015

      Rich overseas patients help private hospitals beat recession

      With signs in Arabic and English, prayer rooms and minibuses to the local mosque, London’s £1.5bn private hospital...

    10. April 8, 2015

      Law firms fear poaching and desertion as market recovers

      City law firms are becoming increasingly concerned about lawyers defecting and taking clients with them as the legal...

    11. April 7, 2015

      UK service sector activity boosts hopes for strong growth

      Activity in the UK’s dominant service sector has accelerated to its fastest pace since last summer, boosting hopes for...

    12. April 6, 2015

      New breed of tourists pick dark skies over a five-star stay

      A comfortable bed and full-English breakfast are no longer enough to satisfy the new breed of tourists hitting the...

    13. April 1, 2015

      Super-rich lose taste for London restaurants

      The super-rich are losing their appetite for fine dining in London, according to an annual survey of the world’s top...

    14. March 26, 2015

      UK retail sales rise as high street prices fall

      Britons went on a shopping spree last month as prices on the high street fell by the most on record, dispelling fears...

    15. March 16, 2015

      High street takes further knock as more stores disappear

      Shop closures on the high street worsened in 2014, with rising consumer confidence failing to lift town centres. People...

    16. March 6, 2015

      Simon Rattle, lightning conductor

      It was like the tempestuous end of one love affair, and the beginning of another. When Sir Simon Rattle left Birmingham...

    17. March 4, 2015

      Services survey fuels evidence of UK recovery

      Britain’s services sector expanded at a healthy rate in February, providing further evidence that the UK’s economic...

    18. February 25, 2015

      North Sea oil: That sinking feeling

      Shouting to be heard over an Arctic blast, Alistair Hope points out a dozen oil platforms, some nearby, their gas...

    19. February 17, 2015

      Contactless card junkies tap their way to payment addiction

      In the early 1990s, when refuting the gateway drug theory, comedian Denis Leary argued that marijuana use was more...

    20. February 4, 2015

      UK services sector makes strong start to 2015

      The UK services sector grew strongly in January, according to a business survey published on Wednesday. The purchasing...

    21. January 27, 2015

      Osborne claims high ground as GDP rises

      Britain’s economy grew 2.6 per cent in 2014, its fastest rate since the financial crisis, stoking Conservative...

    22. January 16, 2015

      Creative accounting by the boosters of creative industries

      ‘Strong performance by creative industries produces record show for economy’ Financial Times, January 14 Bravo!...

    23. January 13, 2015

      Strong performance by creative industries boosts UK economy

      The UK’s creative industries contributed a record £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, according to the latest government...

    24. January 9, 2015

      Catwalk season opens with London Collections: Men

      Fashion buyers and press from around the globe descended on London on Friday for what has become not just the grand...

    25. January 9, 2015

      Private sector contracts in the NHS

      Private sector contracts in the National Health Service: * Virgin Care won a deal worth £450m over five years to...

    26. January 7, 2015

      The ‘virtual assistants’ who juggle kids and career

      No man — or woman — can serve two masters, says St Matthew. Not so, reckons Julia Stubblefield, whose two bosses phone,...

    27. January 6, 2015

      Sterling falls amid disappointing UK services data

      A slowdown in the UK’s services sector pushed sterling to a 17-month low on Tuesday, and provided a further sign that...

    28. December 28, 2014

      The spies in the cellar are now sidling up to your desk

      One of the most unsettling workplaces I have ever come across was a pub in the English Midlands I visited 12 years ago....

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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