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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. April 10, 2014

    ‘End-of-life’ chiefs hone their skills

    Rupert Callender grew up around death. He lost his father when he was seven. But he has happy memories of “end-of-life” too...

  3. April 8, 2014

    Businesses more optimistic about economic recovery

    Britain’s businesses are upbeat about the economic recovery, according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce....

  4. April 3, 2014

    UK services sector activity slows in March

    Activity in the UK services sector softened slightly in March, but remained firmly in expansionary territory, boosting hopes...

  5. March 28, 2014

    George Osborne announces plans to boost lending to small business

    George Osborne announced plans on Friday to help small businesses that have been rejected for a loan by making it easier for...

  6. March 27, 2014

    Allen & Overy lawyers referred to legal watchdog

    Two partners of Allen & Overy, the law firm, will be referred to the solicitors’ watchdog for their conduct during the...

  7. March 27, 2014

    UK retail sales rebound more than expected in February

    UK retail sales grew strongly in February, boosting hopes that the economy is powering ahead in the first quarter of the...

  8. March 24, 2014

    New UK government scheme to boost small business lending

    The government is offering to share the burden of losses on some small business loans through a new scheme aimed at...

  9. March 20, 2014

    Osborne hopes Budget will spur savings

    George Osborne said on Thursday he hoped the pensions shake-up and other measures unveiled in the Budget would stimulate a...

  10. March 14, 2014

    A better deal for Britain’s taxpayers

    Britain’s private providers of public services have hardly covered themselves in glory. In the run-up to the 2012 London...

  11. March 13, 2014

    Bupa’s ‘open referral’ system stems exodus of customers

    A contentious scheme by Bupa to direct patients to the insurer’s favoured hospital consultants might have upset doctors but...

  12. March 10, 2014

    Law firms try female leadership

    Just weeks into her new role, Penelope Warne feels both proud and daunted. The senior partner of London-headquartered CMS...

  13. March 7, 2014

    Law firm fees rise after years of decline

    The UK’s biggest law firms are beginning to charge clients more for advice after years of falling fees and discounts – in a...

  14. March 5, 2014

    Healthy rise in UK service sector activity

    Positive readings from three influential surveys of UK economic activity suggest the recovery remains on track. Activity...

  15. March 4, 2014

    Serco profits plummet after string of embarrassments

    Serco revealed a 62 per cent drop in profits on Tuesday as it admitted that chasing sales at the expense of customer service...

  16. March 3, 2014

    UK start-up dubbed ‘Bloomberg of private companies’ raises $17m

    DueDil – a start-up that has become known as “the Bloomberg of unquoted companies”, for providing data on every private...

  17. February 27, 2014

    Government to press ahead with legal aid cuts

    The UK government confirmed on Thursday it will continue with its planned cuts to the £1bn criminal legal aid budget, in a...

  18. February 14, 2014

    Bookmakers under pressure as betting machines research stepped up

    Pressure on bookmakers over their lucrative high street digital betting machines has intensified after researchers announced...

  19. February 13, 2014

    UK floods cause surge in some parts of economy

    The flooding that has brought misery to thousands of people across Britain has proved a boon for some parts of the economy....

  20. February 12, 2014

    UK exporters’ confidence highest since 2007

    Confidence among UK exporters is at its highest since 2007, but more support will be needed to reach the government’s target...

  21. February 5, 2014

    UK services activity slows in January

    Activity in the dominant UK services sector fell back slightly in January, with new business activity at its lowest level in...

  22. February 5, 2014

    Skyscanner doubles its revenues to £66m

    Skyscanner doubled its revenues to £66m last year as the Edinburgh-based flight comparison website increased its spending on...

  23. January 28, 2014

    UK economy in strongest annual growth since 2007, led by services

    Britain’s economic recovery moderated in the fourth quarter as the economy recorded growth of 0.7 per cent, although the...

  24. January 27, 2014

    David Cameron pleads for patience on UK recovery

    David Cameron has urged Britons to be “patient” as they wait for the benefits of the economic recovery to come through,...

  25. January 24, 2014

    London’s growing tech economy boosts rents and take-up

    London’s rapidly growing technology and media companies are pushing up office rents and fuelling a shortage of high-quality...

  26. January 17, 2014

    UK retail sales surge over Christmas

    Retailers repaired some of the damage of a mixed year in the final month of 2013, as big spending by shoppers over the...

  27. January 16, 2014

    Report highlights flaws of UK pensions industry

    The UK pensions industry is riddled with conflicts of interest and there is no evidence that higher charges deliver better...

  28. January 14, 2014

    Web hosting groups seek to fight off competition

    Remember Netscape Navigator, traffic counters on websites and web hosting companies? They all came of age during the 1990s...

  29. January 14, 2014

    Creative industries produce employment boom

    Employment within the creative industries increased at more than 10 times the rate of job growth in the UK economy as a...

  30. January 6, 2014

    Outsourcers foster growing role in social care for children

    When public services are outsourced to private companies, it is rarely the case that the most economical solution is widely...

  31. January 6, 2014

    UK services set for strong 2014

    Economists on Monday shrugged off a fall in an important gauge of activity in the dominant services sector to a six-month...

  32. December 26, 2013

    Late shoppers tempted out early for Boxing day

    Laden with four enormous bags, Ranjana Jha declared herself satisfied with her haul from Next, the high street chain that...

  33. December 23, 2013

    Market town aims to reinvent itself

    It is a wintry December night. The Indian restaurateurs are on their doorsteps looking anxiously for trade. Small knots of...

  34. December 15, 2013

    England stands out as most generous country for divorcing spouses

    Divorcing spouses in England are more likely to receive generous maintenance payments over a longer period than in 13 other...

  35. December 13, 2013

    British Muslims develop appetite for halal turkey

    Covered in blood and Urdu script, the traditional halal butcher’s shop has catered to generations of Britain’s Muslims –...

  36. December 6, 2013

    Top 100 UK legal firms increase income 5.7% in first half

    The UK’s £25bn legal market, which suffered years of stagnant results after the financial crisis, is finally experiencing...

  37. December 5, 2013

    Bahrain minister intervened in UK corruption court case

    A Bahraini government minister intervened in a $3bn UK criminal case by telling the UK attorney-general that allegedly...

  38. December 4, 2013

    UK services sector growth remains strong

    Britain’s services sector is continuing to grow strongly and cost pressures are starting to build, according to a survey....

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