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Calls for new infrastructure body

The UK is in desperate need of an infrastructure authority to speed up investments in roads and energy, according to a business group.

19 August 2014

Move to support home-based businesses

The Government is to introduce new legislation to make it easier for entrepreneurs to start businesses from their own homes, it has revealed.

18 August 2014

Surveyors reveal signs of property slowdown

The number of people looking to buy a home seems to have fallen for the first time in 18 months, a new survey suggests.

15 August 2014

'No case' against UK monetary union

A financial specialist has claimed that there is no case to be made against a joint UK currency union in the event of Scotland voting for independence next month.

14 August 2014

'Boost' for graduate job prospects

Graduates are more likely to find work in the next three months than they have been at any time since the economic downturn began, new data suggests.

13 August 2014

New parents 'feel pressure to work'

While data shows a recent upturn in the economy, a survey among new mothers suggests this rosier financial outlook is yet to materialise in the homes of young families.

12 August 2014

Summer boost for consumer finance sector

New consumer finance business grew by 14% in June compared to the same period in 2013, according to the latest figures.

11 August 2014

Government to explore Bitcoin use

The Government is to look at how the potential offered by digital currencies such as Bitcoin can be maximised, according to George Osborne.

08 August 2014

Shop prices fall amid greater competition

Retail prices in July dropped for the 15th month in a row, marking the deepest level of deflation in eight years, according to new figures.

07 August 2014

Warning over UK 'skills shortage'

Two in three UK businesses think a shortage of skills in the employment market is holding back the economy, a new poll reveals.

06 August 2014


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