The beancounters reckon it will cost £28.8bn to set up every home in the UK with broadband. Simon MacDonald, founder of Kabel-X, a firm pioneering a revolutionary way to replace copper core with fibre optics, disagrees.
The floundering economy has helped barter company Miroma to more than double its turnover to £9.1m during the past 12 months, and founder Marc Boyan says conditions will probably push sales above the £30m mark next year.
The US Congress’s failure to pass the $700bn financial rescue package has been labelled a “disaster” by Caxton FX chief executive Rupert Lee-Browne, who says the UK is going to be the hardest hit because of it.
Sick of the sky-high energy bills at his garden centre, Robert Moody decided to install a biomass-fired heat and power plant – and managed to convince the Carbon Trust to stump up £100k towards the cost of it.
The financial system is in meltdown after the US Congress dramatically rejected a $700bn plan to rescue the paralysed banks. “This is the worst economic situation that we’ve lived through,” says Jon Moulton, founder of Alchemy Partners.