Although the Autumn Statement is normally a serious affair, this year's speech was peppered with humour. More specifically, since Ed Milliband and Ed Balls were silenced by the Speaker of the House earlier for being too loud, George Osborne and David Cameron managed to land a few well-timed puns before the end of the session.
The good news is that Britain is growing again, at 3 per cent in 2014 according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. However, the question remains as to how sustainable that is considering the likely interest rate increase, further cutting of public sector jobs and continued deficit overhang.
As the festive season picks up pace and you look for a place to catch up with colleagues or customers, we've pulled together the best London locations for brunch.
The British workforce is at risk of becoming “knowledge deficient” within a decade because senior employees are failing to pass on crucial insight to younger colleagues before they retire, experts fear.
Crowdcube has been named exclusive alternative finance partner on the London Co-Investment Fund (LCIF), an initiative which looks to fill the funding gap slowing down technology startups in the capital.
In our culture, the ideal male is perhaps the leader type who is seen as confident, competent, tough, strong, accomplished, and aggressive. The ideal female, on the other hand, is perhaps the follower type who is seen as emotional, gentle, kind, caring, weak and sensitive. When I was a little girl, I was always being told that women were meant to be teachers and men were meant to be engineers.
While chancellor George Osborne spoke for a good 45 minutes, the Autumn Statement 2014 document itself is a full 108 pages long – so surely there must be some more nuggets contained within.
Whether it is high street banks or software providers, the 13th annual 'FDs’ Satisfaction Survey' will put its fingers to the pulse of British finance professionals and determine where the nation is leading the way and where it needs some work.
It's day four in our festive flashback, as we're counting down to 25 December with the most eyeball-grabbing headlines of 2014.
We've all grown up with tales of Santa's 'naughty or nice' list, and have always strived to be on our best behaviour when the festive season kicks in. But what if you could take a sneaky peak at whether some of your colleagues have made their way onto the naughty list?
More crowdfunding campaigns online means more competition for funding, and the investors providing it. So what sets apart an entrepreneur and their pitch?
Thanks to the UK’s Patent Box regime, the tax benefits for UK companies are looking to be reduced significantly. Companies will need to act quickly to make the most of the current Patent Box regime.