In an interview with Real Business ahead of the general election, business and enterprise minister Matthew Hancock has revealed his highlights of the Conservatives' time in power, shot down comments from Labour, and discussed what businesses should expect if the political party stays in command.
The 6 April introduction of the government’s "pension freedom" legislation could present opportunities for business owners, particularly "olderpreneurs", to use their pensions to back their own businesses. Adam Tavener looks at whether the new laws will really help SME funding.
We have approached some of the top UK content marketing agencies to get insights from the people who are currently creating amazing video content on how powerful the channel can be for businesses.
Yesterday the oleaginous Tony Blair ascended the election podium. Standing there in the prosperity of his new, some would say, ill-found wealth, he had the cheek to say what only those who have spent too long in the stifling corridors of power feel is their ordained right. Namely you don’t know what is best for you so we’ll decide.
Alibaba, which provides access to the world’s largest network of suppliers and manufacturers of goods, has partnered with Bigcommerce to help merchants grow online businesses.
KPMG has teamed up with NatWest-powered business accelerator Entrepreneurial Spark in a partnership described as a “dream team,” which will see the professional services firm deliver 1,000 hours of support to British entrepreneurs each month.
New research compiled by ICAEW has found that businesses in the UK are increasingly “sitting on cash surpluses” and waiting for confidence to pick up before spending again.
The UK's general election campaign officially kicked off last week and it is no surprise that markets woke up to the ensuing political discourse: the UK equity market underperformed the major markets, losing 0.7 per cent. The decline came in spite of relatively sanguine economic reports, including a modest upward revision to fourth quarter GDP, consumer confidence reaching its highest level for almost 13 years and solid manufacturing data.
While the British economy appears to be off the critical list, UK shoppers are still feeling the pinch. This has given rise to a new series of shopping behaviours.
In his first intervention since the start of the election campaign, former prime minister Tony Blair accused David Cameron of pandering for votes by promising an EU referendum, which could "cause the most intense period of instability” since World War II. His input, however, is being dismissed by many Brits.
US-based logistics business FedEx is acquiring rival firm TNT Express in a deal worth approximately £3.2bn, subject to competition clearance.