Is BT a service provider, or an infrastructure owner? Failure to properly deal with this question during its privatisation in 1984 has been a source of numerous allegations by rivals about margin squeeze and unfair cross subsidisation, particularly over unbundling the local loop. True and effective competition within the UK telecoms market is not possible without a network in third party ownership.
London-based football team Tottenham Hotspur FC is in the process of an incredible transformation, and Real Business was invited to White Hart Lane to speak with the directors about the new stadium and how local SMEs will prosper.
On 6 April 2017, a new set of insolvency rules will hit the UK. Many people reading this may think this will be of little significance to them, but that’s not the case.
Many businesses aren’t prepared for death, caught out when the unforeseen departure of a director or shareholder becomes reality. The resulting problems not only impact the company but also the deceased’s loved ones and their employees, both of whom can be left with unwanted issues to contend with.