The manifestos British political parties publish ahead of a vote are pretty long these days, so Real Business has summarised the general election business commitments.
For small nations looking to make a mark on the global business scene, there is a fair bit that can be learnt from Norwegian and Israeli businesses.
In a move appearing to contradict what the government is trying to do through its Northern Powerhouse initiative, the department responsible for supporting British enterprise is closing its northern office in Sheffield.
Ultimo founder Michelle Mone has announced her intention to leave Scotland in the near future, but pledged that her company’s headquarters will remain in Glasgow.
A Small Business Conciliation Service was amongst the measures unveiled by Sajid Javid, the man in charge of business promotion at a government level, ahead of the Queen’s speech on 27 May.
Serial entrepreneur and TV personality Lord Sugar has announced he is ending his 18-year involvement with Labour, explaining he found himself “losing confidence” due to “negative business polices”.
Contained amongst the high-profile bombshells that reverberated throughout the night as votes were counted and results announced was Vince Cable's downfall – the long-serving Liberal Democrat MP departed business secretary.
The British Chambers of Commerce has called on UK party leaders to stop chasing populist headlines and start focusing on long-term economic growth plans in the election run-in.
As next month's general election is drawing ever closer, and now all of the parties have released manifestos, Real Business decided to draw out some of the key points to note for businesses.
Labour has won and sustained an early lead amongst the British business community in the lead up to the general election, winning the most support for five of nine policy areas deemed most important.
In one of the opening salvos to May's general election, the Labour Party lifted the lid on its business manifesto – detailing how it will go about supporting "productive, growing and profitable firms" if it is elected to government.
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.