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More SMEs winning government contracts than ever before

New research shows

New research from Tussell, a data provider of government procurement information, has revealed that more SMEs are now winning government contracts than ever, with over 14,000 different SMEs awarded government business last year.

Tussell’s analysis ...

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Revealed: Billionaire’s top 5 books for summer reading

Hint: He is a bookworm

Bill Gates is a serious bookworm, and this time he is sharing his top 5 picks for summer reading.

The five books pose some big questions for the humanity, like What makes a genius tick? Where does humanity come from, and where are we ...

yesterday 16:47 open_in_new
All London boroughs sign up to London’s rogue landlords ‘named and shamed’ checker

2.4 million renters can now check their prospective landlord and agent

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has hailed a major milestone in his efforts to ‘name and shame’ the capital’s unscrupulous landlords and letting agents with all 33 London local authorities signing ...

yesterday 16:47 open_in_new
More SMEs winning government contract than ever before

New research shows

New research from Tussell, a data provider of government procurement information, has revealed that more SMEs are now winning government contracts than ever, with over 14,000 different SMEs awarded government business last year.

Tussell’s analysis ...

yesterday 15:44 open_in_new
Revealed: The UK's most entrepreneurial regions

With 16-24 year olds leading the way

A new survey has revealed the UK’s appetite for starting their own business, and whether or not we are still a nation of entrepreneurs.

The survey commissioned by financial comparison website Know Your Money asked people from ...

yesterday 15:44 open_in_new
Consumer bible slams Elon Musk’s Tesla Model 3. Here’s how he reacted

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Just hours after an influencial US magazine stated that it would not recommend Tesla Inc’s Model 3 sedan as it braked slower than a pick-up truck, Tesla boss Elon Musk today admitted about the flaw and also promised a firmware update to fix it “in the next ...

yesterday 15:44 open_in_new
Here's why: Amazon pays employees $5,000 to quit

Under its ‘Pay to Quit’ program

This is not a drill. Once a year, Amazon offers to pay its full-time associates up to $5,000 to leave the company.

Under the program — called ‘Pay to Quit’— the employees are eligible for the offer after completing one year of ...

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UK government borrowing falls to 10-year-low

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UK government kicked-off the new fiscal year by borrowing the lowest net amount for April in a decade, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The deficit in April stood at £7.840bn, compared with £8.953bn a year ago.

The ...

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Brexit has cost each household £900, Mark Carney reveals

Called it ‘a lot of money’

Speaking to the Treasury Committee today, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has claimed that the Brexit vote has left real household incomes about £900 lower, which he called “a lot of money”.

“If you map that into household ...

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Ultra-rare whisky breaks record, sold for $1.1m

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Smashing a previous record, an ultra-rare bottle of whisky has reportedly been sold for $1.1m at an auction in Hong Kong last week.

“Nothing can compare with the performance of whisky, it has proved its status as an alternative investment,” ...

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Here's why: Tesco scrapping 'best-before' labels from 70 items

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In an effort to curb food waste, Tesco announced today that it is scrapping ‘best-before’ labels from selected 70 items in its fruit and veg range, including apples, potatoes, tomatoes and lemons.

The supermarket giant further said that the shoppers ...

yesterday 11:32 open_in_new
The UK's a cyber attack target: Here's how to prepare

Take a look below

The prospect of large-scale cyber attacks continually hits the front pages nowadays, and reports suggest that organisations in London are a prime target for hackers. However, it’s not just about going after key infrastructure targets and big-name ...

yesterday 11:32 open_in_new
Retail bombshell: M&S to shut over 100 stores by 2022

Read the full list here

Shares in Marks & Spencer plunged almost 3 per cent today after it announced plans to shut a total of 100 stores by 2022, putting hundreds of jobs at risk.

Retail and property director, Sacha Berendji, said: “We are making good progress ...

yesterday 11:32 open_in_new
Here's why: Tesco to axe 'best-before' labels from 70 items

Find out here

In an effort to curb food waste, Tesco announced today that it is scrapping ‘best-before’ labels from selected 70 items in its fruit and veg range, including apples, potatoes, tomatoes and lemons.

The supermarket giant further said that the shoppers ...

yesterday 10:29 open_in_new
British spending on Eurozone property jumps by two thirds in a year

Data shows British appetite for European property is climbing back towards pre-referendum levels

As summer holiday season approaches, Britons have increased the amount they spend on European property by two thirds - according to data released today by the international ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
Sainsbury’s Living Well Index reveals drop in how well British households are living

Landmark study shows winter is bad for our wellbeing: drop of 0.5 points as we ‘hibernate’ in colder months

The mood of the nation declined over the last six months, as revealed in the latest Sainsbury’s Living Well Index, developed by the retailer in partnership with ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
Latest hazard: Hawaii lava tiptoes onto geothermal plant site

Could result in the release of dangerous gases

Molten lava from the erupting Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has reportedly crept to the edge of a geothermal power plant, triggering fear of dangerous gases and mandatory evacuations.

Hawaii News Now reported ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
UK CEOs warn a ‘return to protectionism’ is the number one threat to growth

According to new KPMG study

The rise of protectionism poses the greatest risk to future growth, according to the CEOs of some of Britain’s biggest businesses.

KPMG surveyed 150 UK leaders and a further 1,150 CEOs from across the world about their future investment ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
Football fans to face gigantic phone bills

Here’s why

Football fans heading to the World Cup this year could face roaming bills of £3,696 for a 14-day trip to Russia, according to research by uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service.

Roaming - and calling - in Russia 

With the ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
Fines for UK data privacy issues increased by nearly £1m last year

Study shows 

With GDPR coming into force on Friday, organisations could face even higher fines in the coming year as the ICO’s enforcement powers increase

Of the 91 enforcement actions for breaches of current data protection laws taken by the ICO last year, 54 ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
Top priority for Trump visit must be deepening of trade and investment ties

Says trade body 

The UK remains the single largest foreign investor – by a wide margin – in the United States of America, supporting over one million jobs across the country, according to the CBI and Eli Lilly’s Sterling Assets reports. 

Demonstrating the impact ...

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