MP accused of u-turn over approach to business

Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham has been accused of backpedalling over policies to make his party more “business-friendly”.

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Predictions indicate that UK interest rates will be held until autumn 2016

Following the recent events with the global stock market chaos, and fears that China’s economy is faltering, more experts believe that the record low cost of UK borrowing will continue for longer than expected.

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Study on UK gender pay gap: Women effectively work 57 days a year for free

A female manager effectively works for nothing for 100 minutes of each day because of the pay gap between sexes, according to the latest authoritative survey.

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Majority of British businesses call for an overhaul of business rates tax

95 out of 100 retail leaders believe that there needs to be a complete reform of business rates, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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UK manufacturers express concerns over falling behind global competition

According to a recent survey of UK manufacturers conducted by EEF, almost two thirds of firms launched new products over the course of the last three years in a bid to remain more competitive in their specialist areas.

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Drive to improve the UK’s apprenticeship programmes

Prime Minister David Cameron today set out plans to increase the number of apprenticeships offered by the UK’s biggest businesses.

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Bank of England policymaker indicates that a rate rise is likely in the ‘near future’

One of the nine members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) – Professor David Miles, who will soon be leaving his role – has publically stated that interest rates will go up “pretty soon”.

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UK inflation came in a little stronger in July than analysts expected

The cost of living is on the rise again, despite another drop in British food prices and transport costs.

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New information regarding the nil-rate allowance for dividend tax

Rules outlined in the Finance Bill 2016 will see to it that the 10 per cent tax credit on dividend income is abolished from 6th April 2016, and a £5,000 dividend tax allowance will replace it.

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Inflation forecast stays at zero per cent despite a two per cent target

UK economists have indicated that a drop in oil prices, combined with the strength of the pound, means that the Bank of England (BoE) is more unlikely to raise its interest rate from the record low of 0.5 per cent.

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