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Northern Powerhouse: How much is it really driving growth?

Is the “Northern Powerhouse” really fuelling business growth?

If you follow business of politics at all you can't have failed to hear the term Northern Powerhouse: but is the rhetoric converting into action that benefits business in the region? 

Business rates: Has Osborne pitched the policy correctly

Devolved business rates: power to local communities or a race to the bottom?

Under new rules announced by George Osborne local authorities will have complete control over setting business rates: but what does that mean for small businesses in different communities?

Apprentice levy: Has George Osborne thrown small business under the bus?

Small business apprenticeships hammered to facilitate tax credits u-turn 

The chancellor announced a surprise u-turn on tax credits today: but the £3.3bn shortfall that it presents is to be shifted to SMEs looking for apprentices

The Autumn Statement 2015: Full transcript

The whole speech delivered by chancellor George Osborne on 25 November 2015

Autumn Statement: Chancellor George Osborne

Autumn Statement 2015: As it happened

Build-up and live coverage of chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review

Autumn Statement: What will Osborne reveal later today?

Business leaders urge Osborne to address business rates and productivity in Autumn Statement

Strong desire to see action on issues that affect SME employers in today’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement

New Trading Instruments and Market Access Now Available at Admiral Markets

Admiral Markets, recently introduced CFD on US and German treasury bonds, providing traders with new trading instruments and access to new markets.

European funding: Has the model shifted fundamentally?

Europe hotbed of Unicorns amid 'fundamentally changing' funding model

The number of European businesses reaching the highest valuations is rocketing, according to Hoxton Ventures partner Hussein Kanji

Europe’s top innovators celebrated at Corporate Entrepreneur Awards 2015

Top innovators within large corporations celebrated in London Bridge ceremony

Innovation nation: Toronto in Ontario houses many great start-ups

Tech innovation competition The Next Big Idea launched in Midlands and Canada

Joint contest backed by Innovation Birmingham and Toronto’s Ryerson University gives tech entrepreneurs the chance to develop their skills abroad and receive expert mentoring on scaling their businesses

The UK renewables future is a concern

UK struggling to hit renewable energy targets as investment falters

'Difficult to say' if the UK is on track to meet its 2020 renewable energy target. 

Solar proved to be the publicís most popular source

Public shows continued support for renewables 

Sustainable gas and electricity gets the thumbs up from Britons

Innovative culture: Williams have won 16 world championships

Williams Formula 1 team remove ‘bureaucracy’ to drive innovation

Deputy team principal Claire Williams tells CBI Annual Conference about the challenges of competing in a sport with ‘immovable regulations’

Domain names: What goes into your decision?

SEO and beyond: What to consider when choosing a domain name

Keeping up to date with changes to Google rankings and other key considerations can go a long way to determining the success of your business online

Economic growth: The CBI is bullish about the UK's prospects

CBI: UK economy to stand firm despite global uncertainly

Director-general John Cridland signals optimism in first 2017 economic forecast 

The site will provide clean electricity for 1,340 homes

Sussex community energy project launched 

Sussex energy cooperative responds to government EIS tax changes by launching 5MW solar fund to beat 30th November cut-off

IEMA: The government should have a clear objective to reduce carbon

IEMA members feel that energy reduction policies can be cost neutral

Members of an environmental professional association are upbeat on measures to reduce energy and carbon emissions

Female entrepreneurs: The awards recognise the best women in the industry

Finalists announced in Natwest Everywoman Awards for female entrepreneurs

19 women unveiled on shortlists for awards that celebrate female entrepreneurship in the UK

Investment allowance: Industrial vehicles can be bought tax-free

Businesses warned against ‘panic buying’ ahead of changes to Annual Investment Allowance

Some businesses are already experiencing a ‘tapering down’ of the tax tax-free allowance before it settles at its new rates of £200,000 from 2016

Sub-prime unicorns: Are they putting long-term growth at risk?

‘Sub-prime Unicorns’ risk putting valuation ahead of sustainable growth 

Veteran of VC investment and data analytics expert warns that companies chasing the highest valuations risks leaving customers’ needs behind and missing the point of long-term growth

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