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Productivity puzzle: The UK is lagging behind other developed economies

UK productivity gap with G7 wider than ever

Productivity in the UK is now 20 percentage points below the average for G7 nations, according to figures from the Office of National Statistics

Enterprise Bill: Can Westminster help small businesses to succeed?

Late insurance payments, red tape and false apprenticeships targeted in government’s Enterprise Bill

Role of small business commissioner also confirmed in wide-ranging announcement from Department of Business, Innovation and Skills

Manchester tech scene: Start-ups are flourishing in the city

Tech start-ups pitch for investment in Manchester forum

Tech Invest Manchester sees digital businesses from the North-West and beyond come face to face with top investors from the angel and VC community

Business growth: This year is a good one for increasing revenue

Number of SMEs reporting growth doubles in 2015

Almost nine in ten small businesses say they are growing this year, according to research by American Express 

Workplace automation: It is aiding job creation but at the expense of the low-skilled

Threat of workplace automation more than offset by job creation

But low-skilled workers still at risk from increased automation, according to Deloitte report

Sharing economy: SEUK is the first trade body for the sector

Sharing Economy UK welcomes 12 new members

Sharing economy trade body continues to grow with six new full cohorts and six new associate members

Working time: Will new rules affect employees' pay?

Employers with low-paid staff to be most affected by travelling time rules

Companies with employees on or near National Minimum Wage will have ‘less flexibility’ following ECJ ruling, says Norton Rose Fulbright partner

Superfast broadband: Manchester's Northern Quarter will now benefit from it

Superfast broadband boost for Manchester tech scene

Virgin Media Business unveils plans to roll-out ultrafast connectivity to 3,000 businesses

Refugee crisis: Does the business community need to take action?

Where is the business community's response to the refugee crisis?

As the mood in the UK shifts dramatically, how will the business world react?

Big money: Crowdcube has hit the £100m mark

Crowdcube first investment crowdfunding platform to raise more than £100m

Impressive landmark for the platform that has helped 290 businesses raise money: more than half of the money raised in this year alone

Migrant entrepreneurs: People coming from outside the EU require a visa

Migrant entrepreneurs contribute £1.45bn per year to UK economy 

Figures released by BIS suggest more than 1,500 businesses either started or taken over by people on entrepreneur visas since 2008

Employee mistrust: What do you colleagues really think of you?

Employees regularly question colleagues’ credentials

Turns out your colleagues might just think you’re terrible at your job

Closing time: Curry houses are shutting down

Two curry houses closing every week amid skills shortages

Research by Cobra Beers shows worrying trend despite UK’s appetite for Indian food remaining as strong as ever

Embattled: The figures put pressure on Iain Duncan Smith's department

Thousands die weeks after being declared 'fit for work' by DWP

Figures released in response to FOI request spell trouble for Iain Duncan-Smith’s embattled department

Working mothers: Are women nervous about discussing family plans?

One in five women ‘hide family plans from employer’

More than half also plan to alter their career paths to accommodate children, according to YouGov survey

Bean counters: Are CFOs now more strategic than previously?

CFOs in high-potential businesses move from ‘bean counters to bean growers’

Function of finance departments has evolved in past 10 years, says report by ACCA

Many company owners are unprepared to rest over the holiday

Business as usual as company owners plan to work over bank holiday 

Almost one third of UK SME owners will be working this bank holiday, research finds.

'For Tech City's concentration of high-growth companies, there is a need to reassure women that they are not hostile places'

Less than a fifth of directors at Tech City firms are women

New figures expose the lack of female directors in Europe’s largest tech startup cluster.

‘We will be bringing together a host of AWS resources, and some of the brightest and most creative minds in the industry, to hel

Amazon looks for UK's next $1BN business with London startup programme

Amazon's cloud platform AWS, which is used by two thirds of UK startups, launches London programme to help build the next $1 billion company.

Gender balance: Are women more risk-averse than men?

Male entrepreneurs more ‘growth-inclined’ than females

Report by Department of Business, Innovation and Skills suggests gender and socio-economic factors behind business owners’ attitudes to growing their business

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