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From Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' to UK's own victims of exploitation: why the construction industry is most at risk for modern slavery

Over 35.8 million people are suffering from modern slavery and many are working in our global supply chains. A new report reveals the construction industry is most at risk for unethical employment

"Priced out of justice": working mothers face threat of redundancy, in addition to career stagnation and unequal pay

According to Angela Rainer, shadow minister for women and equalities, thousands of pregnant women are being “priced out of justice” by expensive tribunal fees introduced by the the government for those battling to keep their jobs after maternity leave. At the core of the issue lies an insidious form of discrimination against women

The US better prepare for the British Invasion 2.0.

Go west, young firms: why Britain's best start-ups love America

The United States offers British start-ups over 300 million sophisticated consumers, roughly 500 "active" venture capital firms, and the opportunity to be a charming British import

Your fridge may do your weekly shop for you within the next two years. Are UK retailers prepared?

A new study reveals that consumers are eager and waiting for fully automated purchases in the next two years. Here's what retailers should look out for

Brits keep calm and carry on shopping: Consumer confidence up five points

GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index has increased by five points this month, suggesting a 'business as usual' post-Brexit scenario

Of the people, for the people: Chair of a classic car restoration company hands over business to staff

Peter Neumark has owned and chaired Classic Motor Cars Ltd for 23 years, and after taking the business to great heights, has handed it over to his employees

UK growth companies find it harder to access finance post Brexit

According to a growth survey of UK's fastest growing 'gazelle' businesses, difficulty in securing growth finance has doubled from last year

Data as a door-opener: Silicon Valley eyes African mobile tech 

Nairobi-based tech start-up mSurvey receives strategic investment from $1m Kenyan venture fund to turn African consumer data into gold

Why London is the worst place to grow a business

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Famed writer Samuel Johnson's famous quote may hold true in most respects, but for business survival, it might be time to look beyond the M25

Will your business make it to 2020?

Four in 10 SMEs may not make it past their fifth anniversary, according to a new study based on ONS data. Here are sectors that have the best SME survival rates

New kitemark set to regulate the sharing economy

A UK trade body has just announced plans to regulate the rapidly burgeoning sharing economy with the introduction of an industry kitemark

Paid 18 per cent less, and less likely to make management: The 'motherhood penalty' hits Britain hard

Two concurrent studies on the pay and promotion gap suggest a broken system for women in the corporate world

Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator for 'product-ready' start-ups

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the "broken" fintech market with Octopus Labs

The needs of the many: how group psychology can boost business output

A new research paper from University College London School of Management reveals the benefits of group emotions in business. Here's how to make most of 'group feel'

Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to research from Tungsten Network

Issuing potato rations aboard the light cruiser HMS Concord (image: Imperial War Museum collection)

Will Brexit Britain face WWI problems?

There are first world problems, and there are First World War problems

This is the number one thing holding you back from achieving your goals

Goal-setting is the secret of champions, from Olympic athletes to business tycoons, but one commonly used planning strategy maybe set you back more than you know, according to a new study

Research: Bad interviews can damage your brand more than you know

A new study reveals that nearly one in four British jobseekers sever ties with brands following a bad interview process. Is this cancelling out the proven positive impact of investing in customer experience?

'Free-for-all feeding frenzy' PSD2 may be the best thing for Europe's banks

Two in three European bankers are adopting a risk-averse wait-and-see approach in response to the uncertainty an open application programming interfaces (API) could bring. Here's why the PSD2 mandate could be the best thing for banking since the recessionary shake-up of 2008

Open data could save UK energy market £400 million in next 10 years

Open data has helped sectors like transport and medicine thrive. Used in the energy market, it can help the private sector work with the government to identify and correct inefficiencies

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