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Would you change your EU referendum vote?

Have Brexit voters changed their minds? Six weeks after the momentous EU referendum, a new poll over 6,000 Brits reveals a surprising twist

Truth may be stranger than science fiction: The ten hottest jobs of 2025

Are we just a decade away from hiring space tour guides and freelance biohackers? If so, what are some of the growth sectors to watch out for in 2025? 

Larger banks have had the biggest slice of the retail banking pie, prompting concern over the lack of a fair environment

Big banks have a two-year deadline to scale up technology

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA)'s final report to encourage more robust financial offerings for retail customers includes measures to make it easier for customers to search and switch finance providers

Hotels, restaurants and bars are the strongest performers.

Three surprising ways SMEs stand to benefit from Brexit

Amidst post-Brexit doomsday predictions, a new study reveals that SMEs in growing sectors are better off now than before the EU referendum. Here's why

It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Superman's latest business venture

Die-hard Superman fan, Daniel Campbell launches a cafe from a red phone box at Edinburgh's busy Haymarket Station

Are we talking ourselves into a recession?

The new measures introduced by the Bank of England yesterday to pre-empt Brexit fall out raises the question of whether predictions of recession are at risk of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy

BoE cuts bank rate to 0.25 per cent: Should you be worried?

Bank of England decreased interest rates from 0.5 to 0.25 per cent as a pre-emptive measure post-Brexit. Is this an effective measure, or a case of too little, too early?

An open letter to Margot James

What would you want to see done differently under small business minister Margot James' leadership and the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BEIS? Here's a short wish-list

Can a digital detox make you better at business?

An Ofcom study of over 2,500 Brits reveals that a break from all things tech could be beneficial for business. Is it viable for business owners in our 'always-on' culture?

UK businesses may need to spend more time on innovation and learning new skills

UK productivity falls below global top ten; 'slacking off' may help

The UK economy ranks as 16th most productive, according to OECD data. At the same time, our economy reportedly gains £120 billion per year when employees ‘slack off’. So what's behind this productivity paradox?

Fintech or bust: can banks catch up?

Following the news that Lloyds Banking Group will close more than 200 branches, with 3000 workers set to lose their jobs, the future for high street banking is clearly digital. Is it too late for banks to compete with fintech firms on the digital front?

Crowdfunding deals in decline: is this a sign of things to come?

A recent report from data company Beauhurst reveals a slowdown in crowdfunding deals for the first time since the birth of the sector, with 22 per cent fewer completed deals in the first half of 2016 than the year before. Critics may foresee a burst bubble, but proponents of the space expect this to be a passing pre-Brexit hiccup 

Total dividend payments made by UK SMEs increased to 28.3 billion in 2015-16, up from 17.5 billion the year before.

RESEARCH: SMEs less inclined to reinvest post-Brexit

UK corporate SMEs reportedly paid out 94 per cent of their profits as dividends, up from 63 per cent the year before, suggesting a dip in confidence 

BREAKING: Didi Chuxing set to acquire Uber China

After years of fierce competition, Chinese transport behemoth, Didi Chuxing has bought Uber China for $35 billion, potentially opening 95 per cent of the cab hailing market to the merged entity

Investor confidence still strong: deal volumes defy pre-Brexit predictions

UK's lower middle market sees 40 private equity investments of £1.63 billion in the first half of the year, challenging pre-Brexit predictions of a slowdown

Rumblings of a post-Brexit brain-drain emerge

A study of hiring practices in professional services reveals a record dip in job roles within the IT and engineering roles. Despite this, there has been an overall 1 per cent year-on-year growth in permanent vacancies, and a 26 per cent jump in contract roles in financial services

BREAKING: Margot James appointed small business minister

Margot James bring decades of entrepreneurial experience to her role as minister for small business, consumers and corporate responsibility in PM Theresa May's new cabinet 

Company insolvencies down this quarter despite Brexit uncertainty

The total number of company insolvencies fell in Q2, but research reveals that the SMEs are struggling to stay afloat

Potential payments reform: a goldmine for fintech?

The Payment System Regulator's call for reform could create new opportunities for fintech firms

Time is money: Do SMEs have quick access to finance?

When it comes to securing a small loan or gearing up with growth finance, does a quick response from lenders matter?

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