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The additional funds will go into developing a European entrepreneurial ecosystem, according to Alex Macpherson.

Octopus Ventures set to invest £75m in European entrepreneurs

Octopus Ventures, the VC behind Zoopla, Secret Escapes and SwiftKey, raised an additional £100m, bringing its early stage funds to an excess of £400m

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Liverpool is the most entrepreneurial city in the UK.

Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester lead entrepreneurial cities list

The UK’s largest regional cities are nearly twice more likely than London to have produced an entrepreneur over the past 24 months

Digital tithings: coming soon to a church near you 

Churchyy, a secure religious donations app, launches a crowdfunding campaign ahead of pitching its concept to Sir Richard Branson at #VOOM2016

Could team dynamics be the holy grail for start-up success?

'People analytics' company raises £1m

Saberr aims to use these funds to extend its product, an intuitive talent matching and team building platform

Banks have less than two years to boost their mobile payments platforms before new EU regulations open the market up.

Adapt or die: why Europe's banks need to get off the back foot

With new EU regulations on payment services coming into effect, an open market may be the harbinger of doom for traditional financiers if changes aren't made - and fast

According to UHY Hacker Young, the main reason for companies leaving the junior market was financial stress and insolvency

AIM sheds 105 companies in a year

A look into the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) reveals an increase in de-listings and a record low level of IPO activity

Various sentiment polls on the EU referendum reveal that businesses are still divided.

British businesses still divided over the EU referendum

New research into business sentiment reveals greater support for Brexit, concerns over another Scottish independence referendum, and Boris Johnson as most likely next PM 

45 per cent of businesses believe older employees are often slower to pick up digital skills.

Is 50 really the new 30? Not unless you're a "digital native"

Recent research suggests age discrimination is alive and well in the UK as more companies advertise for "millennial talent" 

4.5 million employees will benefit from the NLW in 2016. But not everything is rosy for under-25s.

The national living wage and you

The national living wage, as announced by George Osborne, is now in effect. What does this mean for your business?

Employers cannot automatically sack suspected paedophiles

Footballer and sex offender Adam Johnson's recent six-year sentence raises a lot of questions on firing employees convicted of a criminal offence

Are British businesses investing enough in digital skills?

New research reveals investment in digital upskilling remains low at only £109 per employee among medium and large businesses.

Nine things to look out for in the new tax year

What you need to know ahead of 6th April

Consumer confidence stalls at zero due to 'Brexit jitters'

Can Brexit jitters explain an 18-point fall in consumer confidence since March 2015?

A publicly-owned agency, Digital for Londoners, is dedicated to make London a Gigabit City by 2020.

London nowhere on UK's top 'Gigabit Cities' list

Think tank warns that the capital's poor broadband infrastructure could hinder its competitiveness, as London trails behind cities like York, Coventry and Edinburgh

Traditional customer service channels have excluded the deaf community, which makes up more than 17 per cent of the population.

Sign language option to make banking more accessible for the hearing impaired

HSBC and First Direct launch a British Sign Language video relay service in the UK to cater to the deaf community

70 per cent of the UK's workforce are employed in front office roles, yet one in three employees lack customer management skills

Humans over robots: addressing UK's customer service skills gap

Despite an increasing number of companies automating customer engagement to stay lean, recent studies suggest consumers prefer human interaction

Transitioning from catalogue sales to e-retail was seamless for Reichelt, according to Timmermann.

German e-retailer enters UK market, ignores high street, and aims high

Reichelt, an ambitious electronics retailer announced its entry into the UK's competitive market, guaranteeing products that are 20 to 50 per cent cheaper. Here's why the model makes sense

UK data science start-up secures £3m in Japanese investment

Black Swan plans international expansion following investment led by Mitsui

'Cult of the CEO' alive and well, according to AIM directors' pay report

The most comprehensive analysis of AIM directors’ pay, published today, reveals a substantial increase in board-level salaries

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