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Adult learning is increasingly being valued as a benefit to employers

Part-time study while employed valued more than full-time graduate courses

Staff studying part-time whilst holding down a job are being looked upon favourably, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills declares.

Prime minister David Cameron assembled the taskforce back in June

M&S, Kingfisher and Diageo heads draw up suggestions for EU business regulation

A business taskforce including M&S chief Marc Bolland, Kingfisher's Ian Cheshire and Paul Walsh of Diageo has drawn up 30 proposals to cut red tape in the EU.

Cambridge has a growing number of high-growth technology companies

‘Valley of death’ VC fund backed by ARM and University of Cambridge

A new fund set up to invest in Cambridge technology companies has received contributions from ARM and the University of Cambridge Endowment Fund.

Start-up aid: Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman is broadening his angel investing

Zoopla's Alex Chesterman and Shutl's Tom Allason contribute to early-stage tech venture fund

The backer of successful technology companies including Shazam, Zoopla and LOVEFiLM has been handed the reigns of a new venture capital fund.

Investor AllStars 2013: An evening in pictures

Hosted in the mighty confines of the Natural History Museum, Investor AllStars brought together the cream of the venture community.

Boardroom pay will now be subject to a binding vote in place for three years

Listed company directors targeted with new government pay policy

New reforms aimed at increasing the transparency of directors' pay for shareholders have come into force.

Capital academy: Wayra is hoping to attract new start-ups to its London site

Internet and ICT accelerator Wayra helps start-ups to €30 million of investment

Telefonica's Wayra accelerator has now fostered €30 million of investment for its start-ups since foundation.

Star show: The awards were held at the Natural History Museum in London

Europe’s top entrepreneurs and investors light up awards night

The efforts of SoundCloud’s Alexander Ljung and Arieso’s Shirin Dehghan were acknowledged at the 11th annual Investor AllStars awards.

The changes to workplace pensions began back in October 2012

UK businesses set to shun pension auto-enrolment guidelines

A lack of awareness and regard for the government's auto-enrolment legislation on pensions could stymie its introduction, new research shows.

UK investor: Rod Richards led the firm's 2001 MBO from Foreign & Colonial

Kurt Geiger backer Graphite Capital closes new investment fund for UK companies

London-based private equity firm Graphite Capital has built on some strong exit activity by raising a new investment fund worth £500 million.

Aviation capacity in the UK is a concern among businesses

UK infrastructure for business 'not up to scratch'

Report by the CBI and KPMG shows that businesses have little faith in government infrastructure policies.

Cybersecurity is a growing problem in the UK

Cybersecurity incidents among SMEs explode over 12-month period

A worrying increase in cyber threats reveals problem is greater in the UK than the rest of the world.

Business confidence is at its highest for three years

Business confidence peaks for SMEs

Study shows companies have faith in business growth over the next few years.

EU membership is important to the majority of business owners in the UK

Study finds that SMEs are largely in favour of EU membership

The majority of respondents feel EU membership has a positive effect on their business.

Economic conditions are preventing the young from founding businesses

Fear of risk and lack of opportunity turning off potential European entrepreneurs

Young people in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are far more likely than Europeans to feel positive about starting up a business, a new survey shows.

UK growth: Lord Green hopes the programme will bring inward investment

Young foreign entrepreneurs targeted by new UKTI mentoring and investment programme

In an effort to attract new entrepreneurs to Britain, the UK government has launched a new scheme through UK Trade & Investment.

The value of inbound deals was skewed by Glencore's buy of Xstrata

Value of UK acquisitions by overseas buyers soars

The value of purchases of UK companies by foreign businesses climbed to £23.4 billion during the second quarter of the year, new statistics reveal.

Business loans: Barclays has been identified as a lender increasingly utilising FLS

Nationwide, Lloyds, Barclays and Virgin Money lead the way in Funding for Lending activity

The government's Funding for Lending Scheme has posted an increase in activity over the last quarter, the Bank of England says.

Building high: New skyscrapers in London are providing fresh office space

Amazon and lead surge in office space demand from TMTs

Companies including Amazon and Publicis are contributing to a growing need from technology, media and telecom companies for office space in the City of London.

The North: Burnley is bringing businesses together to attract outside investment

Burnley scoops most enterprising town award ahead of European competition in November

The Lancashire town of Burnley has been named the most enterprising location in Britain by a government competition.

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