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SMBs forecast strong growth regardless of the EU referendum

While business confidence remains high, small and mid-sized businesses are less optimistic about the UK economy two months ahead of voting day

Half as many millennials place as much, if not more, trust in FinTech than traditional providers.

Faith in FinTech soars as ISA rates remain low

With ISA rates down by 46 per cent over the past five years, the appeal of alternative finance and FinTech investment platforms are on the rise, particularly among millennials

Freelancers must decide if the instability and risk of gig work is worth the freedom and potential earning power it offers.

Five reasons why gig work is the new normal

Infographic: A networked society means no longer having to show up at the office

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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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Avoid falling prey to fraudulent email scams with this checklist

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

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