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Adblocking prevention start-up PageFair nets $400,000 of venture funding

Irish tech start-up PageFair can now count Tribal Ventures, Frontline Ventures and Enterprise Ireland as backers after closing a new funding round.

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George Osborne has been meeting with alternative funders to formulate plans

George Osborne and Vince Cable lift lid on possible new referral system for failed SME finance requests

Chancellor George Osborne has used his appearance at the Federation of Small Businesses 40th anniversary conference to announce a consolation on helping companies which have failed to secure a loan.

The Budget announcement will begin to have an impact in the coming quarter

Eight-month low for UK economic growth

Despite record growth in February, the economy stalled during March as consumer services, business and professional services and retail suffered.

Venture Life has posted solid growth in a market growing in the western world

Venture Life joins AIM to fund ageing population product development

A business directed towards the developing of products for an ageing population has joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.

CarTrawler will now look to ramp up its international operations

Irish brothers sell final stake in CarTrawler business 

ECI Partners has closed its fifth exit in the last year by selling its stake in CarTrawler to BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners.

Team: Alastair James, Ivan Mazour, James Dunford-Wood and Djalal Lougouev

Angel investors from SaaS, e-commerce and technology unite to lead seed round into Ometria

A seed round worth $1.5 million for e-commerce start-up Ometria has attracted contributions from the co-founders of Huddle and COO of Shutl.

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what3words co-founder Chris Sheldrick has seen noted from a number of areas

Location technology used on Pebble watch, iOS and Android takes seed funding up to $1.5 million

Technology start-up what3words has closed its second equity fundraising round in five months by banking $1 million.

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Commitments for exporters, innovators and investors dominated the Budget

The Budget 2014: Ten biggest announcements for growing businesses

From a Budget document of 121 pages, GrowthBusiness summaries the most important developments for business leaders of fast-growth businesses.

David Cameron and the government have long supported apprenticeships

The Budget 2014: Bolstering of Apprenticeship Grants for Employers scheme could benefit 100,000 businesses

The government has continued with its commitment to apprenticeships by providing extra funding for employers.

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Point proving: David Cameron's coalition is about to enter an election year

The Budget 2014: Details of the governments growth commitments

GrowthBusiness looks back at the finance, regulation, export and innovation policies which have been implemented by the coalition government.

SEIS is a coalition creation and ties into its desire to support tech start-ups

The Budget 2014: Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme made permanent to aid start-up financing

Start-ups in the UK seeking funding are set to be helped by making permanent a funding scheme which incentives investors to back risky businesses.

Businesses are being provided with the financial firepower to ramp up exporting

The Budget 2014: George Osborne unveils the 'most competitive export finance in Europe'

The amount of lending available to companies exporting has been doubled to £3 billion under new policy announced during the Budget 2014 speech.

The Budget 2014 was one for 'building a resilient economy'

The Budget 2014: Full transcript of George Osborne's speech

Following chancellor George Osborne's fifth Budget speech to the House of Commons, GrowthBusiness provides the full text.

New policy: The coaltion has made a pledge to back companies hoping to invest

The Budget 2014: Annual Investment Allowance doubled to £500,000 and extended to 2015

On the back of usage by businesses and pressure from industry bodies, chancellor George Osborne has extended the Annual Investment Allowance by another year.

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