Government

Jeremy Hunt MP, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer

Three PMs, four chancellors, and a partridge in a pear tree…?

ONLY a quarter of UK retail investors have faith in Tory economic policy, with the majority concerned for the future. Research commissioned by online forex...
Climate tech: tablet with drought landscape background

Rising investment in UK climate tech development

INTERNATIONAL investment into UK climate tech companies risen from $4m in 2021 to $7.5bn this year — and the figure could rise to £20bn...
Self driving Uber prototype in San Francisco

Uber über alles? Ride-hailing firm damaged by leaked files

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH DISTURBING details have surfaced surrounding ride-hailing service Uber’s chaotic global expansion period. Uber was founded in the US in 2009; within three...
Carpenter, woodwork, saw, apprenticeship

SMEs hamstrung by Apprenticeship Levy limitations

AS THE UK celebrates National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2022, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) urges levy-paying recruitment firms and SMEs to make...
Birmingham UK skyline

Five major business wins to celebrate in West Midlands

A STRING of international companies moving to the West Midlands has put the region top of the UK’s overseas investment chart — for five...
Thames Estuary, Kate Willard

Thames Estuary plan for green development and jobs in south-east UK

THE UK government is backing the Thames Estuary as Britain’s biggest growth opportunity. With the claimed potential to create 1.5m jobs and add value of...
Shrimp

Shrimps, time bombs — and need for study of wartime economies

By William Roman PICK a word starting with “C”… no, not coronavirus; not yet, anyway. The C here stands for crustaceans. The humble shrimp, for instance....
UN SDG 1

Grim UN report shows half-a-billion people struggling to find work

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...
shop door, open sign

From little things big things grow, and new programme aims to...

FIFTEEN of the UK’s top business schools are sharing their expertise to help micro-enterprises grow. A programme delivered via the Small Business Charter (SBC) is...
Boris Johnson, UK PM, looking serious

The incredible Boris lets his imagination take flight

BV’s JASON AGNEW gives Boris Johnson a poke with a pointy stick, and considers the likely outcomes of Brexit — at this stage… IT’S A...