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Key announcements from Spring Budget that affect entrepreneurs

By SARAH BALCHIN WITH all the speculation around changes to personal tax in the run up to the Spring Budget, in the end, very little...
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Company boards ‘flounder on diversity and inclusion’

A REPORT by the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Diversity and Inclusion points to a lack of trustee board diversity in the UK. It...
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Bezos stepping-down — ish: a new role for Amazon head

JEFF BEZOS is stepping-down as chief executive of Amazon, but "this isn't about retiring,” he has announced. The billionaire, who founded the e-commerce giant some...
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ESG integration boost for Blackrock’s DC strategy

US INVESTMENT company BlackRock’s UK Defined Contribution (DC) default strategy, LifePath, is moving to the next phase of ESG integration. The move will increase LifePath UK’s ESG exposure,...
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Technology to the rescue in fight to halt spread of virus

BV features a report from the World Bank on water initiatives in Africa to combat the transmission of Covid-19 LIKE many Malawians who live in...
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A nation of shopkeepers? Entrepreneurs, more like!

ENTREPRENEURIAL Britain is a two-day initiative planned for 2021 and designed “to reignite the entrepreneurial spirit” of UK towns and cities. The outbreak of Covid-19...
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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...
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World Bank commits £9.4bn aid to help poor countries fight virus

THE WORLD Bank has committed $12bn (£9.4bn) to help developing countries cope with the spread of coronavirus. The aid package includes technical assistance as well...

Credit Suisse chief steps down over bank’s corporate espionage scandal

CREDIT Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam has resigned after a boardroom battle over a corporate spying incident. Shares in Credit Suisse dropped four percent at news...
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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...