Business development

£16 million funding for carbon cutting entrepreneurs

'Green' entrepreneurs are being given a £16 million boost in funding to help develop new low carbon technologies, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced.

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Wet weather dampens high street

Footfall on the UK's high streets fell during the three months to July due in part to the wettest quarter on record, data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has found.

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Employee training side-lined for red-tape compliance

Small businesses are turning to more affordable training solutions to ease resources stretched by red-tape compliance, according to research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

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Scotland and Ireland receive wi-fi and broadband boost

Scotland's most rural and remote areas are to receive £5 million in investment to connect them to fast broadband access, it has been announced.

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Olympic legacy for UK economy

British businesses stand to benefit from up to £14 billion worth of investment deals that have been secured in recent weeks as eyes have been on the Olympics, the Government has announced.

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Eurozone crisis biggest worry for UK firms

Economic problems in the Eurozone tops the list of biggest concerns for British businesses, a poll by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found.

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Lack of financial education amongst workers holding back business

A lack of basic financial knowledge in the workplace could be contributing to employee anxiety and stress related absence, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.

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Small businesses and health sector to benefit from £10 million funding boost

SMEs and academics working in the life sciences industry have been awarded £10 million in funding, ministers have announced.

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SMEs diversifying in tough trading conditions

SMEs are turning to new business tactics and slashing prices in a bid to capitalise on this summer's events, research from Aviva has found.

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Regional Growth Fund too costly and complicated for businesses

The Government's £2.4 billion Regional Growth Fund (RGF) has been criticised for poor management and being 'too costly' for businesses applying for funding.

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