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Fake financial services top cold-call scams

Fraudulent banking services, credit brokers and investment opportunities are the most common scams used by cold-callers, according to analysis by Citizens Advice.

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Ageing population will compound skills shortage

Employers will face a serious skills shortage over the next 20 years if they do not act to promote greater age diversity in their workforces, according to The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Start-ups to hit record number in 2015

The number of new start-ups starting business in 2015 is expected to reach a record 600,000, according to StartUp Britain.

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Employers 'feel the pinch' of skills shortages

More than three quarters of employers have experienced recruitment difficulties in the past year, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

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Optimism for first-time buyer market grows

Confidence in the first-time buyer market has grown over the past 3 years, a report by Halifax has suggested.

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Employees value inclusive workplaces

More than half of employees want their workplace to have an inclusive 'family feel', a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

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Copyright theft puts business development at risk

A quarter of businesses with intellectual property rights have had their patent violated over the past 5 years, research by the Federation of Small Businesses has found.

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Life insurance payouts fail to match mortgage costs

Under-insurance is causing a 'protection gap' for UK families planning to use life insurance payouts to pay down their mortgage.

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Pop-up shops popular among aspiring entrepreneurs

Almost a third of British startups will begin trading as pop-up businesses, research by EE has found.

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Small firms want help reducing energy bills

Saving money on energy bills motivates firms to improve their energy efficiency, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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