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CHART OF THE WEEK: Profitability of UK Companies

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The non-financial services sector set a new record for profitability in the second quarter of 2014, continuing the strong services recovery since 2011.

Landlords: more ethical than they are given credit for

Tenants rate their landlords highly but think more could be done

David Morris MP announced as new ‘freelancer tsar’

Financial ‘deglobalization’?: capital flows, banks and the Beatles

Business & Finance

Could an owner-occupier majority be a thing of the past?

The question itself feels almost absurd: could the UK possibly transform from a nation of homeowners into a nation of renters? The aspiration to own one’s home defines a large aspect of our national psyche where property is concerned.

How to understand if word of mouth is working for your business

Slight increase in UK inflation

Devil in the detail; investors double read the global fundamentals

Politics

Scrap mansion tax for progressive Stamp Duty Land Tax

Introduction of progressive Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) instead of the proposed mansion tax would be a fairer move for the Chancellor in his upcoming Autumn Statement, says Stephen Hemmings, director at Menzies LLP:

Government needs to put stability ahead of headlines

‘Generation rent’ unaware of policies surrounding flatsharing

WDM response to Prime Minister’s G20 call on TTIP

Science, Technology & Environment

6 months on – Have we learnt from our Heartbleed Mistakes?

David Sandin, product manager at Clavister, looks at whether we have heeded the lessons of Heartbleed bug, the implications of Shellshock and the future security of open-source coding.

The Urban Community Energy Fund Launched Today

The number of community owned renewable energy schemes in England is set to increase thanks to a £10 million fund unveiled today by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey.

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