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Labour accuses Tories of causing 'border chaos'

Tory border chaos: Massive drop in employers fined or imprisoned for employing illegal workers

Waitrose trading update for week ending 21 March 2015

Waitrose trade update for week ending 21 March 2015 from Marketing Director, Rupert Thomas

The economics of deflation

In a speech at Imperial College Business School, Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent explores the economics of deflation. He explains what the theoretical risks are, how the MPC could respond

Driverless Cars Poised To Transform Automotive Industry

The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer.

Over a million small businesses lacking basic digital skills

According to the latest UK Business Digital Index, over a million (23%) small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) still lack basic digital skills.

CHART OF THE WEEK UK: Essentials Inflation

Summary:

For the first time since they started recording the CPI measure of inflation, the rate of price growth has fallen to 0% (for February).

Power-Less of Attorney?

Financial institutions not recognising LPAs, consumers warned

Banks are among the financial institutions that are sometimes failing to recognise Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

IPSE announces flexible benefits for the self-employed

IPSE, The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has today launched IPSE Futures – the organisation’s very own member benefit scheme

Chinese investors help boost Crowd2Fund valuation to £10M

Crowd2Fund, the world’s only directly FCA regulated five-model crowdfunding platform, has raised £2m from a range of UK and international investors, placing a notional market value of £10m on the business which launched in August 2014.

Competitiveness report sends policymakers clear pre-election message: don’t drop the ball

A new report, released today by TheCityUK, reveals that the UK continues to consolidate its important role as a truly international, world leading financial centre – but sends a clear message to the next government

First Chinese Money Market ETF lists in London

• First London listed, RMB denominated money market ETF to be traded and settled in RMB, GBP and EUR

• Commerzbank CCBI RQFII Money Market UCITS ETF gives European investors access to China Interbank Bond Market securities

BBC ‘Apprentice’ finalist crowns University of Sussex’s top young entrepreneur

Chris O’Hare is the University of Sussex’s top young entrepreneur, beating off more than 50 opponents to win the 2015 StartUp Sussex Award.