<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>If the north of England were a country, it would be second bottom of a league table showing levels of investment in advanced economies, according to a report by a leading thinktank. Only Greece has lower levels of public and private investment in a ranking of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries compiled by researchers at ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>More than £1m was paid to energy customers with Octopus Energy on Tuesday as part of a power saving scheme. The energy supplier said more than 400,000 customers took part by reducing their electricity use between 4.30pm and 6pm.National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Scheme kicked in for the first time on Monday amid cold temperatures, meaning more energy was ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>New research has revealed that just 9% of UK entrepreneurs plan to set up a business this year – despite the government’s ambitious growth projections for 2023 and beyond. The survey reveals that confidence among would-be business owners is far lower than it has been in recent years, suggesting a pressing need for the government to provide robust ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Doesn’t receiving back rewards from something as simple as using your credit card sound all too wonderful? This will be even more of a delight if you’re an avid investor and trader of all of the cryptocurrencies in the market – since you can earn cryptocurrency from using your credit card too. However, you’re going to need to ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>All of us experience illness from time to time. Sometimes the reason is clear: We have the flu or a cold. At the gym, we went overboard. It’s common and unavoidable to experience the odd ache or soreness, sore throat, or a general feeling of gloom. Life entails it. Understanding health symptoms and their importance will be discussed ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Codat – the universal API for small business data – and a group of lenders have written an open letter to Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Grant Shapps, calling for the government to support improved data sharing initiatives to tackle the difficulties faced by SMEs in accessing credit. The letter has been co-signed by ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>As part of our series profiling the finalists of the Business Champion Awards 2023 we spoke to Shiraz Master, the founder of Simply Doughnuts, who are a double finalist in this years awards. What do you currently do at Simply Doughnuts? As managing director, I’m naturally involved in all aspects of the business.In any given week, I spend a lot of time on ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Britons will have to work for longer before claiming the state pension under plans to save the government billions of pounds by raising the official retirement age to 68 sooner than initially planned. The present threshold of 66 will increase to 67 in 2028 and is due to hit 68 in 2046. However, ministers are looking at bringing ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>An Australian-based startup, Recharge Industries, has made a nonbinding offer for the collapsed UK battery company Britishvolt that could revive plans to construct a large plant in northern England. The bid was lodged in the UK late on Tuesday, shortly after a cash crunch at Britishvolt sent the company into administration. The collapse has severely dented the country’s ...

<?xml encoding="utf-8" ??>Amazon workers in Britain are taking strike action for the first time, with a third of staff walking out at a warehouse in Coventry in a dispute over pay. About 300 members of the GMB union, out of the 1,000 who work in the company’s warehouse BHX4, were due to stop work from midnight today in a 24-hour ...