Margareta Pagano

Margareta Pagano is a former business editor of the Independent on Sunday who now writes columns and business interviews for a range of publications, including the Independent, Independent on Sunday and London Evening Standard.

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The Chancellor wants to help poorer families cope with the cost of living

Budget 2013: Some of Osborne's tiny changes could give a big boost to British industry

Help for the housing martket, more apprenticeships, investment in research and development: all could help create jobs on our shores

Employ more women, industrial firms urged

Manufacturing companies in the FTSE 100 have more women on their boards compared with the overall index but employ fewer women professionals than in most other industries.

Margareta Pagano: Trinity Mirror executives need to face up the murky past

Simon Fox, the chief executive of Trinity Mirror, should have known better than to go to ground over the allegations of phone-hacking at his newspapers.

Margareta Pagano: George Osborne has to nurture Mr Happy's confidence

The Bank of England Governor has tentatively called the recovery, and UK Plc appears to be in agreement. Now, the Chancellor has to reinforce it

Margareta Pagano: Engineering a solution to our acute skills shortage

Schools are in need of an urgent reminder that they should be promoting to both sexes a career that is thrilling, secure, well-paid – and understaffed

Margareta Pagano: John Lewis and Barclays - The contrasting faces of capitalism

Here's what John Spedan Lewis had to say in a BBC radio broadcast in the 1950s as he explained why he had given the family company to the staff: "The present state of affairs is really a perversion of the proper working of capitalism. It is all wrong to have millionaires before you have ceased to have slums.

Margareta Pagano: Diocletian needn't worry us, but Henry VIII should

The flawed, but rather good, EU proposal to cap bankers' bonuses could lead to a European rupture akin to the Tudor king's fallout with Rome

Margareta Pagano: Going ga ga over the blah blah and goo goo at Yahoo

You would think that Marissa Mayer, who runs Yahoo, had burnt her baby and the entire sisterhood at the stake for all the vitriol she's received after suggesting that staff get back into the office.

The promoter Neil Warnock said the music industry was too quick to denigrate discs

Neil Warnock: Music man's agency hits the right note

After the encore at a recent Squeeze gig in Birmingham, the band came off the stage and did the conga, weaving through their fans to the Pop Up Shop area out in the front of the auditorium. Once there they signed the souvenir CDs on sale – CDs of the live performance which they had finished minutes before. How so? Well, while they were doing the conga, some clever techie chaps were recording the songs; another clever chap burnt the music on to the CDs while another was putting them, hot off the presses, into the ready-prepared sleeves.

Margareta Pagano: Winning trust in the office is bottom line for men at the top

He's a smart cookie, that Justin King, the boss of Sainsbury's. He has admitted that the public's trust in supermarkets has been severely damaged by the horsemeat scandal and that retailers face a "new reality".

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