News Moya Greene in red at the London Stock Exchange in October 2013; Moya Greene's £1.5m earnings were modest compared to those of other FTSE 100 bosses

Don’t judge me on the Royal Mail float today, said Vince Cable in October. Judge me in three months’ time.

Education: Is money spent on students wasted?

Received wisdom is that we need more graduates. They raise productivity and help UK Ltd to compete globally. But economists question that argument, says Andrew Lilico. Perhaps a degree is no more than a signal you're a top person.

Green Budget: City reaction - Tax reforms draw mixed response from busi ness

Business groups reacted with dismay last night to news that companies would face a bill of almost pounds 8bn from changes to the corporate tax system, but welcomed Gordon Brown's emphasis on training and long-term economic stability.

UK threatened by wage hikes

Survey reveals that shortage of skilled labour is leading companies to lure staff with bigger pay cheques

Management: Welcome back to the caring, sharing workplace

The public is becoming more distrustful of institutions. So businesses need to examine their values, not merely to present the acceptable face of capitalism, but to compete in a world where one false move can spell disaster.

The need for NEDs in burgeoning businesses

Finance: Blue-chip companies know the benefit of non-executive directors, so why haven't smaller firms caught on, asks David Harvey

Out of the depths of despair

He was a school governor, friend of Cabinet Ministers, would-be Tory MP, yet he ended up in Broadmoor. Now he is a friend in high places to the mentally ill. By Jack O'Sullivan

Little enthusiasm for green paper

The Government yesterday pledged to press ahead with plans to give small businesses a legal right to charge interest on bills paid late, despite scepticism from most organisations representing small firms.

Cool response to late payment plan

The Government yesterday pledged to press ahead with plans to give small businesses a legal right to charge interest on bills paid late, despite scepticism from most organisations representing small firms.

Budget '97: Capital allowance boost for small firms

Business Taxes: INVESTMENT INCENTIVES

Tax credit fears hit share prices

Fears the Government will use next month's Budget to abolish the tax credit pension funds receive on dividend payments hit share prices yesterday, toppling them from the new peak set at the end of last week. The FTSE 100 index ended 38 points lower at 4,745.1, the first fall in three trading days.

Industry backlash as base rates rise

Michael Harrison

Shares power ahead to new peak

But utilities take a battering and base rates look set to rise

How landslide went down in the City

`With this kind of majority we are looking at 10 years of socialism, not five'

Bosses at loggerheads over single currency

Britain's two leading business organisations came to blows yesterday over the single currency amid reports that the Confederation of British Industry was set to back European economic and monetary union.
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Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
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Paul Scholes column

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Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable