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Government “Investing in Small Businesses” is a Farce

Government “Investing in Small Businesses” is a Farce

Antony Sammeroff December 14, 2016 0

A recent press announcement reported that Scottish Enterprise, the main economic development agency funded by the Scottish Government, has £15.2 million investment in Aquamarine, a wave energy company that went bankrupt last year. This

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Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Meddling Regulator Plays Havoc With BT Shares

Thomas Walker July 26, 2016 0

BT shareholders have had a bit of a rollercoaster ride recently thanks to the actions of national telecoms regulator Ofcom. The company’s share price has been in an erratic downward slide over recent weeks thanks

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What Brexit Showed us About People’s Understanding of Markets

What Brexit Showed us About People’s Understanding of Markets

Thomas Walker July 19, 2016 0

In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, a lot of remain supporters were very quick to point to the markets for evidence of what a calamity the outcome was going to be. Surely enough,

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Entrepreneurs Will Thrive in Post-Brexit Britain

Entrepreneurs Will Thrive in Post-Brexit Britain

Sorcha Ni Bhuaigh July 15, 2016 0

The aftermath of the EU referendum has seen widespread panic and speculation from nearly every pro-Remain campaigner regarding the future of Britain’s economy. Recently, the German FDP party commissioned a London billboard saying “Dear

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Are Women “Worth Less” To City Firms?

Are Women “Worth Less” To City Firms?

Backbencher April 4, 2014 1

Reece Warren argues for a different approach to correcting any perceived imbalance in the cost-risk-productivity equation that must be considered by any employer Let me first make something absolutely clear – you can throw

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Stamping out the State: Royal Mail Privatisation Beckons

Stamping out the State: Royal Mail Privatisation Beckons

Backbencher September 12, 2013 0

Roland Mortimer welcomes the privatisation of Royal Mail. Today’s announcement that the privatisation of Royal Mail will take place in the coming weeks has tugged at the heartstrings of politicians and public alike. Should

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Vince vs the Talibank

Backbencher July 26, 2013 1

Vince Cable is famous for his regular outbursts and refusal to keep things too Coalicious. However his latest one is rumoured to have brought even George Osborne onto his side of the battle line.

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The Future of Global Finance Centres

The Future of Global Finance Centres

Backbencher July 8, 2013 0

By matthew Stinchcombe The world’s financial and business centres are the face of global business and as a result they provide an overall picture to the development and stability of an economy and even

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Oh What a Pickle Mr Osborne

Oh What a Pickle Mr Osborne

Backbencher July 1, 2013 0

By Nathan Boyd We have all been there, late night in the office trying to finish that accounts report or tender document, you go out and grab a curry or a burger from the

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Coming 1st June

Coming 1st June

Tristan Kitchin May 22, 2013 1

  The Backbencher has grown rapidly from simple beginnings. In the short nine months the website has been active we have seen our readership expand greatly as our writers expressed our often differing (and

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