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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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Why Do So Many Traders Fail?

Why Do So Many Traders Fail?

Thomas Walker August 12, 2016 0

The idea that 90% of people who take up trading fail and end up blowing their accounts is a commonly heard one in articles, videos and on trading forums. The exact number varies, with

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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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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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Shunning Sharia Law: A Commercially Infeasible Campaign

Shunning Sharia Law: A Commercially Infeasible Campaign

Backbencher June 5, 2014 0

The commercial opportunities of Sharia are only begining to be realised, and Britain in at the fore In April 2014, many Western celebrities, among them, former NBC Tonight Show Host Jay Leno and Virgin

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In Defence of Apprenticeships

In Defence of Apprenticeships

Backbencher February 20, 2014 0

James Harris (current Lloyd’s apprentice) highlights the growing benefits of apprenticeships in comparison to other career options for young people. As you may already know, Cameron and Clegg are attempting to remove the stigma

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Local Banks, Widespread Prosperity

Local Banks, Widespread Prosperity

Backbencher November 15, 2013 0

Robert Tyler argues that newly-resurgent local banking offers a route to renewed prosperity without the hand of the State  I found this on Youtube: A rather nice little advert, that came up before one

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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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UK Economy: Encouraging signs but more tough decisions await

UK Economy: Encouraging signs but more tough decisions await

Backbencher June 24, 2013 0

By Neil Kennard George Osborne has maintained throughout the lifetime of this Parliament that the government needs to spend less and get borrowing down through an eight-year austerity programme. Amongst the figures being mentioned

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