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Softbank Group CEO Masayoshi Son speaks during the annual general shareholders' meeting in Tokyo

Graphcore sold and Biden rattled

Plus, Rachel Reeves to form new council of economic advisers, UK business distress fastest rising in Europe and Rio Tinto is wargaming a massive takeover

Josh Dornbrack

Two saplings growing in soil

UK economy grows faster than expected

Plus, FCA overhauls listings regime, UK overtakes India as the world’s third-largest venture capital market and British tycoon closing in on a deal for The Body Shop

Josh Dornbrack

London rain

Retailers count the cost of a wet summer

Plus, Wimbledon choosing to leave $100m on the table, Asda scraps its four-day work week and Thames Water needs fresh funds

Josh Dornbrack

Chancellor Rachel Reeves

Labour’s ‘difficult’ economic decisions

Plus, low exec pay risks a US talent drain, Carlsberg acquires Britvic and is this the end of levelling up?

Josh Dornbrack

Labour Leader Keir Starmer celebrates winning the 2024 General Election

Business welcomes Labour government but pushes for real change

Plus, inflationary pressures ease further, UK steel warns over the high price of electricity and Amazon turns 30
England players watching their team play Iceland

Is fear an effective driver of performance?

Plus, new car sales hit five-year high, private equity M&A growth, and a new Barbie exhibition launches

Dougal Shaw, Josh Dornbrack

Adorable tabby cat sleeping peacefully beside a computer on a wooden desk in warm sunlight

Why complacency is almost always a prelude to failure

Plus, steakhouse Hawksmoor is up for sale, election investment boost pending and record cash injection into equity funds
Event QR code ticket scanning before beginning of business conference

The woman behind a ticketing juggernaut

Plus, the next government to benefit from easing of the cost-of-living crisis, Tata Port Talbot steel plant strikes called off and Revolut reports record profits

Dougal Shaw, Josh Dornbrack

The Chancellor Of The Exchequer Jeremy Hunt leaves 11 Downing Street on March 6, 2024

Spring Budget 2024: What it means for business

There wasn't much new in the budget but measures on national insurance, child benefits and tax rises were broadly welcomed

Graham Ruddick

Used Christmas trees behind the fence

The dark environmental impacts of our Christmas season

Christmas – a time of indulgent over-consumptions with friends and family and an industry worth £42bn to the UK economy. It may seem like the most wonderful time of the...

Josh Dornbrack