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Amazon Go: Tech Giant Unveils New Grocery Store Concept

Amazon Go: Tech Giant Unveils New Grocery Store Concept

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Amazon Go: Tech Giant Unveils New Grocery Store Concept

Tech giant Amazon has unveiled Amazon Go, its new grocery store concept that lets customers do their weekly shop without having to queue at a checkout

Construction Contractors' Late Payment Woes Revealed

Construction Contractors' Late Payment Woes Revealed

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Construction Contractors' Late Payment Woes Revealed

A new report by Funding Options highlights how lengthy payment terms of major developers are having a crushing impact on the cash flow of contractors.

Commercial Finance Brokers Warned Over Introducers

Commercial Finance Brokers Warned Over Introducers

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Commercial Finance Brokers Warned Over Introducers

The NACFB has advised commercial finance brokers to check whether their introducers are authorized to make referrals, following recent regulatory changes

Autumn Statement: What Businesses Need to Know

Autumn Statement: What Businesses Need to Know

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Autumn Statement: What Businesses Need to Know

In his autumn statement, chancellor Philip Hammond delivered worrying news on the UK economy, but revealed some promising proposals for British businesses

Jeremy Corbyn: “Labour will be on the side of innovators”

Jeremy Corbyn: “Labour will be on the side of innovators”

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Jeremy Corbyn: “Labour will be on the side of innovators”

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put forward his party's plans to support British businesses at the CBI Annual Conference

Theresa May Backs British Tech

Theresa May Backs British Tech

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Theresa May Backs British Tech

Theresa May pledges £2 billion a year in R&D investment for the UK's most innovative companies, but appears to backtrack on 'workers on boards' proposals

Bank Referral Scheme Launched

Bank Referral Scheme Launched

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Bank Referral Scheme Launched

The government's bank referral scheme obliges nine major UK banks to refer small businesses to alternative lenders when they are rejected for finance

Google Launches New Travel App

Google Launches New Travel App

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Google Launches New Travel App

Google has entered the travel app market with the launch of Google Trips, which helps travellers plan their whole holiday on their smartphone

‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

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‘Nothing has Changed’ for Fintech Following Brexit

Alternative finance leaders say it’s been business as usual following the EU referendum, but express concern about recruitment for UK fintech startups

‘Social Dining’ Startup VizEat Raises €3.8 Million

‘Social Dining’ Startup VizEat Raises €3.8 Million

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‘Social Dining’ Startup VizEat Raises €3.8 Million

VizEat, the company that allows amateur chefs to host dinner parties and cooking classes, is eyeing up new cities following its latest round of investment

Executive Pay Targeted by Government White Paper

Executive Pay Targeted by Government White Paper

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Executive Pay Targeted by Government White Paper

A new report reveals that FTSE 100 bosses earn 150 times more than employees, and says executive pay should be decided by a ‘shareholders committee’

Apple Ordered to Repay Irish Tax of €13 Billion

Apple Ordered to Repay Irish Tax of €13 Billion

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Apple Ordered to Repay Irish Tax of €13 Billion

The European Commission rules that agreement between Apple and the Irish government is illegal, and orders the repayment of up to €13 billion in unpaid tax

Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

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Octopus Investments Launches Fintech Accelerator

Investment company Octopus Investments has launched an accelerator scheme for fintech startups as part of Octopus Labs, its new fintech business unit

Facebook's New Lifestage App Criticized by Privacy Campaigners

Facebook's New Lifestage App Criticized by Privacy Campaigners

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Facebook's New Lifestage App Criticized by Privacy Campaigners

Lifestage, the video-sharing app that Facebook has launched for teenagers, has come under fire for not including any privacy settings or age verification

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

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Government Says Deliveroo Must Pay Drivers National Living Wage

The government has told Deliveroo it can’t pay its workers less than the national living wage unless the courts decide that they are self-employed

Retail Banking Set for Shake-Up

Retail Banking Set for Shake-Up

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Retail Banking Set for Shake-Up

The Competition and Marketing Authority criticizes lack of competition in retail banking sector, and vows to create fairer deal for customers and businesses

Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

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Suffolk and Norfolk Devolution Could Boost Business Growth

Suffolk and Norfolk devolution could bring more than £1 billion of funding to the region, and give businesses a greater say over local issues

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo's Web Properties for $4.8 Billion

Verizon to Acquire Yahoo's Web Properties for $4.8 Billion

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Verizon to Acquire Yahoo's Web Properties for $4.8 Billion

Verizon, the US telecoms giant that also owns AOL, acquires Yahoo's web assets for $40 billion less than what Microsoft offered for the company in 2008

Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

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Settled Secures £1 Million Investment

Proptech startup Settled has closed a £1 million seed funding round led by Silicon Valley VC 500 Startups

National Living Wage has Little Impact on Employment

National Living Wage has Little Impact on Employment

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National Living Wage has Little Impact on Employment

Businesses are responding to the National Living Wage by increasing prices and cutting profits, according to a new report