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Manufacturing needs more direct state support

A manifesto has called on the government to place the manufacturing sector at the centre of a better balanced and more diverse UK economy.

Government plans capital fund for small hi-tech firms

The government has announced details of a venture capital fund designed to support small technology businesses.

Credit rating 'problems' for smaller businesses

Well over a half of the UK’s smaller firms have credit ratings that could adversely affect their ability to raise finance.

Savers begin to reap rewards of higher rates

After months of low returns on their money, savers are starting to see an upturn in their fortunes.

Scrap right to enforce retirement at 65, says Committee

Employers should lose the entitlement to force employees to retire at 65, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has argued.

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