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Banks urged to bolster finances

UK banks have been urged to strengthen their capital balances as the European sovereign debt crisis continues to threaten the economy.

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Charging phones at work costs businesses £1.5 billion

Consumers are saving a collective £1.5 billion on energy bills by charging up their phones and gadgets at work.

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Surprise rise in retail sales

There was a surprise increase in retail sales in October, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

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Broadband rush hour slows download speed by 35%

Peak internet surfing times are slowing downloads down by an average of 35 per cent, the latest research from uSwitch.com has revealed.

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Smartphone sales rise 42% dominated by Android OS

Smartphone sales have increased by 42 per cent year on year, the latest statistics have shown.

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Inflation falls back to 5%

CPI inflation has made a move in the right direction by falling back to 5 per cent from 5.2 per cent in October.

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Chancellor urged to scrap 50p tax rate

Business leaders have written to the Chancellor urging him to scrap the 50p higher tax rate to attract entrepreneurs to the UK and boost confidence.

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Business insolvencies reflect wider economic trends

Recent company insolvency figures are reflecting wider economic trends.

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We are still in recession say consumers

The UK is still in a recession, according to 86 per cent of consumers.

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Small firms must prepare now for winter weather

Small businesses are being urged to prepare now for winter weather, as the unseasonably mild conditions across the UK look set to end later this month.

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