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An expert has claimed that any extension of the Right to Buy scheme could risk eroding the supply of affordable housing further (PA)
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Right to Buy extension could erode supply of affordable homes, expert warns

There has been speculation that a range of new announcements could be made to help people on to the property ladder.
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Looking for a silver bullet for your business? Then step this way

The Evening Standard’s inaugural SME XPO, which launches next week, promises to be an action-packed jamboree of networking, inspiration and learning, writes Rhiannon Curry

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The secret to future proofing a business

With a likely recession on the horizon, entrepreneurs are considering their options. John Arlidge reveals why many are optimistic about what’s ahead

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Concern in business community at Stormont uncertainty

FSB NI said the need for economic policy interventions could not be greater.
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How small businesses can attract staff in the war for talent

With over 1 million job vacancies across the UK, small businesses need to be flexible and sell their company vision in order to attract new staff and grow their business

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Sustainable practices? Now they’re good business sense

The key to impactful environmental change begins with SMEs, finds John Arlidge

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Chancellor urged to use Budget to help Scots facing ‘real cost of living crisis’

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes wrote to Rishi Sunak ahead of Wednesday’s Budget statement.
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Three-year green savings bonds launched by NS&I

Savers aged 16 or over can take out the bonds, which pay a fixed annual rate of 0.65% over a three-year term.
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Now’s the time for London’s entrepreneurs to level up

From Brexit to going digital and navigating the post-pandemic world — small businesses have never had more to think about. Our SME XPO is here to help, reports John Arlidge

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British businesses deserve better than the Conservatives – Starmer

The Labour leader said the Prime Minister is just promising ‘jam tomorrow’.
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Boris Johnson accused of casting businesses as ‘bogeymen’ over shortages

The Education Secretary insisted the Conservatives are still the party of business.
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New services to meet people’s cash needs on way, says FCA boss

Shared branches, cashback and deposit points could become commonplace in some areas, Sheldon Mills said.
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Shop London: Evening Standard champions small, independent businesses

It’s back! Our week-long event - from April 12 - 18 - to help the indy stores of London get back on their feet

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Can I qualify for Rishi Sunak’s “super deduction” Budget tax break?

If you thought the generous new tax break was just for big businesses and not SMEs, think again