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Early start for runway recommendation

The Airports Commission report recommending either Gatwick or one of two Heathrow options for a new runway is due out at 7am tomorrow.

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European pressure

Businesses are coming under pressure from the Government not to be so vocally pro-Europe. The Business Secretary is concerned that...

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Diversity counts

Any business is defined by its employees. They are at the heart of its success (or failure) and many organisations rely on a skilled...

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Fracking decision being made on second Lancashire site

Councillors in Lanchashire are currently considering applications to allow fracking at a second site in Lancashire. Fracking is the...

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Both Lancashire fracking applications refused

Given that the officers recommended that one of two fracking applications is approved, it is likely to be appealed by developer Cuadrilla.

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Setting the tone

The forthcoming Budget will tell us what type of Conservative government we now have. Will it be blue in tooth and claw or more the...

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Rise in the use of Planning Performance Agreements

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Are Network Rail problems an excuse for cuts?

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Business pressure on EU

The pressure on businesses to express a view on the Britain's future in the EU will increase. It is one of those issues that will be...

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First fracking decision postponed until Monday

After two days of debate, the Lancashire County Council planning committee has deferred a decision on a fracking application at Little...

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The ultras: the Labour leadership contest

Despite all protestations, the Labour leadership contest is shaping up to be another Blairite / Brownite battle.

Unity at the top of...

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Dutch court requires emissions curb

An interesting couirt judgment from the Netherlands, which may well encourge similar action in the UK. Having said that, of course the...

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The transport challenge for London

London's transport system has been transformed since the establishment of the Mayor and the GLA. Ken and Boris have both understood...

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In, out, shake it all about: the EU issue

The British Chambers of Commerce often provide insight where it is otherwise lacking but a problem with the whole of the EU debate is...

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Start Up Britain

Before starting a business there are many things to think about, not least where the money is coming from. The Start Up Britain bus is...

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Monitoring reputation is key to start-up success

We all know how precious reputations are and how easily a good reputation can turn bad. But for start-ups and organisations which are...

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Self-inflicted reputational damage

Businesses generally appreciate the value of their reputations, especially Apple. Even organisations such as CBI are engaged in...

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Does Labour need a big idea?

There is a school of thought that you do not need a 'Big Idea' and that pragmatism is a better approach for parties.

This may not...

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Online activism can kill your potential

Social media campaigns can provide an opportunity for an organisation to spread its message far and wide. For start-ups and those taking...

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Lack of engagement costs

It would not be surprising if this statistic were to be replicated across government and a range of sectors. Government, despite the...

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27 Tories vote against government

The fact that the government would have been defeated on not having an EU referendum 'purdah' period had all the opposition parties...

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Protect your home from fraudsters

Warnings about property fraud are regularly given out by the Land Registry as fraudsters continue to attempt to "sell" properties which...

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There will be a European rebellion...

Despite the offer of concessions, the Conservative Party will face a rebellion over Europe. It is not a case of if, only when and how...

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The first mover principle

It is always challenging bringing a new product to market but especially when the financial outlay for the buyer is high. The case of...

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Judicial reviews swirling around airport decision

News that judicial review proceedings are being launched even before the Airports Commission makes a decision should come as no...

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Politicisation is nothing new but it could increase

Complaints about the civil service being more open to political influence is nothing new. The appointment of Tsars under new Labour...

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Council officers recommend approval of fracking application

I read the news today, oh boy. One of two fracking proposals in Lancashire has an officers' recommendation to approve it, and will be...

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Scottish hardball?

It appears that the SNP has realised that in pure Westminster terms, despite its stunning result at the General Election, it will yield...

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Narrow gene pool

With the new government committed to the One Nation approach, research and headlines such as these could spur them onto action. If a...

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Beware government intervention

When governments and regulatory authorities think abuses are being perpetrated then they step in. Whether that is in terms of pricing,...

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Rail reform?

Whilst rail franchising may not be facing possible reform, if Network Rail continues to receive coverage like this then they may not be...

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SNP MP to chair energy and climate change select committee

SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar (the Western Isles) Angus MacNeil has been appointed to chair the influential energy and climate change...

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Work - life balance. Get it right?

If you're starting up in business or have been in existence for many years don't forget your most important asset - your staff....

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Different leaders for different lifecycle stages?

Costolo's decision to step down is a shock on one hand and no surprise on the other. Twitter's internal politics have always been a bit...

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A question of leadership

John Prescott is never short of an opinion or two but his spat with David Miliband shows that political parties deal with leadership...

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UK house prices set to rise significantly

Economists are predicting that house prices will start to rise significantly with the Conservative win in the General Election. A...

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Reputation is critical

For all organisations, reputations are critical. FIFA have to rebuild theirs and it is interesting that Blatter seems to think he is...

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Let's not delay the next tidal lagoon project

Tuesday's development consent for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon could unleash a number of further tidal lagoon projects, but only if the...

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Start-Ups: is UK risk appetite enough?

Despite the potential for a Grexit, and possibly a Brexit, business confidence continues to grow and start-ups proliferate in ever...

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Labour's leadership challenge

By moving ahead with its leadership election, Labour is excluding the chance of hearing from academics, members and others on what went...

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Zac is running

Now the Conservative Party can decide on what the selection proces will be.

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith has announced his intention to stand for nomination as the party's candidate for London mayor.

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A London pea-souper of a problem

The decision about where to expand is one which no-one can see a clear way through. If London still had pea-soupers then this is the...

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Runway decision - a delay nobody wants

The government is saying it will respond to the Airports Commission recommendation - expected at the end of this month - by Christmas. ...

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53000 solar panels still well below an NSIP

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a 53,966-panel solar farm that would cover 28.6ha of land. Despite its size, as it will...

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Lack of confidence will damage the City

If the City fails to tackle this issue head-on then not only is it depriving itself of valuable skills but also the diversity in...

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Apple disruption

As is often the case with Apple, they see how a market develops, looks at what others are doing, improves what they see as failings and...

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Zac is running

Now the Conservative Party can decide on what the selection proces will be. It is clear that they were waiting for an electable...

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Skills holding cities back?

Skills policy is an area that cities want greater control over. They appreciate that tailoring priorities at a local level in...

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