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Reform of the Lords

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MPs need educating

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Now SMEs can afford to take cyber security seriously

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Amazon's winning ways

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Business leaders and speaking out

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SNP approach to Westminster

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Is fracking safe?

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Long term employment depends on sustainable roles

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Gatwick fights back

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The changing face of business intervention

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Does flexible working benefit employees or businesses?

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Budget measures on house building still awaited

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Further planning reforms on the way

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Labour's lack of difference

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Is politics good for infrastructure?

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Market intervention

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Airport battle

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The changing state

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Fracking could reduce value of your home by 7%

Fracking within 5 miles of your home could wipe 7% of the value of your property.

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Hexagonal homes as an alternative for first time buyers

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Government can be more or less neutral on next runway

The Airports Commission has come out in favour of a new runway at Heathrow, throwing the issue into the political arena.

The...

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