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Corbyn policies 'will keep Tories in for a decade'

3rd August 2015  | Latest News Management

Jeremy Corbyn's "starry-eyed hard-left" economic strategy would push up inflation and interest rates, undermine support for public services and deliver a decade or more of Conservative rule, shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has warned. Mr Leslie, who is backing Yvette Cooper for the Labour leadership, delivered his scathing assessment following polls putting the left-wing candidate at the head of the race to succeed Ed Miliband. Meanwhile, Liz Kendall - widely seen as the…

Business lending 'to rise after seven years'

3rd August 2015  | Finance Latest News

Bank lending to businesses is set to grow in 2015 for the first time in seven years, a report said today. The EY ITEM Club forecast for financial services said at the start of the financial crisis in 2008 lending to firms peaked at £575 billion, but has dropped every year since then. The report said growth this year will be marginal at just 0.25% compared to last year, but the figure…

Many holidaymakers return more stressed

3rd August 2015  | Latest News Management

Nearly one in four holidaymakers return from their break feeling more stressed than when they set off, research has found. Some 26% of people surveyed for Nationwide Building Society take two to three days to unwind - while 23% come back from their getaway feeling more stressed than when they started. Nationwide said that on average, people spend around £1,900 on their holiday - and overspending while away was listed as one…

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Windows 10: Security concerns over new WiFi feature

The launch of Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system has led to concern over a feature that shares WiFi passwords via the internet. The WiFi Sense feature, new to the latest edition, shares Windows 10 users'…

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5 best business jokes

It’s always good to have a laugh, so here are some jokes to share around the office. 1. Reason for leaving An employee is getting to know her new colleagues when the topic of her last job…