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UKIP Boss quits after just eight months
UKIP’s party chief Will Gilpin will be stepping down “by mutual agreement” after just eight months in the role, it was announced today. He had been brought in to make the party’s operations more business-like.
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Chinese nationals snapped up 27% of London’s new build homes in 2012, increasing fears that external forces may be further inflating a potential UK property bubble, according to reports out in Chinese Weekly.
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Britain’s top five banks make profits for first time since 2010
A KPMG report has revealed that all five of Britain’s major banks made a profit in the first half of this year, the first time since 2010. However, bank profits aren’t expected to reach pre-financial crisis levels.
Three in five SMEs say it’s harder to win government contracts
Only 6% of UK SMEs believe it has become easier to win public sector contracts, and 26% say it has become tougher – according to a study by market research firm Opinion Leader.