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HEADLINE SCANNER 24/10/13: BoE hints earlier interest rate rise | Qatar and Kuwait eye stakes in Hinkley Point | London tech start-ups struggling

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24th Oct 13 8:32 am

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Bank of England hints earlier interest rate rise

Bank of England has hinted that interest rates may rise sooner than late 2016, thanks to a “robust recovery in activity” and improvement in the jobs market.

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BRC calls for overhaul of business rates system

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has appointed Ernst &Young to help suggest recommendations to reform the business rates system.

BRC director-general Helen Dickinson said: “Complete reform is the only solution that can support retailers in continuing to deliver a vibrant and sustainable retail industry for UK consumers and local communities.”

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More Londoners to snap up university places

Young Londoners are 43% more likely to go to university than their counterparts in the north-east of England, a report from the Higher Education Funding Council for England has found.

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Qatar and Kuwait eyeing stakes in Hinkley Point

Qatari and Kuwaiti sovereign wealth funds are in talks with EDF to take a 15% stake in the £16bn nuclear power plant project at Hinkley Point in Somerset.

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70% of London tech start-ups are struggling to grow

A YouGov survey has found that 70% of small and medium London tech businesses face barriers to expansion in London.

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