Major agreements between energy companies BP and Shell and Chinese state energy company China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) are among £14 billion worth of trade and investment deals agreed between the two countries.

The government has launched the Growth Vouchers programme to identify the type of advice that most benefits small businesses.

Britain's households spent more and companies increased investment at the fastest pace in a year.

House prices have leapt by 11.1% over the last year in the strongest annual growth seen since June 2007, building society Nationwide has reported.

Prime minister David Cameron has said the government would consider scaling back its Help to Buy scheme in a bid to cool the booming housing market.

Commercial space flights could launch from a UK spaceport as part of range of measures designed to help shape the future of Britain’s growing space industry.

The government has published proposals for better pension management that could deliver substantial annual savings for taxpayers that will build to £660 million a year over 10 years.

Major city regions across the country should be given Transport for London-style powers and funding certainty, according to think tank Centre for Cities in its new report Delivering Change: Making transport work for cities.

Britain’s budget deficit in the 12 months to March sank to its lowest since the financial crisis, and the government narrowly met its latest deficit reduction goal, official data showed on Wednesday.

The government has unveiled eight major renewable electricity projects supporting 8,500 jobs by 2020.

Business minister Michael Fallon has announced the government’s latest planned raft of red tape cuts, as part of a drive that it claims will save businesses £1.2bn a year.

The government has shelled out £5.5 million in a deal with Microsoft to extend Windows XP support for the country’s public sector organisations for the next 12 months.


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