Greater Manchester will begin taking control of its health budget from April after a devolution agreement was reached.

It has emerged that rising income tax receipts ensured Britain enjoyed the biggest boost to its public finances since 2008 in January.

The Innovate UK's Energy Catalyst will see over 40 new technologies gain funding to help tackle a variety of energy issues.

The government spent over a quarter of its procurement budget, totalling £11.4 billion, with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) between 2013 and 2014.

A government review has found the UK is at the forefront of developing driverless car technology

A report by the Prime Minister's Enterprise Advisor Lord Young outlines a set of new reforms that will give smaller companies more opportunities to win government contracts.

In 2013, the UK had recorded a growth of 1.7% but is now at 2.6% which means a seven year high

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced a further £1bn to invest in local economies to expand the Growth Deals struck last year.

An analysis by CIPFA has found councils face a six per cent cut in spending power next year.

In the run up to the 2015 election almost £10 million will be given to local authorities and to national activity to boost the number of people registering to vote around the country.

According to government figures sole traders are driving business growth in the UK.

EE, O2, Vodafone and Three will plunge £5 billion into improving the nation's mobile coverage, having forged a deal with the government


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