Mobile reception 'coming to Tube' - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 12 June 2012
Mobile reception 'coming to Tube' - Today's small business news roundup

Business prospects, tube reception, and home ownership - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.


Short-term business prospects have improved according to a new survey of UK firms.

But the survey suggests that medium-term performance could be dented by the ongoing eurozone crisis. [BBC]

London Underground users will be able to use their mobile phones on the tube if new arrangements with a French service provider are fulfilled.

According to French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucant mobile reception on the network is “not a hypothetical, it is coming.” [Telegraph]

Renting will become the norm in the UK as rising prices, real-terms wage cuts, and low mortgage availability lock more out of home ownership.

This is according to a new report from the Resolution Foundation, which found that just one in four people will own their home by 2025 – down from 43 per cent two decades ago. [Guardian]

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