Mansion Tax Pressure Mounts

Posted in Blog on November 6, 2012

Business Secretary Vince Cable’s personal campaign to bring in a mansion tax has been given a boost by the support of a group of Tory MPs, who have proposed …

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SME Export Orders Plummet

Posted in Blog on November 5, 2012

According to the latest quarterly SME Trends Survey from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), small and medium-sized manufacturers in the UK saw …

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Pension Growth Rate Predictions Must Fall

Posted in Blog on November 2, 2012

Following a consultation with financial firms, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has announced that, from 2014, the predicted growth rates used to …

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Growth Forecast Raised

Posted in Blog on November 1, 2012

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has forecast that the economy will grow more strongly than expected and can avoid the “lost decade” suffered …

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Retail Sales Revive

Posted in Blog on October 31, 2012

A new study from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has shown that the UK’s retailers experienced strong growth in sales during October thanks …

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Two-Tier Vehicle Excise Duty Considered

Posted in Blog on October 30, 2012

In a bid to raise private investment to improve the country’s road infrastructure, the Government is to consider a two-tier Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), …

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SME Lending To Fall

Posted in Blog on October 29, 2012

Lending to businesses will be at its lowest level since 2006, falling by 4.6 percent to £429bn this year, the fourth consecutive annual decline, with …

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Chancellor Freezes Fuel Duty

Posted in Blog on June 28, 2012

Earlier this week, the Chancellor George Osborne, announced his plans to postpone the planned increase in fuel duty, for another six months. It was widely …

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