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HMRC issues urgent reminder for employers as returns deadline looms

09/05/2011

Ahead of the May 19th deadline, HM Revenue & Customs have issued an urgent reminder for employers to submit their completed Employer Annual Returns forms.


 

Rising factory gate inflation: economist comments

06/05/2011

Output price, or ‘factory gate’ inflation climbed still higher during April, rising to and annual rate of 5.3%


 

Businesses welcome Bank’s interest rate decision

05/05/2011

Economists and business organisation representatives about the Bank of England's interest rate decision


 

UK foreign reserves up 3.8% to $90 billion

05/05/2011

The Government has increased the nation’s international reserves holdings


 

Pay increasing at half the rate of inflation

05/05/2011

Pay has increased so far this year by less than half of retail price inflation.


 

Business groups once again urge Bank to maintain rates

05/05/2011

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee will convene today to decide on whether or not to raise interest rates.


 

Lloyds Group slips £3 billion into the red

05/05/2011

Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY) posted pre tax losses for the first quarter 2011 in excess of £3.4 billion, compared to the same quarter 2010’s £721 million profits.


 

PFIs no longer suitable for many projects

28/04/2011

The government must do more to secure value for money from their extensive experiments with private finance initiatives (PFI), the National Audit Ofice said today.


 

Lending to small businesses remains rock bottom

27/04/2011

Despite measured implemented to increase banks’ lending to small business, lending has plummeted to its lowest rate since the financial crisis began, according to figures released last week by the Bank of England


 

Rise in UBS profits belies volatility of global economy

26/04/2011

Fresh signs that the global economic recovery is underway came as Swiss banking giant, UBS, posted a jump in profits for Q1 2011 to 2.2 billion CHF, up from 1.2 CHF for Q4 2010.