A series of lending clinics are being launched across the UK in a bid to increase lending and boost small business confidence.
The Treasury’s consultation document, Tax-advantaged venture capital schemes, examining tax breaks for certain start-up businesses with high growth potential, has been met with scepticism by the Institute of Directors.
So stark and shocking were City Trader Alessio Rastani’s comments that it left the BBC’s newsroom speechless, prompting many to presume him a hoax; possibly another iteration of the infamous ‘Yes Men’.
HALIFAX is to give away £6m every year in prizes to its customers who sign up for a new savings account.
The Confederation of British Industry has issued a stark plea to the government: ‘stick to your guns’ on public sector pension reform, despite the looming threat of widespread industrial action.
Political and economic changes in the wake of the downturn are generating a class of risk averse investors who favour holding safe assets to riskier transactions, which paradoxically undermines global stability.
Consumer prices inflation edged still higher, the Office for National Statistics yesterday confirmed, hitting 4.5%.
The price of gold continues to slide as investors increasingly look to sell in a bid to stem losses from poorly performing portfolios.
Hesitation about increasing quantitative easing is based on ‘mistaken beliefs’, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member, Adam Posen said in a speech delivered this morning.
The consumer prices index of inflation (CPI) has edged up once more, reaching 4.5% in August 2011.