The Portuguese government has denied that it needs a European Union led bail-out and instead called for confidence in its economy. Nevertheless speculation is growing that Portugal is struggling to cope with vast public debts.
The Government's decision to move ahead with plans to introduce a tax incentive for research and development activity in the UK from 2013 is encouraging news for British industry, according to one of the UK's leading patent and trade mark attorney firms, Withers & Rogers LLP.
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Metro Bank, the first High Street bank to open in more than 100 years, today announces the appointment of Mark Price as Managing Director Commercial Banking. Mark brings over 25 years business and commercial banking experience to Metro Bank, joining from Barclays where his last role was Managing Director at Barclays Commercial Bank, South.
The Government has today published details of its Corporate Tax Reform programme consisting of a series of essential reforms designed to improve the UK's tax competitiveness. Measures include the introduction of new Controlled Foreign Company (CFC) rules and a commitment to introduce a Patent Box.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today welcomed the Government's pledge to help make small business rate relief automatic.
As the Tories dump Vince Cable's plan to expose bankers bonuses this year, one leading academic says that banks will always find a way to pay big money to employees, regardless of any legislation designed to curb stratospheric pay-packets.
Simply Business, the UK's leading insurance brokers for small businesses, canvassed their community of customers to identify the key issues faced by small businesses today and in response provided five top tips to help weather the economic storm.
A second estimate of the UK's third quarter GDP has confirmed a growth rate of 0.8%, in line with the surprisingly positive preliminary figure. Rumours had been circulating that the preliminary estimate had factored in an overly optimistic contribution from the construction sector, but these appear to have been unfounded.
The Economist Intelligence Unit today announces the findings of a new report, Assessing and explaining risk: Investors’ expectations after the financial crisis, commissioned by Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The report, based on a survey of 289 private and corporate investors and financial advisers across Europe, examines how investors assess their own risk level, what constitutes low and high risk and the extent to which investors appreciate the connection between risk and return.