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Portugal Denies It Needs An EU-led Bail-out

01/12/2010

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.


 

Tax Incentive For R&D Is Boost For British Industry, According To Withers & Rogers LLP

01/12/2010

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.


 

Ten Shares With Inflation-Busting Dividend Hikes

01/12/2010

Ten Shares With Inflation-Busting Dividend Hikes


 

The Metro Bank Revolution Continues For Business Customers

30/11/2010

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.


 

Corporation Tax Reform: Delivering A More Competitive System

29/11/2010

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.


 

FSB Victory On Small Business Rate Relief

24/11/2010

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today welcomed the Government's pledge to help make small business rate relief automatic.


 

Banks 'Will Always Find A Way To Dodge Bonus Restrictions' Says Top Academic

24/11/2010

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 Customer Survey Reveals Top UK Business Concerns

24/11/2010

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.


 

Sterling Lifted As UK Third Quarter GDP Confirmed At 0.8%

24/11/2010

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.


 

British Investors More Willing To Take Risk Than Their Continental Counterparts

18/11/2010

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.