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Accountants and Finance Chiefs Enjoy Escalating Demand


Finance professionals in Greater London are enjoying a rise in demand for their business management skills and commercial know-how, according to research from the leading recruiting expert Hay Senior Finance.


House Prices Fall 0.2%


The December data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 1.5 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £163,814. The monthly change from November to December is a decrease of 0.2 per cent.


Breaking Up the Banks Would Waste Taxpayer's Money


Members of the UK200Group of independent accountancy and lawyer firms have commented on remarks from Robin Budenberg, head of UK Financial Investments (UKFI), stating that breaking up the banks would have a detrimental effect on the value of those institutions which the UK government holds shares in.


One in Four Leading Entrepreneurs Looks to Private Equity and Venture Capital to Raise Funds in 2011


One in four leading entrepreneurs interviewed1 by Investec Specialist Private Bank (‘Investec’) will be looking to private equity and venture capitalists to raise capital in 2011.


Fraud Costs UK Economy £38 Billion a Year


The new estimate and comprehensive data breakdown is testament to improved methodologies and cooperation across Government and industry. It also shows the real impact fraud has on individuals, businesses and Government.


Monetary Policy Committee: Chief Economists Comment on January's Minutes


Meetings of the monthly meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee were published today, and show signs of a schism emergins in the committee between advocates of maintaining low interest rates in order to promote economic growth, and those advocating a rise in rates in order to stem high levels of inflation.


Inflation: Extracts from Bank of England Governor's Speech


Bank of England governor Mervyn King discusses the causes and likely effects of the high inflation rates currently affecting the UK economy. Taken from the minutes of Mr. King's speech at the Newcastle Civic Centre yesterday.


Mayor to Promote London's Investment Opportunities to World Business Leaders in Davos


As the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson heads to the World Economic Forum in Davos to promote the capital to the world, he has announced plans to harness the unique sponsorship opportunities London has to offer to both UK and international businesses.


Treasury Announce Consumer Protection Measures in Mortgage Market


The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban, today announced a package of measures intended to enhance consumer protection in the mortgage market.


10% Rise in Company Insolvencies in 2011: Daniels Silverman Comment


Carole Hughes, managing director of leading credit management and collections agency Daniels Silverman, speaking on recent predictions of a 10% rise in company insolvencies in 2011, says: