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Dovish MPC Minutes Furthers Sterling’s Slide

22/09/2010

As was forecast, the August Monetary Policy Committee minutes revealed a vote of eight to one in favour of maintaining the base rate of interest at 0.5%. The downbeat tone of the report has put further pressure on sterling.


 

Mobile Money Wins The Social And Economic Innovation Award 2010

22/09/2010

The Economist recognises Nick Hughes and Susie Lonie for their contributions to mobile money-transfer services.


 

Cameron Made A Big Mistake Making Sir Philip Green 'Government Spending Tsar' - Says Tyrells Crisps & Chase Vodka Founder

21/09/2010

What's he going to do with Sir Philip now Danny Alexander wants £900m from tax avoiders.


 

High Government Borrowing Figures Add To Sterling's Woes

21/09/2010

Data this morning has compounded sterling's problems, with public sector net borrowing recording a figure of £15.3bn in August, some way above forecast.


 

SME's Are Doing It For Themselves!

21/09/2010

New research from Bacs, the organisation behind Bacs Direct Credit, has revealed that over half of British small and medium enteprises (SMEs) (56%) do not anticipate any assistance from the Government in tackling the late payments issue, and that the number of companies feeling the impact of late payments in June 2010 has fallen by a massive 20% in just six months.


 

Disappointing Borrowing Figures Reinforce Need For Credible Deficit-cutting Programme

21/09/2010

Commenting on the public finance figures for August, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:


 

Graduate Tax Would Undermine UK’s Tax Competitiveness, Says IOD

21/09/2010

In a new paper contributing to the debate about higher education funding, the Institute of Directors (IOD) argues that a graduate tax is the wrong policy solution and would damage the UK’s tax competitiveness. Nor would it solve the problem of widening participation.


 

Bank Of England Analysis On The Price Of Lending - CML Comment

20/09/2010

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes today's analysis by the Bank of England of the influences on the pricing of new lending. In contrast to some of the media coverage of it, the article itself clearly makes the point that the factors influencing pricing are many and complex - a point that the CML has been making consistently.


 

SMEs Can Still Raise Vital Finance Despite Recession Fears

20/09/2010

Small businesses need not miss out on valuable orders due to their inability to access finance.


 

More Competition Needed In The Banking Sector To Avoid A Double-dip Recession

20/09/2010

The Government must encourage more competition in the banking sector if the UK is to fully recover from recession, said the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in its response to the consultation 'Financing a private sector recovery', which closes today.