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Third year of council tax freeze announced

08/10/2012

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced new support for local authorities in England to help them freeze council tax for a further year and assist in keeping those bills down.


 

UK import/export haulage rates decline in third quarter

08/10/2012

UK road haulage import and export prices have continued on a downward trend during the third quarter although there was some uplift in September, according to the latest data from European transport service provider Freightex.


 

Managers give vote of no confidence on Coalition

08/10/2012

The majority of managers in the UK (63 per cent) have little or no confidence in the Government’s current economic policy, according to new figures released today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), with almost one in five (19 per cent) giving it a vote of no confidence. Business optimism is lower than it was six months ago, having dropped 13 points from +11 to -2 since April.


 

Global economic recovery weakening, report says

08/10/2012

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) presented a gloomier picture of the global economy than a few months ago, saying prospects have deteriorated further and risks increased.


 

MENA: Women's entrepreneurship will pay off in jobs and growth

08/10/2012

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should create urgently needed jobs for the 2.5 million people entering the labour market each year and improve their policies to encourage women’s entrepreneurship in order to reduce structural unemployment, says a new OECD report.


 

Scottish housing market to end 2012 on a flat note

08/10/2012

The Scottish housing market should end the year on a somewhat flat note with transaction levels expected to stabilise, says the latest RICS UK housing market survey (9 October 2012).


 

'Drop rights for a stake in firm' says Osborne

07/10/2012

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable George Osborne MP, has today (Monday) announced plans for a new kind of employment contract called an owner-employee.


 

Confident shoppers kick off high street spending spree

07/10/2012

After months of flat or negative growth, the high street is finally showing signs of a recovery.


 

Government action to stimulate shale gas investment

07/10/2012

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable George Osborne MP has today (Monday) announced that the Government will engage with industry to develop a targeted tax regime for the shale gas industry.


 

Fluctuating business optimism takes an upturn

07/10/2012

BDO’s Employment Index, which measures businesses’ hiring intentions over the next two quarters, fell to a 28-month low of 90.7 in September, according to the latest Business Trends report from accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.