Millennials hit hardest by financial crisis

Posted in Blog, Economy, Finance, Wages on September 13, 2018

According to figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), earnings for UK workers are still lower than they were in 2008, having failed to recover …

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Government announces new measures to boost funding for small businesses

Posted in Blog, Business Blog, Economy, SME, SMEs, SMEs / Business on September 10, 2018

The Government announced that new laws are being put forward to Parliament to support small businesses, against unfair contracts that stop them raising …

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Summer spending continued through August

Posted in Blog, Consumer Spending, Economy, Finance on September 6, 2018

According to data from Barclaycard, people in the UK have continued to splash the cash this summer, with consumer spending up 4.5 per cent in August compared …

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Strong growth for service sector boosts UK economy

Posted in Blog, Economy, Inflation / Interest Rates on July 4, 2018

Growth in the UK’s service sector hit an eight-month high in June, indicating that the UK economy is beginning to ‘pick up speed’.

Q1 economic growth revised upwards

Posted in Blog, Economy on July 2, 2018

In a surprise move, the UK’s economic growth has been revised upwards for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018.

Card payments now ‘more popular’ than cash in UK, study suggests

Posted in Blog, Economy, SME, SMEs on June 18, 2018

The number of debit card payments made in the UK overtook the use of cash in 2017, a new report has revealed.

Inflation remains at one-year low

Posted in Blog, Economy on June 14, 2018

UK inflation remained at a one-year low of 2.4 per cent in May, despite many economists predicting a rise to 2.6 per cent following a surge in the cost …

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Strong growth for UK economy in final quarter of 2017

Posted in Economy on January 11, 2018

The UK economy grew much faster than expected in the final quarter (Q4) of 2017, new data has revealed. According to figures from the National Institute …

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Hammond urged to support manufacturing in Autumn Budget

Posted in Economy on November 20, 2017

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, to address the UK’s “productivity problem” by using this …

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Chancellor’s spending and deficit ‘dilemma’

Posted in Economy on October 30, 2017

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has voiced concerns that the Chancellor Philip Hammond may have to scrap his planned target of eliminating the UK’s …

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