Category : Finance and investment

Be prepared for interest rate rises – warns ICAEW. Not least if they’re your first

‘Businesses need to prepare for interest rate rise’, warns this recent ICAEW press release. And there’s a particular reason why you might be unprepared – especially if you’re a new business....

Peer-to-peer lending over banks loans?

This is a guest post by Octopus Investments In today’s low-interest environment, having surplus cash in your business could seem like more of a burden than a blessing. In fact, with inflation hittin...

How capitalism is failing today’s small businesses – and how we can rectify this

Strong words from Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange Group, over in the FT caught our interest. ‘A decade after the financial crisis began,’ he starts, ‘capitalism, a soc...

ICAEW warns about slow economic growth

Businesses may need to take a greater ‘leap of faith’ and invest for the future despite the current uncertainty according to ICAEW. Michael Izza, ICAEW Chief Executive, said: “Businesses are in ...

Is yours an SME by the sea?

A new BBC Breakfast report has painted a worrying picture of relative deprivation among coastal towns around the UK. ‘The UK’s coastal communities are among the country’s worst off for earnings...

Worries around UK small business funding – now, and post Brexit

Are you a small business owner concerned about loss of funding in the wake of the decision to leave the EU? Has your confidence dropped, and meant you’re less inclined now to even try for funding? ...

First wave of Midlands Engine Investment Fund now here

Are you a small or medium-sized business based in the Midlands? If so, this might be timely. On 29 August, the British Business Bank announced ‘the first wave of its £250m Midlands Engine Investmen...

Public Sector Finances: Time to act

The chancellor’s buzzwords are not enough to address the scale of public sector finances. Commenting on the Public Sector Finances for July 2017, published by the ONS, Ross Campbell, ICAEW Public Se...

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