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Today the Chancellor set out a budget for working people, but with a much more mixed picture for business.
 
He grasped some of the trickiest issues of recent times, from non-doms, to tax evasion, to living wages and pensions; while planning ...
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The Queen’s speech today introduced a broadly pro-business agenda to boost the economic recovery, though the referendum on Europe may not happen until the end of 2017.

This is a long time to wait before business has any certainty and it may see t...

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Today we’ve released our latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) report, which shows a long and unpredictable election campaign put many business growth and investment plans on hold. 

This BCM will act as the benchmark fo...
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Today’s Budget was probably as expected. A great deal of content on what the coalition government has achieved in the last five years accompanied commitments and promises of measures that could be introduced in the next Parliament. It was a Bu...
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We published our latest Economic Insight for South East Asia today which shows the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are making impressive gains in productivity.

But difficult reforms still lie ahead; key areas we think the region ...
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We've predicted the UK economy will grow 2.4% in 2015, as our latest Economic Forecast report reflects the effect economic and political uncertainty is having on business spending plans.

This is a drop from our previous prediction of 2.5%. Unc...

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So it’s good and bad news. Looking at the ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor out today, confidence remains high, but it has fallen for the first time in two years. 
 
This suggests that businesses are becoming more...
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Our quarterly Economic Insight South East Asia, produced by Cebr, suggests that 2014 will be a better year across ASEAN, boosted by the recovering global economy, with Singapore leading the way.

 

However, debt levels across the region (exce...

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This quarter’s ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) is a very good news story for the UK economy.

With confidence amongst businesses in the UK increasing to a record high, we’re forecasting that the economy will ...
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In 1983 Cyprus became the first place outside the UK to offer ACA training locally. 20 years later, it’s become a powerhouse for ICAEW Chartered Accountants, with Cypriot students regularly scoring the highest in exams.

And I was in Cyprus ...