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To help the thousands of British start-ups and SMEs turning to online platforms to raise finance, we have launched a new digital guide on different sources of investment and professional advice.

The Business Finance Guide – a journey from start-u...
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In ten days, voters will have the opportunity to determine whether or not the UK remains in or leaves the European Union.

One of the recurring themes that has come out during the referendum campaign is that the electorate wants facts. In March, I...

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Today we are publishing our latest Economic Forecast for the UK, maintaining our view that growth will slow to 2.0% in 2016.

We continue to forecast slower growth this year amid turbulence in global financial markets, evidence of softer global gr...
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UK: has the bubble burst?

by Michael Izza on 02.11.2015 06:00

Has the economic bubble burst in the UK? Our last ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence monitor for 2015, a piece of economic research surveying 1000 chartered accountants in business, suggests it might.

The good news is that confidence is ...

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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...