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THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, SPRING 2014

Introduction

The latest snapshot of chartered accountants’ views on the state of the economy, gleaned over the past two months by ICAEW regional directors, show a marked divergence in preoccupations between ...

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Today’s Budget included some radical changes to the UK’s savings and pensions regime which will doubtless dominate the headlines, and rightly so. However, it also includes some important measures for business which will be of intere...
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The latest snapshot of members' views suggests the economy is definitely on the up but it is suffering from some serious growing pains - especially a marked shortage of skilled workers.
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ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of opinion, in line with the Business Confidence Monitor, shows the recovery is taking hold and members are much more positive about the economic climate. Some companies are now investing for future expansion w...
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ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of business opinion supports recent surveys  suggesting a general improvement in the trading climate. However, there is no doubt things remain tough in some areas of the country and in some sectors.
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Every few months, we have a lunchtime get-together for ICAEW staff to explore sustainability issues and their relevance to their own and ICAEW’s work. The latest meeting included a discussion about the role of economics in sustainability.

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The new normal

by Nigel Hastilow on 18.03.2013 09:59
THE NEW NORMAL - THE ECONOMY IN AN ERA OF AUSTERITY

Businesses are a little more optimistic than they have been but they are resigned to a period of ICAEW’s latest quarterly snapshot of business opinion suggests businesses have stabilised....
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I’ve recently joined the ICAEW’s sustainability team to extend its thought leadership work on the “economics of sustainability”, with particular emphasis on its relevance to accountants and finance professionals. This raises ...

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Paradise postponed

by Nigel Hastilow on 02.11.2012 15:42

THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, AUTUMN 2012

We have been in some deep dark places but that seems to be changing.”

Introduction

The latest ICAEW economic snapshot illustrates the mixed messages on the economy coming from British businesses....

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SMEs and Business Confidence

Last week saw the release of the Q4 ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) report.  The findings highlighted the largest decline in the Business Confidence Index (BCI) since the height of the re...