Economy

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A significant (and durable?) effect of the recent recession on the UK’s business sector was to put the spotlight on entrepreneurs and growth companies’ role in innovation, prosperity and employment.

But this also prompted many lively ...
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ICAEW’s thought leadership project ‘So what is economic success? Going beyond GDP and profit’ is exploring what is meant by economic success. We are seeking views from a wide range of people, asking:

  • What does a ‘succe...
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Attracting serious amounts of investment to venture capital is a perennial challenge for economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship – and one we’ve discussed here before.

But research by the Corporate Finance Faculty suggests...

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THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, SPRING 2014

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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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As the HMRC winds down it’s Time to Pay scheme, it is ramping up its seizure of business assets through ‘distraint’.

The HMRC seized a...

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We recently launched our thought leadership project ‘So what is economic success? Going beyond GDP and profit’ which is exploring what we mean by economic success, the role that GDP and profit play in this, and the potential of broader economic meas...

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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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No conversation about the future of audit and assurance is complete without some thought given to the future of reporting. Let's talk about how to change the world...

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a small business needs fewer rules and greater freedom than a big one. We'll be co-hosting a debate in Brussels on 19 February on how chartered accountants can support small businesses - but what do you th...

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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.