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SMEs struggling despite economic recovery

Limited access to funding, the risk of over-trading and increased competition dragging down SMEs

22 Apr 2014

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Listings on AIM hit pre-recession levels

Initial public offerings on AIM raise £2.2bn in last year, UHY Hacker Young finds

08 Apr 2014

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UK businesses preparing £200bn investment spree

Deloitte survey finds Britain's biggest businesses preparing to invest up to £200bn in the next two years

01 Apr 2014

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UK business confidence at record high

Confidence among UK businesses reaches highest point in 22 years, BDO report finds

10 Feb 2014

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FTSE 100 corporation tax contribution down £2bn

Overall tax contribution from large companies rises despite fall in profits, survey by influential group of FDs finds

30 Jan 2014

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UK profit warnings spike in final quarter

UK-quoted companies issued more profit warnings in the final quarter of 2013 than in any three-month period since the height of the financial crisis

27 Jan 2014

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Period of non-exec pay rises comes to an end

Median base fee level for FTSE 100 non-executive directors falls for first time in five years

13 Jan 2014

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UK finance chiefs ramp up spending plans

CFOs more willing to take risk onto their balance sheets than at any time in the past six years

06 Jan 2014

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BDO positive on economic prospects

Business confidence increases for the tenth consecutive month, BDO finds

11 Dec 2013

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Quoted companies hit by spike in profit warnings

Profit warnings issued by UK quoted companies reach highest level since 2008

22 Oct 2013

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Finance chiefs turning to growth strategies

Pursuing expansion is more important for CFOs than cutting costs and stockpiling cash, finds Deloitte survey

30 Sep 2013

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Only 25% of finance departments ready for GHG reporting

ICAEW and Verco research shows just 25% of companies have accounting software for incoming green reporting requirements

13 Aug 2013

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Employee sick days cost companies £29bn per year

Sickness absence is costing UK businesses almost £29bn a year

15 Jul 2013

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Employee benefits comms failure costing UK firms £2.7bn a year

Businesses are failing to communicate value of employee benefits, research finds

11 Jul 2013

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CFOs willing to splash the cash as confidence returns

Growing optimism in the economy is spurring chief financial officers from big business to pursue expansionary strategies, Deloitte survey finds

09 Jul 2013

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SME finance directors want challenge from their accountants

Survey of more than 100 SME finance directors finds that 87% of respondents said what they wanted most was to be challenged

20 May 2013

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Lending fears ease as CFO confidence bounces back

Business confidence improves for third consecutive quarter as concerns over financial and economic conditions drop to lowest level for two-and-a-half years

16 Apr 2013

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Exec pay to be frozen at third of FTSE 100 companies

PwC survey finds 38% of FTSE 100 companies planning to freeze salaries for executive directors in 2013

28 Jan 2013

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Quoted company profit warnings reach financial crisis peak

Main market- and AIM-listed companies issued 86 profit warnings in the final quarter of 2012, taking the year's total to 287 - the highest since 2008

28 Jan 2013

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CFO confidence belies concern over recession

CFO sentiment improves compared to last quarter's low-point, but cost-cutting and cashflow are still priorities

08 Oct 2012

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