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General Election tops CFOs' list of concerns

Political risk bigger concern for CFOs than economic uncertainty, Deloitte survey finds

08 Jul 2014

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Growth revision shows 2009 recession shallower than thought

GDP may have reached pre-recession peak, according to data revision from the ONS

01 Jul 2014

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Tech and creative industries key to London's growth

CBI/KPMG survey finds technology and creative industries will drive London's growth in the next five years

19 Jun 2014

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France leads business birth rates as BRICS growth slows

Gap between G7 and BRICS company growth narrows in 2012

17 Jun 2014

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Steep rise predicted in employee pension contributions

Changes to pension rules made in March's Budget will encourage savers, claim Towers Watson

09 Jun 2014

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Year of growth stokes service sector optimism

CBI survey finds businesses are hiring in significant numbers after a strong year

27 May 2014

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London ranked best financial capital in the world

UK capital knocks New York off top spot as world's best finance city, according to PwC report

20 May 2014

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Business leaders concerned by lack of change capabilities

Barometer of Change report from consultants Moorhouse finds business leaders concerned by lack of change management skills

16 May 2014

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FTSE 100 disclosing more tax information

Step change in number of FTSE 100 companies making tax disclosures, PwC report finds

15 May 2014

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Tax risk growing worldwide, finds EY

Companies perceive greater tax risk from various sources over the coming two years

13 May 2014

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Half a million new jobs expected in next 12 months

An increase of 2.2% is expected in employee numbers over the coming year

12 May 2014

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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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