There is a healthy dose of scepticism among finance directors that the deal between the government and the UK’s biggest banks, dubbed Project Merlin, will produce the dose of magic needed to kickstart lending to the businesses that need it most. We look at what FDs can do to improve their chances of gaining access to credit.
Meanwhile, various government initiatives – both new and old – have been designed to provide funding for growing businesses. We ask if reforms to the Enterprise Investment Scheme will succeed and receive a passionate defence of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee by one of its creators.
The job losses would result from the withdrawal of passporting rights for UK-based financial firms, leading to the partial migration of these firms to the EU27
Business confidence remains in negative territory at -8.7 according to the ICAEW’s Business Confidence Monitor
Gautam Sahgal discusses how employee engagement is critical to business success, and how FDs have a part to play
Loss of 400 jobs expected from closure of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank branches