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.
Industrial group continues acquisition spree and secures 740 jobs
Business lender Reparo Finance has secured a new multi million pound backing deal
Travis Perkins to close 30 branches and could cut as many as 600 jobs, the builders’ merchant said, as it warned on full year profits
Brexit poses strategic challenges at several levels of the organisation. At the corporate level, key questions might include whether to relocate headquarters, restructure for tax or capital purposes, acquire within or diversify away from the UK