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  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, March 27 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    News sources across the business industry have touted a small UK start-up as ‘one to watch’ after reporting that it managed to raise over $17m to fund its endeavours. Why is a small UK start-up gaining the attention of industry heavyweights? Labelled the ‘Bloomberg of unquoted companies’ by industry industries, small UK start-up DueDil is turning heads quickly and it doing so as a venture dedicated to providing data on every private business in the UK; no mean feat. The start-up only...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, March 20 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , , ,

    Simon Morris on the Budget 2014   This week UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered the annual national budget to Parliament. What comprised this year’s budget and how could it affect national economic growth? Before the budget was delivered, economists widely expected Osborne to announce a raft of measures that would aid the spending power of middle class families, a key voter group for the Conservative Party’s 2015 re-election bid. The actual budget, apart from...

  • By Simon Morris On Tuesday, March 18 th, 2014 · no Comments · In ,

    Tomorrow Chancellor George Osborne is slated to announce the government’s yearly budget to MP’s in the House of Commons. Considering the relevance the annual budget has on the UK economy, what can we expect from the Chancellor’s announcement? Experts have gone on record in recent days suggesting that the Chancellor’s annual plan will focus on the cost of living; outlining provisions to raise the standard of living across the country. The argument for this suggestion is that employees...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, March 13 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    Figure released this week suggest that the rate of UK manufacturing has risen for the eleventh straight month. Considered the longevity of the rise of manufacturing rates these figures act to further underscore the role this pivotal industry is playing the sustained recovery of the UK economy. According to the Markit Purchasing Manager’s Index survey, data this month has concluded that whilst a growth in the rate of manufacturing suggests a rebound, bank lending data has held flat for the...

  • By Simon Morris On Thursday, March 06 th, 2014 · no Comments · In , ,

    A survey by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has highlighted a trend that suggests that small businesses could be the vehicle on which a long hoped for upturn in business investment is carried, as we enter the next fiscal year. The survey found that nearly nine out of ten small to medium sized manufacturing firms hold plans to invest in a range of capital equipment throughout 2014. This would provide the long sought upswing in the business investment market that experts have long been...