Recession

 

A Clampdown on Tax Avoidance in 2013

A Clampdown on Tax Avoidance in 2013It seems that the government are finally starting to react to the public outcry over tax avoidance and evasion. In the past, the government have been wary of upsetting the rich in the UK over fears that they would take their business overseas. Continue reading “A Clampdown on Tax Avoidance in 2013” »

 

Tips to Improve Home Security on a Budget

Tips to Improve Home Security on a BudgetMany households are now realising the importance of improving the security of their home, more so than say 10 years ago. However many people automatically think there will be a huge cost in implementing an effective security system. But, it turns out the cost of hi-tech home security components has come down in recent years. Continue reading “Tips to Improve Home Security on a Budget” »

 

Budget 2013 Help to Buy Scheme: Criteria and How it will work

Budget 2013 Help to Buy Scheme: Criteria and How it will workIn this post I won’t be professing the rights or wrongs of the new scheme but most people trying to get on the housing ladder or even moving up a rung will be pleased with the announcement of the Help to Buy and will be rushing to find out whether they meet the criteria and how the scheme will work. Continue reading “Budget 2013 Help to Buy Scheme: Criteria and How it will work” »

 

Summary of the main changes of the Budget 2013 for Small Businesses

budget response 2013Mr Osborne has said, “It could be worse”.  However could it have been better? And that’s surely the question. It would be interesting to hear your opinions. My feeling is that no government has the balls to make the difficult decisions required for the economy as it may lose votes. It’s all short term-ism.   Continue reading “Summary of the main changes of the Budget 2013 for Small Businesses” »

 

A political hot potato…

A political hot potato....It seems “of the moment” to speak of one’s parents working class background and how hard they worked, but my Mom had three jobs (factory worker, waitress and cleaner) and needed them to earn enough money to feed us and keep us clothed after my Dad left. Continue reading “A political hot potato…” »

 

Options if your Business is in Decline

Of course there are dozens of reasons a company slips into decline in the first place and it’s a huge challenge for any owner MD or Chief Exec, although in that very statement we have already touched on a path forward! Continue reading “Options if your Business is in Decline” »

 

UK Economy in Recession Again

UK Economy in Recession AgainThe Office for National Statistics has just announced that the UK economy has returned to recession, which is defined as two consecutive quarters of contraction. The 0.2% decline in the first quarter of 2012 follows the 0.3% dip in the final quarter of 2011 Continue reading “UK Economy in Recession Again” »

 

First quarter results encouraging for UK businesses

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have just announced the results of their economic review for the first quarter of 2012 and it looks as though the UK is going to avoid the dreaded double dip recession.  This is encouraging news for small businesses who’ve been the hardest hit in the economic turmoil Continue reading “First quarter results encouraging for UK businesses” »