Current Affairs

Late payments to small firms hit record highs

Small and medium-sized businesses are owed £33.6 billion in late payments - a record high - according to Bacs.

Global economy on the verge of a deeper jobs recession

The global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Small businesses hit by 'spiralling' inflation

Small businesses are being hit hard by 'spiralling' inflation; research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has shown.

Retailers pin hopes on Christmas as inflation buoys sales

The value of retail sales has increased by 5.4 per cent year on year, buoyed by high inflation.

Late payment data highlights need to watch debtors

UK businesses were a day later paying their debts in the three months to September, compared to the quarter before.

Mortgage market shows signs of life

The mortgage market has shown welcome signs of life with a 30 per cent increase in remortgage loans taken out year on year.

Financial crisis could be worst ever

The global financial crisis could be the worst ever, the Governor of the Bank of England said this month.

The social media maze and why you need a strategy

Small business owners are seeing the greatest results from social media marketing, an industry report has revealed.

Confidence rises as Eurozone plans edge closer

The FTSE 100 has rallied this morning as a plan to shore up the Eurozone edges ever closer.

Charities are holding up say trustees

Charities are holding up, and sentiment amongst trustees has improved over the last year, according to figures from Rathbones Investment Management.

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