The Uncertainty Of Inflation

The Uncertainty Of Inflation

Expectation from the Bank of England is that inflation will turn negative, but interest rates may rise, stated the first inflation report of the year. However, the anticipated dip is unlikely to lead to a deflationary spiral. The Bank left 2015 growth forecast unchanged at 2.9% but raised 2016 forecast to 2.9% from 2.6% (three months ago). [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – February 2015

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – February 2015

Accounting The Cost Of Being Outside In The Cold   Have you read the health headlines lately? Apparently everything is going to get us at some time or another. The one that had us laughing was a warning to stay warm for the big freeze. All too often the simple pleasures, conveniences and familiarities, which seem [...]
Business Finance Junction – February 2015

Business Finance Junction – February 2015

Kung Hei Fat Choy! With its meaning of good things, the year of the goat/sheep, is upon us. Apparently, the tax system is costing businesses up to £10Bn in hidden costs each year, with SME’s bearing the brunt.  Research from the Association of Accounting Technicians of 500 businesses found SMEs spending around £9.9Bn compared to [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2015

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2015

When The Cash Flow Is Akimbo The trouble with the Northern Hemisphere is it mostly kicks the year off with near glacial temperatures, a January rarely passes without freezing and unless you’re a business with a pallet or two containing snow shovels, gritting salt and other winter paraphernalia, it’s unlikely you’ll escape an adverse effect [...]
Small Business Saturday Isn’t Just For Christmas

Small Business Saturday Isn’t Just For Christmas

Sometimes going unnoticed, local traders’ offerings are available all year round. Building on research by American Express, who founded the initiative in the U.S. a few years ago, which illustrated there were benefits to a community and its sense of well-being when support of local businesses had been embraced.  There’s a simple message; Use It [...]
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