Business Finance Junction – June 2013

Business Finance Junction – June 2013

The Bank of England’s Financial Stability Report (second for the year) is published 26 June, under the guidance of the Financial Policy Committee. Doing what it says on the tin, it gives an assessment of the financial sector: stability and resilience, plus any actions that it advises to reduce risks to stability. Plans by the Co-op Bank [...]
Business Finance Junction – April 2013

Business Finance Junction – April 2013

The automatic Escalator Tax (alcohol and cigarettes) which was to be applied this month (by at least 2% over inflation until 2014) was removed for beer in the recent budget.  CAMRA had been vocal in pointing out that beer duty has risen 42% since 2008, the beer industry had cited the tax as reason for [...]
Business Finance Junction – March 2013

Business Finance Junction – March 2013

Deciding factors for shopping commonly include price, quality or choice. Deciding factors for personal banking might be interest rates, additional services, convenience or, it seems from Sainsbury bank’s pre-tax operating profit increase of 40% last year, the loyalty card points. Ways to tap into potential customers: It is our business to quickly restore value-added infrastructures that [...]
Business Finance Junction – February 2013

Business Finance Junction – February 2013

According to the Accountant’s I’ve spoken with, HMRC’s deadline for self-assessment gets the papers flying around quicker than a pile of leaves covering a hedgehog who's spotted its first slug in 6 months, for those well-meaning businesses with a late-starter attitude in discovering the difference between paper shuffling and paper moving. It seems for some [...]
December 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

The Answer Is Out There - It's The Question That Brought You Here: Financing Business Matrix Little wonder the micro and small business owner can feel their brain turning as cavernous as an empty warehouse, when they hear the stable interview question: where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? An unsurprising response because looking [...]
December 2012 Noteworthy News

December 2012 Noteworthy News

Bank of England is to have a new Governor  when Sir Mervyn King’s term ends (June 30). Mark Carney, currently Governor of the Bank of Canada, will be taking his post ‘at a crucial time in the Bank of England’s history’, as the first non-British national to lead the Bank. The Autumn Statement  may see [...]
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