Bank Of England Survey

Q1 is through, and the Bank of Englands' Agents’ results summarise a mixed bag from robust growth in goods exports having tightened capacity, improving profit margins and strengthened investment intentions to evidence of financial distress in retail and leisure. The mortgage market has remained highly competitive with activity dominated by remortgaging in anticipation of further [...]
September 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

September 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

The Business Equivalent of Lactic Acid – Am I Bothered? It would be too simple to blame the Olympics,  too easy to blame the holiday period  and too British to blame the weather for absorbing business focus. But, without wanting to sound like a easily forgettable Award speech that lists the team involved - amongst [...]
December 2011 Noteworthy News

December 2011 Noteworthy News

It’s no news to describe the current UK economy as ‘abnormal’ therefore, following the OBR’s latest economic forecasts  for growth, the Chancellor’s autumn statement  wasn’t too surprising.  With plenty of commentary around (both winners and losers)  we were able to enjoy a ‘lighter’ viewpoint via The Daily Mash.  Apparently the future of a cutting-edge economy [...]
Businesses Keep On Delivering

Businesses Keep On Delivering

‘Pile it high and sell it cheap’ is the well known model for Tesco   founder Cohen and, when the market changed, they changed their model, and kept on changing.  Further changes, arguably in response to consumer demand after Sir Terry Leahy arrived, continued. Such consumer demand is responsible for a fascinating article by Leo Hackman,  [...]