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Just as private resident council tax is levied upon private residential property, business rates are levied upon business properties. With hikes from last year’s revaluation they are viewed as disproportionally high by most business owners and are a contentious issue when considered against other business overheads and exacerbating challenging business conditions. Based on the value [...]
Business Finance Junction – April 2015

Business Finance Junction – April 2015

While Banks close on public holiday, notwithstanding those who are involved in traditional bank holiday work which has trains re-routed and motorways down to one lane, Easter is a time when many Independent businesses are able to capitalise on the public being away from the day job. Similar to other occasions such as Mother’s and [...]
Business Finance Junction – April 2015

Business Finance Junction – June 2014

Data from ONS show that illegal drugs and prostitution contribute around £10bn a year to the British economy.  For the first time statisticians are measuring the value of the drug-dealing and sex work – apparently about  "the same contribution as farming  - and only slightly less than book and newspaper publishers added together" or accommodation [...]
May 2012 Noteworthy News

May 2012 Noteworthy News

Old news, the UK is in recession (again)  as the Office of National Statistics said Britain’s GDP fell 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012 after contracting by 0.3% at the end of 2011, forecasts were upset by a big fall in construction output and industrial output. Therefore, with a sinking-ship type economy, apt news [...]