Economic Cycles


Access to Finance Stalls UK’s Business Competitiveness Score

Problems with getting access to finance has been cited as one of the main reasons that Britain’s position in the list of ‘best countries to do business in’ has fallen this year.
The World Economic Forum’s annual global competitive index was released recently and it documents how various countries around the world fare in terms of [...]

Land Registry goes big on open data

Land Registry is today, 28 June 2013, making its historical price paid records available to download for free as part of its open data programme. This will allow developers and businesses to use and reuse one of the world’s largest property datasets, comprising over 17 million residential cash and mortgage sales in England and Wales.
The [...]

Essex Business Seminar - Weathering the storm, March 2nd 2012

Business Seminar: Weathering the storm
Date: Friday 2nd March 2012
Time: 10.00 am to 12.30pm at,
Venue: Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JH UK
The organisers, Birkett Long solicitors say:
This seminar is a must for all investors.  In a challenging economic environment, investment choices can be difficult.  Our panel of experts will look at a range of investment opportunities. In [...]

Prince’s Trust calls upon businesses to help grow new Job Ambassador scheme

HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the headquarters of his youth charity The Prince’s Trust today to announce 100 new jobs for unemployed young people - who will then help a further 100,000 young people to find work.
The new scheme will see young people, who have faced long-term unemployment and transformed their lives with [...]

Summary of UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2011

The Chancellor has today delivered his autumn statement to Parliament, alongside the publication of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s updated forecasts for growth and borrowing. He announced permanent reductions in spending to ensure that the UK meets its fiscal targets, using some of those savings in the short term to fund infrastructure investment to generate [...]

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Drive, by Dan Pink - a YouTube video, first recorded on 8th April 2010.

If you are setting up a new business and trying to devise plans for staff remuneration packages this video might be of interest.
The presenter argues that the “carrot and stick” approach to staff motivation works well for simple, straight forward, mechanical work. [...]

Web site launched as a one-stop-shop resource about the Comprehensive Spending Review

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced) has announced the launch of www.csr10.com, a ‘one stop shop’ resource about the Comprehensive Spending Review.
The Comprehensive Spending Review 2010, which will be announced on 20 October 2010, will deliver significant public sector budget cuts, forcing Government departments and public sector organisations to make spending cuts of up to [...]

Snowman in Hells Guide to Getting (refused) Finance for Your Business - Discuss

Discussion of http://www.startinbusiness.co.uk/features/snowman-in-hell-guides/tips-to-be-refused-commercial-finance.htm
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No Sacred Cows in Pre-Budget Report Please - British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Economic Forecast - December 2009

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Economic Forecast - December 2009
Ahead of the Chancellor’s Pre-Budget Report, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has today published its latest Economic Forecast. The business group, which calls itself “the National Voice of Local Business”, has made downward revisions to its GDP expectations for 2009 and 2010, but is more [...]

Growth Industry - Pet Food in the UK

The only ‘crunch’ word at pet food manufacturers, Oscar, is for their pet customers to be tucking into a bowl of healthy food. Repeat business is just another strength of an Oscar franchise opportunity and for pet owners to cut back on vital necessities, at a difficult financial time, may eventually prove to be more [...]

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