Top 10 best countries for entrepreneurs

Top 10 best countries for entrepreneurs

Are you looking to start your own business abroad? Here are the top ten economies for entrepreneurs, according to the annual Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM).

Growth Planning

UK businesses gloomiest about economic outlook out of EU countries

Nearly two thirds of UK businesses think economy will worsen over coming six months reflecting wider European malaise


UK CFOs think 2018 is going to be great for business

A poll of around 100 CFOs in the UK has found that confidence is the economy and hiring is up.

Financial Management

ONS to calculate GDP growth using VAT returns

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is changing how it’s going to calculate the UK economy and GDP growth.


How Britain’s over-50s are leading the economy

Research by Hitachi Capital UK and CEBR shows over-50s outspent their younger counterparts for the first time in 2016, contributing £119 billion to UK economy.


UK business confidence up despite no long-term growth plans, says ICAEW

Business confidence has moved into positive territory for the first time since Q2 2016, having risen gradually since the EU referendum, according to the latest ICAEW UK Confidence Monitor (BCM). Will it be smooth sailing for business growth post-Brexit?


Brexit won’t affect economic growth in 2017, say economists

Economists from Warwick Business School continue to find little evidence in the data to suggest that Brexit will lead to disappointing economic growth in 2017, forecasting GDP growth will likely be between 2% and 3%.


Are we talking ourselves into a recession?

The new measures introduced by the Bank of England yesterday to pre-empt Brexit fall out raises the question of whether predictions of recession are at risk of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.


BoE cuts bank rate to 0.25 per cent: Should you be worried?

Bank of England decreased interest rates from 0.5 to 0.25 per cent as a pre-emptive measure post-Brexit. Is this an effective measure, or a case of too little, too early?


Medium-sized businesses to boost UK GDP by £50bn

The mid-market is set to be the UK’s fastest growing segment by 2020, according to a new report.


CBI say reform of business rates and no new tax burden essential for economic growth

Recent initiatives announced in George Osborne’s budgets have placed a £9 billion a year burden on UK businesses, and economic growth could be threatened were the chancellor to increase the costs to business further when he announces his budget next month, according to Carolyn Fairbairn, director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).


UK knowledge economy booms as new businesses appear at four times quicker than average

Sector that included fintech and aerospace outstripping wider business growth at fastest rate seen, says report by professional services firm Procorre.