Highest annual growth in retail spending despite upcoming vote

Figures released last week show that retail sector sales are up by 4.7% on last year – the highest rise in nearly 12 months. The British Retail Consortium’s survey shows that the sales are up by 1.7% on the previous month. This is despite the fact that people may lose confidence in the economy during …

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2015 Budget: tax-free savings and more flexible ISAs

Last week marked one of the biggest dates in the financial calendar, in which Conservative Chancellor George Osborne delivered the 2015 Budget. As a pre-election rally, the Chancellor’s speech to the House of Commons on Wednesday the 18th of March included a recap of what has been done in the last five years. “Today I …

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Could low interest rates threaten the UK economy?

Whilst the majority of news outlets, businesses, corporations and government parties are keen to point out our positive economic stance, it seems that overlooking low interest rates could threaten the UK economy in the future. Stable recovery in 2014 Ahead of the general election on the 7th of May, Chancellor George Osborne may well be …

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Fuel prices and profitability

We’ve all been a little bit more cheerful when filling up our cars recently, but spare a thought for logistics companies, one of which, the Stobart Group, buys around 170m litres of diesel and jet fuel annually. Famous the UK over for their Eddie Stobart lorries the Stobart Group are one of the UK’s largest …

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Andrew Darling discusses Construction Finance

At the UK’s leading independent invoice finance specialist, Bibby Financial Services, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve the way our funding works and what businesses and SMEs look for when it comes to finance. Bibby Financial Services Every company, business owner and SME is different.  And naturally, so are each of our services. Our …

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