Business Confidence Looks Set to Improve

The latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) has shown the welcome news that business confidence looks set to improve in the second quarter of 2013, with the latest figure currently standing at +16.7. The increase follows on from the the previous figure of +12.8, which was reported back in Q1 2013. The Confidence…

Conflicting News on the UK Economy

The UK looks set to avoid a triple-dip recession according to new findings from a report published by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM). The report suggests that Business Confidence is at its highest level since the second quarter of 2011, and it is hoped growth…

Tax Dodgers named by HMRC

Yesterday HMRC published a list of 9 small businesses which have been charged penalties for not declaring all of their income to the tax man. The idea of this “naming and shaming” is that it will deter other business people from trying to avoid paying their tax. Indeed it may scare some into paying more…