There has been a downturn in confidence in the UK economy, a CISI survey shows. Of more than 320 respondents, 27% said they were more optimistic for the country’s prospects than three months ago.
Bowing to media pressure at the last Budget, the Government, out of the blue, increased SDLT to 15% from the previous 5%, for companies buying residential property over £2m.
The new head of the bankers’ association, Anthony Browne, tells The Sunday Telegraph of his plans for change .
London risks being eclipsed by New York as the capital is hit by “banker bashing” and badly thought-out property tax rises, according to the man behind One Hyde Park, the UK’s most expensive residential development.
Earlier this year I was writing about the mutter from the gutter concerning the possible linking up of the London Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange, and now it seems mercurially as though something is about to happen.
“A BOOK advising married women to have affairs has sparked renewed interest in really bad advice. Experts say Catherine Hakim’s The New Rules of Marriage, which claims that having affairs makes relationships stronger, shows a demand for self-h
In this Perspective Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group, discusses, firstly, the dilemma faced by the Chancellor if his fiscal targets are missed and, secondly, the latest developments in the EU and the US.
Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced cuts to health and safety regulations which will affect thousands of businesses across the United Kingdom. While tax legislation does not fall within Mr Cable’s Cabinet remit, we asked our clients what t
Progress on this front is increasingly critical as recent data suggested another 5% of deposits left Spain in July. Indeed, to encourage such progress, the EC president announced a three-part framework for moving towards pan-European banking supervision.