Growth Planning

Britain more attractive for foreign investment post-Brexit, say CEOs

UK rises to fourth most attractive investment destination for foreign investors after US, China and Germany


Government will give 80% guarantees on financial support for UK exporters

The government has announced generous guarantees on financial support for SMEs to aid them with exporting after Brexit


British companies face £1.6bn loss if EU blocks data sharing

Not having a reciprocal data sharing agreement with the EU post Brexit could cost small British companies £10,000 each in legal fees, says report

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


5 things you can do to get ready for Brexit – whatever the outcome

With business still mired in Brexit uncertainty, lawyer Christian Farrow says there are steps you can take whatever form Brexit takes

Alternative Finance for Business

Why Brexit could boost growth business investment in Britain

Lord Leigh of Hurley argues that getting out of the EU will free up restrictions on EIS and SEIs funding in Britain. He offers 7 ways to boost tax-driven investment for start-ups and growth companies.


Lord Alan Sugar does not see how UK can leave EU on no-deal

Lord Sugar pours cold water on Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson’s talk of quitting EU ‘come what may’.


Tech start-ups bullish with 79 per cent expecting to boost turnover in coming year

Two thirds of UK technology businesses will seek investment, while 91 per cent plan to hire more staff.

Growth Planning

Small business growth plans stall ahead of original Brexit date

The Federation of Small Businesses reveals that small businesses are stalling growth amid prolonged Brexit uncertainty.


Barclays launches £15bn fund to help small business through Brexit

Fund will offer loans, mortgages and overdrafts of up to £250,000 to SMEs, as well as cash flow and growth funding


Majority of investors see Brexit as opportunity – survey

Business investors see availability of debt finance as biggest threat to their backing UK businesses, not exit from European Union

Financial Management

VAT action businesses should take now before a no deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could pose significant VAT issues for UK businesses. Accountants RSM highlights four key areas and urges action now.