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Cambridge deals top $27.5bn in first year of business barometer

Nigel Pitchford, chief investment officer for Imperial InnovationsA fresh surge of life science transactions, topped by a record month for commercial property ventures, brought deals worth just over $800 million in March in the Cambridge UK technology cluster.

Bank takes punt on Cambridge tech cluster

Gary-Wilkinson-puntingTaking a punt on the Cambridge UK technology cluster – notably the SME business sector – has brought new jobs as well as office space expansion for Cambridge & Counties Bank.

Cambridge crowdfunding website earns FCA approval

Gonçalo de VasconcelosJust over six months since launch, equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has become only the third of its kind to be directly authorised by the FCA.

Thumbs up for Chancellor’s pension reform

Danny Clifford of EnsorsListening to the Chancellor’s speech there seemed to be very little for the opposition to take issue with – it appears Ed Milliband thought much the same.

The Budget – Personal tax

Nick Edgley of EnsorsWith the coalition running out of Budgets before the next election will we see some tax giveaways for the family? The Personal Allowance (what you can earn before paying tax) reaches the ‘promised’ amount of £10,000 in April having been announced last year. This was as a result of some higher than usual increases so usually I would expect the increases to slow down.

What would my SME clients like to see in the Budget?

Henry Wood of EnsorsIf I were to guess at my typical client’s reply to this question, it would be: lower taxes, simplification and stability. Lower taxes to encourage investment, simplification to reduce costs of compliance and stability to enable clients to plan ahead for the future.

The Budget – Medical sector

Jan-McLeanLast year, in this publication, I expressed a hope that the Chancellor would be travelling along the road to Damascus regarding the apparent disincentives of pension membership by the artificial addition of accumulating pension benefits year on year being added to earnings, creating an increasing Income Tax burden which many of you may have been affected by.

Budget poker

Danny-Clifford EnsorsGeorge Osborne has something of a card game to play in terms of his penultimate Budget speech. The recovery of the UK economy is well under way, albeit the effects are not yet being felt by a large proportion of the population.

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