With low levels of uncertainty, improved access to finance and greater confidence in the Bank of England’s policies, the UK’s chief financial officers (CFOs) are gearing up for expansion, investment and hiring in 2014, according to the latest Deloitte CFO survey.
Specialist East Anglian cleaning company Monthind has announced the acquisition of two Norfolk businesses, securing 45 jobs in the area.
St John’s Innovation Centre, a hothouse for new business and technology enterprise in the Cambridge UK cluster, has been chosen to lead unprecedented access to finance for East of England businesses.
Cambridge technology strategy consultancy, nu Angle – which troubleshoots for multinationals post M & A – has ramped up its capability to counter common failings of major deals.
Cambridge & Counties Bank has raced past the £100 million lending milestone. The regional, business bank has now lent more than £113 million, comprising more than 250 loans.
As I write this, we still await the detail on many of the business measures, so it is still hard to be certain what impact some of them will have on business. However, I think at this stage we can give a cautious thumbs up.
With the extensive pre-Autumn Statement press coverage it came as no surprise that the Chancellor offered up a small saving to households in respect of their energy bills.
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement included two capital gains tax (CGT) measures – one of which had been heavily trailed in the press, whereas the other came as rather a surprise.
- ‘Tis the Season to be Mildly Content
- Autumn Statement – Let’s see key tax reliefs continue for manufacturing and hi-tech
- CBI wants stimulus to business growth
- Open University launches finance centre
- Angel takes steak in Cambridge venture
- Cambridge deals top $23bn in seven months
- £50m Cambridge tech superfund to unearth the next ARMs
- Bill Gates backs Cambridge alumna’s $94m health fund
- Exit planning in Cambridge tech spotlight
- Entrepreneurs eye strong growth
- Eazi payzi for Direct Debits doyen
- Cambridge 6-month deals total tops $22 billion
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