Hopes of a pre general election vote winning bag of sweets Autumn Statement were, as far George Osborne had economic capacity to deliver, was broadly satisfied.
An interesting Autumn Statement, and by that I mean not what was generally expected in the areas where we thought there may be changes.
It was announced in the Autumn Statement that the Personal Allowance is to be raised to £10,600 from April; £100 more than expected, saving a basic rate taxpayer £120 in tax.
It was a mixed Autumn Statement for SMEs. For those small enough to qualify, the extension of the doubling of Small Business Rates Relief until April 2016 will certainly be welcome.
In my Autumn Statement comment a week ago, I predicted measures to address the perceived tax avoidance by multinationals and those brave souls still investing in tax schemes.
One tactic that has stuck with me following Britain’s endeavours in sailing events at recent Olympic Games is that it is possible, quite literally, to take the wind out of your opposition’s sails.
How the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement will affect the family is difficult to predict. With an election coming up expect some sort of temptation for the family voter but with the deficit not reducing quickly enough the Government may find their hands tied.
I recently attended a seminar in Paris held by CPA Associates International, the international association of which Ensors is a member.
Whilst formal insolvency appointments have been at relatively low levels for some time now the trading environment for a significant number of businesses and individuals remains very difficult.
Cambridge UK crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom has enabled an historic real estate fundraising venture to bust its initial £2.1 million target in just 12 days.
Seasoned investors and companies from the Cambridge, Norfolk and London technology communities attended the inaugural pitch event held by the new Anglia Capital Group at Norwich Research Park Centrum building.
Over the last few years a number of measures have been implemented to prevent the perceived tax avoidance or advantages being obtained by partnerships.
The AstraZeneca factor has helped drive deals in the Cambridge UK technology cluster over the $49.5 billion mark in the last 20 months.
The possibility of starring as an extra in a Hollywood movie is proving a crowd pleaser with investors using Cambridge platform SyndicateRoom.
UK model horse company, Utterly Horses, has begun a Kickstarter campaign to launch its own range of model horses - branded Copperfox.
The medical profession has borne the brunt of the Government’s tax strangulation of defined benefit pension schemes.
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- Autumn Statement: Entrepreneurs still need support as pace of growth picks up
- Cambridge crowd pleasers ride alternative finance boom
- DFJ Esprit buys TTP Ventures investment portfolio
- October deals record edges Cambridge towards $50bn landmark
- Larking Gowen to expand after merger with Hubbard Lloyd
- September windfall takes Cambridge deals to $44bn in 18 months
- Supporting ‘stuck-in-the-middle’ MBSs
- Cambridge August deals burn hot with record £3.25bn
- db Broadcast bought by management
- Tattersalls buys majority stake in French sales firm
- SyndicateRoom in front line of Osborne’s FinTech army
- July deals another blockbuster for Cambridge
- Leak detection business growing fast
- M&A activity gathers further pace at Grant Thornton
- Money Mover bids to raise £500k in Cambridge FinTech sector
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