The Great Debate UK

The budget must help SMEs to survive and grow

By Guest Contributor
March 22, 2011

Bobby Lane 4By Bobby Lane, Partner at Shelley Stock Hutter LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.

A budget for Growth?

By Guest Contributor
March 22, 2011

Thomas Story_NSP8121By Thomas Story, Tax Director, BDO LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.

George Osborne has promised that measures to boost sustainable growth will be central to this week’s Budget. To meet this objective, the Chancellor faces the challenge of accelerating the reform of business taxation within the severe constraints imposed by the overall fiscal position and the political imperatives of the coalition government.

Budget will force ‘squeezed middle’ to muddle through

By Guest Contributor
March 21, 2011

By John Evans, CEO of Incahoot.com. The opinions expressed are his own.

It’s a cold November morning last year, and in the Today programme studio Ed Miliband sits across the desk from John Humphrys.

Importers and exporters lack confidence in recovery

July 8, 2010

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-David Sear is the global managing director at Travelex Global Business Payments. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Thinking outside the budget-shaped box

July 6, 2010

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- Dave Coplin is national technology editor at Microsoft UK. The opinions expressed are his own.-

VAT rise – is it really that bad?

June 29, 2010

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Rachel Mason is public relations manager at Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Osborne’s book-balancing a risky venture

June 24, 2010

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-Tony Cleaver is senior teaching fellow in Economics and Finance in the Durham University School of Economics, Finance and Business. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Osborne unveils a momentous project

June 22, 2010

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-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own.

Pound recovers as Osborne outlines fiscal plans

June 22, 2010

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- Mark Bolsom is head of the UK Trading Desk at Travelex Global Business Payments. The opinions expressed are his own. -