News stories on the economy and its impact on small business finance, funding and growth.

Big UK interest rate cut welcomed

Interest rates cut by 1.5% as Bank of England makes recession rather than inflation its number one priority.

By News Desk | 6th November 2008 at 12:33 | Read more ...

Bleak outlook for retailers in run up to Christmas

UK retailers report sales fall in October with a gloomy outlook for Christmas 2008.

By News Desk | 28th October 2008 at 19:01 | Read more ...

Fuel price hikes dampen spending for SMEs

Prices at the pumps lead to cost cutting by UK small businesses.

By News Desk | 2nd October 2008 at 17:15 | Read more ...

Startups site bans bad news

Negative media coverage of recession could lead discourage new business launches says site for startups.

By News Desk | 9th September 2008 at 12:56 | Read more ...

Three million UK workers fear for their jobs

Workers fearful about jobs as TUC urges people to keep economy in perspective.

By News Desk | 28th August 2008 at 18:48 | Read more ...

Current Inflation Rate – CPI record leap in July 08

CPI at 4.4% – the biggest single jump in Consumer Price Index since records began.

By News Desk | 12th August 2008 at 11:58 | Read more ...

Simplistic credit crunch tips from ACCA

Basic list of late payment tips for small businesses facing credit squeeze.

By News Desk | 4th August 2008 at 16:52 | Read more ...

Big business screwing small business on late payment

Alliance Boots named and shamed as small businesses fall victim to corporate late payments.

By News Desk | 21st July 2008 at 18:40 | Read more ...

Business inflation hits UK SMEs hard

Cost inflation makes life tough for UK small businesses.

By News Desk | 14th July 2008 at 11:09 | Read more ...

Company Liquidation Statistics – Q1 2008

Company insolvencies rise during Q1 2008.

By News Desk | 2nd May 2008 at 8:28 | Read more ...

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