Business & Finance

What can businesses learn from football fans and Apple?

Football fans are incredibly passionate about their teams. Wouldn’t it be great if your customers felt as passionately about your business, if they’d tell everyone about you and if they’d defend you to the ends of the earth?

Waitrose trade update for week ending 28 February 2015

Waitrose trade update for the week ending 28 February 2015 from Finance Director, Tom Athron

University of Sussex Business School boosts links with employers

The School of Business Management and Economics (BMEc) at the University of Sussex is strengthening ties with employers as student demand for employability skills and real workplace experience soars.

How Smart Meters Can Benefit the UK Economy

Plans to install smart meters in all British homes by 2020 have raised concerns that homeowners will have to foot the bill for this new technology.

Firestone rebounds in Europe

The Firestone Essence: Freedom to drive

Now Firestone is bouncing back, in a bigger way. Bridgestone, which purchased Firestone worldwide in 1988, has recently invested in Europe

Insolvency fees legislation good news for landlords

A government announcement which means that insolvency practitioners (IPs) will have to provide all creditors with an upfront estimate of their fees for approval has been welcomed by the landlord community.

Little known ways for businesses to cut their tax bill

Tax is in the news. There is though, a world of difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance. The latter is legal, the former isn’t. However, even without getting into complex tax planning schemes

3 Home Improvements To Increase Value Before Sale

By the end of 2014, the cumulative value of all homes in the U.S. was $27.5 trillion, up 6.7 percent from 2013, according to data compiled by Zillow.

Vendors in the Eurozone Feel the Sting of a Strengthening Pound

British people selling a home in the Eurozone are seeing sharp falls in the sterling value of their sale with the weakening euro

Investment Hero Dividend Heroes

- Investment companies with 20+ years of consecutive dividend increases
– Look out for follow-up AIC research – dividend heroes: the next generation

The Association of Investment Companies (AIC) has published a list of the investment company sector’s dividend heroes

No big bang budget in India, Schroders' Craig Botham Comments

India's Union Budget, announced on 28th February, broadly delivered what markets were looking for, but will have disappointed some expectations.

Is buy-to-let regulation the answer to the housing crisis?

In October 2014, the Bank of England requested the power to place limits on both buy-to-let and residential mortgage lending. By using so-called ‘powers of direction’, the Bank’s