Homeowners are being urged to be vigilant as Brits are expected to spend over £70 billion on Christmas this year and statistics show a 10 per cent increase in burglary during the winter months.
By Michael Metcalfe, Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Macro Strategy at State Street Global Markets:
Alexander Moseley, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Debt Relative at Schroders, comments on Russia’s currency crisis:
Political promises don’t match bosses business priorities, suggests research
Managers looking ahead to 2015’s election will be left disappointed that proposed policies do not match their own business priorities.
This week two departments of the UN released a joint report which put forward a new way of measuring a nation’s wealth. The “Inclusive Wealth” measure tries to include a number of things that GDP misses out, and produces some interesting results.
UKIP is the first political party to pledge abolishing the punitive and discriminatory 20% VAT rate on listed buildings repairs introduced by George Osborne in his 2012 Budget, replacing it with a rate of 5%.
• Manipulation of crime figures raises questions for police leadership
• Evidence of “gaming” justifies independent judge-led inquiry
• Unreliable crime statistics cannot be used to measure police performance
Commenting on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement Peter Spencer, chief economic advisor to the EY ITEM Club, said:
“Here is yet another chancellor applying to join the magic circle.
Commenting on the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts published yesterday (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
Legal challenge against Commission filed in European Court of Justice
More than a million people across Europe – including over 180,000 in the UK
Acer CEO Speaks at the UK Parliament on Taiwan as a Leader in Computing, Smart Devices and Electronics
Acer Corporate President and CEO, Jason Chen, was invited to speak at the UK Parliament yesterday on Taiwan’s development and future as a leader in computing, smart devices and electronics.
The Bank of England and HM Treasury have announced a one-year extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS). This extension will provide lenders with continued certainty over the availability of cheap funding to support lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during 2015, even in the event of stress in bank funding markets.