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  • What's the forecast for struggling businesses?
    27th November 2017

    What's the forecast for struggling businesses?

    One of the key highlights that came out of the Chancellor’s statement last week was the down grading of the growth estimates for the economy for this year from 2% that was forecast in March to 1.5% now being predicted.
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  • So the Chancellor side stepped the banana skins but ...
    27th November 2017

    So the Chancellor side stepped the banana skins but ...

    The Chancellor’s budget received a modest thumbs up from the city and his party but was it a missed opportunity?
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  • Autumn Budget 2017 - the impact for the Medical sector
    27th November 2017

    Autumn Budget 2017 - the impact for the Medical sector

    Philip Hammond quipped that he had his cough sweets on standby when delivering his second budget of the year in a spirit of solidarity with Theresa May as the government wrestles with keeping control of the British Parliament in light of the political pragmatism required by the country negotiating its divorce from the EU. Perfect conditions for a low content and non-contentious speech.
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  • Autumn Budget 2017 - the impact for the Charity sector
    27th November 2017

    Autumn Budget 2017 - the impact for the Charity sector

    Prior to the Budget, various bodies representing the not for profit sector set out their wish lists of what they wanted Philip Hammond to address in the Budget. Post Budget, what were their reactions? ‘Tinkers around the edges’, ‘A tepid budget’, ‘Next few years will be tough’ to quote but a few. Comments which sum up the position rather well for the majority.
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  • Autumn Budget 2017 - the impact on the M&A market
    27th November 2017

    Autumn Budget 2017 - the impact on the M&A market

    This week’s budget contained few substantive changes of interest to the M&A market. The chancellor, as widely expected, chose to make this a relatively safe and ‘balanced’ budget, with a raft of smaller changes and some tinkering around the edges.
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