Announcing growth last year of 2.2% – ahead of many of the UK’s international competitors – Brown said growth would be greater over the next 12 months.
In 2003 growth is forecast to be between 3% and 3.5%, and in 2004, between 2.5% and 3%.
He also said that he had told Bank of England governor Eddie George that he would maintain an inflation target of 2.5% and maintain a fiscal platform that was ‘pro-stability and pro-growth’.
Brown added: ‘Nothing in the Budget will undermine that platform of stability.’
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016