IN THE CHANCELLOR’S fifth budget the Office of Budget Responsibility has revised growth up by three times previous predictions.
George Osborne said that growth for 2014 would be 2.7%, in 2015 2.3%, 2.6% for 2016/17 and 2.5% for 2018.
The chancellor said this is a £16bn increase to the forecast from 4 months ago and the biggest revision of growth between budgets in the last 30 years.
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.