Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of the country, accounting for 99.9 per cent of all businesses across the UK. At the start of 2021, there were estimated to be 5.6 million UK private sector businesses. But they acknowledge, according to a survey, that their operations would struggle to function efficiently without the […]
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In this issue our lead article focuses on Owen Mumford who, as a global leader in the design, manufacture and advancement of medical devices, has set a target to achieve net zero by 2045 in alignment with the recommendations of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) measurement of business confidence has slipped by 2.2 points between Q2 and Q3 2021, falling to 16.4, the second consecutive quarterly fall of the small business index (SBI).
Jim Rogers, practice leader for Grant Thornton UK LLP in the Thames Valley area, said: “Businesses will be breathing a sigh of relief. The emphasis was on creating a new post-Covid economy and with two significant tax hikes already imposed this year, there was at least no more bad news.
With the Speaker of the House of Commons by tradition not presiding over the Budget, the Chancellor might have hoped he would escape a rebuke over the number of important announcements disclosed to the media in advance.