Category Archives: Business

Will the “Northern Powerhouse” Still go Ahead?

The “Northern Powerhouse” initiative – a set of government plans to drive investment and development in Northern cities and increase the role they play in the UK’s economy – has lately been painting a bright future for the North of … Continue reading

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Property Investment: Beating the Tax Hikes

Last year saw a number of tax hikes unveiled which will hit the property investment sector. More recently, this year’s budget put significantly less focus on reigning in landlords, but still excluded them from a significant cut to Capital Gains … Continue reading

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Property Investment: Why London Isn’t Paved With Gold

London is the heart of the UK economy, and one of the biggest economic centres in Europe if not the world. For this reason, property investors – both domestic and international – flock to the UK’s capital in droves, and … Continue reading

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Foreign Property Investments: Spotting a Reliable Company

Property investment has a strong reputation, and taking the search for opportunities to an international level can open up some high-yield opportunities in exciting markets. However, there are a lot of companies offering opportunities and some are more reputable than … Continue reading

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Shares or Property: Where to Invest?

Currently, stock markets and property markets around the world are both displaying impressive performance. As a result, both are attracting many experienced and first-time investors to lay down funds. The attraction is easy to see, as both returns that can … Continue reading

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Buying an Established Online Business

Many businesses are now run entirely online. An internet-based business will generally have far fewer overheads and a much wider target market than the equivalent brick-and-mortar company. Some types of online business are also low maintenance after the initial effort … Continue reading

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Buy-to-let investments on the rise

Today £1.5m Britons have invested in buy-to-let mortgages. The cost of borrowing has decreased and returns on savings are up thanks to lower interest rates.  This means now is an ideal time to make buy–to-let property purchases. More and more … Continue reading

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The businesses that flourished in 2012

While some businesses suffered in 2012 there are others who saw this as a challenge and had tremendous success as a result of their innovation and marketing strategies. The Olympics had a major impact in 2012 by attracting a large … Continue reading

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Unawareness of Complex Product Leaves Small Businesses in Debt

Due to rising interest rates, many banks had sold interest rate swaps alongside loans to small businesses in order to protect them from future rates. However the Financial Services Authority, regulating monetary issues, has come to know after investigations that … Continue reading

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Businesses that went bust in 2012

2012 was a tough time for UK businesses following the recession which had a huge impact on what consumers spent their money on. Competition in 2012 was high with many businesses focusing on online sales, those who failed to keep … Continue reading

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