FLS LENDING DOWN
Figures released by the Bank of England show net lending under the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) slumped by £810 million in the final quarter of last year. This followed falls in the previous three quarters and took
"The enforced wage cut taken by one in five directors is a worrying development that shows how delayed payments are bringing many small businesses close to failure."
Research from Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs) reveals that one in five directors
Research by Bacs showed that more than a quarter have to take overdrafts to make ends meet, with one in ten having trouble paying staff on time and paying bills each month.
More than three quarters of firms are being
The tedium of a couple of weeks ago is but a distant memory as this week replicated last in being busy with some new enquiries. Talking with many invoice finance companies this week suggests there has been a real pick
"Basing wage increases on temporary market movements seems to be at odds with the long term economic plan." - Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General.
The rate of wage growth remains central to the outlook for the pound sterling with the
The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has announced that it is to investigate Tesco over possible breaches to the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, relating to practices associated with the retailer’s profit over-statement in September.
Christine Tacon said she has discussed
Tesco is to be investigated following "reasonable suspicion" that the retailer breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.
The Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), Christine Tacon, announced she will launch an investigation into the retailer after information submitted relating to the
Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has launched the first investigation into a retailer’s supplier relations
Tesco is being investigated for potential breaches of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice following information from the investigation into its profit over-statement, it has
The Grocery Code Adjudicator launched a probe into Tesco's supplier payments today (5 February). Given Tesco has already taken moves to address issues in its supplier dealings, this investigation could appear to be more symbolic than consequential. However, with calls
The Bank of England’s trends in lending report has revealed that lending to small and medium-sized enterprises has fallen by £400 million in the last quarter.
John Allan, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses, calls the figures, which were released