Elevate - for business leaders
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | Posted by: Grant Thornton
Property & Construction
| Tags: investment,
UK cities are at a crossroads in their development as they come under pressure to grow in a sustainable way and use resources more efficiently. Business, too, is having to address climate change and its impact on the environment. How can a growing ecosystem of private, public and third sector best work together on sustainability and what will our future cities look like? Grant Thornton’s in-depth report reviews the sustainability and business landscape.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Posted by: Fiona Cullinan
| Tags: finance,
The engine room of the UK economy is gearing up to pump again with more than half of our surveyed CEOs and FDs expecting it to become easier to finance their business activities in the next 12 months. But with the funding taps mostly being turned on for larger, blue-chip companies, many are facing another year of frustration and/or creative growth strategies. Grant Thornton’s latest survey maps the financing needs and wants of the UK mid-market.
Friday, May 20, 2011 | Posted by: Grant Thornton
| Tags: investment,
Green Investment Bank,
Why we are campaigning for Edinburgh to be HQ of the new Green Investment Bank, or GIB, and why funding for small-scale renewable energy projects will bring not just swifter financial gains but a much-needed PR win for the low carbon economy.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 | Posted by: Dave Jennings
| Tags: HMRC restaurant taskforce,
Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility,,
Plumbers Tax Safe Plan,,
As the drive to restore the public finances to health continues, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced the introduction of new trade-specific taskforces which will target those who seek to evade tax, starting with the restaurant trade.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | Posted by: Francesca Lagerberg
| Tags: tax,
Office for Tax Simplification,
small business review,
merging income tax and NIC,
Small business taxation is facing major reform with the potential merging of income tax and national insurance contributions, new approaches to taxing very small, unincorporated businesses, and a review of IR35 rules, says Francesca Lagerberg, Head of Tax at Grant Thornton.