UK Investment

UK Landlords Will Go 'Cross-Country' as Allure of London Fades

Christian Faes | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Christian Faes

When it comes to the housing market, London has long been seen as a market within a market. After the credit crunch hit, and house prices across the country headed south, desire to buy within the capital remained robust. In seemingly no time at all, house prices within London had not only recovered but surpassed its previous peaks.

Putting Shareholders First Does Not Serve Shareholders, Society or Our Economy

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

There is rising disenchantment with the status quo. People sense that the economy serves the few not the many. Alongside this the UK government is str...

How To Start a Business Successfully: Six Key Tips From a Top Business Investor in Creative Businesses

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK
Carolyn Dailey

Did you know that creative entrepreneurs are part of the wider creative industries now worth almost £80 billion to the UK economy? Have you ever thou...

Should the Sharing Economy Ever Be for Profit?

Eleanor Moss | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK
Eleanor Moss

There is lot of contention surrounding the term 'sharing economy', with Uber and Airbnb at the centre. Many argue that the term has been strapped onto...

Infrastructure Morality

Lord Michael Hastings | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Lord Michael Hastings

I would like to thank James Stewart, Global Infrastructure Chairman, KPMG in the UK, for writing this article with me. The True Cost of Infrastructur...

Rent Control Will Starve London's Housing Future

Andrew Boff | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

The idea of rent control, or "rent stabilisation" as it was recently rebranded, is often banded about as a solution to rising rents and a way of cutting costs for tenants over the long-term. The problem is over the long-term these strategies have been shown to do the complete opposite.

Brexit Risk Sparks UK Gold Rush

Adrian Ash | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Ash

The Brexit debate has sparked a surge in the number of UK investors choosing to buy gold or defence. Whatever you think of staying or leaving, that looks a smart move as the uncertainty rises.

From Service Robots to Breathing Phones - Five Tech Trends to Watch

Mark Hawtin | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

The gates of Sin City recently welcomed tech fiends to the CES trade show. The sprawling event showcases the best and most exciting new technology developments worldwide, from early prototypes to finished products. Here are the most interesting things we saw:

Is the World Going to Hell in a Handbasket?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

The 'great and the good' have assembled at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that is held in the Swiss in Davos which is a popular ...

Why Successful Entrepreneurs Should Back British SMEs

Justin Peters | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Tech
Justin Peters

Investing in small firms is risky business. But with the right strategy - and a bit of luck - rewards can be unlimited. British business investors can now benefit from government schemes which focus on tax breaks to help plough funding into unlisted firms.

How To Pitch In 10 Minutes To Gain Investment

Neeta Patel | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

Standing up and presenting to an audience can be one of the most stressful things we do in our working lives, especially if the future of our business...

The Good the Bad and the Ponzi

Dan Andersson | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dan Andersson

Since digital currencies leapt onto the scene in the early 1990s, they have been steadily gaining traction in the financial sector. The economic crisis in Greece and the recent slowdown in China's growth have given credibility to digital currencies as an alternative to traditional fiat currencies and led people to look for more innovative methods of transaction.

The Strategic Calculations Shaping Sino-British Relations

Gregor Irwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Gregor Irwin

The British government learnt a valuable lesson when Premier Wen visited the UK four years ago. In the run up to that visit Chinese officials were so ...

Why Does Britain's China Debate Have to Be So Binary?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

In their very haste to catch up and the urgency they attach to attracting investment, Cameron and Osborne are prepared to ignore criticism - and I suspect the advice of their diplomats - and downplay human rights and wider foreign policy considerations to put their emphasis on the purely pecuniary dimension of relations with the Chinese.

Chinese Investment in the UK: Regulation is the Key Issue

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Made in China we get, but how about owned by China as the superpower ratchets up investment in the UK?

Birmingham's Grand Central - The Investors' Paradise

Cohan Chew | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Cohan Chew

Birmingham has historically been the UK's second city. Once recognized as the industrial capital of England, Birmingham was indeed an economic pillar ...

Time to Purchase a Property In Paradise? Some Top Tips

Michael Bruce | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Bruce

As we welcome autumn and with it shorter days and and influx of showers, very much signalling the end of Britain's brief sunny period, a topic of conversation I've had with a lot of homeowners across the country lately is the idea of buying abroad. It seems there is a lot of appetite for it.

Time to Recognise Those Who Are Responsible for Bringing Investment Into Our Region

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

Photo credit: Rob Reedman Last Thursday, I attended the opening of the new Hitachi Rail Europe train assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe, which the com...

Apple vs. Spotify: The Battle is on for the New User Market

Mark Hawtin | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

On paper Apple Music and Spotify appear identical. Both offer over 30 million songs, the ability to create playlists, radio functionality based on a song choice, offline listening, curated playlists based on mood, and music suggestions linked to your listening habits. However, the user experience is quite different.

The Great Investment Debate

Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Laurie Fitzjohn-Sykes

The Conservatives should not be complacent, assuming Corbyn will return the UK to the politics of the 1980s. In the great investment debate he has an opportunity to put forward a coherent and distinct growth agenda. The Conservative party should pre-empt this by doing more to end decades of under-investment.

The Brexit Paradox

Gregor Irwin | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

If businesses are worried about referendum uncertainty now, as Mark Carney suggests, this may only be a foretaste of greater uncertainty to come.

Dear Young Investors

Lewis Worrow | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Lewis Worrow

Though I find investing is right for me investing is not for everybody. If you are interested in investing though please seek independent advice from a qualified professional, it could be the start of something great.

Education, Skills and the Human Face of UK Productivity

Michael Mercieca | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Productivity. It's a word that strikes boredom into the heart of the majority of people. And I'll grant you, it's hard to get excited about a measure of input versus output value per worker, per hour. But it is a vital measure of how we're doing as a country. And since the economic crash, productivity in the UK, and many Western economies, has been absolutely dire and shows little sign of sustainable growth in the future.

Why India Is Such a Huge Opportunity For Western Investors

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

India has been the talk of the investment community for a number of years now. But no matter how much the opportunity is explained and analysed, Western foreign investors still seem unsure. Why the reticence to embrace such a huge opportunity, especially in the tech sector?

Next Generation of Global Tech Giants Will Be Founded in India

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I'm investing in India not only because I see the opportunities in a country that is on the very brink of hockey-stick growth, but also because I see that India is absolutely packed with talented, creative and ambitious entrepreneurs.