Businesses tell me they are facing major challenges and are worried about what the impending Brexit disaster might bring
Nicola Horlick is CEO of Money&Co. She has been a leading fund manager in the City of London for over thirty years. During that time, she has set up and managed several investment businesses. She now chairs a private equity business, is CEO of a film-development company, and is a director of an NHS Foundation Trust.
04/12/2016 12:30 GMT
22/11/2016 12:51 GMT
Many of those that I know who voted to leave the EU have told me that their main motivation was that they wanted to restore British sovereignty. Why, then, are they up in arms about the recent judgment by the High Court that Parliament needs to be consulted before Article 50 is triggered?
08/11/2016 12:07 GMT
I would urge all of those who voted to Remain to rekindle the feelings that they felt in the days following 23 June and to make a stand. We need to protect our economic future and the futures of our children and the Liberal Democrats might just provide the platform to achieve that.
26/09/2016 02:21 BST
As I write the number of people who have signed the EU referendum petition has just passed the 2,000,000 mark. It is early on Saturday evening. By the time this blog is published (probably Sunday lunchtime) the number of people seeking a second referendum - for good reasons set out below - will be substantially greater.
27/06/2016 16:49 BST
Tax is an emotive issue. Tinkering with the tax system by UK Chancellors over the last 30 years has created one of the most complex tax systems in the world. There is a very strong argument now for a complete overhaul of the system to ensure clarity and fairness.
12/04/2016 17:01 BST
29/03/2016 12:19 BST
Of the remaining £881 million of business lending in 2015, the report estimates that loans were made to over 10,000 SMEs in the UK. The top industry sectors lent to were manufacturing, engineering, transport, utilities, finance and retail.
21/02/2016 21:43 GMT
With equity crowdfunding, there is a risk that you could lose all of your money, although you can offset that loss against tax if the company has SEIS of EIS approval. Quite a high number of equity raises fail - as the UK reguklator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has noted.
11/08/2015 08:51 BST
There is no better way of trying to gauge what is happening in an election than knocking on some doors and speaking to voters. I spent the bank holiday weekend doing just that...
06/05/2015 18:00 BST
The UK economy has performed exceptionally well over the last few quarters and the election may put a temporary break on this. However, it is good news that Europe is looking stronger as it is the UK's main trading partner.
14/04/2015 11:54 BST
Meanwhile, in the UK the impending election and the uncertainty surrounding the likely outcome has put pressure on the pound, which fell by 4.4 per cent against the dollar during March and has fallen by 2.8 per cent against the euro since mid-March
09/04/2015 15:35 BST
My bet is that the UK consumer is not accustomed to waiting to spend. There is a culture of going for instant gratification, and consumer expenditure has been one of the major drivers of the economy over the last thirty-five years, leading to a large service element to the economy.
06/04/2015 15:45 BST
BDO found that UK mid-sized companies had grown turnover by 33 per cent over the previous five years whilst the Mittelstand had grown turnover by only 12 per cent over the same period.
04/03/2015 09:48 GMT
The McKinsey Global Institute recently published a report on global debt, which pointed out that it has risen by $57 trillion since 2007 representing an annualized increase of 5.3 per cent. Between 2000 and 2007, global debt increased at an annualized rate of 7.3 per cent and that was seen as being unsustainably high.
17/02/2015 16:43 GMT
The UK consumer can look forward to further downward pressure on retail prices and this should lead to another increase in consumer spending. However, if the imbalances in the UK economy are to be addressed, British manufacturers urgently need to invest in order to increase productivity, which remains weak...
30/01/2015 10:58 GMT
If QE is a massive block of money (no-one's quite saying it's immovable) tending to pump up prices and spending, the precipitous fall in the oil price has resulted is a near-irresistible force working against it.
23/01/2015 10:39 GMT
The real mystery is how the UK economy has managed to do so well in the recent past given the performance of our neighbours. The general consensus is that this momentum will not continue and that growth will slow next year. The risk is that growth slows more quickly than expected and that we find ourselves in a similar position to the rest of Europe as inflation continues to decline.
27/11/2014 10:58 GMT
I have spent the last few days in China. The stock market has collapsed over the past year by 70 per cent as GDP growth has slowed from 10 per cent to 7 per cent. But the optimism amongst Chinese business people has not diminished and they remain confident that they can continue to generate wealth at a spectacular rate in the coming years.
10/11/2014 10:18 GMT
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