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FCA demands justice for small firms

Finance, Economy, Advice, Political

The head of the Financial Conduct Authority has said that small firms are unable to obtain justice in their complaints against banks, and the system needs an urgent overhaul. Andrew Bailey wants politicians to set up a new independent process to deal with disputes between firms and lenders. Mr...

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CPI inflation rises to 2.9%

Finance, Economy

The Consumer Prices Index 12-month inflation rate rose to 2.9% in August, up from 2.6% in July, according to the latest ONS data. CPIH, which the ONS are now using as their headline measure and which includes owner occupiers’ housing costs, rose from 2.6% in July to 2.7%. More...

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Accountants ease uncertainty for small businesses

Finance, Economy

ACCA chief executive Helen Brand says political and economic uncertainty means small businesses are increasingly reliant on accountants. Recent research from the International Federation of Accountants indicates that small and medium sized accountancy practices remain small businesses’ most trusted advisers. And research by the FSB has found that half...

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