Small firms and access to finance

Banks and small business loans are never far from the news. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has been actively representing its membership to make sure viable small businesses can get access to the credit they need to invest, grow... (Continue reading)

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Strengthening the role of Chief Scientific Advisers

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has published its report on the role and functions of departmental Chief Scientific Advisers (CSAs). The report sets out a range of recommendations to ensure that Government policy decisions are supported by... (Continue reading)

HMRC The compliance and enforcement programme

Report by the NAO – A major HMRC programme to improve the way it tackles evasion delivered £4.32 billion of additional tax yield, reduced staff numbers and improved compliance work. However the Department is not yet exploiting the full potential... (Continue reading)

Delivering Dignity

A report by NHS Confederation, Age UK and the Local Government Association (LGA). The draft report sets out ten key recommendations for hospitals and ten key recommendations for care homes to help them tackle the underlying causes of undignified care,... (Continue reading)

The Kay Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision Making

On 29 February 2012 Professor John Kay published the Interim Report of his independent review to examine investment in UK equity markets and its impact on the long-term performance and governance of UK quoted companies. The Interim Report summarises the... (Continue reading)

Urban Outliers

Urban Outliers: Will the Local Government Finance Bill incentivise growth in all England’s cities? by Centre for Cities. The Local Government Finance Bill presents a fundamental shift in how local government funds itself and supports the business community. Overall, it... (Continue reading)

The business case for Software as a Service Case studies digest

Just over two years ago, Intellect produced a guide for board-level decision makers called “The Business Case for Software as a Service”. That guide showed how and where readers could derive benefits from deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) in... (Continue reading)

Information Commissioner Veto

The Attorney General’s veto on disclosure of the minutes of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Devolution for Scotland, Wales and the Regions.   To view the report, click here.... (Continue reading)

One-in, One-out: Statement of New Regulation

This document is the third in a series of One-in, One-out Statements of New Regulation which we publish ahead of the Common Commencement dates. It shows that for the Government’s One-in, One-out rule continues to result in a reduction in... (Continue reading)

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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Quarterly Report February 2012

The GOE Quarterly Report (February 2012) outlines that the London 2012 programme is on track and within budget. Click here... (Continue reading)

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