30 August, 2019

A new agenda for Europe: capital markets union, sustainability and IPOs

Europe is a global leader when it comes to opportunities, innovation, job creation and industrial output. To support the objective of growth and creation of jobs which are at the core of the EU agenda...

29 March, 2019

Promoting SME growth markets

On 24 May 2018, the European Commission unveiled a legislative package focused on alleviating administrative burdens on SMEs, enabling easier access to public markets for shares and bonds and increasi...
mergers and acquisitions, M&A, takeovers

20 March, 2018

Changes to merger thresholds in the UK announced

Rules to strengthen the UK government’s powers to scrutinise takeovers, which could raise national security concerns in specific areas of the economy, have been updated. The new rules, announced ...
RBS

21 February, 2018

‘Fundamental governance failings’ in RBS unit saw SMEs ‘poorly treated’

Governance and oversight failings in RBS’s distressed debt division led to “widespread inappropriate treatment” of small business customers, according to a report published by the Treasury commi...
RBS

17 October, 2017

MPs slam RBS chief for ‘extraordinary outburst’ against business owners

Ministers have slammed RBS chief executive Ross McEwan for what they describe as an “extraordinary outburst” against business owners, in light of pressure for details of the bank’s former distre...
corporate crime

3 October, 2017

Corporate tax evasion crimes added to Criminal Finances Act

New corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion have been implemented under Part 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017.
legal, regulation, compliance

27 September, 2017

Changes in rules of business bring greater challenges, say SMEs

Three-quarters of business owners think the rules of doing business have altered dramatically in the past year, according to new research, with increased competitor activity, more data-driven decisio...

11 September, 2017

Post-Brexit customs barriers could cost traders £4bn a year

Post-Brexit customs declarations could cost thousands of traders more than £4bn a year, according to research from the Institute for Government (IfG). The analysis paper—
Payment processing

18 November, 2016

FSB shines light on ‘poor payments culture’ of big UK business

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