Our chart this week is on Germany, where a new ‘traffic light’ coalition government headed by Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholtz is poised to take charge of Europe’s most prosperous nation.
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Having a nimble business allows quicker decision-making - something that is crucial to boosting sales post-pandemic, says the CFO of multi-label wholesale showroom Rainbowwave.
The Small Business Minister has put chartered accountants at the heart of the SME post-pandemic recovery programme, using their skills and knowledge to benefit small businesses looking to bounce back.
Survival over the next year is crucial to UK manufacturers because “if you don’t get the short-term right, there won’t be a long-term,” says David Webb, vice chair of ICAEW’s Manufacturing Community.
UK business confidence has weakened after successive quarterly peaks, a new ICAEW survey has found, with significant variation among sectors as fear of a ‘K-shaped’ economic recovery re-emerge.
All economic and finance data must be concrete and comprehensible, says ICAEW member Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation at the Office for Statistics Regulation.
The monthly public sector deficit was flat at £18.8bn in October but a last-minute rush by banks to access cheap finance caused public sector net debt to jump by £68.7bn to £2,277.6bn.
Our chart this week looks at how price rises have accelerated over the last few months, with consumer price inflation reaching 4.2% in October, the highest it has been for a decade.
Our chart this week looks at the $550bn of incremental funding over five years allocated by the US Infrastructure & Jobs Act just passed by Congress.
The importance of innovation investment and the role of chartered accountants in driving meaningful ESG strategies were among the subjects touched on at last week’s Annual Reception of ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty.