The amount of funds raised by Venture Capital trusts (VCTs) hit £570 million in 2016-17, up 28% from £445 million the year before.
UK consumers’ demand for sparkling wine is continuing to grow rapidly, with the amount on sale up by 9% last year, providing a boon for English vineyards as well as foreign producers.
Car dealers are sitting on 16% more unsold stock than they were just a year ago, as manufacturers continue to push new vehicles on to their books, our latest research shows.
The number of distilleries in the UK has increased rapidly over the last five years – rising by 107% since 2012 – in large part due to the sudden popularity of artisan gin.
Our international network has seen sharp growth over the last year, with a new member firm in Germany as well as additional affiliate firms in Lyon & Madrid.
18 out of the bottom 20 areas for new business births in the UK are located in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, showing that much more needs to be done to encourage new business growth in the ‘Celtic fringe’.
The number of companies leaving the Alternative Investment Market due to the resignation of their Nominated Advisers has jumped in the last five years.
The value of staff perks and benefits has risen above the £8bn threshold for the first time this decade, as businesses continue to relax cost restraints following the financial crisis.
The new statistics show average Income Tax payments per person in Silicon Roundabout, Old Street, and Finsbury Park have risen to an average £19,500 in 2014/15 up 22% from £16,000 in the previous year.
Consumers in the UK benefit from customs duty rates that are less than a third of the global average, saving them significant amounts of money, according to our latest study.