Month: May 2015

The new ‘Google tax’ and what it means for business

The government’s new Diverted Profits Tax (DPT), commonly known as the ‘Google tax’, formally came into force on 1st April. Detailed initially during the 2014 Autumn Statement, the tax is an attempt by the government to stop large firms from paying comparatively small amounts of tax in the UK by ‘diverting’ their profits to be […]

May Market Commentary

In the UK April saw the clock ticking down towards the General Election. For the rest of the world, life went on pretty much as normal: that’s to say, China and Germany remorselessly cranked out another trade surplus, the American economy gave us more mixed signals, and Greece teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. UK […]

Consumer Frustration with Financial Application Processes

New research from Experian has revealed key factors driving people to pull out of an application for a financial product or service. A lengthy application process is the number one frustration felt by over half (51 per cent) of UK adults applying for financial products and services, according to new research by Experian, the global […]

Busy Brits regret rushing decisions

Time-poor people around the UK risk rushing important long-term decisions, with 9 out of 10 (90%) regretting rushing their career choice and 87% feeling regret over hurrying financial decisions, new research from Scottish Widows has revealed. The study into managing time and life administration priorities found that people in the UK are becoming busier: 70% […]