Corporate Finance

Decacorn

The UK valley of the ‘decacorns’ comes alive with new entrants

THE UK RANKS third globally for $10bn tech businesses, with a total of 12 — behind the US, which has 157, and China, 38. The...
Ready Burger - vegan fast food

Plant-based, and growing strong: vegan burger funding hits £2m

ON A MISSION to bring a vegan menu to the high street, plant-based pioneer Ready Burger has closed its first funding round with Crowdcube,...
UK map on EU flag

UK firms ‘must prepare for realities of new relationship with EU’

THE realities of Brexit are beginning to bite, and could result in losses of £9.5bn for Greater London, with £2.2bn coming from financial and...
Tat Motors Pune plant

You want chips with that? Semiconductor shortage hits luxury car market

THE OWNER of Jaguar Land Rover, India’s Tata Motors, has announced a quarterly loss of more than £700m — and says a global semiconductor...
Coinbase website under a mangifying glass

Coinbase reaches for the sky as cryptocurrency surges

CRYPTOCURRENCY firm Coinbase has reached a market value of nearly £72.5bn ($100bn) in its stock market listing. The US-based firm has clung onto the crypto...
Factoring

When debt can be an asset…

FACTORING could be simplified and summed-up as buying debt. Along with wider bank support and government initiatives, it is seen as a route to liquidity...
Business taxes

Key announcements from Spring Budget that affect entrepreneurs

By SARAH BALCHIN WITH all the speculation around changes to personal tax in the run up to the Spring Budget, in the end, very little...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

British business leaders have their say about the Budget

YESTERDAY’S Budget announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has opened the floodgates: comment is flooding in to BV. Here we list some of the most recent...
Chancellor of the Exchequer red box

Sunak’s Budget brings relief to many – with a few misgivings

By HAL WILLIAMS THE BRITISH chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the 2021 Budget, with pledges to help recovery from the Covid pandemic. The support package for...
Lloyds Bank, Manchester

Lloyds Bank profits nosedived in 2020 … but less than expected

LLOYDS Bank has announced a 70 percent slump in annual profits. CEO Antonio Horta-Osorio said the pandemic had had a profound effect on the bank’s...