Neil McNicholas: Calling the useless quangos to account

YOU know the phrase about a chocolate fireguard or a chocolate teapot...

QCA's chief executive Tim Ward said investors see AIM as better now than it has ever been with fewer failures

Investors in AIM are on a high

In our recent survey of small and mid-cap investors we asked them about the effectiveness of AIM, the London Stock Exchange’s growth market.

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Yorkshire tops monthly house price table but Harrogate flounders

Yorkshire experienced the UK’s greatest monthly rise in house prices between January and February this year, according to the latest Land Registry House Price Index.

The Scouts have been hit by a shortage of volunteers.

David Behrens: We and our American cousins are like chocolate and cheese

IF LAST week’s unholy row about the use of the word Easter in the context of a chocolate egg hunt demonstrated anything, it is that we have in this country an uneasy grasp on how, or what, we should be celebrating this weekend.

Lloyds Bank

YP Letters: Hold banks to account over the closure of local branches

From: Edward Grainger, Botany Way, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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The new office scheme is close to the Monument  the column designed by Sir Christopher Wren as a memorial to the Great Fire of London

Yorkshire firm opens new London offices

​​Yorkshire based​ ​​Prospect Business Centres ​is to open its​​ ​seventh ​UK ​centre ​in the heart of the City of London.

Adrian Berry, chair of R3 in Yorkshire and restructuring partner at Deloitte LLP,  said pessimism seems to be creeping back in

EU vote leaves people feeling pessimistic about finances

People in Yorkshire are more pessimistic about their personal finances since the Brexit vote to leave the EU.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Bank needs to halt QE policy immediately

​Investors are starting to wake up to the reality of rising inflation in the UK.

Allie Renison of the Institute of Directors

Guarantee for EU citizens after Brexit would reduce uncertainty, says IoD

The Government could provide a confidence boost for business by guaranteeing that EU citizens living in the UK will be able to stay after Brexit, according to a senior figure at the Institute of Directors

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London Stock Exchange launches Companies To Inspire Africa

African firms prove an inspiration

London Stock Exchange’s links to Africa run deep. Ties with the continent go back to the 1930s, when the first African company chose to list its shares in London, giving British investors an opportunity to be part of the African growth story.

Tesco's financial arrangements have come under scruitiny.

David Behrens: Fortune smiles on rich and powerful when it comes to the law

AFTER what happened in 2008, who on earth would leave a financier to his own devices, confident that he would do the right thing and take the most responsible course?

Hugh Rogers is fulsome in his praise for Morrisons.

YP Letters: Checking out the irritations at supermarket

From: Hugh Rogers, Messingham Road, Ashby.

Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Equities could be the choice in uncertain era

Pollsters and forecasters are often wrong about their expectations​, ​making it difficult for investors to make decisions. So what should​ ​investors be buying now to protect their portfolios?

Philip Jordan of Ward Hadaway

Yorkshire’s Fastest 50 in full: A year of surprises

To many observers, 2016 was a year of surprises – the Brexit vote, the election of President Trump – so is 2017 continuing on in that vein? Well, as far as the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 is concerned, the answer is yes – and no.

Gavin Maddison

Fastest 50: Take stock and draw up a shareholders’ agreement

Business partners are familiar with putting in place arrangements which protect the business they are building together. Those arrangements might include written contracts with suppliers, insurances, hedging terms or health and safety policies.

The Yorkshire Post's Greg Wright speaking at the Fastest 50 Awards event

Fastest 50: View from the top... in quotes

They have succeeded in growing their businesses faster than their counterparts, but what do the Ward Hadaway Yorkshire Fastest 50 of 2017 make of the major issues of today? We asked a cross-section of Fastest 50 companies some key questions.

Harmajinder Hayre

Fastest 50: Mind the gap... gender pay reports are on the agenda

Recruiting and retaining the right workforce is crucial to the success of any fast-growing business. From next month, companies face their latest challenge on the employment front.

DRAFT PLANS: Kevin Weston says commercial property landlords must ensure they are up to scratch on energy efficiency.

Fastest 50: Better not lose out on energy

The efficient direction of energy is an important factor in any company’s growth – now energy efficiency in its literal form is set to grow further in importance. The drive towards more efficient use of energy, in both residential and commercial properties, has been a substantive aim of European legislation for over two decades.

Andrea Dyer

Fastest 50: Look to family law to safeguard future generations

For fast-growing companies which are also family businesses, the focus is not only to build a successful and profitable business but also to protect it for future generations. There are a number of ways this can be achieved from a family law point of view.

RELATIVE VALUES: Andrew Evans says it is important for those running a family business to have a will in place.

Fastest 50: How to protect your business

Many successful companies are family businesses. One of the main goals in such businesses is often to grow the business and protect it for the family. This is why it is important for those running family businesses to have a will in place, a shareholders’ agreement (or partnership agreement) and a lasting power of attorney to protect their family and the business in the event of incapacity or death.

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