Lookers aims to beat market downturn

Lookers, Britain’s biggest car dealership, warned that the current political environment, Brexit and weaker exchange rates have created uncertainty in the UK economy​ and it expects new car sales will fall by 5 to 6 per cent in the second half of 2017.

Ed Cox, director of IPPR North

Brexit threat to North's energy sector

A hard Brexit ​will threaten the North of England’s fledgling green energy economy, ​according to a new study.​

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Tim Ward, Chief Executive, Quoted Companies Alliance

Ensuring that the AIM remains true

They always say that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. But if you find out that your​ ​product or service is broken at the same time as your customers then you​ ​may well suffer from some reputational damage to your company.

John McArthur, the chief executive of Tracsis, which has exceeded expectations

How small firms can stand out in the crowd

Over the course of a results season, more than ​a hundred​ management teams must cross our door, each​ ​presenting their wares and going over what they’ve done well and not so well over the previous six​ ​months.

London Stock Exchange

Boost for UK plc as IPOs surge

Despite macro economic uncertainty, the first six months of 2017 have seen strong inflows of capital​ ​into equities and a surge in IPO activity in the UK.

James Dower, senior editor of Black Book at cap hpi

Leeds-based experts provide analysis on UK car market for Bank of England

ANALYSTS from Leeds-based cap hpi have briefed staff from the Bank of England on the current condition of the UK new and used car markets.

CEO Peter Crook said he was disappointed by the higher than expected operational disruption to trading

Provident is on the road to recovery

Credit​ lender Provident Financial saw profits tumble following ​the​ reorganis​ation of​ its home credit business, but said it is now on the road to recovery.

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International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is in the US this week for trade talks. (PA).

YP Comment: New ‘special relationship’ - Trade talks begin with the US

As International Trade Secretary Liam Fox arrived in Washington for talks with US trade representatives, he described the meeting as “the start of the next chapter in our special relationship”.

London Stock Exchange 
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Humble CEOs get stick for selling shares

Every stock market investor is on the lookout for the early signs that stock might fly or dive, and plenty of stock watchers will religiously follow the buying or selling habits of directors as a portent of future confidence or lack of.

Tim Ward, chief executive, QCA

Why are we tinkering with corporate governance?

We’ve been involved in lots of discussions about corporate governance over the last year.

Areas around Boston, Providence and New York are seen as the most accessible bases for UK firms heading to the States

Trade mission boosts Yorkshire firms

A​ trade mission to Leeds from Boston, Massachusetts aims to b​oost trading between Yorkshire and New England following the recent upheavals of the Brexit vote.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Germany and Poland next week with their young children George and Charlotte.

YP Letters: So much more for Royals to visit in Germany than war memorials

From: David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.

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Michael Gove. Pic: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Gove denies 'bung' claim over Conservative's £1bn DUP deal

Michael Gove has denied the Tories' controversial £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to prop up the minority Government amounts to a "bung".

Chancellor Philip Hammond warned earlier this week that voters are weary of austerity - but he cna't allow consumer borrowing to spiral out of control.

Greg Wright: Get a grip on runaway credit or we face a second crash

THE UK’s economic performance in recent years has been a thing of wonder.

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At 28, Neil Moles led the MBO of Lawrence Scoffield

PROFILE: Crusader for transparency in world of wealth management

Progeny’s MD Neil Moles believes bosses should start out on the bottom rung before climbing the ladder.

Theresa May can be confident of keeping her job (for the time being)

Bad news ahead for Brenda from Bristol

Some may remember the BBC interviewing Brenda from Bristol when Theresa May announced the snap election, to which Brenda said “not another one” and “there’s too much politics”. This is a sentiment I think that most people can agree on.

Paul Moorhead

Rate increase could destroy almost 80,000 businesses, expert warns

Interest rate increase could crush almost 80,000 businesses, a Yorkshire-based insolvency expert has warned.

Ecuphar is led by founder and CEO Chris Cardon

Animalcare expands into Europe with transformational deal

Pet drugs firm ​Animalcare ​is to ​expand​ ​into Europe with ​a ​“truly transformational” takeover of ​a Belgian firm that will give it sales operations in seven countries.
An EU flag flies in front of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London Photo:  Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Brexit remains divisive, says survey of Yorkshire’s SMEs

YORKSHIRE’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have mixed opinions about the prospects for their business after Britain leaves the European Union, according to a new study.

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Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney  Photo: Frank Augstein/PA Wire

Time is not right for interest rate rise, says Carney

Now is not the time for an interest rate hike while wages continue to stagnate and the impact of Brexit on the economy is unclear, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has said.

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