Caroline Flint: Small town Britain suffers as bank branch closures continue
LAST week, residents and businesses in two Doncaster market towns, Bawtry and Thorne, got that early Christmas present they never wanted. RBS let them know their local NatWest Branches would close in 2018.
Two-thirds of the UK’s businesses are family run, so how do you stop life and relationships influencing profit and loss?
Bill Carmichael: Thank heavens for DUP’s Brexit stance
THIS week I raised a large dram of Northern Ireland’s finest – an excellent 10-year-old Bushmills distilled in County Antrim, in case you are interested – and offered a heartfelt toast: “Thank heavens for the DUP.”
Paragon Entertainment Limited, the attractions design, production and fit-out business, has said that its full year EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation) will be significantly lower than expected.
Jayne Dowle: Payday delayed? Welcome to the world of the self-employed
I FOUND it hard to have much sympathy for the HSBC customers caught out by the bank’s latest online and mobile banking meltdown. “But it’s payday!” they complained. “I’ve got direct debits and standing orders going out!” they bleated.