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The economic recovery looks set to slow down during the second half of the year following a fall in confidence among businesses.

Privately held businesses (PHBs) in the UK reduced the number of their employees significantly over the past year with many planning to freeze pay over the next 12 months, according to the latest International Business Report (IBR) survey from accountancy firm Grant Thornton.

The number of UK privately held businesses (PHBs) that expect finance to be more readily available to them has increased more than five-fold according to the latest International Business Report (IBR) survey from finance and business advisors Grant Thornton.

Optimism among UK privately owned businesses (PHBs) on their economic outlook for 2010 has dramatically increased over the last year, according to the latest International Business Report (IBR) survey from accountant Grant Thornton.

The Government has blown the final whistle on those who hold offshore accounts in yesterday's Pre-Budget Report (PBR) as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced a strict 200% penalty for those failing to declare tax held in offshore bank accounts once the New Disclosure Opportunity (NDO) deadline passes.

The Pre-Budget Report announcement of a "patent box" regime with a 10% rate of corporation tax on income from patent rights will help stem the exodus of businesses with intellectual property (IP) rights from the UK.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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