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Profit warnings issues by North West-based companies increased in the first quarter of 2015, despite improvements in the UK's overall economic conditions, according to new research.

Households are facing a "lost decade" of stagnant wage growth and real take-home pay will still lag behind pre-crisis levels in 2017, according to a special report from the Ernst & Young Item Club.

George Osborne should harness business investment in the Budget to drive forward the rebalancing of the economy, the Ernst & Young Item Club has said.

A report by Ernst & Young has warned that London's housing market is at risk of inflating another price bubble unless action is taken to limit any increase in income multiples.

UK-listed companies should give accountancy firms the opportunity to bid for their audit work at least every five years, the Competition Commission (CC) has proposed.

Inflation will remain above the Chancellor’s two per cent target for the foreseeable future, new research has concluded.

UK regulatory bodies have fined firms more than £1bn in the past five years.

The Competition Commission (CC) has accused Britain’s four biggest accountancy firms of being too dominant.

Almost half (44 per cent) of British companies have never heard of the Bribery Act, potentially leaving directors at of unlimited fines or even prison sentences.

Bank lending to businesses will hit its lowest level since 2006 despite Government attempts to stimulate borrowing, a new report has suggested.

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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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