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UK small and mid-cap companies do not support leaving the European Union

UK small and mid-cap companies do not support leaving the European Union

The majority (90%) of small and mid-cap quoted companies would like the UK to remain in the EU, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index. Only 4% of companies support the UK leaving the EU completely.

The Quoted Companies Alliance welcomes the abolition of stamp duty on growth market shares

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, welcomes the removal of stamp duty on the trading of growth market shares, such as those on AIM and the ICAP Securities and Derivatives Exchange (ISDX), which comes into effect today.

Quoted Companies Alliance supports the simplification of ISAs and removal of stamp duty on growth market shares as means to improve financing of companies

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, welcomes the Chancellor’s move in the Budget today to simplify Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) by equalising stocks and shares and cash ISAs, increasing the savings limit to £15,000 and allowing retail bonds to be included.

Room for improvement in corporate governance reporting

Small and mid-size quoted companies need to focus their governance reporting on what is important and better explain what they do and why they do it, according to a review of corporate governance behaviour published today by the Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, and Top 20 UK accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young LLP.

Small and mid-cap companies' confidence reaches highest point since 2011

Confidence among small and mid-cap companies reached its highest level since September 2011 in January, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index. Companies’ confidence in relation to their own prospects rose to 73.6, up from 70.4 in October, and from 64.1 to 69.3 in relation to the wider economy.

Baker Tilly and QCA launch Small and Mid-Cap Investors Survey

Baker Tilly and the Quoted Companies Alliance have today launched their Small and Mid-Cap Investors Survey. The research, which provides essential guidance to companies looking for investment, was carried out by YouGov, and included in-depth interviews with some of the UK’s top senior fund managers from organisations including Artemis Investment Management, Aviva Investors and Legal & General. 

Quoted Companies Alliance supports Autumn Statement plans to enhance public equity finance in the UK

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, welcomes various announcements in today’s Autumn Statement which will help to enhance public equity finance in the UK, in particular, the Government’s plan to publish a discussion paper on improving access to public equity markets for UK businesses and retail investors.

Increased confidence could create over 200,000 new jobs among small and mid-cap quoted companies

Increased confidence could create over 200,000 new jobs among small and mid-cap quoted companies

Increased confidence in the economy could create thousands of new jobs among small and mid-cap companies in the UK, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index.

AIM company director Michael Higgins heads board changes at the Quoted Companies Alliance

The Quoted Companies Alliance, the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies, announces the appointment of Michael Higgins, Chairman of AIM quoted company Ebiquity plc, as Chairman of the Quoted Companies Alliance. Michael takes over from Fiona Kelsey, Partner at PwC, who has held this post for a three-year term. This is with effect from 1st October 2013, following the Quoted Companies Alliance’s Annual General Meeting.

Boost for small and mid-cap businesses as confidence in the UK economy hits new high

Boost for small and mid-cap businesses as confidence in the UK economy hits new high

Business confidence among small and mid-cap quoted companies has reached a two-year high, according to the latest quarterly QCA/BDO Small & Mid-Cap Sentiment Index.

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