UK - Mid-cap firms are at their most optimistic since July 2002, a survey shows.
The findings – collated by private equity manager Gresham – show that more than 60% of companies are very optimistic.
The results from Gresham Monitor point to a brighter outlook for the year ahead, as mid-market firms consolidate turnover and profitability.
The secretary of state for work and pensions has told MPs clawback and avoidance measures could be imposed for the people responsible for driving Carillion over the cliff.
Occupational pension provision has continued to grow in value, but there remains large variance in incomes across the pensioner age group, according to latest government data.
Defined benefit (DB) schemes could have an aggregate surplus by 2021 under Pension Protection Fund (PPF) projections, its strategic plan for 2018 to 2021 reveals.
Investment consultants are failing to recommend products that outperform net of fees, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said as its investigation into the market continues.