As the final quarter of the year approaches, the economic outlook remains fragile with declining business confidence and ongoing fears of a double-dip recession.

UK growth is “set to disappoint” this year as world economic woes create uncertainty for future business investment, according to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club

The use of spreadsheets for building systems to plan, budget and report have clear limitations, reports Rod Newing.


High street retailers are facing a tough decade ahead according to the latest Ernst & Young ITEM Club report.

As one of the top priorities on the finance management agenda, analytic tools can help businesses harness technology to transform insights into action.

I need to forecast receipts from individual key clients, each having different credit terms.


Once I'd refined the search away from The Met Office(!) I was quite surprised at how few came up on Google and of those that did how many seemed to be on the "big & complicated" side.

IBM has published a whitepaper on next-generation forecasting, revealing how rolling forecasts can help rescue your company’s performance.

The Ernst & Young ITEM Club’s quarterly winter 2010-11 forecast is urging the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to "hold its nerve" in a difficult year ahead.


The International Association of Bookkeepers' (IAB) chairman Clive Johnson this week predicted that the current economic downturn will last for up to two years.