The recent period of economic recovery has been a boon for accountants and is even starting to ease lending barriers for smaller companies, according to new research from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Accounting, along with law and marketing firms saw their biggest increase in business since 2007 in the latest quarter, as per the CBI survey of 161 companies.
Optimism among survey respondents also hit a 15-year high and their business expansion plans have been the most ambitious since 2006.
CBI director of economics, Stephen Gifford, said...
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