QCA/BDO Small and Mid-cap Sentiment Index

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The QCA/BDO Small & Mid Cap Sentiment Index, powered by YouGov, regularly monitors business sentiment of the small and mid-cap quoted company sector, one of the UK’s most dynamic and growing sectors.

Every quarter BDO and the Quoted Companies Alliance tracks the business sentiment of sector and key issues affecting small and mid-cap quoted companies, their advisers, investors and other market participants.

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  • A MARKETING WAVES
    The past year brought a long-awaited change, with the decision to allow AIM shares to be included in ISAs. The results were immediately dramatic as our analysis shows, and so far the positive trend is continuing. It will be interesting to see if AIM can continue to increase its competitiveness in 2014.
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  • AHEAD IN THE CLOUD
    The cloud is a milestone in the history of the world wide web, yet many remain hazy about what it can offer them and their business. But plenty of AIM companies believe the future is very clear, and that the sky is the limit for this developing technology.
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  • PICKING THE TEAM FOR THE PREMIER DIVISION
    Of the 925 companies listed on the Alternative Investment Market, only around 30 would qualify for the FTSE 250 and therefore see any real benefit.
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  • TAKE AIM FOR UK-REIT CONVERSION
    The Finance Act 2012 provides for the first significant reform of the UK-REIT regime since its introduction in 2007.
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  • A NEW 10% UK TAX RATE ON PROFIT EARNED FROM PATENTS
    The new Patent Box regime introduces a 10% rate of corporation tax on profits derived from patents with effect from 1 April 2013. AIM companies can benefit but should take steps now to maximise the opportunity.
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  • RISK REPORTING – A GUIDE
    Many AIM companies are preparing their first annual report to incorporate the risk reporting guidance issued by the Financial Reporting Review Panel in 2011. We examine how these changes may affect AIM companies.
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  • KEEPING IT SIMPLE, IN AN EVERCHANGING WORLD
    The world of technology, media and telecoms ('TMT') generates exciting new products, services and offering every other day; is this always good for your business?
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  • EXECUTIVE PAY - CREATING INCENTIVES IN A DOWNTURN
    Tax changes and ongoing political and economic turmoil have created a uniquely difficult environment for companies to reward executives in ways that drive growth. What should the response be?
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  • COMPANY ANNUAL REPORTS... TOO LONG AND TOO COMPLEX
    There is an emerging undercurrent of dissatisfaction with company reporting, that is being most keenly felt amongst AIM and smaller cap companies.
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  • A NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION -TIME FOR A SPRING CLEAN
    Corporate streamlining can reduce risk and generate cost saving – find out how...
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  • AGMS: A CASE FOR REFORM?
    Companies should have a healthy dialogue with their smaller shareholders.
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  • FUNDING OPTIONS FOR AIM COMPANIES
    Much needed support to AIM Companies seeking to raise new equity.
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  • DIRECTOR REMUNERATION DISCLOSURES
    Disclosures of director remuneration under the amended AIM Rule 19.
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  • PARENT COMPANY LOCATION
    The most competitive corporate tax system in the G20.
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