As we bid farewell to 2023 and contemplate the past, it becomes apparent that the year was marked by a series of challenges for UK businesses. With interest rates escalating through 14 consecutive hikes, coupled with increased costs and supply chain disruptions, the business landscape faced one hurdle after another. The ability to recall a time when businesses operated without the shadows of extreme external events might prove challenging, as the norm has become navigating through the ever-changing economic terrain.
Fortunately, amidst the turmoil, there are glimpses of optimism for 2024. For businesses seeking to plan ahead and grasp the current situation, this article delves into the economic events of 2023, projections for 2024, and crucial considerations for navigating the upcoming year.
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As businesses embark on various growth journeys, proactive debt advisory becomes a valuable asset in navigating the intricate landscape of commercial finance.