Neil Collins

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Friday, 25 September 2020

Where are the Barbarians?

Nobody loves UK shares. Even domestically-focused individuals are selling up and sending their savings overseas. According to the Investment Association, …

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Friday, 18 September 2020

Neil Collins notebook: Going green about the gills

It’s BP week, in case you hadn’t noticed. The management has spent three days (presumably that’s the New BP Week) …

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Friday, 11 September 2020

Neil Collins’ Notebook – Spare us from tax, say private equity kings

If you have tears, prepare to shed them now. Should the UK’s tax-savvy entrepreneurs be made to pay more, then they …

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Friday, 4 September 2020

Neil Collins’ Notebook – Big dud companies hold the UK back

Shocking statistic of the week: A loss-making car company is now considered to be more valuable than the entire UK …

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Friday, 28 August 2020

Neil Collins' Notebook - It's not the mistake, it's the response

Every organisation makes mistakes. The test is not whether it does so, but the reaction when the extent of the …

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Friday, 21 August 2020

Neil Collins' Notebook - More yachts for housebuilders

They are having a wonderful post-Covid time at Persimmon. The buyers of their new homes are queuing up, the margins …

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Friday, 14 August 2020

Neil Collins Notebook: No release from the property fund trap

There is £12.5bn of your money trapped in property funds, and the boffins from the Financial Conduct Authority seem set on keeping …

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Friday, 24 July 2020

Neil Collins Notebook: AO electricals tycoon gives staff a share of his empire

John Roberts is a man on a mission. His mission is to become Europe’s, if not the world’s, supplier of …

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Friday, 17 July 2020

Neil Collins Notebook: It's time to break up HSBC

There can be few laughs in the boardroom of HSBC these days. The directors have managed the baleful double of infuriating their …

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