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Recent Study: Body Care Market in the United Kingdom to 2017

Summary Canadean’s “Body Care Market in the United Kingdom to 2017” provides detailed data on market dynamics in the UK Body Care category, providing marketers with the essential tools to understand both their own and their competitors’ position in the market and the information to accurately identify the areas where they want to compete in the future. This report brings together Canadean Intelligence’s research, modeling and analysis expertise in order to develop uniquely detailed market data. This allows domestic and foreign companies to identify the market dynamics that account for Body Care sales overall and to discover which categories and segments will see growth in the coming years. Scope “Body Care Market in the United Kingdom to 2017” provides you with the following: * Historic and forecast growth dynamics by value and volume.* Historic and forecast segmentation by value and volume. * Distribution channel data by value. * Profiles of companies active in the global Skincare sector. * Latest news covering the global Skincare sector * Latest mergers & acquisitions in the global Skincare sector Reasons to Get this Report * Enhance your understanding of the value and volume growth dynamics of the Body Care category in United Kingdom. * Promote growth in your business with detailed product sales segmentation for both volumes and values, as well as sales by distribution channel at the product category level. * Identify the future pattern of market trends, from winners and losers to category dynamics; and thereby quickly and easily indentify the key areas in which they want to compete in the future. * Familiarise yourself with the detailed profiles of companies active in the global Skincare sector. * Improve your knowledge of the latest industry news and mergers & acquisitions. Browse our complete collection of Consumer Goods research reports at www.fastmr.com/catalog/browse.aspx?category=12 About Fast Market Research Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information.

‘Fast Track’ Draft Determination for PPL’s United Kingdom Subsidiaries Expected Nov. 22

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Speaking about regulation is not the main point of this missive. Even if regulations were identical (which they will eventually approach) there are a number of initiatives taking place in the UK which keep the UK on the cutting edge of equity crowdfunding and will ensure that the proportion of the population involved in equity crowdfunding will remain higher than that of the US. I use proportion here as the size of the US Market is roughly 5x the UK market which would make comparing on absolutes a bit lopsided. With that in mind, here are a the top 3 reasons the UK will continue to lead: Government tax incentives for investing in start-ups: While the US has flirted with tax incentives in the form of reduced capital gains tax on early stage venture investments and even reduced capital gains on these investments to Zero for a short period of time as a part of the Small Business Jobs act of 2010, the UK governements Enterprise investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme offer not only Capital Gains Reductions but also tax liability reductions and loss relief in the event that the start-up fails. For investors who dont owe capital gains, the SEIS relief can cover over 70% of the investment meaning investors are only at risk for 30% of what they put up. Fewer Angel Investors: The UK Business Angel Association sticks Angel Investment in the UK at roughly 850 Million per annum. In the US the figure has surpassed the $20 Billion mark and is continuing to grow. Where most would look at this as a negative, for crowdfunding this is actually a positive as there is a large unfilled need for seed capital which can be filled by the crowd. History: Now this point is contentious but worth mentioning. Companies in the UK have had a longer time to get it right and will be able to export their more refined models to the rest of the world more quickly than those in the US. Even as we speak many of the big names in the UK are receiving authorisation to operate in many EU countries and its just a matter of time before we see intra-EU investment rounds being completed. Though a UK only company may not be able to take on the US market, a company with experience operating in multiple EU, and potentially beyond, countries will stand a fair chance. For these reasons the UK platforms will continue to lead at least in the short term. What the long term holds is unfortunately anybodys guess but Id like to think that there will be a bit of consolidation and potentially even cross country/platform collaborations which would act for start-ups much in the way that a public company might choose to list on multiple stock exchanges. Im happy to open a dialogue about any of the points above so feel free to leave a comment.

Gap Between United States & United Kingdom Remains Wide for Crowdfunding

The draft determination will indicate whether any of PPL’s four Western Power Distribution subsidiaries in the United Kingdom may receive accelerated consideration of their business plans. Ofgem’s price control review process, called RIIO ED-1, will determine base revenues for an 8-year period starting April 1, 2015. A fast track determination provides key incentives including additional revenue equivalent to 2.5 percent of total annual expenditures, greater revenue certainty earlier in the process and a higher level of cost savings retention. Ofgem expects to announce its Fast Track Final Determination in February 2014. PPL’s WPD subsidiaries, which own and operate electricity distribution networks serving 7.8 million customers in central and southwest England and south Wales, filed business plans in July. The plans and key milestones in the RIIO ED-1 process are posted on PPL’s website at www.pplweb.com/investors/research-tools/uk-regulatory-review . U.K. operations accounted for 49 percent of PPL Corporation’s 2012 earnings from ongoing operations. PPL Corporation, with revenue of more than $12 billion in 2012, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and United Kingdom, owns or controls more than 18,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S., and sells energy in key U.S. markets. More information is available at www.pplweb.com . @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes.