Gloomy Autumn Statement, dangerous rented properties, and small business loan appeals - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.
Chancellor George Osborne is preparing to make his Autumn Statement against a backdrop of poor economic data.
Mr Osborne is expected to announce new investment measures this afternoon – but yesterday the OECD said the UK is heading for another recession. [BBC]
A third of private rented properties are dangerous according to new figures.
The latest English Housing Survey suggests that nearly 30 per cent of properties in the sector contain ‘category 1’ hazards – the most serious type. [Guardian]
More than a third of appeals against small business loan decisions have been successful according to official figures.
Some 37 per cent of the complaints made under the Project Merlin appeals system have been upheld – but only 1,100 have been made since April. [Telegraph]