With news last week that the Government is considering extending its Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), which has already been accused of pushing savings rates through the floor, what alternatives are there for people with spare cash who want to make a profit?
Earlier this month the Government announced that the number of start-up loans awarded to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 has exceeded expectations, with 2,000 aspiring entrepreneurs having received support to get their business off the ground.
Since this week is all about budgets, we thought we should remind small business owners that, although they are not obliged to have an audit if they fall within certain criteria, they should think about budgeting for an audit, as it does not have to be expensive and could end up actually adding to their…
When the Chancellor delivered his Budget this week, he indicated that savers who run their own pension funds may be allowed to invest in residential property for the first time.
A leading bank has brought out a new, free tool for businesses considering merging, buying or selling.
According to a report last week from the Science and Technology Committee, the Government does not have a coherent strategy to support the commercialisation of technological innovation in the UK and is failing to secure the full economic benefits of our world-class science base.
As the Prime Minister urges school leavers who do not go to university to start an apprenticeship, another suggested option for young people under the age of 24 is to start their own business.
Big Issue announced last week that its investment arm will invest £500,000 in 10 tech-based social startups or early-stage companies as part of its major Tech for Good Challenge.
Entrepreneurs are being asked to send in a video pitch about their business to Startups Britain, who will then choose five business owners to make a film about their first 50 days, with the winning film garnering a package worth more than £5,000, including publicity, mentoring, equipment, marketing and IT support for the owner.
The Government has launched a consultation on changing the Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) rules to expand the range eligible to be held in stocks and shares ISAs.