It was announced last week that Small Business Saturday, a nationwide event celebrating the UK’s small, independent businesses is due to return for a second year on Saturday December 6 2014.
Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget last week that he was reducing the taxes on business investments by doubling the annual investment allowance (AIA) to £500,000 tax-free until at least 2015.
Now that Spring, with its air of new beginnings, is definitely in the air, new companies are being offered a multitude of attractive deals and funding to help boost their fledgling businesses.
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with short-term lettings firm Appear Here to let vacant retail units across its vast network to brands, designers artists and entrepreneurs who want to showcase their wares in a pop-up environment.
A recent survey has shown that business owners are looking for certainty and stability as the key drivers of Chancellor George Osborne’s tax policy when he delivers his Budget later this afternoon (March 19).
Councils across the country are gradually agreeing to help businesses in their areas recover from the recent flooding by offering them relief on their business rates.
A start up loans company is offering people who refer entrepreneurs to their organisation a £50 incentive in a bid to promote the Government-backed funding that is available to British and EU citizens, who are residents in the UK, as long as they are over the age of 18.
More pressure is being put on the Government to reform the business rates system, with MPs on the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Business Select Committee calling on it to make radical reforms in order to help retailers and local economies.
A new six-week campaign and competition called Small Business, Local Buzz was launched last week to help British start-ups and business owners with funding.