Large dental businesses fear a “catastrophe” if a tax investigation into thousands of their staff determines that dentists who claim to be self-employed are actually full-time employees.
Research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has found that the vast majority of businesses in the UK believe the cost of complying with the tax system has escalated over recent years.
The Government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, has awarded 13 new businesses £8 million in the first stage of its pilot funding programme as part of its funding for innovation strategy.
The Government has invited more councils to apply for powers to retain the growth in their business rates under new pilots, which will see the local authorities rewarded for supporting local firms and local jobs.
The Chief Executive of the Civil Service has warned MPs that a breakdown between the UK and the EU could have some “horrendous consequences” that the UK is not ready to cope with.
Although most start-ups have innovation at their core, many of them fail to claim an important source of income, namely Research and Development (R&D) tax credits, which can amount to thousands of pounds.
A record number of rented properties in the UK have been let out by companies rather than individuals in the first six months of this year, according to a new study.
The World Economic Forum has published its annual list of the most innovative businesses in the world containing 61 early-stage companies whose technologies are “poised to have a significant impact on business and society”.
Recent research has found that small businesses are not claiming the research and development (R&D) relief they are eligible for, possibly because they are unaware the tax relief actually exists.
A House of Lords Select Committee report published earlier this year recommended an artificial intelligence (AI) code to shape the technology positively for the public’s benefit.