According to MPs on the Commons Work and Pensions Committee, universal credit, which allows self-employed people to have a one-year start up period, is failing new business owners and the self-employed.
A recent study has found that UK businesses are continuing to contribute significantly towards Government revenues, with £186 billion in business taxes being paid in 2017/18, accounting for 27 per cent of the total tax take.
Schools without professional clerks are breaking governance laws, according to a new report.
Experts have called on the Department for Education (DfE) to do more to help schools comply with the new data protection act.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has recently compiled a list of ‘top tips’ for small businesses that find themselves under investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Economists are predicting that the UK economy will remain ‘stable’ this year but growth will be ‘sluggish’. According to forecasts, the economy will expand by 1.6 per cent in 2018 and this will rise to 1.7 per cent in 2019.
Silicon Valley investment in UK start-ups smashed through the £1 billion mark for the first time in 2017, with the vast majority of the money going to tech companies operating in the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of Cambridge, London and Oxford.
Leading academy schools differ on how to deliver school improvement, with some opting to preserve the autonomy of individual schools, while others advocate consistent teaching and pedagogy.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a paper that recommends urgent work to simplify the business tax system in the UK in a bid to encourage growth.
New research has found that the number of new technology businesses, including software development firms, that launched in the UK in 2017 rose by almost 60 per cent.