According to recent Europe-based research, the UK is the start-up leader in Europe, with over £8 billion of investment, compared to Germany, which comes second, with only just over £3 billion.
Action Fraud UK has said that it has received a number of reports from people receiving scam emails, which appear to be tax refund notifications, and these emails often ask the recipients to fill in a “required form”, which links them to a fraudulent website.
The latest research from the Centre for Entrepreneurs suggests that the Government’s clampdown on ‘disguised employment’ by public sector workers may be to blame for the drop in the number of new start-ups created last year.
A number of multi-academy trusts (MATs) are not meeting new legal duties set out in January, according to a Schools Week investigation.
Taxpayers suffering from mental health conditions are likely to be given greater consideration should they file a late tax return, according to a leading tax authority. The Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) said HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has a growing awareness of mental health and “appear to be taking this into account regarding fines”.…Details
A judge has warned HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that a lateness fine issued automatically by a computer for being late with a tax return is not valid, as it needs a “flesh and blood human being” to issue it.
Employers who first set up their business between 1 July 2017 and 30 September 2017 are being reminded that they must have automatically enrolled their employees into a workplace pension scheme before 1 February 2018.
New research suggests that 2018 is set to be a record year for start-ups’ success, with 76 per cent of business owners saying they are currently working on new ideas and 43 per cent aiming to launch this year.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has criticised the Government’s £300 million business rates relief fund, amid concerns that hundreds of businesses are still waiting to benefit from the scheme.
The Department for Education (DfE) has announced a new £45 million fund for successful multi-academy trusts (MATs) to help “tackle underperformance and improve schools in areas that lack capacity”.