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”.
Anyone who runs a small business or is self-employed must file a tax return by 31 January as if they do not meet the deadline they face fines by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). For many in this booming age of self-employment, it will be the first time they will have had to submit their…Details
New open banking regulations, which came into effect on 13 January, could bring changes to the sector that could transform financial services and benefit start-ups.
A number of teaching unions have called for an urgent review of teachers and school leaders’ pay to address the ongoing recruitment crisis.
A new survey has found that the top two challenges for start-ups are attracting new customers and accessing finance, with more than a third admitting they could do with marketing support and just under a third saying they found it hard to secure funding.
Despite fears that investment in UK start-ups would decline after the vote to leave the European Union, investment in start-ups is actually higher than it was before the referendum, according to recent research.