Chancellor Philip Hammond has put forward his proposals for the future in today’s (November 22) Budget and said he recognises the great pressure small businesses in the UK are under.
Studies have shown that entrepreneurs who make more time for family and friends and achieve a better work-life balance are more likely to be successful than those who do not. However, many struggle to unwind and, as a result, either burn out or become stressed.
The House of Commons’ Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has voiced concerns that schools and academies are facing rapidly increasing cost pressures.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by three per cent in the year to October, remaining the same as the September inflation reading, contradicting analysts’ forecasts that it would rise to just above three per cent.
A girls’ school in London has recruited an “entrepreneur-in-residence” to inspire pupils to start their own businesses when they leave because many traditional jobs will not exist by the time they are ready to work.
With beer sales falling by 35 million pints in British pubs in the three months to September, the British Beer and Pub Association (BPA) is calling for Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut duty on beer by a penny a pint in his forthcoming Budget.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has set out plans to produce a review of VAT – a tax which many call too complicated and an obstacle to expansion.
As was widely predicted, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised the interest rate for the first time in 10 years last week, taking it to 0.5 per cent, with the Bank’s Governor, Mark Carney, hinting that further rises could be on the cards.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a new programme of investment days for start-ups in the capital in a bid to maintain the UK’s position as a European hub for fledgling tech businesses.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has added its voice to the growing petition to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him to abandon the annual uprating of business rates for the next two years.