A monthly index suggests that growth across the UK’s private sector cooled slightly in the three months to September, although firms were mostly upbeat about their prospects for the next three months.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than four out of 10 new businesses in the UK are started by people aged 50 or more, while those aged 55 plus are 63 per cent more likely to start a businesses than 10 years ago.
The Shadow Education Secretary, Angela Rayner, has signalled that the Labour Party is to take a different approach to its policy over academies.
A number of the biggest banks, such as Barclays, HSBC and Lloyds, have come together to help the UK maintain its position as a world leader in the fintech sector after Brexit.
Long-awaited minimum per-pupil funding figures were released by the Department for Education (DfE) earlier this month, but school leaders have called for extra funding to cope with rising costs of inflation.
Start-ups and businesses with innovative solutions to help speed up access to new medicines and treatments and improve public health can enter a competition to secure investment from a dedicated £15 million fund.
Applications are now open for the second round of the Strategic School Improvement Fund, with more than £140 million available for academies and council-run schools.
Recent research has found that buy-to-let taxes are causing widespread confusion, with 74 per cent of landlords surveyed saying that landlord property taxes are not clear enough.
According to an estimate by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), growth in the UK economy picked up slightly in the three months to August, expanding by 0.4 per cent.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is urging the Government to allow older entrepreneurs to dip into their pension pot without a tax penalty if they are going to use the cash to start a new business.