The European Commission’s (EC) competition regulator has called on the Government to defend its business rates regime after complaints that the charges, which are managed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), were being abused to provide “illegal state aid” to BT.
On this Friday 13 October organisations throughout the country will celebrate and support the UK’s entrepreneurs and inspiring start-up businesses through the second annual National Start-Ups Day UK.
A new National Institute of Education (NIE) is being set up to help academies make full use of the apprenticeship levy.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has defended people who go into business to make a profit, saying that the free market economy liberates people and businesses whose taxes pay for the UK’s public services.
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.