Entrepreneurs in the UK have breathed a sigh of relief after Chancellor Philip Hammond’s plans to raise National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed have been scrapped.
Cuts to school funding could impact on the welfare of up to five million children, a new study has revealed.
Chancellor Philip Hammond faced such a barrage of criticism over his Budget announcement that the rate of National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for many self-employed people would go up by 2 per cent by 2019 that he has made a dramatic U-turn on the decision. Exactly one week after making the announcement, the Chancellor has written…Details
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the recent Budget that plans to digitise tax returns for small businesses have been delayed until April 2019 but critics claim this is not enough to prevent the measures being a burden to entrepreneurs. The Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) roll out was meant to start in April next year…Details
Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK took advantage of a record-low pound to treble their export sales in the second half of last year, with exports jumping by 34 per cent year-on-year between July and December. According to online payments business, PayPal, the very weak pound made products sold in the country cheaper for…Details
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget contained relatively few surprises for schools and academies, as the vast majority of policy changes affecting the education sector were announced in advance. However, the Spring Budget does have several implications for the sector that schools should be aware of.
Business leaders are urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to ‘fundamentally reform’ business rates to avert a crisis in the high street and the potential death of the live music scene.
There are currently a number of competitions open to start-ups in all sectors giving them the opportunity to win investment, gain exposure for their business and be mentored by seasoned business owners.
The Government has cancelled a £285 million fund for longer school days at secondary schools in favour of increased access to more sports and arts activities.
New research has found that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be hit by a combination of inflation and rising business rates, leading to more than half of them reducing investment and staff costs, or worse.