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.
A new survey has found that 1.4 million of the UK’s 4.7 million family-owned businesses are run by couples, or ‘copreneurs’, with the figure expected to rise within the year.
MPs, business groups and owners have been up in arms about the imminent revaluation of business rates, amid warnings that the changes could lead to “eye-watering” bill rises for some businesses.
Local authorities have called on the Government to allow council-run schools to sponsor weaker academies.
The Association for Licensed Multiple Retailers (AMLR) has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond asking him to dilute the impact of business rate rises due in April, claiming that many pubs and restaurants could go out of business because of the increases.
The Startups 100 2017 index is now open for applications from the UK’s high-potential, early-stage businesses in a bid to find the top 100 most inspirational and disruptive start-ups launched in the UK in the past three years.
Twenty-three academy trusts flouted regulatory rules last year by paying companies with links to members of their staff or trustees, Schools Week has revealed.