An increase in teachers’ pay of just one per cent would cost schools more than £250 million a year, the Department for Education (DfE) has warned.
A group of businesses, commercial institutions and major brands have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging him to intervene over a rise in business rates for commercial solar systems set to come into force on 1 April 2017.
A study by the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) has found students are being presented with an increasingly narrow choice of A-level subjects.
The UK has jumped five places to 10th position in a World Bank league table of business-friendly tax regimes, reflecting the corporate tax cuts introduced by former Chancellor George Osborne, who was determined to demonstrate that Britain was “open for business”. In addition, the country had the highest ranking of any G20 country, followed by…Details
Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a number of measures in his Autumn Statement that will increase the UK’s productivity, from a £400m injection into venture capital funds to billions of pounds of new investment for small businesses.
The Government has confirmed a £50 million annual capital investment to deliver new grammar schools in 2017, but there will be no current school funding boost this year.
An annual survey has found that the UK’s entrepreneurial performance has increased by 10 per cent since 2011 to an all-time high and is bouncing back after a decline in 2014.
The number of academy trusts issued with Government warnings for financial mismanagement has increased by more than 250 per cent in a year, a report has revealed.
Business groups are calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to put investment at the heart of his Autumn Statement and use the event to help firms “find more opportunities” through targeted tax breaks that will boost long-term growth and raise living standards.
According to Google’s start-up hub, Campus London, the biggest obstacle preventing start-ups scaling up to the next level is the difficulty of finding people with the right skills to employ.