The Department for Education (DfE) has given its wholly-owned subsidiary £2 billion to deliver 500 new schools by 2020.
The Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA) is urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to halve stamp duty, saying that “punitive” property taxes, including stamp duty, council tax and business rates are a “massive burden” on all parts of the UK and not just in London and the South East, as often thought.
Only academy trusts with positive Ofsted reports and published performance measured on progress and attainment, reflecting their improvements over time, will be eligible to expand, the Government has said.
According to a recent survey, many firms are worried about the forthcoming revaluation of business rates, which are due to be announced in October and will come into force from April 2017.
According to recent research, only 14 per cent of owner-managed businesses believe that the reforms to business rates will help to make their firm more competitive.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that there are over 4.6 million freelancers and self-employed people in the UK, making up 15 per cent of the workforce.
An academy chain that provides advisers to help struggling schools has had nine of its schools handed to other trusts. The Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust (LSSAT) had been ordered to hand over nine primary schools by the regional schools commissioner (RSC) Dominic Herrington. The trust reportedly took control of five of the nine schools…Details
New Chancellor Philip Hammond has stressed that “Britain is open for business” and it is thought he is likely to honour former Chancellor George Osborne’s commitment to reduce corporation tax to 15 per cent.
According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), there are huge opportunities for would-be small business exporters in the UK, even though only 21 per cent of them have been involved in exports over the past few years.
The 13th annual Startups Awards are now open to privately owned UK-based businesses launched on or after 1 August 2012 giving the winners the opportunity to receive major publicity, validation and increased exposure.