A number of business lobby groups, including the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), have written to Chancellor George Osborne asking him to change the business rates system ‘as a matter of urgency’ in a bid to rescue the burden on small businesses.
Internet search engine, Google, is looking for tech start-ups who ‘think big’ and has kicked off a competition to help find them. Once the winning 10 have been found, they will have access to bespoke support, including insights from experienced mentors and investors.
Teacher pay scales are set to rise by just one per cent at the start of the new school year, it has been confirmed.
If, as is likely, there is a substantial Budget element to the Autumn Statement under a new Prime Minister, the latest reports suggest that there will be some changes to business taxes in the short-term. Then, once Article 50 is triggered and post-EU membership negotiations begin in earnest, there are likely to be substantive measures…Details
Although most new businesses start well, it can be very difficult for them to grow or ‘scale-up’ but a recent seminar at London Technology Week put forward a number of tips on how to face expansion challenges.
A comprehensive study conducted by Schools Week has revealed how multi-academy trusts (MATs) across the UK are budgeting money from their schools’ funding to pay for operational costs.
A BBC analysis has revealed that schools across the country spent approximately £800m on supply staff over the course of 2015, in order to cover job vacancies and staff absences.
The Duke of York was there to wave off the StartUp Britain bus tour at Buckingham Palace last week at the start of its tour of the UK and at the same time he launched the sixth Pitch@Palace competition.
Any delays in rolling out changes to the school funding formula are likely to have major implications for institutions around the country, an influential think tank has warned.
Despite the Government’s promise to make a “bonfire of red tape”, a new study has found that over half of smaller business owners say their firm’s growth is being held back by the amount of time they have to spend on admin.