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.
A Staffordshire academy has reportedly pulled out of a takeover deal with a struggling school amid doubts over finances.
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.