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.
The UK is now home to more than 2 million micro-businesses, meaning those with fewer than 10 employees. However, these might be small but they are mighty, with 23,000 of them generating turnover in excess of £1m.
A clear majority of school leaders have warned that they are not getting sufficient funding to support children with special educational needs (SEND).
National enterprise campaign StartUp Britain has announced that its tour bus will set off for the fifth year on Monday 13 June as part of an effort to boost the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit and persuade more people to go into business.
New analysis carried out by a major UK think tank has suggested that school funding per pupil is set to fall by more than five per cent during the course of this Parliament.
Businesses have been unable to pay tens of millions of pounds in VAT and corporation tax since February, as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) changed its bank details without telling them and failed to supply alternative details.
A new report suggests that councils need additional fiscal freedoms following the devolution of business rates in order to ‘offset the risk’ of making local services dependant on such a ‘volatile source of income’.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is suggesting that banks should cap unauthorised overdraft fees and warn customers before they go overdrawn, as this and other measures could save bank customers £1bn over five years.
According to official figures released earlier this month, the number of self-employed people rose by 182,000 in the first quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2015, a new record. This means there are now 4.69 million self-employed people in the UK, accounting for 15 per cent of the workforce.
A new report has predicted that UK dividends will continue to fall over the course of 2016, after statistics revealed that dividends fell by five per cent in the first quarter of the year. The study found that UK dividends have grown 44 per cent since the end of the recession, in comparison with a…Details