Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the Government is to launch a consultation into whether employment rules preventing employees from starting up their own business after leaving a job are “stifling British entrepreneurship”.
It has been announced that Small Business Saturday will return for the fourth year running on Saturday, 3 December 2016 and this year, for the first time, will include a podcast containing information about the campaign as well as features of general interest to small business owners.
David Cameron has said that it is time to “finish the job” of converting all schools in England to academies. The Conservative leader gave a passionate defence of the policy during yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions session. Addressing MPs, Mr Cameron said that schools which were doing well had “nothing to fear” from the academisation process…Details
A venture capital (VC) firm is about to launch a $500m fund that will invest primarily in the UK’s start-up community in a cross-sector of industries, in a bid to “support the next generation of entrepreneurs” across the UK.
An increasing number of so-called “titan” schools – with a pupil capacity above and beyond any current institutions – may be created around the UK.
Although most businesses hailed the recent Budget as a boon for small firms as far as business tax is concerned, the licensed industry is calling for a more radical reform and claims that business rates are ‘out of date’.
Crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder UK has joined forces with online marketplace ‘notonthehighstreet’ to launch a search for the UK’s future food and drink innovators, offering a competition to provide them with the opportunity to raise funds to get their ventures off the ground.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has insisted that there is no chance of a u-turn over proposals to convert every school in England into an academy.
A new study has found that tax policies introduced between now and last year have made the UK a more attractive location for businesses, with the country closing the gap with Ireland, long seen as the most competitive tax regime in Europe.
According to recent research, the vast majority of teenagers in the UK are not interested in starting their own business, preferring to work for a well-established company, with the main reason being that they perceive starting a business as “risky”.