Disadvantaged pupils gain when struggling primary schools convert to academies, an analysis of test results in England suggests.
Estate agents maintain that people rushing to buy second properties before the new 3 per cent stamp duty came in at the beginning of this tax year means that sales will slow considerably in the second quarter.
Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the legislation which will lay the ground for all schools in England to convert to academies will feature in the Queen’s Speech.
According to recent research, tax relief regimes play a huge part in persuading investors to put their money into small, high-risk businesses and without them, many such concerns that received money in the past few years would not have received a penny.
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tax is concerned, the licensed industry is calling for a more radical reform and claims that business rates are ‘out of date’.