A recent report is advocating a move away from using debt to finance start-up businesses in the UK and instead to harness the power of equity finance, allowing firms to find investment through crowdfunding, business angels, venture capital or on the public markets.
New laws which completed their passage through Parliament this week will mean that schools which are deemed to be failing will be forced to convert to academies.
The number of small firms achieving growth is now at its highest level since the dotcom boom of the early noughties, with a “striking number” of fast-growth business now based outside London, according to recent research.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned the Government that the country’s economic recovery is being put at risk by what they describe as Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘tax assault’ on UK business.
Small firms are increasingly resorting to legal means to chase late payments, according to new research, with 23 per cent more county court judgments (CCJs) being brought in the second half of last year than in the first.
Marks & Spencer has announced that it is to help UK artisan food and drink start-ups bring their products to market by putting on a series of business events over the next few months in collaboration with Kitchen Table Projects.
Schools claim that they haven’t been given the funding to make use of new freedoms to increase the pay of their best and most experienced teachers.
Nearly three quarters of UK SMEs struggle to export beyond the European Union, new research has found.
The demand for flexible workspace rose by nearly a quarter last year on 2014 rates and a lot of the need was for one or two-desk spaces, which is indicative of start-ups, while interestingly, the strongest demand was from the large cities outside London.
The average salary for a headteacher at an academy school has grown by almost five per cent in the course of 12 months, a new report has revealed.