Education Secretary Nicky Morgan this week launched a long-awaited consultation on proposals to improve the funding formula for schools.
A tax expert is urging the Government to simplify the business tax code via a new Business Tax Act, which would have a comprehensive tax base, eliminate unnecessary rules and provide less scope for avoidance.
A start-up accelerator claims to have found 100 of the “brightest and most innovative young minds” capable of founding the ‘next big thing’ in technology and launched a programme called Founders of the Future at Downing Street earlier this month.
New research has found that more than a quarter of the owners of small businesses in the UK are planning on paying themselves a special dividend this month before new dividend tax rates are introduced on 6 April.
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.