New research suggests that proposed changes to the business rates appeals system, as set out in the Enterprise Bill, are unhelpful and will “fail to deliver”, with critics claiming that the proposals are a “missed opportunity for meaningful reform”.
According to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), UK GDP grew at its slowest rate since mid-2013 in the three months to January of this year.
The Government has announced the launch next month of a £250,000 early-stage accelerator programme, which will offer advice and support to cyber security start-ups that are developing solutions to protect the UK from cyber attacks.
A leading think tank has floated the option of bringing in more “consistent” rules governing academies.
A Chinese technology and investment group is to launch a £500m London-based venture capital (VC) fund that will invest in UK and European tech start-ups that have the potential to become ‘unicorns’, or start-ups that reach a valuation of $1bn.
The chairman of Parliament’s Education Select Committee has warned that the current system of overseeing academies needs to be overhauled.
A recent study shows that three-quarters of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) fear the damage that could be done to their business caused by the volatility in the exchange rate associated with an EU referendum.
Earlier this month the Government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, launched a search for new firms that can tackle five major digital challenges facing retailers in bid to encourage new ideas to drive “future retail”.
The Government has released a new website to help give schools and academies additional guidance regarding their budgets, spending, and general financial management.
Almost half the employers who will have to set up workplace pension schemes for their employees in the next two years are confused about their responsibilities, according to a recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).