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).
A recent study has found that venture capital (VC) funding for UK start-ups has increased by 70 per cent in the past year, reaching £2.46bn in 2015, although 63 per cent of this increase has been for tech firms in London, which raised £1.56bn.
An academy – which has set out radical plans for a new programme of digital learning – has had its proposals rubber-stamped by education chiefs.
According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the two most prominent dates of the festive season – 25th and 31st December – saw a record number of people submit their tax returns early.
The UK economy is likely to have expanded by a solid but “unexciting” 0.5 per cent in the final three months of last year after growth in the country’s dominant services sector dipped slightly in December, according to the research group that compiles the purchasing managers’ index surveys of activity.
Business groups are warning that Chancellor George Osborne’s plans for businesses to complete four tax returns a year could push the cost up so much that many of the smallest firms could go to the wall.
While lending figures surged at the fastest rate recorded in ten years during the last month of 2015, the news was not quite as positive for Britain’s manufacturing sector, which recorded a decline in growth during the same period.