A new study has found that as many as a quarter of adults in the UK would like to go into business for themselves this year, building on the fact that more new ventures than ever were started in both 2014 and 2015.
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), wage increases across the UK are expected to stick at the 2 per cent level for the rest of this year.
While the overall rate of retail sales has gone up in Britain during the countdown to Christmas, performance was weaker than initial predictions had stated, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
A recent study by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that the growing skills shortage in the UK is hampering the growth of start-ups, with over 40 per cent of those polled saying they had struggled to find employees with the right skills.
According to a recent study conducted by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK’s level of economic recovery could face barriers such as the higher costs employers will have to pay for the new national living wage.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Companies House have streamlined two of their online services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a bid to make them accessible through one single account.
While London is the undeniable start-up capital of the UK, there are lots of other cities around the country where starting and growing a business is supported by excellent facilities, fast broadband speeds and access to finance.
Sixth form colleges will be able to convert to academy status and join multi-academy trusts, as part of new changes.
As forecasts suggest that more torrential rain is on its way, the Government has announced that flood-hit properties in Cumbria and Lancashire, which have endured the worst of the weather brought by Storm Desmond, are to be given tax relief.
It is hoped that changes to the stock market guidelines in the European Union will encourage start-ups to tap public markets for funds instead of using bank finance or investment from venture capital (VC) firms.