David Cameron vowed he will not waiver in his commitment to open 500 new free schools as he gave the green light to a further 18 school proposals this week.
The ATM industry is calling for the Government to reverse its policy on applying business rate valuations to what are commonly called ‘hole-in-the-wall’ ATM machines built into the front of shops, particularly in rural areas where the ATM is the only source of cash for miles.
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham has been accused of backpedalling over policies to make his party more “business-friendly”.
The Government has confirmed that large academy chains, exam boards and other education sector charities will have to pay the new apprenticeship levy.
The European Union has approved plans to extend tax breaks for the British film industry, which will mean that companies will be able to claim a 25 per cent tax relief that is payable towards the cost of production.
95 out of 100 retail leaders believe that there needs to be a complete reform of business rates, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
According to a recent survey of UK manufacturers conducted by EEF, almost two thirds of firms launched new products over the course of the last three years in a bid to remain more competitive in their specialist areas.
Amazon is opening a data support centre in London to help UK start-ups and support businesses using its cloud computing services, as well as bringing together some of the firm’s brightest and most creative minds in the industry.
Official figures show that the number of tax disputes with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) heading for the courts set a new record last year, with the number of outstanding tribunal cases more than doubling in the past five years.
New research has found that pop-up businesses of all sorts, from shops to bars to restaurants, are adding billions to the UK economy, employing 26,000 people and growing at 12.3 per cent last year, with the sector worth £2.3bn annually.