HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is about to put new plans forward that could mean firms who try to avoid tax could be put into ‘special measures’ if they don’t follow the “spirit” of tax legislation, not just the letter of the law.
A UK start-up business, which manufactures units that capture and use surplus electricity generated by domestic solar panels, is preparing for an energy storage war with Tesla Motors. Meanwhile, Google, Bing and Yahoo could face a new rival in the form of an ethical search engine from a UK start-up, which does not collect user…Details
Academies in some of the poorest areas in England are successfully raising academic achievement and aspirations among pupils, according to a new report.
It is believed that Chancellor George Osborne’s surprise cut in Corporation Tax in his Budget last week could increase foreign investment in the UK by up to 2 per cent, with a cut to 18 per cent; the lowest in the G20 promised by 2020.
A UK start-up business that specialises in showing firms their ‘digital shadow’, or the amount of information they are leaking online, is making news for itself by catching cyber criminals who are costing businesses a conservative $100bn a year.
Silicon Valley’s ‘500 Startups’, a seed and accelerator programme that has already backed up to 50 new enterprises in the UK, has set up in London with the Launch of ‘Distro Dojo’, a new three-month programme for ‘post-seed’ startups.
Education secretary Nicky Morgan is set to warn schools they must not spend pupil premium funding in a “scatter-gun fashion”.
A new study has found that many sole traders and small business owners are failing to reduce their tax bill because they are not claiming legitimate expenses, either through making errors in the amount they could claim or purely through lack of motivation to do so.
UK start-ups could see a record year in 2015, with more than 600,000 new businesses expected to launch this year, compared with 581,000 last year. Meanwhile, the 50 most promising tech start-ups are growing at six times the rate of the rest of the UK’s businesses.
Education reforms started in 2010 are working, claims the Government, as the proportion of schools judged as good or outstanding reaches a record high.