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.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke, has told European ministers that the UK Government is opposed to EU plans to introduce common tax rules across the bloc and is insisting on tax competition.
New research has found that there has been a strong improvement in the confidence of small businesses, suggesting the sector will grow this year, with the poll showing a “robust” improvement in optimism in the past three months.
New research has found that start-ups and small firms are performing at different rates across the UK and that London, even though its economy is growing faster than anywhere else in the country, is not necessarily the place where they have the most success.
The Independent Academies Association (IAA) has gone into liquidation, citing changes in the academies’ landscape as one of the causes.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) maintains that more than 80,000 shops across the UK could close within two years without a major overhaul of business rates, as thousands of retail premises may not be able to afford to renew their leases in 2017.