The latest industry research has found that the number of firms affected by late payments has increased, with a 22 per increase in the number of small firms spending additional money on legal action to chase payments.
Academy trusts have been “named and shamed” over the excessive levels of remuneration paid to executives.
The British Business Bank (BBB) and a group of the UK’s biggest providers of defined contribution (DC) schemes have proposed investing up to five per cent of private-sector retirement pots in venture capital funds.
New figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) show that pensions tax relief will cost the Government almost £40 billion this year, which is an increase of more than £2 billion on last year.
Research shows that small firms are the least prepared for Brexit and a no-deal scenario, so the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued a checklist of six factors which small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should check and prepare for before 31 October.
Recent research shows that more people than ever are starting their own business, with the UK currently having 5 million micro-businesses, which account for 33 per cent of employment and 22 per cent of UK PLC’s turnover.
The Government has announced the Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grant (T-TRIG), which entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a better transport system can bid for.
Construction industry professionals have called for tax breaks to stimulate building across the UK after research found that industry figures fell from booming to record low levels in June.
A recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reveals that small firms are in urgent need of more support from the Government to overcome a worrying lack of preparedness for the potential event of a no-deal Brexit.
The chair of a multi-academy trust (MAT) will spend an average of 50 days per year carrying out the role, a new study has revealed.