The Bank of England has announced this week that its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to keep interest rates at their historic low of 0.5%, where they have now been for more than six years.
The booming tech start-up industry has largely welcomed the Conservative party’s victory at last week’s General Election but concerns remain over broadband speeds, business taxes and technology in the school curriculum.
An increasing number of academies are considering joining forces to maximise their resources, and multi-academy trusts (MATs) have been created as a result of this growing trend.
According to motoring organisation the AA, motorists are losing out to the tune of almost £40m a year because of the new car disc system, which the AA claims has become a ‘double taxation’ because of the way the new rules work. However, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has disputed the figure.
Education has been a popular topic of debate among the main political parties in the run-up to the next general election (to be held on Thursday 7th May), with the future of academies featuring heavily in party manifestos.
In the run-up to the General Election, new research has found that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are most concerned about tax relief on investments and has also uncovered overwhelming support for the UK’s continued membership of the EU.
More than 12,000 people have registered for free online courses backed by the Government and run by the Digital Business Academy, which offers non-technical business skills, such as marketing, to start-up founders.
Amongst the raft of tax changes that came into effect earlier this month, it was announced that there will be cheaper flights for thousands of people who travel over 4,000 miles by air, although those who fly between 2,000 and 4,000 miles will pay more in duty.
Entrepreneurs are looking outside London for flexible office space, with Liverpool and Manchester leading the list of the best value locations in the UK according to new research that shows demand for serviced office space is booming.
Businesses in the UK are forking out up to £10bn in hidden costs a year and the country’s 2.25 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are bearing the brunt of the tax burden, with each one paying up to £4,376 in tax compliance costs.