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.
The tech scene in London recently saw its best-ever quarter, with a record-breaking $682m (£466.7m) funding raised in the first three months of the year, with one company alone bringing in $100m in February.
Ed Miliband has announced that the non-domicile tax rule, which was first introduced by William Pitt the Younger in the late 18th century, would be abolished under a Labour Government.
More than 100 business leaders have written an open letter to the Daily Telegraph declaring support for a Conservative-led Government, saying that the move to lower corporation tax to 20 per cent, which comes into effect this month, will boost the economy.
One in 11 people of working age in the UK is running or starting a business, with the number of active firms in the UK hitting a record high of over 3 million in December last year, up 3.7 per cent from June.
The Department for Education has published its response to the education committee’s report on academies and free schools.