The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revised its forecast for the UK economy up to 2.7 per cent for 2015 from a prediction of 2.5 per cent in November, mainly due to a combination of low inflation and improvements in employment.
A global investor matchmaking site is bringing top investor syndicates to the UK, allowing individuals to co-invest with those who have backed start-ups, such as Hailo, Transferwise and Zoopla.
The Government is keen to see more successful claims for research and development (R&D) tax credits, particularly from small and medium-sized businesses, but many company directors find the rules and constant changes difficult to follow.
A new report has revealed that regional start-up hubs are driving tech growth across the UK, with almost three-quarters of digital businesses now being found outside London, formerly the centre of tech start-ups.
Thousands of “coasting” state schools will be forced to become academies in an ‘all-out war on mediocrity’ if the Conservatives remain in power.
News that mobile phone manufacturer Nokia is suing a UK start-up over its use of the word ‘HERE’, suggests that new businesses should do sufficient research to ensure they are not accused of ‘passing off’ by firms already in existence.
A parliamentary enquiry has shown there is no clear evidence “academies raise standards overall”.
New research has found that there are 14 “erupting” trends that are set to become the hot business opportunities for entrepreneurs over the next 12 months, including 3D printed products, high protein products and cycling safety accessories.
‘Prudent’ academy schools in England have created financial safety nets worth nearly £2.5bn – more than £550,000 per school.
A quarterly economic forecasting group that is the only non-governmental organisation to use HM Treasury’s model of the economy is predicting that economic growth in the UK could reach its fastest rate since 2008 this year, driven by falling oil prices and delayed interest rate rises.