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.
Prime Minister David Cameron invited a number of UK security start-ups to accompany him to America last week when he joined US President Barack Obama in cyber warfare talks in Washington DC.
Recent figures show that a record number of new businesses started in the UK last year, with 581,173 new firms registered with Companies House. This beat the previous record of 526,446 enterprises recorded in 2013 and 484,224 in 2012 and means that an incredible one business every minute began in 2014.Details
The Treasury is being slow to deal with “seemingly excessive” pay awards for school super-heads and university leaders, a committee of MPs has warned.
Last month, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) published an online booklet aimed at making small firms’ tax dealings as simple and straightforward as possible, thereby giving them greater confidence and certainty.
Environment Secretary Liz Truss claims that rural areas could overtake cities for new business launches over the next 10 years with the rollout of superfast broadband, quashing the myth that innovation needs an urban environment.
New research has found that almost a quarter of university students are either running their own business or planning to do so, with estimates of the collective turnover of these undergraduate businesses totalling more than £44m a year.