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.
A new report from Ofsted has revealed that academies not in multi-academy trust are failing at a higher rate than those in them.
A national scheme called Hatch, started by Barclays in collaboration with charity 3Space, will give social enterprises, not-for-profit charities and early stage start-ups access to free co-working space by using the bank’s “under-utilised” properties.
One of the main sources of funding for the majority of Academies, The Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG), will change next year as part of plans to modernise the way schools are financed.
The Government has announced the launch of a new £85m fund in London that, over the next three years, will address the funding gap faced by the capital’s tech start-ups.
Business owners and campaign groups are hoping that Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement being delivered later today (3 December) will contain the measures they need to grow, and one of the most urgent calls over the past year has been a reform of business rates.