The number of people under the age of 35 starting their own business has risen by more than 70 per cent since 2006, with 247,049 new organisations starting in 2013 compared with only 145,104 in 2006, according to new research.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is urging commercial drivers and fleet owners to join its free fleet scheme for easier vehicle taxation, following the abolition of the traditional paper tax disc today (1 October).
Today (24 September) is Tax Equality Day, when drinkers and diners can enjoy slashed prices in thousands of pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK that support Jacques Borel’s VAT Club.
Startup funding and mentoring organisation Seedcamp has invested in 11 startups following its biannual London Seedcamp Week, held at Google Campus, 10 of which are from the UK.
The Common’s Education Committee (CEC) has warned academy trusts to be more transparent after it claims that some organisations may have mishandled taxpayers money by funding interested parties.
A new survey from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows that economic confidence amongst small firms continues to improve, with just over 60 per cent saying they expect to grow in the next 12 months and that more than 10 per cent expecting to do so rapidly.
Britain has become too risk averse and Government and industry must work together to break down the barriers holding back growth, particularly for smaller businesses in their early stages, according to a leading business advisor.
Yet more schools could join the academy revolution sweeping Britain, as MPs bring forward proposals to include early learning and nursery schools.
New research has found a marked improvement in sentiment amongst small businesses over the past year, with the entrepreneurs polled saying they are more profitable, hiring more and feeling more confident about the year ahead than they did before.
UK tech entrepreneurs are calling for tax breaks in return for volunteering to teach code, along with creating a legal framework for Bitcoin and more investment for teachers grappling with the new computing curriculum.