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.
There have been calls for extra tax breaks for good landlords in a bid to improve the maintenance and management of rental properties that would, in turn, provide better housing for tenants.
Academy trusts are reminded that they are required by the Academies Financial Handbook that they must complete an annual Value for Money statement to help them self-assess what they have done to maximise the impact of the money they have spent during the academic year. Each trust must submit a copy of the statement to…Details
There was a 30 per cent increase in claims for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in 2012-13 than there was in the previous tax year, according to recent figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Following research showing that there are millions of businesses being run from home, Enterprise minister Matthew Hancock has launched the new Home Business Initiative as part of the Government’s drive to encourage more “kitchen table” start-ups.
New figures obtained under a Freedom of Information (FoI) request suggest that the Government is expecting to pay back £4.2bn to businesses that appeal against their rates bill.
Although conforming to the rules will be far from the minds of pupils as they enjoy their summer holidays, a recent report has found that academies and free schools score better for discipline than local authority schools.