The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is calling on the Government to make a number of changes to the business tax system in the UK, including to improve cash flow, widen access to research and development (R&D) tax relief and to make it easier for firms to export.
According to recent research, UK entrepreneurs are rushing to embrace technological advances, with half of those polled anticipating spending over 25 per cent of their total business investment on technology assets.
The so-called ‘Trojan horse’ row has prompted the Local Government Association (LGA) to call for more power over academies and free schools so that they can intervene sooner if there are perceived problems.
A recent study has found that more entrepreneurs are setting up businesses outside the South East than ever before, with clusters of successful start-ups springing up in the corridor between Liverpool, Manchester and York.
The Education Funding Agency’s (EFA) latest bulletin advises academy trusts that their trustees must adopt a conflicts of interest policy and, even if they have one in place, directs them to the latest guidance published by the Charity Commission.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) put forward proposals to make over 100,000 small businesses exempt from business rates before the government consultation on the reformation of the tax ended last week.
A new platform for Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) will allow young companies to tap into funding of £5m next year from high net worth individuals (HNWI) and family offices.
The Education Funding Agency’s (EFA’s) latest bulletin reminds academies of a number of things of a financial nature they need to do before the end of the academic year.
Recent research suggests that automatic, and often incorrect, fines and penalties imposed on businesses by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is creating a breakdown of trust between business owners and the taxman.
A senior government adviser has suggested that high net worth individuals who are looking to get visas to reside in the UK, from countries such as China, should be encouraged to invest in start-up businesses.