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.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is reminding academies that the Department for Education (DfE) is seeking views on how they and local authorities can achieve savings to the education services grant (ESG) in the 2015 to 2016 financial year.
The European Commission (EC) has upgraded its forecast for the growth of the UK economy this year to 2.7 per cent, up from 2.5 per cent only three months ago, saying that it is “broadening” and should become “firmly established”.
A new, monthly StartUp Saturday class is being held at the British Library, running from May 17 to November 22, which will be run by StartUp Britain’s co-founder Emma Jones MBE.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has been critical of HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) approach to monitoring potential abuse of business tax reliefs, saying that there is too much scope for tax avoidance.