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.
Entries for the prestigious Startups 100 list were extended earlier this month due to popular demand but the new deadline was yesterday (April 14).
The Prime Minister has written to more than a million small firms and charities urging them to check if they are entitled to a National Insurance Contributions (NIC) break, which will see the first £2,000 of employers’ NIC bills cut.
According to a recent study, the next generation of workers will be more entrepreneurial but less verbally communicative, preferring to communicate via technology rather than face-to-face.
Although new figures from the Bank of England show that lending to individuals in the form of mortgages fell sharply in February and lending to business overall slowed down, loans to small firms rose.
It was announced last week that Small Business Saturday, a nationwide event celebrating the UK’s small, independent businesses is due to return for a second year on Saturday December 6 2014.
Chancellor George Osborne announced in his budget last week that he was reducing the taxes on business investments by doubling the annual investment allowance (AIA) to £500,000 tax-free until at least 2015.