More pressure is being put on the Government to reform the business rates system, with MPs on the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Business Select Committee calling on it to make radical reforms in order to help retailers and local economies.
A new six-week campaign and competition called Small Business, Local Buzz was launched last week to help British start-ups and business owners with funding.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has reminded providers of information, such as auditors, finance directors and business managers, that its IM Portal website will close on March 20 2014 and that anyone with documents still on the portal will need to retrieve them before that date.
The 2014 Startup 100, an index of the UK’s 100 most exciting, disruptive and inspiring new businesses, opened last week for nominations from entrepreneurs to apply for a place.
With most academies enjoying a half term break at the moment, principals will be looking forward to a flurry of activity from March onwards, when they will be receiving a huge amount of information from the Education Funding Agency (EFA).
Budding entrepreneurs are being encouraged to start their own social enterprise this year with the help of Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme in association with the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has published its monthly update on the number of academies open in England and the academy projects that are in development.
The first fund of its kind has been launched for people who want to buy shares in start-up or early-stage businesses by Crowdcube, in partnership with Strathay Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Braveheart Investment Group.
According to new research, small firms are owed £55bn in unpaid invoices, a sharp rise of 52% since last summer. The average business is now owed £11,358, with £30,000 outstanding for one in five. Meanwhile, for one in 10 organisations, a third of invoices are paid late, leading to restricted cash flow and stifled growth.Details
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has published new information on funding and has added a schedule to its website that provides information for schools and other projects that are preparing to open as new academies.