Social entrepreneur Raj Dhonota, who appeared as a contestant in the BBC series The Apprentice in 2005, has announced the launch of a new £1m start-up fund, aimed at supporting two new businesses a week this year.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) published its Business Cycle for academies for 2014 just before Christmas, containing useful information that will help institutions plan ahead.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) announced in its bulletin on December 18 that the application portal for Academies Capital Maintenance Fund (ACMF) 2014 to 2015 is now open.
News that motorists will no longer need to find their motor insurance certificate when taxing their vehicle, and that the paper disc is to be scrapped from next year will please fleet owners, who currently spend time and money taxing their company fleet.
Friday the 13th was not an unlucky date for British start-up firms, as StartUp Britain revealed that 499,149 businesses had been started by that date, meaning that the target of 523,410 should be reached by the end of the year.
Critics have warned that plans to regulate crowd-funding could deprive thousands of small firms looking for finance of a crucial source of income, as the rules intended to protect small investors strike the wrong balance on key issues and threaten the growth of the practice.
Although Local Education Authorities (LEA) appear to be attempting to dissuade schools from converting to academy status, no less a body than the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has thrown its weight into the debate, saying that returning to LEA control would be a retrograde step.
Last week saw the 10,000th new firm receive a start up loan from the Government-backed Start Up Loans company meaning that the initiative has now delivered a third of its target and has loaned £50m since its inception.
Education Minister Michael Gove has announced that the Department for Education (DfE) is to appoint a new group of power regulators, called chancellors, to govern the growing number of academies and free schools.
The Education Funding Agency has updated the ‘Academies’ Financial Handbook 2013’, which provides more information on leasehold, the supply of goods and services and a useful factsheet.