Virgin has announced the launch of Virgin StartUp, a not-for-profit company that will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the UK.
In a bid to keep all academies up to speed with funding, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has launched a series of online presentations and webinars to show academies how they have calculated funding for the 2014 to 2015 academic year.
One of the UK’s largest banks, Barclays, is asking start-ups and entrepreneurs to help it create new ways of tackling its biggest challenges – improving technology and its impact on people’s lives disrupts big business.
The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, announced last week that early stage technology entrepreneurs are to be given a multi-million pound cash injection under a fund called Episode 1, part of a series of Enterprise Capital Funds supported by the Government and private investment, and used to support fund managers who invest in small, high growth…Details
New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSN) has revealed that the owners of small firms can spend up to 12 days a year purely to keep on top of their tax administration.
Last month the Chief Financial Officer at the Education Funding Agency (EFA), Simon Parkes, wrote an open letter to the finance directors and business managers of academy trusts outlining key points about 2012 to 2013 audited financial statements and auditor management letters, including a note on academy trusts’ responsibilities with regard to fraud and irregularity.
Last week 12 British start-up businesses pitched their products to buyers at John Lewis in a bid to have them featured in the store’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2014.
An article in the London Evening Standard earlier this week reported that Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg insists that more academies mean more freedom.
Recent research suggests that up to 40 per cent of start-up loans will not be repaid and that there is already well over half a million pounds’ worth of arrears on them.
All academies that were open by January this year have been asked by the Department for Education (DfE) to complete an online survey aimed at finding out about the changes they have introduced since becoming an academy.