The government’s Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), which is aimed at encouraging investors to fund UK start-ups, has invested £82m in firms over the last 18 months.
A group of MPs on the House of Commons’ Education Committee have called for greater powers for Ofsted to inspect academy chains, as many schools are ‘operating in isolation’, they say.
A number of the UK’s leading early stage investors have come together to back a new online platform that could transform venture investing in the UK. Launching today (November 4), JustInvesting is the UK’s first private equity exchange focusing on early-stage ventures.
Earlier this week the Education Funding Agency (EFA) published an update on how pupil referral units (PRUs) can convert their status and become an alternative provision academy.
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.