Crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced earlier this month that it has now raised over £10m for UK start-ups, thereby setting a global record for crowdfunding sites.
A new technology comparison site was launched last week that aims to provide start-ups with an online search portal to find IT solutions. Comparetheware.com will enable businesses to source over a million IT products and services from 1,300 different manufacturers.
Earlier this week, the Pensions Regulator confirmed that the number of people opting into the Government’s new auto-enrolment system has hit the million mark.
According to data published this week, private sector pension schemes have fewer members than at any time since records began, with only 3 million workers participating in company schemes compared to 8 million in 1967.
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is reminding academy trusts that any of them open as at 31 March 2013 must submit a completed Budget Forecast Return (BFR) to the Agency by 31 July 2013.
As the sun continues to shine on the UK, Start-Up Britain’s annual start-up tour has begun, with the start-up bus set to visit 30+ locations across the UK over the next few weeks.
A new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has shown that employed workers currently in their twenties or thirties will be at least £1,000 a year worse off under the new flat-rate pension scheme, whereas the self-employed will benefit.
Little more than a start-up itself, UK crowd funding firm Crowdcube, founded in early 2011, is planning to expand worldwide and aims to create a global platform linking investors to start-ups and other organisations in need of funds.
It has been revealed that the government have spent an estimated £60 million helping free schools throughout England, before they opened and during their first year.
Official figures have revealed that the cost of a pension for males has increased, following the introduction of new European Union rules.