More than 50 of the UK’s biggest retailers have written to Chancellor Sajid Javid urging him to “fix the broken business rates system”, citing the fact that one-tenth of high street shops are now vacant, which is the highest vacancy rate since 2015.
The number of children in ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted-rated academies has risen by 80,000 in the past 18 months, new research has revealed.
According to recent figures, one in 10 high street businesses, equating to around 750 a day, is being sued by local councils over non-payment of rocketing business rates.
The UK is not the best place in the world to start a business, according to the latest research.
More academy trusts are struggling to make ends meet as a record number fall into deficit, new figures have revealed.
Recent research suggests that only a small percentage of the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) plan to increase investment this year, and many businesses are potentially missing out on a major Government tax break that enables them to invest up to £1 million in plant and machinery while reducing their tax bills.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), this June, the UK took its borrowing figure to the highest amount since June 2015, and £3.8 billion more than at the same time in 2018, as it swelled to £7.2 billion.
Critics claim that the return of the Crown Preference policy – whereby HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will be given priority in insolvency cases – is a bad idea and will impact on the ability of small businesses to get credit.
Thousands of teachers and school leaders have reported a reduced workload after the launch of the Workload Reduction Toolkit, the Government has revealed.
According to recent research, the UK’s start-up and scale-up businesses raised £4.5 billion over 889 deals in the first half of 2019, which is 15 per cent more money than in any equivalent period before.