With news that university students are facing a sharp rise in tuition fees from next year, parents should waste no time in making plans for their children’s future education.
It was announced earlier this month that new food and drink producers have a window of opportunity to pitch their innovative products to food giant Sainsbury’s through the PitchUp with Sainsbury’s initiative, part of StartUp Britain.
It has been announced that the Department for Education are set to pay back in excess of £90 million – which was originally earmarked for academy schools – to a number of local authorities, in an attempt to help fund school support services.
A new study has revealed a divide between the North and South when it comes to entrepreneurs, with northerners leading the way in an entrepreneurial boom.
Research published this week by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that although consumers’ knowledge of annuity options is good, there is still “plenty of room for improvement”.
Following a survey of more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, policy makers and venture capitalists across the world, London was hailed as the top start-up hub in Europe for 2012, while other research highlighted that the UK has over 2,000 open positions in start-ups, mainly in London and Cambridge.
A recent report on retirement suggests that the shape of inheritance planning is changing, with economic and social pressures making the over-55s reluctant to make provision for after they die when they could be spending the money now.
Everyone seems to be talking about corporation tax at the moment, from politicians, who say that they want to clamp down on tax avoidance to advisers who say that the current system is too complicated. It has even become a topic for debate in the SNP’s campaign for independence.
New research has revealed that one in seven people planning on retiring this year will have to rely solely on the state pension, as they have no private pension savings of their own.
The Policy Exchange has suggested that business rates should be frozen for two years to ease the pressure on the high street, as traditional retailers deal with the rise of internet shopping.