The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to ban “bundled” rebate payments from fund managers to platforms, thereby forcing fund distributors to introduce a single, clear charging structure that investors must pay when buying funds through a platform.
According to an interactive report from the Startup Outlook Report, sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank, tech start-ups are growing fast, with almost 90 per cent of them saying that they want to hire staff this year, but are finding it difficult to find employees with the right skills.Details
Corporation Tax refunds from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) rose by £2bn last year, to £7bn up from £5bn in 2011, which means that 346,000 businesses received corporation tax refunds with the average amount being paid out for each approved claim totaling around £20,231.
According to a recent survey of over 1,500 senior executives, 93 per cent of UK firms now view the global economy as stable or improving, leading to three-quarters of them feeling that M&A volumes will increase over the coming year.
The Government has updated its interactive online toolkit, launched last year, which provides employers with help when taking on their first employee.
According to new research, nearly half of pension scheme members are unaware that they are entitled to tax relief on their workplace savings.
The volume of transactions in global mining merger and acquisition (M&A) activity was down 30 per cent in 2012 compared with the levels in 2011, whilst the value of deals was down to $110bn from $149bn over the same period.
A competition with prize money of £100,000 has been launched to find the UK start-up with the biggest potential to make a difference to society through driving positive social or environmental change.
Recent research has found that around a quarter of ‘DIY’ investors regret at least one of their past financial decisions, and more than a third do so if they invest more than £10,000 a year.
The Chancellor George Osborne’s recent Budget is set to help start-ups and early stage firms grow, although most measures will not start until next April, which could mean that many start-ups do not see much difference for the next twelve months.