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.
According to recent figures from pensions expert Axa, choosing the right time to retire could make all the difference to annual pensions returns, and they give the example of a man retiring in May 2012, who would have £13,407 a year less to live on than if he had retired in January this year, despite…Details
In his Autumn Statement delivered in December last year, the Chancellor George Osborne announced that there would be an extension of the temporary doubling of the Small Business Rate Relief for another year from 1 April this year.
With news last week that the Government is considering extending its Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS), which has already been accused of pushing savings rates through the floor, what alternatives are there for people with spare cash who want to make a profit?
Earlier this month the Government announced that the number of start-up loans awarded to young people between the ages of 18 and 30 has exceeded expectations, with 2,000 aspiring entrepreneurs having received support to get their business off the ground.
Since this week is all about budgets, we thought we should remind small business owners that, although they are not obliged to have an audit if they fall within certain criteria, they should think about budgeting for an audit, as it does not have to be expensive and could end up actually adding to their…Details