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
When the Chancellor delivered his Budget this week, he indicated that savers who run their own pension funds may be allowed to invest in residential property for the first time.
A leading bank has brought out a new, free tool for businesses considering merging, buying or selling.
According to a report last week from the Science and Technology Committee, the Government does not have a coherent strategy to support the commercialisation of technological innovation in the UK and is failing to secure the full economic benefits of our world-class science base.
As the Prime Minister urges school leavers who do not go to university to start an apprenticeship, another suggested option for young people under the age of 24 is to start their own business.