Big Issue announced last week that its investment arm will invest £500,000 in 10 tech-based social startups or early-stage companies as part of its major Tech for Good Challenge.
Entrepreneurs are being asked to send in a video pitch about their business to Startups Britain, who will then choose five business owners to make a film about their first 50 days, with the winning film garnering a package worth more than £5,000, including publicity, mentoring, equipment, marketing and IT support for the owner.Details
The Government has launched a consultation on changing the Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) rules to expand the range eligible to be held in stocks and shares ISAs.
News earlier this week of the pound falling to a new low against the dollar may not be all bad news, as UK business owners with an exit strategy could now find rich Americans eying them more favourably.
Until recently most property investments have had to be via a commercial property fund that either invests directly in property, holds shares or property companies but that has now changed.
Data from Thomson Reuters showed last week that global merger and acquisition activity has totaled $325bn so far this year, the strongest start for global deal making in two years.
Pension savers should beware of schemes that offer ‘pension liberation’, which is where someone who needs money can access their pension before the age of 55, which is highly irregular.
According to recent research, the number of companies on the alternative investment market (AIM) remained stable in January at 1,096, with five departures offset by five new arrivals.
According to a recent study, the British are the worst in the developed world at saving for their retirement, with the average worker saving for around seven years of work-free life, when, in all probability, retirement will last for 19 of them. The study found that the 12-year shortfall was the worst in the world,…Details
A recent survey by the Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the prospect of a rise in business rates and a property tax on firms, has sparked outrage among London businesses. The survey revealed that nearly a third of the businesses polled said they would cut levels of staff if business rates increased…Details