StartUP Britain wants student entrepreneurs

The development of a pilot StartUp Summer programme to help encourage and support student entrepreneurs will be lead by YouGov and UCL working hand in hand with StartUP Britain with collaboration from Imperial College London. The entrepreneurs’ development programme StartUpSummer, is to give the students the opportunity to develop their business ideas into an actionable […]

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Flexible working can work for SMEs

It seems that businesses are finally starting to wake up to the benefits of flexible working, and not before time, as mobile technology now means that workers can be anywhere in the world and still capable of delivering the results. That is the big change in emphasis, according to T-Mobile’s Martin Lyne, that companies are […]

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The tax system is simply not helping small business

A Treasury commissioned report from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has spelled out all the things that need the Chancellor’s attention such as the tax systems inability to handle self employment, the reform of the national insurance  and taxation of income compared to earnings all these attribute to the UK’s dysfunctional system of small […]

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Not enough female small business owners in UK

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) said the Government needs to take a lesson from the US and encourage entrepreneurship and increase the number of female owned business in order for the economy to actually grow. Nearly 50% of the workforce is women but less than 30% of the self-employed are women and that concerns […]

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FSB wants extended NI break

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is requesting the coalition government expand the employment tax National Insurance Contributions holiday so that companies with up to four personnel benefit. It is assumed this might stave off some of the unemployment woes. The benefits of this tax exemption are currently extended to start-ups that hire as many […]

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