Business start-ups

More workers aim to become self-employed

Almost 1 in 5 workers aim to be their own boss in 2018.

Startup numbers fall after IR35 clampdown

Business formation drops by over 23,000 in 2017.

4 in 5 entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2018

Entrepreneurs are confident in the face of challenges.

Investors reveal business deal breakers

Many SMEs are misunderstanding what investors are looking for.

More firms miss their staging dates

Applications made after the deadline rises 7% on Q2 2017.

Most SME owners believe business is booming

85% of business owners had viewed their start-up as a success.

Turning to pension savings to fund start-ups

Older entrepreneurs consider accessing pension pots to fund a business.

Self-employed value sick pay over other benefits

Self-employed people would prefer to receive sick pay over any other statutory benefit.

Start-ups receive auto-enrolment reminder

Anyone starting a business or hiring new staff from October 2017 will have instant auto-enrolment duties to fulfil.

Business start-up numbers fall

The number of new business start-ups has fallen in the last 5 years.

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