Business start-ups

New forum set up to encourage entrepreneurs

The government has unveiled plans for a new forum which will offer start-up and developing firms advice on how best to manage their enterprises.

Comprehensive Spending Review: business reaction

The response of the business community to the spending review was largely positive, acknowledging the requirement to tackle the budget deficit.

Recession drives growth in start-up firms

Huge numbers of businesses have sprung in the aftermath of the recession, a new study has revealed.

Banking sector needs more competition

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to take action to introduce more competition into the banking system.

Government confirms launch of NIC holiday scheme

The government has announced the introduction of its national insurance contribution holiday for start-up firms in certain areas of the UK.

NIC tax holiday set to launch

The government is preparing to launch its promised national insurance contribution holiday for start-up firms in certain areas of the UK.

Business angels face greater demands

New research has suggested that business angels are being asked to invest their money for longer and in larger projects.

Self-employment declarations should be respected

With thousands of people predicted to start up their own micro-businesses as unemployment rises, a business group has called on the tax authorities to respect their employment status.

All start-ups should get NIC holiday as confidence stays fragile

A leading business group has urged the government to extend the promise of a national insurance contribution holiday for new businesses right across the country as a new survey shows business confidence in decline.

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