There are reports in today’s edition of The Sun that, in the increasingly likely event of a hung parliament, the next series of The Apprentice may have to be postponed until 2011.
We have looked at all of the key points related to business in yesterday’s budget – the last one before the election- and spoken to leading commentators and business owners to get their opinion on what Darling’s Budget really means to business.
As businesses round the country prepare themselves for the coming budget, research has found that small business decision makers are calling for a range of innovative tax breaks to help the unemployed back to work and give the UKs economy a much-needed boost.
Would you give your customers your products if they paid one of your competitors for them? Then why do we allow people to live in the UK, receive public sector services from the government, but pay for them in the form of taxes to another country?
Tory leader David Cameron has announced that he has drawn up proposals for a national mentoring programme to help thousands of aspiring black business people get into business. The Conservative leader claims that currently, “racial barriers” mean that black entrepreneurs are four times more likely to be denied bank loans.
Social media has been with us for a while now, but until recently it seemed that many in the business world had failed to grasp the true power of the social medium and were largely confused as to how best to embrace the phenomenon in any meaningful or useful fashion.
Thank you for stepping in to this, my first surgery with Business Matters. Each week I will answer questions either, from those posted you, the reader, or from my own surgery sessions.
From 1 April 2010, businesses with an annual turnover of £100,000 or more and all newly VAT registered businesses, must submit their VAT Returns online and pay VAT electronically.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about ‘the green shots of recovery’ that are emerging, as the recession apparently begins to ease. This doesn’t just have to be limited to the housing market and the commercial side of business – it can also apply to REAL Thought Leadership.
REAL thought leadership is based upon the idea that Reach, Engagement, Authority and Longevity are the key to being the best in your field.
30,000 students have today taken up Peter Jones’ challenge of turning £10 into a projected £1.2 Million in just one month with their own community-minded, enterprising ideas, as part of Enterprise UK’s Make Your Mark with a Tenner campaign.
The Conservatives are reported to be working on a pilot for a new automated bank-based system which would remove the responsibility of deducting and paying income tax from employers. The new system could save businesses up to £5.5bn according to the Tories whilst also increasing revenues to the Exchequer by nearly £1Bn