Businesses around the UK have found credit conditions tightened in January with many also reporting weaker trading conditions
MORE than 100 people have taken the “brave decision” to start their own business after taking part in a new enterprise scheme for the unemployed.
Barclays and online youth charity YouthNet have joined forces to support young people in the UK to build their financial skills, knowledge and confidence.
Surrey has the highest number of ‘recession-era’ start-ups defying the downturn with big turnovers, new figures have revealed. Around one in seven businesses that started up in the area in the last three years are turning over more than £100,000, compared to the national average of one in ten.
The Government’s Make it in Great Britain campaign has received an added boost with the announcement of 23 new ‘Industry Champions’, bringing the total to 30.
At the Government’s National Manufacturing Summit being held at the Bristol & Bath Science Park today, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to announce that the government has provided an extra £1 billion for businesses seeking support to help them create new jobs and grow.
A leading UK entrepreneur said today that the predicted increased marketing spend for 2012 was evidence of the ‘first shoots of the economic revival’.
The CBI calls on the Chancellor to use his March Budget to score the growth and investment policy goals he put forward in his Autumn Statement and give the UK economy and jobs a real boost.
Jean-Claude Baumgartner, who bagged a £230,000 investment on Dragons’ Den for his Satski business, has been jailed after pleading guilty to defrauding his famous investors.
The government has announced that four new lenders have been accredited to offer loans to small businesses under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme.