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.
The National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure has announced the creation of almost 2,500 new employment opportunities for young, long-term unemployed people in the sport and active leisure sector.
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.
Members of the European Parliament are calling for small businesses to be freed from the bureaucratic burden of having to produce annual accounts.
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.
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