Thousands of small businesses could lose rates relief worth some £200m because they are in danger of missing the September 30 deadline for submitting claims, warns the Forum of Private Business.
Intellectual property rights will become easier to assert for SMEs as IP litigation costs get capped in county courts for the first time.
Pimlico Plumbers Charlie Mullins has accused plumbing and heating firm Wolseley of running to the hills to avoid the British tax system.
AIM-listed companies contribute a total of £21bn to UK GDP, and support some 570,000 jobs, but they’re still far from reaching their full potential. Lifting the ban on venture capital trusts (VCTs) investing in AIM can bring the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) growth market to the next level.
In a scheme that’ll promise to get people talking, American entrepreneur Peter Thiel is starting a new initiative to offer grants of up to $100,000 for kids to drop out of school.