What can SMEs expect to see when chancellor George Osborne makes his Autumn Statement speech?
After much speculation, predictions and comment, George Osborne has delivered his last Budget before the May election. But for all the fanfare of ISAs and reducing the deficit, there was a worrying lack of talk around education and youth unemployment. Is there a sustained and long-term plan for the next generation?
With chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne’s announcement that the government will pledge £40 million in funds to develop applications for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities as part of the 2015 budget, it got me thinking about how this funding could be utilised to best effect.
Indian-born entrepreneur Lord Bilimoria has supported the government's efforts to provide more support for UK businesses looking to export with China, but believes India is a better bet.
While higher rises would have been difficult to deal with, the increase in minimum wage contained within the chancellor's Budget speech is the right move.
While the chancellor's speech lasted a little over an hour, the 2015 Budget document itself is a 124 page-long tome detailing the exact policy the Treasury spent weeks putting together. As such, Real Business had a look to find out what you might have failed to pick up on.
Jane Ollis, MD of RIFT Accounting, provides her view on what George Osborne revealed at the Budget 2015, explaining why the seemingly boring affair means British SMEs are ahead of the game.
What would the Budget be without the gags that always seem to follow on Twitter? We'd surely only have been left with David Cameron's kitchen jokes (of which there were two) and a band of brothers reference made by George Osborne.
Lesley Stalker examines the news that HMRC has flexed new muscles by swapping paper tax returns for digital returns linked to bank accounts.
For those of you who don't have the time to pore through story after story looking for what's important, we're providing a quick and succinct summary of chancellor George Osborne's final Budget speech before the general election.
Real Business has canvassed the sentiment of entrepreneurs, business owners and company managers and garnered a mixed reaction, with some feeling that the chancellor missed out on an opportunity to give businesses what is really needed
George Osborne mentioned during the Budget 2015 that there's a need to “support the latest insurgent industries” to “put Britain at the forefront of the online sharing economy,” which will be achieved with the launch of hubs in Manchester and Leeds, as well as adoption from the government.