An innovative small firm my be asked to repay R&D tax credits

HMRC asks businesses to pay back R&D tax relief

Thousands of small businesses have been asked to pay back the R&D tax relief they received in recent years as part of an HMRC crackdown on error and fraud...

Date: 12 March 2024 By:

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt delivers his Autumn Statement

Spring Budget 2024 receives mixed reaction

Although Chancellor Jeremy Hunt claimed small businesses were close to his heart during his Spring Budget speech, many of those who represent the UK’s 5...

Date: 6 March 2024 By:

A woman is updating her business plan as her business grows

Why "start-up stigma" is holding back entrepreneurs

Societal pressures to conform and lack of support from friends and family are key barriers for people that want to start their own business, according to new research...

Date: 5 March 2024 By:

Small business founders open their business

Registering a company to get more expensive

The fee that businesses have to pay to register a limited company with Companies House is to increase significantly from 1 May 2024...

Date: 27 February 2024 By:

A woman holding a bank card while using a latpop

Seven in ten small firms are open to switching banks

A new survey of UK small business owners has found that 69% of those polled said they would consider changing banks this year, as many seek new ways to grow their business...

Date: 20 February 2024 By:

Food truck business

Record 900,000 new businesses launched in 2023

Street food stalls, property letting businesses and online retailers were the biggest growth sectors in 2023, as the number of UK start-ups increased by 12% compared to 2022...

Date: 13 February 2024 By:

This woman has decided to start and run her own business

Brits overestimate the cost of starting a business

Funding is a significant barrier for would-be entrepreneurs but new research has found that most people think that business start-up costs are far higher than they really are...

Date: 6 February 2024 By:

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