The UK economy could benefit from a 3p cut in petrol fuel prices and a longer tax freeze from the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Pre-Autumn Statement releases and announcement rumours of a continuing freeze in fuel duty till April 2018 show that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is looking to lower prices at the petrol pumps to steady the economy, according to FairFuelUK.
Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a modern Industrial Strategy.
Prime Minister Theresa May will use her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch proposals for a Modern Industrial Strategy.
Hundreds of jobs will be created by the investment, boosting Britain's skills and expertise in this sector.
The hunt for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of state-of-the-art high speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network was launched today ( 20 January 2017) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.
Providing a world class passenger experience is at the heart of the requirements for companies interested in bidding for the £2.75 billion contract.
Help and support from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about VAT.
Consumer Minister Margot James and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are supporting Register My Appliance Day with the Association of Manufacturers and Domestic Appliances (AMDEA).
Encouraging people to take a few minutes to register their white goods, Register My Appliance Day raises awareness of product safety and recalls.
Jane Ellison's remarks on tax policy making following a report by the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Institute for Government.
Thank you for having me – it’s a pleasure to be here today to join in the discussions about this important report.
It’s been put together by some of the leading voices in our tax community.
Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen Carter and Stuart Quickenden have been appointed as non-executive board members at BEIS.
Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced the appointment of Carolyn McCall, Kathryn Parsons, Stephen A. Carter and Stuart Quickenden as non-executive board members at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Culture Minister steps in to prevent rare Mughal treasures from export
Culture Minister Matt Hancock has placed a temporary export bar on Clive of India’s huqqa set and flask to provide an opportunity to keep them in the country.
The Mughal ruby and emerald flask and the sapphire and ruby huqqa set are both at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £6,000,000 for the flask or £240,000 for the huqqa set.
Audit exemptions changes in 2012 are estimated to have brought about millions of pounds worth of savings for SMEs.
London will host an international FinTech conference on 12 April 2017 to attract more investment into Britain's world leading FinTech sector.
The International FinTech Conference aims to bring together domestic and international investors and UK FinTech firms. Register your interest for the conference on Wednesday 12 April in central London.
The Department for Education is seeking experienced industry professionals to help shape the future technical education system.
As set out in the Skills Plan, ‘panels of professionals’ will develop occupational standards for new technical qualifications, as part of reforms to the 16+ skills system.
Wales Office Minister and Ofcom host a summit to improve mobile phone reception across Wales.
The UK Government and Ofcom hosted a summit on Thursday 12 January bringing together mobile phone operators, politicians and people affected by poor mobile phone coverage to find a solution to the problem in Wales.
The Lifetime ISA will be available for young adults from April 2017 as the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill receives Royal Assent. The Help to Save scheme to help people on low incomes will be available from 2018.
Savers will be able to take advantage of two new government backed savings schemes, one of which will be available from April, as the landmark Savings Bill became law today.
HMA Catherine Arnold's blog on ''Illegal Wildlife Trade''
Think of Mongolia, and you probably imagine impossibly open skies, the steppe flecked with horses and a solitary cluster of traditional gers (yurts). Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world and one of exquisite natural beauty.
Over a fifth (22 per cent) of UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) cite rising costs as their biggest concern going into 2017.
The number of businesses that see rising costs as a significant challenge has doubled over the past 12 months, according to findings from Bibby Financial Services’ Q4 SME Confidence Tracker.
These fears are of particular concern for manufacturers with almost a third (29 per cent) citing this as their biggest challenge.
Move will help secure the future of horseracing and ensure a fair return to the sport from gambling operators
British Horseracing will benefit from mandatory contributions from all major gambling businesses that take bets on the sport in this country, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch announced today.
Mark Woolley discusses why poor financial management is putting even the brightest businesses at risk.
It is commonly known that many small businesses fail in their first few years of operating. While it is easy to put it down to a number of factors – the timing wasn’t right; the product failed; marketing wasn’t strong enough; the bank wouldn’t invest; it rained all week – one of the biggest issues is poor financial management.
CV-Library reveals the best industries for 2017 to find a new job.
New data from the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, has found that the design, leisure and tourism and catering industries are some of the top sectors to find a new job this year, showing great promise for job hunters looking for work in these areas.
£1.2 billion local roads funding to improve roads, cut congestion and improve journey times.
SMEs are concerned about the lack of support from government policy, despite showing optimism for the next year.
SMEs are optimistic about the prospects for the UK economy, but increasingly concerned about the lack of support from government policy, according to the latest research from Smith & Williamson.
Representative for small businesses Emma Jones outlines how we're making it easier for small businesses to win government contracts.
As the New Year gets underway, I get a sense that 2017 will be a big year for small businesses.
Plans for tunnel under Stonehenge, part of roads package to cut congestion in the south-west.
Major plans to transform the A303 as part of a £2 billion investment in the south-west, which will see the construction of a tunnel at the historic Stonehenge site, have today (12 January 2016) been unveiled by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.