The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit a record 5.5 million, according to official statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
Small business appetite for long term equity-based finance has increased significantly in the last 12 months, research finds.
Equity finance is currently in favour while debt is less popular
Demand for traditional bank debt has continued to fall, according to a study by Albion Ventures.
A Manchester-based company that operated a business rates mitigation scheme for clients has finally been wound-up after it withdrew an appeal to close the business in the public interest.
Pension providers have made progress towards meeting the recommendations of the Independent Project Board.
New support announced for the development of antimalarial drugs that can combat resistant strains of the disease.
The UK is investing in the development of new drugs to protect the world’s poorest from malaria and help bring an end to the disease, the International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today (13 December).
The Secretary of State attends his first quarterly review meeting of the Fresh Start Agreement.
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £455,000 for projects that develop products to increase Europe's market share in solar power.
Innovate UK has up to £455,000 to invest in innovative manufacturing techniques, products and services in the field of solar energy.
Find out about online registration and renewal for HMRC’s anti-money laundering supervision.
In 2017 HMRC is introducing an online, digital system for anti-money laundering supervision. When it launches, businesses will be able to register and renew online.
Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million to support projects to develop new integrated infrastructure solutions and business models.
Innovate UK has up to £15 million to fund innovative projects in:
UK small businesses remain confident going into the festive period as they plan for the new year, a new report reveals.
The UK’s prowess for innovation and financial services makes it the number one investment destination for financial technology (fintech), according to a delegation of 12 Canadian companies visiting London this week.
Senior figures from across the financial services sector will take part in a speed mentoring event at the London Stock Exchange today (12 December) to promote the next phase of the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.
The Scotch whisky industry celebrated its contribution to the UK’s economy at a reception in London last night (6 December).
Members of Parliament, industry representatives and media were among those who joined the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and Scottish Secretary David Mundell in Dover House on Whitehall.
Business supported by Innovate UK is leading the world in development and supply of precision laser micromachining technology.
Global supplier of laser processing tools and laser machining services OpTek Systems has been awarded its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
The most loyal customer in the UK is likely be the three Ms: male, married and millennial, according to new research.
Being male, married and a millennial are the key traits of the most engaged, loyal customer, according to global research conducted into the relationships of more than 18,000 consumers with their bank, mobile phone provider and retailer.
Simon Dalley looks at what can you be doing in January to ensure business success in 2017.
Anthony Thomas, chairman of LITRG, reacts to the governments new policy alignment to National Insurance contributions.
The government has published a policy paper on aligning the point at which employer and employee National Insurance Contributions (NIC) start to be paid.
Two thirds of businesses say Brexit vote has negatively impacted their growth potential and will be financially damaging to their organisation.
The UK business community is hesitant to commit to a future in the UK post-Brexit, an independent study commissioned by Dun & Bradstreet reveals.
New bidder pack will make it simpler and easier for businesses to apply to become suppliers through CCS frameworks.
The Chancellor will visit South Africa, Japan and South Korea, to provide support to key industries for the UK economy.
Starting in South Africa on Wednesday (7 December 2016), the Chancellor will embark on a series of international trips to showcase the UK’s commitment to forming even stronger global ties as we prepare to leave the EU.
Businesses must plan in advance to avoid missing or delaying payments to staff and suppliers over the festive period.
The number of UK agency workers is set to reach one million by 2020, despite persistent unfair pay, a new study reveals.
Ministers met with executives from the financial services industry to discuss opportunities offered by the UK’s decision to leave the EU.