News

February 2014

  • £1,000 Innovation Vouchers to Promote Innovation in Low Carbon Transport (East of England)
    24/02/2014
    Small and Medium Sized businesses in the East of England can apply for innovation vouchers of up to £1,000 to purchase specialist advice to develop new products and ideas in the field of low carbon transport...
  • New Business Loan Launched
    19/02/2014
    New Business Start-Up Loan Fund Launched (England, Northern Ireland and Wales) People looking for funding to start a new business can apply for loan funding through the new Smarta Start-up  Loan Fund...
  • £5,000 Repair and Renew Grant
    17/02/2014
    a £5,000 "repair and renew" grant for all affected homeowners and businesses - this will top up any money received from insurers to ensure flood resilience is built into homes and businesses as they are repaired...
  • Up to 27 school leavers competing for each apprenticeship
    11/02/2014
    Up to 27 school leavers are competing for every apprenticeship place as rising numbers of teenagers shun university in favour of the workplace...
  • Get Ready For Pension Auto-Enrolment
    10/02/2014
    The next big challenge for payroll departments within Small and Medium sized enterprises will be the phasing in of Auto-Enrolment which will require all employers to provide a pension scheme for their employees...
  • Cameron pledges £2000 growth vouchers to 20,000 small firms
    03/02/2014
    THE PRIME Minister pleges additional support for small businesses in a speech at the Federation of Small Business's (FSB) inaugural policy conference David Cameron will promise £2,000 worth of expertise and advice to 20,000 small businesses, as part of a new growth voucher pilot scheme championed by Lord Young, the PM's enterprise adviser...
  • The Franchise Show
    03/02/2014
    14th & 15th February, ExCel, London Ever dreamt of owning your own business?  Franchising is a tried and tested way of working for yourself, but not by yourself...
  • Peer-to-peer lender plans property loans
    03/02/2014
    Peer-to-peer lender Funding Circle is set to offer loans designed to help smaller developers and investors get their projects off the ground...