Funding available to boost knowledge and skills

9 November 2018

Innovate UK is offering a share of £40 million to businesses that join a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The KTP programme is intended to promote competitiveness and productivity in a company by bringing in new knowledge and skills.

Businesses back the Brexit Budget

30 October 2018

Despite moving to Monday, the Chancellor Philip Hammond could not avoid the Halloween inspired headlines — although he will have been pleased that the CBI thought that his Budget contained more treats than tricks.

Last Budget before Brexit

30 October 2018

This has been an unusual Budget — moved to a Monday from its traditional Wednesday reportedly because the Chancellor’s advisers thought delivering it on Halloween would lead to some scary headlines.

Pilot steers course through digital VAT scheme

29 October 2018

Half a million UK businesses are being invited to test-drive a new online VAT service ahead of new rules coming into force next April. Those taking up the offer will be able to join the Making Tax Digital project and start filing their VAT returns online.

UK borders after Brexit

26 October 2018

Many of those supporting Vote Leave in the 2016 referendum argued the case for “taking back control of our borders”: unfortunately, as a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) makes clear, this will come at a price.

Government should introduce a Productivity Allowance

22 October 2018

The Apprenticeship Levy should be expanded into a wider training Levy, the transfer of knowledge between academia and businesses must be improved and a new Productivity Allowance should be created to help innovative companies.