Business news

Companies House launches new search service - 9 July 2015

Companies House has launched a new, free of charge search service of digital data held on the UK register of companies. The service provides access to more than 170 million records concerning companies and directors, including financial accounts, company filings

Summer Budget Statement 2015 - 8 July 2015

Budget Summary Two months on from the General Election result, the Chancellor of the Exchequer today delivered his second Budget of 2015. George Osborne will have known, as he stood up to address the Commons, that there was plenty riding

New guidance issued on budget forecast returns - 11 June 2015

Academies have been given new guidance to help them complete their 2015-2016 budget forecast returns. The Education Funding Agency (EFA) published a workbook and a guide to using it on its website on 24 March, which it said would help

Planning toolkit goes online - 11 June 2015

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has launched the first phase of an online efficiency toolkit to support to help all types of schools with strategic planning and budgeting. The first part of the toolkit, which can be accessed here, is

Government announce plans to turn up to 1,000 schools in England into academies - 11 June 2015

Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, has said that the government will introduce new rules in its proposed Education and Adoption Bill that will seek to “remove bureaucratic and legal loopholes” that have slowed the process of academy conversion for failing schools.

Surprise summer Budget on way - 3 June 2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced there will be a surprise second Budget in July. Following the Conservative victory in the 7 May general election, he confirmed on 16 May that there would be a summer Budget on

Red tape and tax high on government agenda - 3 June 2015

Cutting £10 billion of red tape for small businesses and freezing key tax rates are among the highlights of the new Conservative government’s legislative programme. A range of measures to reduce regulation on small businesses, making it easier for them