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Business start-ups

Most SME owners believe business is booming

85% of business owners had viewed their start-up as a success.

Turning to pension savings to fund start-ups

Older entrepreneurs consider accessing pension pots to fund a business.

Self-employed value sick pay over other benefits

Self-employed people would prefer to receive sick pay over any other statutory benefit.

Start-ups receive auto-enrolment reminder

Anyone starting a business or hiring new staff from October 2017 will have instant auto-enrolment duties to fulfil.

Business start-up numbers fall

The number of new business start-ups has fallen in the last 5 years.

Start-up loans reach £250 million

Are you an entrepreneur? Start-up loans made available for young businesses have reached £250 million.

Capital gains tax changes could encourage business investment

Looking to make an investment? Changes to capital gains tax and entrepreneurs' relief may boost investment for start-ups and fast-growing businesses.

Low earning self-employed need more support

Changes are needed to the level of financial support for low earning self-employed workers, according to The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group.

Investment in tech start-ups hits new high

The UK’s technology sector has raised more than £2.4 billion in venture capital funding, according to figures by London & Partners.

Skill shortages and finance top concerns for start-ups

Obtaining finance and skills shortages are the top concerns among start-ups.