Start-ups made easier as restrictive names list is reduced

A third of a list of ‘sensitive’ start-up business names that otherwise would have been subject to approval before official registration has been cut by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Businesses that want to use words such as ‘Authority’, ‘Board’, ‘European’, ‘Group’, ‘International’ and ‘National’ and their Welsh equivalents have now been … Continue reading

From Autumn Statement to winter payment: SMEs set to profit in 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) featured heavily in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement on December 5, namely the much welcomed announcement of a business rates cap and tailored tax reliefs to small firms. Subsequent to the statement, the £1 billion government funded Start-Up Loans scheme has received a further £250 million in funding in a … Continue reading