Undeniable positivity among the UK’s tech start-ups

The majority of Britain’s tech start-ups are confident of growth, in spite of challenges facing the sector. A report published this month canvassed the views of more than 1,000 entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Almost two thirds of respondents said

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Contentious Stamp Duty surcharge raises almost £1.5billion

The controversial decision to hike Stamp Duty for landlords and second home owners is squeezing more money from the sector than had been expected.

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Young British businesses are hungrier for growth, study suggests

Start-up businesses that have been trading for five years or less have imminent plans to recruit new staff and expand their horizons by the end of next month, according to new research. A recent study carried out by Hitachi Capital

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SMEs are afraid of ‘business jargon’, says study

Small businesses across the UK are afraid of ‘business jargon’ – and are missing out on important expansion and growth opportunities as a result, according to a new study.

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Property bodies call upon Chancellor to consider SDLT reforms in Spring Budget

With the Spring Budget just around the corner, property bodies are calling upon Chancellor Philip Hammond to consider reforms to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

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Research sheds light on entrepreneurial ambitions of people living in the UK

According to a new study, more than half of people living in the UK have ambitions to one day become their own boss – while it is estimated that one in every ten Britons will be ‘an entrepreneur’ by the

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‘Punitive’ SDLT on expensive homes has triggered slump in sales and tax revenues, data reveals

The latest data unveiled by the Land Registry has revealed that sales of residential properties worth £1.5million or more fell dramatically last year, while the total amount of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) collected by the Treasury fell by more

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UK start-ups hope to hire more staff in 2017, says study

New research suggests that almost 90 per cent of UK start-ups plan on hiring more staff this year, while only 1 per cent have plans to make staff cuts.

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Tax and SDLT changes affecting rental supply and demand, says RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned that changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and mortgage interest tax relief will weigh heavily on supply and demand.

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Start-up lending taking the UK by storm

London-based start-up businesses secured £23million in lending last year, but a new study suggests that entrepreneurialism is growing increasingly popular across the entire country.

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