Thursday June 28, 2012 at 10:00am
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) quarterly survey ‘Voice of Small Business' Index suggests small firms are still having it tough.
Confidence amongst Britain's small businesses and entrepreneurs has fallen in every industry sector except those working in health and motor services. The property and financial services sectors see the biggest decline in confidence.
Results include the fact that 41% of small firms applying for credit are refused finance from high street banks. And ....
Friday February 10, 2012 at 9:00am
Investors and start-ups take note. From 6 April 2012, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) offers tax breaks to individuals investing in small companies. In 2012/13, these tax breaks could be worth 78% of the investment.
SEIS builds on the success of the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). The government's idea is to help riskier start-up companies raise the finance they need.
In order to qualify:
Companies must have 25 employees or fewer
Their assets must ....