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The Week In Entrepreneurship 27th January 2020

              News Sajid Javid set to curb entrepreneurs’ relief in Budget (FT) RBS earmarks £1bn for female entrepreneurs as new boss bids to win back small and medium business customers (Daily Mail) Empty business rates relief costs £1bn (BBC) OECD talls UK to ‘hold fire’ on new tech giants tax (CityAM) More than 1 in 5 Brits plan to start the...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 1st April 2019

                News ·         Number of UK scale-ups hits record high (Fresh Business Thinking covers ScaleUp Institute and ONS research) ·         Investing in random group of startups secures better returns than firms backed by Dragons’ Den stars (CityAM covers Syndicate Room research) ·         Microsoft gives 500 patents to startups (Techcrunch) ·...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 18th March 2019

                    News ·         Competition policy must change to help startups fight ‘winner takes all’ platforms, say UK report (TechCrunch covers government’s ‘Unlocking digital competition’review) ·         Businesses urged to ‘do more’ to win public contracts (BBC covers government plans to demand b...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship 23rd April 2018

News CFE hosts award-winning refugee entrepreneurship incubator Last week, CFE hosted Usman Iftikhar, co-founder of Catalysr – the Sydney-based refugee entrepreneurship programme featured in our latestreport. Usman was in town to receive the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year award from HRH Prince Harry for his work with refugee entrepreneurs. ‘Best of British’ enterprise cele...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship – 19th March

                News SMEs react to Philip Hammond’s “positively Tigger-like” spring statement (Elite Business) Government plans new investment scheme for start-ups (Economia covers government consultation on EIS knowledge-intensive fund) Brits decide to set up their own businesses aged just 27 (Fresh Business Thinking covers Xero research) ...

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The Week In Entrepreneurship – 5th March 2018

News NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator to support 5,000 entrepreneurs during 2018 ( Kindred Capital, an £80m seed VC fund in London, is giving founders it backs a share of fund profits (TechCrunch) Metro Bank to provide £1bn of funds to support UK businesses (London Loves Business) Opinion VCT fund raising boom offers SMEs equity funding opportunity (David Prosser, contributor, For...

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The Week in Entrepreneurship 25th September 2017

  News Uber ready for talks on London ban (Politico) More entrepreneurs looking for an exit (BBC covers the FSB’s latest small business index) Hull named most enterprising place in Britain ( announces winners of Enterprising Britain Awards) UK business recoils at Vince Cable’s suggestion of a second EU referendum (CityAM) Amazon and eBay putting UK firms out of business by i...

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Week in Entrepreneurship – 5th June 2017

– Week in Entrepreneurship – 5th June 2017 – News Don’t strangle the self-employed (Fresh Business Thinking covers IPSE’s manifesto for the self-employed) Give business real support..not fairy tale promises, says Sage boss (Mail on Sunday) Over a third of students and graduates hope to work for a start-up ( covers 9,000-strong survey by Prospects) Small firms hit by busin...

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Week in Entrepreneurship – 7th May 2017

– Week in Entrepreneurship – 7th May 2017 – News Businesses warn Chancellor business rates have reached a “tipping point” (CityAM) Former unicorn VE Interactive sold for £2m (EliteBusiness) Government quietly scraps tax breaks for micro-entrepreneurs days after they kick in (This Is Money) Record number of small firms are missing their auto-enrolment deadline (Startups) Gig...

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Week in Entrepreneurship – 10th April 2017

– Week in Entrepreneurship – 10th April 2017 – News   Apprenticeship Levy comes into effect: Two-thirds of British firms clueless about it (CityAM) Family businesses are ‘less productive than other firms’ (Telegraph covers ONS research) SMEs hit hard for underpayment of VAT (Economia) Former Number 10 aide Daniel Korski launches venture to link startups with public ser...

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