Mini-Budget: Kwasi Kwarteng extends EIS beyond 2025

EIS was due to expire in April 2025 because of a European Union state aid ‘sunset clause’, resulting in investors to call for an extension.


Chancellor to drop target to spend £22bn annually on R&D by 2024-5

Treasury decision to renege on annual £22bn target for Government R&D spending means £11bn private investment in British tech will go elsewhere, warns expert

Exit Strategies

Don’t scrap entrepreneurs’ relief, argue small firms

Small business asks chancellor Rishi Sunak to not go back on Tory election pledge to reform, not scrap entrepreneurs’ relief


Budget 2018: What’s the verdict from growing businesses?

The Chancellor has delivered his 2018 Budget, with business rates, IR35, the Annual Investment Allowance and Brexit at the top of the agenda.


Autumn Budget 2017: Why entrepreneurs are the winners

With the Autumn Budget making changes that will impact the whole nation, we take a look at why entrepreneurs are the real winners.


Autumn Budget 2017: A hindrance or a help for investors?

As the UK comes to grips with Chancellor Philip Hammonds Autumn Budget 2017, we find out how investors have reacted.


Budget 2017: The sky’s the limit for UK scale-ups

Budget 2017: We dissect Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement on plans to support UK scale-ups unlock over £20 billion of new investment as the British Business Bank steps in to replace European Investment Fund lending.


Budget 2017: Can Hammond reassure UK investors and entrepreneurs?

The Budget announcement is only hours away. Can Phillip Hammond reassure UK entrepreneurs and investors of a more certain future?

Legislation and Regulation

Budget 2017: boost for tech talent, support for women returning to work

Spring Budget 2017 reveals two big wins for the tech sector and entrepreneurship in general, as Chancellor Philip Hammond promises a boost for tech talent, and support for women returning to work.


Budget 2016: speech in full

Read the whole speech here


Budget 2016: Are we any closer to a 'Brittelstand'?

Looking past the long shadows cast on this year's Spring Budget by the EU referendum and pensions speculation, we examine the policies that could affect the mid-market, come March 16th.


Leaked documents reveal Business Growth Service to be ‘wound down’

Cuts to governmental budgets, revealed in George Osborne’s spending review, spell the end for several support services businesses have come to rely on.