Business start-ups

Low response to NIC holiday scheme

Far fewer start-up firms have taken advantage of the Government’s NIC tax break scheme than had been expected, according to new figures.

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In the construction industry

There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to ensure that tax is paid by workers in the sector whether they are employed or self employed.

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Self-employed entrepreneurs need to be nurtured

The Government must work harder to create the right conditions in which entrepreneurs can flourish, a leading business group has said.

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Firms to get letters on NIC holiday tax returns

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that employers who have successfully applied to join the Government’s NIC holiday scheme should be getting a paper national insurance return in the post during March.

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Mentor network to help fledgling firms

A network of business mentors is to be established to provide new firms with valuable support and advice.

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New forum set up to encourage entrepreneurs

The government has unveiled plans for a new forum which will offer start-up and developing firms advice on how best to manage their enterprises.

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