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- Any more self-employment tax raids ‘politically catastrophic’ says Matthew Taylor (Telegraph)
- Start Up Loans Company hits £300m and merges with British Business Bank (Financial Mail on Sunday)
- UK business groups ‘need to stop lecturing people about benefits of immigration’ (Independent on British Future’s latest report)
- Almost one in five of Britain’s SMEs are missing payday in battle to stay in business (Fresh Business Thinking on nPower Business polling)
- One in three entrepreneurs face giving up being self-employed to get on the property ladder (Mail Online on Aldermore research)
- More findings: 39% of entrepreneurs polled felt lonely; 17% do not feel they are in control of their life; but 93% still love being their own boss.
- Study concludes entrepreneurs love their businesses the same way parents love their kids (Forbes on Aalto University research)
- Apprenticeship levy ‘will deepen north/south divide’ (Guardian on IPPR research)
- WeWork offers £1.2m funding to UK startups through its Creator Awards (Startups.co.uk)
- Theresa May must not overlook mid-sized fast growth firms in Brexit talks (Paul Eagland, managing partner, BDO writes in CityAM about the accountancy firm’s new report)
- Why entrepreneurs should put down the business books and read fiction (Alicia Navarro, CEO & co-founder, Skimlinks)
- Jerks and the startups they ruin (Dan Lyons, author, ‘Disrupted: My misadventure in startup land’)
- Hiding skeletons in the closet is bad for business (John Seaman, founder & CEO, Saybrook Partners, and Arielle Gorin, consultant, Saybrook Partners)
- Why the endgame for fintech isn’t all rosy collaboration (Pedro Madeira, head of research, Beauhurst)
- Enterprise Research Centre: The UK local growth dashboard 2017
- De Spiegel: Germany’s race to catch up in the startup world
- Business Zone: Jenny Tooth’s mission to get more female investors in the room
- Fast Company: Can Red Bull make social entrepreneurship an extreme sport?
- QZ: Domino’s already outperformed every tech stock, now robots deliver its pizzas
- Tech City News: Tech in Birmingham: Great quality of life, but lacking talent