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Business formations drop after tax clampdown
The latest Companies House data, as analysed by the Centre for Entrepreneurs, shows that 589,008 new businesses launched in 2017 – a drop from 657,790 in 2016. The Centre’s analysis suggests this is mostly a result of the government’s clampdown on “disguised employment” among public sector workers.
Read our release, view an interactive map and download the data here. Read the Sunday Times exclusive here.
- More small businesses get access to the Financial Ombudsman (BBC)
- Plunge in apprenticeship numbers prompts fresh attacks on training levy (Telegraph)
- The UK is leading the way in crowdfunding and P2P lending as rest of Europe plays catch-up (CityAM covers University of Cambridge research)
- Spectrum Collections founders crowned Entrepreneur of the Year(FreshBusinessThinking covers Great British Entrepreneur Awards)
- Trust in business bosses jumps as social media the biggest bogeymen(CityAM covers the Edelman Trust Barometer)
- The idea that companies should benefit society is as old as capitalism(Rodigo Tavares, founder and president, the Granito Group)
- Stop treating local shops as charity cases (Chris Bullivant, contributor, CapX)
- Carillion demise exposes shameful practices of corporates (Charlie Mullins, founder, Pimlico Plumbers)
- The free-market case for basic income (Sam Dumitriu, head of research, Adam Smith Institute)
- Why I’m not falling for another too-good-to-be-true VC-funded startup(Rosie Spinks, reporter, QZ)