King's College London

Stereotypes of entrepreneurs ‘preventing problem-solving’

OUTDATED and negative stereotypes could be preventing people from recognising entrepreneurial qualities in themselves at a time when these skills are needed most, a...
Tyne Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

North of England goes into reverse: ‘14 years of growth may be lost to...

REGIONS in the North of England could lose up to 14 years of growth in the wake of the pandemic, a study warns. The North...
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Fintech funding key to keeping SMEs strong after end of loans

ONE OF Europe’s largest business lenders says the fintech industry must be strengthened to support SMEs after the Bounce Back Loan scheme closes at...
Jelly Drops

Sweet taste of success as Jelly Drops give UK elderly a necessary hydration hit

LONDON start-up Jelly Drops is helping to boost proper hydration among elderly people and those living with dementia. These groups have been among the hardest-hit...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

Mixed but generally positive responses to Sunak’s news of revised support package

By HAL WILLIAMS THE UK government’s new package of measures to support businesses through to March 2021 has met with differing responses from the business...
ClinSpec Diagnostics cancer lab test

Early cancer-detection tech secures £2.4m funding boost

TECH to improve the early detection of cancer has received a significant boost with a funding deal to support further development. Glasgow-based ClinSpec Diagnostics Limited...
shop door, open sign

A nation of shopkeepers? Entrepreneurs, more like!

ENTREPRENEURIAL Britain is a two-day initiative planned for 2021 and designed “to reignite the entrepreneurial spirit” of UK towns and cities. The outbreak of Covid-19...
Business taxes

Big ideas to nurture little UK businesses

IT’S SMALL Business Advice Week, a time for SMEs to consult with advisers about the best direction for their business journey. The British Business Bank...
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor

Second helping of aid for the UK’s self-employed

SELF-EMPLOYED people whose income has been hit by coronavirus can apply for a second support grant from the UK government. The first was launched in...
UK Government loan

Covid-19 loan schemes ‘a debt, not a grant’ cautions UK Finance

UK BUSINESSES are pessimistic about their growth potential once the COVID-19 crisis passes. A survey of 1,200 firms has found that the pandemic has negatively...