Innovate UK Smart funding launches with £20 million grant competition for ambitious projects that could disrupt a global industry or market.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has toughened its stance on debt recovery, by taking money owed to them directly from hundreds of pay packets during the last financial year.
In November, Britain saw the largest rise in overall real wages since September 2016, rising the spending power of the average British worker to the highest it has been in two years.
A newly proposed traffic light system could be used to put a spotlight on businesses with track records of late payments.
Industry figures have revealed that credit card lending is rising at its fastest pace since February after the summer’s hot weather boosted retailers.
According to figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), earnings for UK workers are still lower than they were in 2008, having failed to recover in the decade since the financial crisis, with millennials the hardest hit.
According to data from Barclaycard, people in the UK have continued to splash the cash this summer, with consumer spending up 4.5 per cent in August compared to the previous year.
The UK financial services (FS) sector paid a record high of £14.6 billion worth of corporation tax (including Bank Levy) in the last year, up 24 per cent from the £11.8bn paid during the 2015/16 financial year according to industry