Budget 2011 supports digital, technology and creative businesses (mostly!)

Yesterday’s Budget speech provided largely good news for entrepreneurs in the digital, technology and creative sectors. George Osborne had promised an “unashamedly” pro-business, pro-growth and pro-aspiration Budget and, although it might be over-flattering to suggest that he achieved this, he certainly made some positive inroads toward addressing some of the roadblocks facing early-stage startups and … Read moreBudget 2011 supports digital, technology and creative businesses (mostly!)

My single biggest wish for the Budget 2011

Aside from the minute detail behind likely tax changes and incentives that might emerge from today’s Budget announcement, there is one overriding wish that business owners repeat to me again and again and its a wish that I too share: Stop tinkering and remove red-tape so that UK businesses can plan for the future with a degree of certainty … Read moreMy single biggest wish for the Budget 2011

Budget 2011 must support entrepreneurs

With a little less than 30 minutes to go until the Budget speech, I am looking forward to a pro-entrepreneur business set of proposals and actions to support growth for the future. Looks like the Institute of Directors (IoD) are too with some of their proposals – here’s one in particular that I like: Introducing … Read moreBudget 2011 must support entrepreneurs

Northern Tech Awards 2011 – Techcelerate – 23 March 2011

It is a busy day tomorrow with the Budget 2011 closely followed in the evening by the inaugural Northern Tech Awards 2011 hosted by Techcelerate. Last time I checked there were a handful of tickets left. We’ve got a table there and it promises to be a great evening. Techcelerate is a great initiative for … Read moreNorthern Tech Awards 2011 – Techcelerate – 23 March 2011

Budget 2011: How to inform (and engage?) businesses

Hmmh, so its this time each year (more than once per year in recent years) that accountants / tax advisers, like myself, scratch our heads and wonder how best we can inform our clients on issues relevant to them that emerge from the Budget speech. This approach is constantly evolving – my plan for tomorrow’s … Read moreBudget 2011: How to inform (and engage?) businesses

Budget 2011 wishes for fast growth digital and tech companies

With George Osborne promising an “unashamedly pro-growth, pro-enterprise and pro-aspiration” Budget tomorrow at 12.30pm, I am looking forward to hearing these words turn into solid, workable solutions for UK entrepreneurs. Giving Budget predictions is almost as much fun as delving into the actual Budget announcements afterward so please allow me to indulge myself for just two minutes! … Read moreBudget 2011 wishes for fast growth digital and tech companies