UK business confidence continued to improve this month and reached the highest level since April 2010, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Bids will be considered from private sector firms seeking £1 million or more to get “oven ready” projects off the ground that will create sustainable jobs and boost their local economy.

A new half a million pound pot will help give local businesses a new way to generate extra funds for projects that will help communities to regenerate their own town centres, High Streets Minister Brandon Lewis announced.

The Government has pledged to scrap red tape for setting up business improvement districts that spread across council boundaries.

Aspiring entrepreneurs from across Britain will get financial backing from the government under a £69 million package of support that will help create tens of thousands of new businesses.

Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK do not believe that the government is doing enough to support enterprise, new findings reveal.

The government has confirmed it is to begin selling down its stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

The proposed £45m High Speed 2 rail project could pay for itself within nine years, according to a report commissioned by the developers.

Teams of local ‘experts’ will advise towns on how they can adapt their high streets to changing consumer behaviour from this month.

The government and NHS is to invest £1 billion in IT technology to improve clinical efficiency and safety.

The government could save up to £70 billion between now and 2020 by extending its adoption of digital technologies, according to a new report by think tank Policy Exchange. 

The sector is growing by almost 4% a year, creating 136,000 jobs and increasing the country’s GDP by 1%