Lord Young

The Entrepreneur's Budget: My Wish List

Doug Richard | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

George Osborne should focus on three things: improving the UK's start-up environment; making education more entrepreneurial; and boosting the industries with the potential to explode.

PM Adviser Lord Young Speaks Out About Cutting Income Tax

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron's enterprise advisor Lord Young has expressed sympathy for calls to cut the top rate of income tax from 45p to 40p. The peer, who was...

These Two Have Just Started A Business In Their Seventies

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK

Royal Navy veteran David Pledger, 71, and wife Sandra, 73, from Stoney Stratton in Somerset, have secured a £25,000 start-up loan for their new compa...

How Entrepreneurial Brits Can Convert Good Ideas Into Hard Cash

Daniel Callaghan | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK
Daniel Callaghan

Lord Young's recent 'Growing Your Business' report has revealed the UK business scene has growth issues. Three quarters of all UK firms are sole traders that haven't yet taken on their first employee.

Is It Easier Than Ever to Start a Business?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Think for a minute about how much easier it is today to both start and scale your startup? When I started my first business eight years ago we had to get servers, server cabinets and IT managers to set it all up, buy software licences for practically every tool I needed to run the business.

Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

Emma L. Jones | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK
Emma L. Jones

What we need to tackle now is making the infrastructure and cultural change that will make growth and long-term development easier and more achievable for start-ups and micro businesses.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Tory Civil War Over Europe. Part 774.

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 12 May 2013... 1) TORY CIVIL WAR OVER EUROPE. PART 774. Question: Which of these two Sunday newspaper...

PM's Adviser Lord Young Questions If The UK Is In Recession

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Politics

One of David Cameron's key advisers faced a backlash after reportedly questioning whether Britain is really in recession. The comments were made by...