The latest news from National Enterprise Network and our membership network

National Enterprise Network outlines impact of 2016 Budget on small business

In today’s Budget 2016 statement, Chancellor George Osborne defined his proposals as “a Budget for small businesses.” As the membership body for enterprise support organisations that supports pre start and start up clients, National Enterprise Network (NEN) unpicks some of the key headlines. In one of the biggest announcements today, reforms to business rates were […]

PARTNER BLOG: Competing fairly in business – why it matters to start-ups

Judith Frame from the Competition and Markets Authority writes this blog on competition law compliance. I recently listened to a brilliant podcast called ‘Start-up’. Unsurprisingly, it’s about a guy who’s starting his own business.  What is surprising – at least to someone who isn’t in the middle of starting a company from scratch – is […]

Understanding Self-Employment

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) recently published the results of research it has conducted in order to better understand self-employment – you can see the research results here. Whilst there is nothing in the research which will come as any great surprise to National Enterprise Network members, there are some interesting conclusions […]

MEMBER NEWS: Quality win for Finance for Enterprise

Our congratulations to NEN Member Finance For Enterprise – for achieving ongoing compliance to the ‘Putting the Customer First’ standard for the third time. Originally awarded in 2009, the organisation has retaining this accreditation every two years; maintaining compliance with the highly regarded quality standard. Mike Wildey, Customer First Assessor commented, “Finance For Enterprise have […]

Enterprise support organisations welcome new self-employment review

The founder of The Cambridge Satchel Company Julie Deane OBE has today published her independent review of self-employment in the UK. Commissioned by the Prime Minister last year, the review assesses what additional support can be provided to the increasing number of self-employed people across the country, better understand their motivations and reveal the challenges […]

PARTNER NEWS: Celebrating success at the frontline: ERSA Employability Awards 2016 now open

Today marks the official opening of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Employability Awards 2016, sponsored by APM, for entries from organisations helping jobseekers to move towards, into and progress in work across the UK. The awards, now in their fourth year, demonstrate and champion best practice from across the employment support sector, showing the […]