Chancellor George Osborne’s speech was billed as a Budget for Growth and presented as the Budget for Business and he pummelled the point home with the word “business” featuring 37 times in his hour-long speech.
The Chancellor George Osborne is currently reviewing a range of options to tackle the UK’s “dysfunctional” system of small business taxation in next week’s Budget.
George Osborne is plotting a UK SME and manufacturing revival with recreation of ‘enterprise zones’ and £100m business tax cuts.
New research published today signals a strong focus on growth amongst UK’s small businesses and an ambition to take their business onto the next level is returning after recent negative.
The CBI is urging the Government to be bold in its approach to waste policy and recognise its potential to deliver easy wins on a number of big policy areas from meeting climate change targets and bolstering energy security to helping unlock infrastructure investment.
Following the announcement of ‘Project Merlin’ yesterday, the requirement by banks to lend up to £200billion to small and medium sized businesses this year is ‘meaningless’, a senior banking executive admitted.
Small businesses face a “significant disadvantage” when bidding for contracts from Government and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), a report has said.
The non-profit organisation Enterprise UK, which runs Global Enterprise Week in the UK, has announced that it is to close after more than six years following the withdrawal of public funding.
Following the controversy surrounding Sharon Wright, her company Talpa Products, and entrepreneur James Caan’s following a pitch on Dragons’ Den, which we reported on a few months ago, we understand that it may well now be Caan who will be pitching to a different kind of judge as Wright has launched High Court action against Caan.
The government plans to allow parents to share childcare and will allow new fathers to take up to 10 months of paid paternity leave, a huge increase from the two weeks currently allowed.
The government has announced that it is to scrap the default retirement age of 65 this year, against the wishes of businesses, who wanted another year to manage the change, and who fear it will cause legal confusion and lead to a rise in cases taken to employment tribunals.