Government Announcements

The body responsible for monitoring the effects of business red tape on a local scale should be reformed rather than abolished, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said.

As many as one in three firms are worried that the planned increase in VAT could have an adverse effect on their business, a new survey has claimed.

A leading business group has urged the government to extend the promise of a national insurance contribution holiday for new businesses right across the country as a new survey shows business confidence in decline.

The UK tax system is be streamlined and made simpler in an effort to boost levels of investment in business, the government has announced.

The government is looking at ways of encouraging business investment that does not rely so extensively on bank debt.

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