Many thousands of smaller businesses could see an increase in their administrative burdens if new accounting rules on leasing come into effect, it has been claimed.

A leading employers’ group has expressed worries over plans to give the Information Commissioner more powers to make sure firms are complying with the Data Protection Act.

The economy may be emerging from the depths of the recession but firms will still encounter difficulties on the road to recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said.

Complying with employment law is the costliest bureaucratic burden faced by small firms, a new survey has claimed.

Government plans to create the post of a consumer advocate tasked with co-ordinating efforts to educate consumers on their rights have been given a cautious welcome.

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