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Banking sector needs more competition

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to take action to introduce more competition into the banking system.

Business views sought on changes to customs law

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has created a questionnaire allowing firms, particularly smaller businesses, to share their views on changes to customs laws.

Tax gap widens

The amount of uncollected tax rose in the last financial year.

Spending cuts must not hinder growth, says CBI

The government must ensure that the spending cuts to be announced in the forthcoming comprehensive spending review do not put the brakes on economic growth, the CBI has argued.

Dropping time to train would confirm a commitment to better regulation

The government’s review of planned regulation to give employees the right to request time to train is a litmus test of its commitment to reducing the burden of business regulation, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.

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