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Prospect of rise in energy costs for business

Businesses have been warned that they could see a steep rise in energy costs over the coming years.

Banks under pressure to increase small business lending

Banks could face possible tax sanctions if they fail to boost lending to smaller businesses.

Government asks employers for views on skills training

The government has launched a review examining how best to raise skills levels among the UK workforce.

New paternity leave plans may be amended

New rules which will allow fathers to take longer periods of paternity leave could be changed by the coalition government.

Reform local regulation body, not scrap it

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.

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