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New accountancy rules on leasing may hit small firms

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.

Concerns over proposed new power for Information Commissioner

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.

Worst of recession over but recovery will be tough

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.

Employment rules most 'expensive' for small firms

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

Consumer advocate should be truly 'independent'

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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