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Small firms’ loan scheme 'making a difference'

Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, has said that more than £1 million worth of loans are being made each day to small businesses as a result of a government guarantee scheme.

Revenue drops unjust enrichment defence on VAT

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has readjusted its policy of refusing some claims made by businesses for the repayment of overpaid VAT on the grounds that the repayment would unjustly enrich the firm.

Unexpected rise in consumer spending

Official figures have shown that retail sales rose during January.

Employment guide to help firms handle the recession

Employers are being urged to plan for the longer term during the economic downturn and to take an innovative approach to avoiding job cuts.

It’s not all gloom for savers

Why savers may not be as badly off as they think.

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