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Government asks for views on business rates relief scheme

A consultation has been launched on a £2 billion relief scheme aimed at helping businesses cope with rises in their rates bills.

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Design can help businesses survive the recession

A better and more informed use of design could be vital in helping UK firms both to come through the recession and to thrive when the economy picks up.

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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.

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Trade credit insurance claims on the rise

There has been a significant rise in the value of trade insurance claims compared with a year ago.

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Business output on the increase

After its prolonged battering, the UK’s manufacturing sector may be about to turn a corner.

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Ease tax burdens to boost recovery, government urged

The UK’s small business sector is experiencing tentative signs of a recovery, according to a new survey.

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Government plans capital fund for small hi-tech firms

The government has announced details of a venture capital fund designed to support small technology businesses.

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Credit rating 'problems' for smaller businesses

Well over a half of the UK’s smaller firms have credit ratings that could adversely affect their ability to raise finance.

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Employers looking to freeze pay

Over a half of employers are planning to keep wages on hold during the next round of pay talks, a new survey has indicated.

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Business lending sees record drop

Many firms are still experiencing the effects of the credit crunch, with business lending suffering its biggest drop in nine years.

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