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Businesses warned on recession-driven fraud

Fraud is becoming an increasing risk for smaller businesses during the recession.

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VAT cut has 'boosted' spending

Last December’s reduction in VAT from 17.5 per cent to 15 per cent has had a measurable effect on consumer spending, a think tank has claimed.

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Call for SME asset finance tax support

The Chancellor should use the Budget to provide small firms with greater scope for offsetting profits against money spent on equipment.

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Action required to enable firms to retain staff

More needs to be done by the government to help smaller employers hold on to their staff during the recession.

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Tax breaks 'needed' to boost business investment

The Chancellor is being urged to use the forthcoming Budget to introduce tax measures that will encourage business investment.

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Minimum wage should be 'frozen' to save jobs

With the national minimum wage marking its tenth anniversary this week, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has called for a freeze in any increase this year.

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Business rates rise to be staggered over three years

Businesses have been given a reprieve from the 5 per cent rates rise due this month.

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Tax breaks would help tackle the recession, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Chancellor to introduce tax reliefs for businesses in the forthcoming Budget.

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Make time your servant not your master

How to manage your working time more efficiently.

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Business finance management

During a recession, it is even more important to maintain a strict financial management policy.

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