Government Initiatives

Small firms need to see action on Autumn Statement promises

Small businesses need to see action on the initiatives outlined in the Autumn Statement, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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Manufacturing advisory service launches as industry growth slumps

The Government has launched a national programme to help small and medium manufacturing businesses to grow.

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The Autumn Statement and business finance

A large portion of the Autumn Statement this year was geared towards businesses, helping them to secure finance, encouraging investment and reducing the business charges payable.

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Autumn Statement reaction

The Autumn Statement will protect Britain against a 'debt storm', according to Chancellor George Osborne. But what do businesses and other bodies think? Here is our round-up of business reaction to the Autumn Statement 2011.

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Round two of Regional Growth Fund must be quick

The Government has announced the second round of its £1.4 billion Regional Growth Fund, but the support must be delivered swiftly, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said.

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Do you need an audit? New criteria proposed

The Government has published proposals to reduce financial reporting requirements for small and medium enterprises.

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Council tax freeze to be extended

A freeze on council tax that was introduced last year will be extended to next year for participating councils.

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Fund boss urges new ways to finance firms

The chief executive of the Business Growth Fund has lent his support to encouraging alternatives to bank funding for businesses.

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