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Flooding grant scheme opens

The grant scheme designed to reduce the risks of flooding has opened for applications, the Government has announced.

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Growth in intellectual property investment

Business investment in 'intangible' assets, such as intellectual property, increased by more than 10 per cent to £137.5 billion from 2009 to 2011, according to Government figures.

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New measures for SMEs announced

The Government is introducing new measures to support small businesses, Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock has announced.

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First pension changes come into effect

The first stage of the pension reforms announced in the 2014 Budget has come into effect.

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New NI enterprise zone to boost growth

The new enterprise zone in Coleraine, announced by Chancellor George Osborne during the 2014 Budget, will be "another tool to lever economic growth", Northern Ireland Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has said.

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Budget 2014: business expectations

Ahead of the Chancellor's 2014 Budget statement this afternoon, here's a summary of measures and policies that the UK's leading business groups are calling for.

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Help to Buy extended by four years

The Government has extended its Help to Buy equity loan scheme by four years, the Chancellor George Osborne has announced.

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Greater competition needed for Scottish SME finance

Scotland needs new sources of credit to help small and medium-sized businesses access finance, the Scottish Parliament's economy, energy and tourism committee has said.

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Coastal Communities Fund winners announced

More than 50 coastal regeneration projects have been awarded a share of £27.7 million from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

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