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Welcome for plans to open public contracts to small firms

A government initiative aimed at making it easier for smaller firms to win public sector contracts has secured the approval of a leading business group.

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Government unveils new regional growth strategy

The government has given the green light for an initial wave of 24 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

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Government confirms employers must provide pensions

All British businesses, whatever their size, will be expected to offer employees the chance to join a workplace pension scheme, the government has confirmed.

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Businesses reminded of looming VAT increase

There are now only two months remaining before the standard rate of VAT climbs from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent, and VAT-registered businesses are being urged to ready themselves for the change.

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Government opens debate on corporate governance

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, took the opportunity of his address to the CBI annual conference to launch a review of the way the UK companies are run.

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Government promises plans for growth

The government has outlined plans for £200 billion of investment in infrastructure projects in the UK as part of a strategy for economic growth and recovery.

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