Alongside investment in digital skills, maths training and funding for infrastructure and cities projects that could have some long-term effect on businesses, there were also some announcements that could impact more directly on scale-ups.
The announcement has been received fairly well, although some commentators have suggested that the chancellor could have done more to ease the pressure on SMEs.
Dwindling growth prospects and business confidence is leading to increased financial distress amongst the UK SME community, new evidence shows.
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill, the premise of which was proposed in chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement, has had its first reading in the House of Commons.
The manifestos British political parties publish ahead of a vote are pretty long these days, so Real Business has summarised the general election business commitments.
Business rates raise £25bn a year, and chancellor Philip Hammond has addressed concerns from company leaders with three new measures.
The chancellor claimed to be “listening to the voice of business” in his speech, so here is a Spring Budget summary for SMEs and entrepreneurs in 500 words.
It’s time for chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget 2017, so we’ve looked at the rumour mill and compiled a list of business announcements likely to crop up.
SME costs could increase by £6.8bn as inflation is forecast to rise by 2.7 per cent this year, our February 2017 economic statistics roundup unveiled.
There was one clear winner from last week’s Budget – small business. It clearly showed how SMEs have moved from the wings to centre stage of the economy and should encourage more to step into the spotlight.
On reflection, the UK’s 5.4m SMEs had a good Budget overall today with a number of generous tax breaks, notes Lesley Stalker of RJP.
Chancellor George Osborne’s eighth Budget address since coming into power delivered a treasure trove of announcements for the leaders of small and medium-sized businesses – so here are all the important developments in one place.