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.
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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.
With Budget day in full swing, many bosses called for a reduction in taxation – and to some degree chancellor George Osborne delivered on what they asked for.
Ahead of chancellor George Osborne’s sixth March Budget speech, the chairman of the John Lewis Partnership has spoken out about the way bigger companies are taxed in the UK.
As the race to become the next London mayor enters its final 100 days, Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith has revealed what he calls his “blueprint for London business”.
In a speech made to a room of business leaders at the Cardiff Business Club, chancellor George Osborne outlined what he believes are a “dangerous cocktail” of new threats from around the world.
Having been one of the most hotly-debated economic topics in recent years, companies throughout the UK could be rejoicing or commiserating after predicted changes to local business rates.