With chancellor Philip Hammond backtracking on plans to increase tax for the self-employed, Real Business looks at some other humiliating business-related government u-turns.
If you are looking to open your shop on Sunday, what is the best way to get employees on board to work?
Mayors and local councils are to be given new powers to relax Sunday trading laws for larger high street stores in the hopes of competing against shopping centres and online retailers, with a new government consultation eliciting feedback on the reforms.
Thanks to some entrepreneurial spirit and a little help from the government, the much beleaguered high street is showing signs of resilience and recovery.
There was plenty for businesses to be pleased about in last week’s Budget. The cut in corporation tax will be very welcome – as of course will be the levy on "big business" to support the training of apprentices for all firms.
With chancellor George Osborne at the speaker’s box for around 75 minutes, Real Business has condensed his near 10,000-word speech into 500 words for your reading convenience.
In George Osborne’s first Budget address as the chancellor of a majority Conservative government, he will announce that elected mayors and councils will have new powers to grant longer opening hours on Sundays.
Alongside the drop in the top rate of tax and the continuing fall in corporation tax in the Budget, I was pleased to see the Chancellorâs decision to extend Sunday trading hours during the Olympics.