Business development

Pre-Budget Report 2009: business reaction

Business groups greeted the Chancellor’s pre-Budget Report with a mixture of encouragement and dismay.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: an overview

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling introduced a pre-election pre-Budget Report to the Commons that would, he said, “build a strong economy and a fair society”.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: business tax

To the relief of smaller firms, the Chancellor has deferred the planned rise in the rate of small companies’ corporation tax.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: business support

The Chancellor used the opportunity of the pre-Budget Report to commit the government to providing support for businesses during the economic recovery.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: VAT

Changes to the flat rate VAT scheme have been announced in the pre-Budget Report.

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Training and skills 'central' to economic recovery

Help with skills training for small firms should be central to any government employment plans announced in the pre-Budget Report.

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Business support schemes to get 'new lease' in pre-Budget Report

It is expected that the Chancellor, Alistair Darling will use the pre-Budget Report to extend schemes designed to support businesses through the economic downturn.

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Innovation seeing small firms through the recession

Many small businesses have been able to negotiate the recession by creating new products and services, but still need support through tax cuts, a major new survey has claimed.

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