Business development

Pensions could suffer if entrepreneurs shy from occupational schemes

Plans by the government to cut pension tax relief for high earners could have an adverse effect on workplace pension schemes, it has been warned.

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Tax incentives and better regulation 'help' green policies

Tax breaks and a simplification of both regulations and information can help encourage more small firms to embrace environment friendly policies, a new survey has revealed.

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Pre-Budget Report must 'support' business investment

The Chancellor should use the pre-Budget Report to provide firms with the sort of financial environment necessary for progressive investment.

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Prompt payment will help smaller businesses

The government is urging very large companies to make sure that smaller suppliers are paid on time.

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Business investment shows a decline

Official figures have revealed that business investment fell in the third quarter of the year.

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More employees than ever planning to work longer

The effect of the recession on pensions, savings, investments and property values has pushed up the number of people who are contemplating longer working lives, a new study has revealed.

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Government to help firms suffering equity gaps

Large numbers of SMEs are being denied access to the finance they need to grow because they fall between the funding levels that venture capital firms and the banks are prepared to offer.

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Recession could herald major changes in the business landscape

The ramifications of the credit crunch and the recession could have a profound impact on how UK businesses operate in the future.

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Give smaller firms supportive tax cuts

The government should lighten the tax burden on smaller businesses if it wants to promote economic recovery, a business group has argued.

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Employment laws included in Queen’s speech

The government’s last Queen’s speech before the next general election contained a number of measures affecting business and the economy.

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