Financing business

Business investment showing signs of recovery

UK business investment rose at its fastest rate in over two decades during the first three months of the year, according to official figures.

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Government to set up regional growth fund

Plans have been announced to establish a growth fund worth £1 billion to support business and economic development in those English regions likely to be hit by public spending cuts.

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New CGT rate could make angel investment more expensive

The new capital gains tax system may run the risk of pushing up the cost of business angel investments, it has been claimed.

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Emergency Budget 2010: tough measures for tough times

Not for a political generation or two has a Budget generated such intense interest. Pre-announcements by the Coalition Government had prepared everyone for large-scale changes to the tax system and for deep public spending cuts.

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Emergency Budget 2010: support for businesses

The Chancellor addressed the problem that many smaller firms are experiencing when it comes to accessing credit.

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Venture capitalists join opposition to CGT increase

A leading private equity organisation has warned of the harm that any significant rise in capital gains tax may do to the economy.

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CGT change a 'risk' to employees and investment

As many as 200,000 vital business investors could be affected by a significant rise in capital gains tax, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued.

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Action promised on business lending

In his first major speech as Business Secretary, Vince Cable committed the government to taking a tougher line on parts of the banking system that have “not served enterprise in this country as well as they could”.

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