Banking sector needs more competition

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the government to take action to introduce more competition into the banking system.

NIC tax holiday set to launch

The government is preparing to launch its promised national insurance contribution holiday for start-up firms in certain areas of the UK.

Self-employment declarations should be respected

With thousands of people predicted to start up their own micro-businesses as unemployment rises, a business group has called on the tax authorities to respect their employment status.

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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