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Tuesday 29 November 2011

Business reacts to Autumn Statement announcements

The UK's leading business organisation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), has given a broad welcome to the 2011 Autumn Statement, which it has described as the Government's "Plan A Plus" in all but name.  Find out more on our website.

Monday 28 November 2011

Credit easing scheme to 'provide £40bn in business loans'

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled further details on the Government’s new 'credit easing' scheme ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.  Find out more on our website,

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Business groups react to 'radical employment law reform'

The Government has unveiled a series of sweeping changes to employment law, which will make it more difficult for workers to raise a claim against their employer for unfair dismissal, and easier for employers to hire - and fire - their staff.  Find out more and read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.

Monday 21 November 2011

Government announces new incentives for apprenticeships

The Government has announced a series of new measures aimed at encouraging small businesses to offer apprenticeships to young people.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 18 November 2011

Bank of England warns of 'difficult economic recovery ahead'

The Bank of England has cut its economic growth forecast amid increasing uncertainty over the UK's economic recovery.  Find out more and read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Small business group welcomes new ‘Finance Fitness’ scheme

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has welcomed the Government's new Finance Fitness initiative, which aims to improve the finance and cash flow issues faced by small businesses.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Government unveils plans for simpler personal taxes

The Government has launched a new consultation setting out its vision for a simpler and more transparent personal tax system.  Find out more on the Bourner Bullock website.

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Film tax relief extended to 2015

The British film industry has welcomed the extension of the film tax relief scheme to 31 December 2015.  For more information, read the article here.

Monday 14 November 2011

Business group labels solar tariff cut 'an own goal'

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has criticised the Government's unexpected decision to cut in half the subsidies for household generated solar electricity, by the middle of next month.  To find out more, read the article here.

Thursday 10 November 2011

Online shoppers warned of unexpected tax bill

Online shoppers have been warned that they could incur an unexpected tax bill when ordering gifts from outside the EU.  To find out more, read the article here.

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Calls for extension to national insurance 'holiday' scheme

The Government is being urged to extend the scope of its regional employer national insurance (NIC) ‘holiday’ scheme, as figures reveal continuing low levels of take-up by small businesses.  To find out more read the article here.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Businesses urged to prepare for harsh winter weather

Small businesses are being urged to start planning now for adverse winter weather, as forecasters predict the arrival of harsh weather conditions towards the end of the month.  To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.

Friday 4 November 2011

Further changes to VAT relief 'in the pipeline'

The Treasury is investigating further changes to VAT relief on goods imported from outside the EU, it has revealed.  To find out more, visit the Bourner Bullock website.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Give firms a tax break for hiring jobless young, urges CBI

UK firms should be given a tax incentive for taking on jobless young people as part of a range of measures to curb rising youth unemployment, according to a leading business group.  To find out more, read the article on the Bourner Bullock website.