CBI Calls for rate cut

The powerful CBI are calling on the government to do more to promote UK investment.

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Start-Up Britain - Mixed Reviews

Start-Up Britain, the coalition governments new entrepreneurial initiative is now well under way. As the UK's pro-growth business agenda takes its hopeful steps towards full economic recovery, the initiative already appears to have its critics.

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Lowest in the G7 

UK Chancellor George Osborne’s declaration that his recent 2% (Budget) cut in Corporation Tax as the lowest in the G7 countries could to turn out to being a shrewd piece of business despite the £2billion loss to the Treasury finances.

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Banks to allow small business loan appeals

UK banks have introduced a system that allows small businesses to appeal against decisions to turn down their loan applications. The process was one of a number of new initiatives being introduced by the industry, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) said.

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Enterprise Zones Announcement

The Budget announced that the Government would create 21 new Enterprise Zones, within local enterprise partnerships, with simplified planning rules, super-fast broadband and tax breaks for businesses, would be established in local enterprise partnerships across England. The areas will have real potential to create new businesses and jobs with wider economic benefits.

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