Ask anyone with a family “What do you want from this month’s budget?” and the answers will hardly surprise you; lower taxes, cheaper fuel, lower council tax, and so on.
From an international trade point of view I’m interested in what is going to stimulate the economy to boost business; encouraging investment in the UK and tapping into new markets overseas are vital to the future of the UK economy.
Growing and expanding any business in the current economic climate is certainly not going to be easy but I would like to see the Chancellor address certain issues to encourage it.
With economic growth static and the budget deficit forecast to remain higher for longer, owner-managers of small and medium sized businesses might not be in the mood to be excited over the forthcoming Budget and Finance Bill.
Cambridge and East of England companies are hiring record numbers of apprentices, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg revealed as the UK embarked on the biggest skills drive in its economic history.
Marshall, the Cambridge based motors group, has continued its turbocharged growth in the UK by acquiring the Audi, Volkswagen (passenger cars & commercial vehicles) and Skoda businesses in Devon and Somerset from Silver Street Automotive.
Mike Lynch’s former management team at Cambridge technology company Autonomy are facing a new probe by UK financial authorities.
Businesses in Cambridge and the East of England have been invited by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg to tilt at a new £350 million funding pot designed to stimulate the UK economy.
- Crowdfunding billions to boost technology
- UK business rules out aggressive expansion
- Two new partners at Ensors
- Family businesses sold in multimillion pound deal
- US investment in £6m Cambridge MBO
- BDO and PKF agree merger
- Choppy, fragile recovery predicted for UK
- Access Group acquires CRM software specialist
- Broker expands into Peterborough
- Cash for care personal health scheme
- Marine engineers boost fleet
- Paralysis in entrepreneur funding exposed
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