Small businesses

Ten ways the Tories have helped small businesses

2 January 2014 12:44

New year is the time when we reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year ahead.…

The Prince of Wales on a visit to a manufacturing company in Wales. Picture: Getty

Boosting the private sector in Wales

21 January 2013 12:27

Wales, sadly is one of the poorest regions of the United Kingdom. GVA stands at 75 per cent that of…

The world belongs to small businesses. Why are we stifling them?

22 August 2012 12:10

From the moment the Queen uttered the words, ‘Good evening, Mr. Bond,’ Britain was caught in a two-week Olympic bubble…

Osborne backs the Beecroft proposals

6 March 2012 20:15

In a speech tonight, George Osborne calls on businesses to respond en masse to the government’s consultation on whether to…

The conflict over 50p has escalated once again

1 March 2012 10:00

Just like fuel duty, George Osborne can’t shake off the fury and discontent over the 50p tax rate. This morning,…

Why Cameron is so keen on start ups

27 March 2011 18:21

Cabinet ministers were relatively relaxed about yesterday’s march against the cuts—and rightly so. It did not make a sea-change in…

Osborne’s conjuring trick

9 February 2011 14:38

Earlier today, the government unveiled Project Merlin, its attempt to link executive pay in banks to institutional lending, whilst driving…

Deregulation is the path to growth

27 January 2011 12:08

The government’s decision to increase the period which employees have to serve before they can bring a case of unfair…

Let’s hope the paternity revolution stalls

17 January 2011 18:54

Nick Clegg’s announcement on the extension of paternity leave has been drowned by the cacophony surrounding NHS reform. The government…