The Great Debate UK

The legislation affecting your trade

September 2, 2011

–Joe White is COO of The opinions expressed are his own.–

Legislation affecting your business can seem like one of those extra things you just shouldn’t have to worry about, but it is real and does matter. Some of it is a real pain, and some of it is a good discipline with real benefits.

A hopeful budget, but only time will tell

March 24, 2011

BRITAIN/By Joe White

Delivering his second budget speech yesterday, Chancellor George Osborne revealed that he is leaving in place all of the austerity measures which will have a direct impact on the public sector. Meanwhile, there was a lot of policy aimed at supporting business and the private sector. The implicit assumption is that the private sector will take up the slack and continue to drive growth. This is the gamble, and we will have to wait and see if it works.

The budget must help SMEs to survive and grow

March 22, 2011

Bobby Lane 4By Bobby Lane, Partner at Shelley Stock Hutter LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.

How the new government should stimulate growth

May 16, 2010

Joe White is COO of and The opinions expressed are his own.-

Mood of cautious optimism in owner-managed business sector

April 26, 2010

David Rankin is managing director of business advisory, tax and assurance at Vantis. The opinions expressed are his own.-

Could VCT changes spell trouble for the economy?

March 22, 2010

Rachel MasonRachel Mason is public relations manager at independent financial service providers Fair Investment Company. The opinions expressed are her own.

Price of tax collection hits small businesses hardest

March 22, 2010

The cost of tax collection in the UK is almost 20 billion pounds per annum, according to a recent report from Britain’s Institute of Economic Affairs, a free-market lobby group.

Small businesses set to reap the rewards of eastern promise

December 23, 2009

image001Ian Wheeler is vice president of marketing and distribution at Amadeus. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from UK News:

Has Alistair Darling done enough to revive Labour’s electoral hopes?

December 9, 2009

So how was it for you?

Chancellor Alistair Darling threw the dice in his pre-budget report in an attempt to bolster Labour's chances of winning the general election in 2010.

Darling’s pre-budget should support small business

December 3, 2009

Joe White -Joe White is chief operating officer at Gandi, an Internet domain name registration firm. He will participate in a Reuters pre-budget live blog on Dec. 9, at 12 p.m. British time. The opinions expressed are his own.-