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Small businesses encouraged to pitch for government contracts

Small firms are being urged to tender for public sector contracts and to make use of a government website that advertises projects suitable for smaller enterprises.

More employers should consider apprenticeships

A leading business group has argued that greater numbers of small firms should look at the benefits that taking on apprentices may have to offer.

Government should keep R&D tax credits, says CBI

The CBI has called on the government not to consider axing the research and development tax credit scheme as a way of saving money.

Campaign to boost awareness of business finance schemes

An advertising campaign has been launched to promote the various government-funded packages available to small firms in order to help them cope with the recession.

New rules affecting ECSLs and IC services

Changes to EC Sales Lists, proposed from 1 January 2010, have now been crystallised following the EU Council’s adoption of Directive 2008/117/EC and Regulation (37/2009) on 16 December 2008.

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