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Pensions deficit hits record levels

Final salary pension schemes in the private sector were underfunded by £219 billion last month, new figures have revealed.

Deflation reduces small business costs

The cost of operating a small firm has dropped as deflation replaces inflation during the deepening of the economic downturn.

Smaller businesses experience increase in late payments

Small firms have seen a rise of 40 per cent in late payments, adding to the woes of the economic downturn.

Business rates bill needs to be changed, says CBI

The new Business Rates Supplement Bill must be amended if local economies are not to be hit by the burden of unwanted extra taxes, the CBI has warned.

Government should 'drop' parking tax law

A leading business group has petitioned the government to scrap legislation which allows local authorities to charge a tax on business car parking spaces.

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