Members of the Institute of Directors say the Government must focus on budget cuts rather than tax rises in order to achieve deficit reduction and they are also calling for significant tax simplification.
Less regulation, a simpler tax system and reformed business rates – these are the top priorities for small firms as they reveal what they want from the new Government in the first poll of SMEs since the election.
Almost half of small and micro businesses in the UK have been victims of cyber crime according to a new survey. But the results also show that many firms are still failing to take the necessary action to protect themselves.
Two new surveys from the CBI show that while the manufacturing sector as a whole is struggling, smaller manufacturers report increases in total domestic orders, output and numbers employed in the three months to April.