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The Chancellor has backed small business with a budget that simplifies the tax system and cuts business rates says the Federation of Small Businesses.

A quarter of the UK’s total economic output - potentially worth £370 billion - is at risk due to reliance upon error-prone spreadsheets and paper based controls by half of UK SMEs.

Those GCSE grades may be good, but too many of the young people collecting their results today won’t make the grade themselves, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Consumers are being urged to support their local economy by spending money with small businesses to mark the fourth annual Independent Retailer Month.

Businesses could save more than £1 billion over 10 years if environmental guidance was easier to find and follow, said Environment Secretary Owen Paterson as he asked the public for their views on how rules and regulations can be drawn together and made easier to find.

The Budget must focus resources on encouraging businesses to export if the Government wants to hit its target of 100,000 new exporters by 2020.

Around 45,000 new jobs would be created if the national insurance contributions (NICs) holiday was extended to all micro-firms in the UK, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has claimed.

More than 70 per cent of small businesses expect today’s VAT rise to have a negative impact on their business, according to a member survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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