The waiting room of change

Posted Posted in Enterprise Bill, Exports, Small Business Conciliation Service, Small businesses, SMEs

From the outset, the newly elected Conservative Government made its ambition to nurture small businesses clear.  In Sajid Javid’s first speech as Business Secretary, he said that “small businesses are Britain’s engine room and the success of our whole economy is built on the hard work and determination of the people who run and work for them”. Meanwhile in a signal of the Government’s specific commitment to small business, Anna Soubry’s role was re-named Minister […]

The trickle-down effects of Osborne’s Autumn Statement

Posted Posted in Autumn Statement, Bibby Financial Services, Devolution, Enterprise Bill, Small Business Conciliation Service, Uncategorized

To an outside observer, the SME agenda may seem noticeably absent from this year’s Autumn Statement. But read through the details of Osborne’s statement and we find that actually there are a range of measures that will directly impact the small business owner. Although the Government may see the Commissioner and the Small Business Conciliation Service as its crowning achievements, their broader agenda on devolution, infrastructure and empowerment of the regions could go some way […]

Attitudes Towards Enterprise

Posted Posted in Bibby Financial Services, Blog, Enterprise, Enterprise Bill, Finance, Late payment, News, Payment disputes, Small business commissioner, Small businesses, SMEs

The Government published its Enterprise Bill on 17th September, which aims to cement the UK’s position as the best place in Europe to start and grow a business. Measures in the bill include reforming the Business Rates Appeals system so that it is more transparent and easier to understand, shifting and reducing the regulatory burden on businesses and extending the Business Impact Target to include regulators. It will also change the way that the term […]