9 ways this budget affects SMEs

    There’s plenty to pick out of the 2020 Budget announced today. Not least that it included the biggest rise in borrowing for 30 years and laid out a £12bn emergency stimulus plan to soften the blow from coronavirus. And how exactly will small and medium-sized businesses be affected by the measures announced today? Well, industry bodies were certainly pleased. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Institute of Directors were quick to release statements praising the new Chancellor.   “This is a pro-small business Budget, which has delivered a high streets bonus, a series of Conservative manifesto… continue reading

March 11, 2020