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The government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme has processed more than 1,300 eligible loans worth almost £145 million, Peter Mandelson the Business Secretary has said.

Unincorporated businesses could miss out on a tax relief scheme introduced by the Chancellor in the pre-Budget Report.

Firms are not making full use of the skills and talents of their workforces, a new study has claimed.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

The government must act to reduce the burden that planned increases in business rates are likely to impose on smaller firms.

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