Government

The government plans to help cut red tape for small businesses

Vince Cable pledges to cut red tape

By Mark Wingett

Business secretary Vince Cable is to outline plans today on how the Government will cut red tape for small businesses, including no new domestic laws for three years.

Ufi Ibrahim

BHA highlights hospitality’s potential following jobs summit

By Lorraine Heller

As some of the UK’s leading businesses yesterday pledged to create more jobs over the coming year, the British Hospitality Association (BHA) again highlighted the importance of the hospitality industry in generating employment.

22% of small business owners said they had to give staff on-the-job training because courses didn't teach them the basics

Give small firms employee training help says FPB

By Emma Eversham

The Forum of Private Business is urging the government to give help to small firms in employment and training after 22 per cent of bosses said they were forced to provide staff with basic skills training themselves because of a lack of external providers.

UK tourism could grow with a co-ordinated strategy the report says

UK Tourism being 'held back' by government, says report

By Emma Eversham

The UK's tourism industry is in danger of falling behind international competitors because there is a lack of clear support and leadership from the government, a report from the British Chambers of Commerce and Travelodge has found