Ernst & Young’s annual enterprise survey showed that 85% of entrepreneurs are frustration with Whitehall’s efforts to offer assistance to business. This figure also represents a rise from 80% who felt frustrated in January 2002.
It was also reported in the survey that only 2% of respondents believe the government gives high priority to entrepreneurship, although this figure is double what it was last year.
Only a quarter of those surveyed felt the government had created an environment in which business can flourish, while concerns over red tape, especially new British and European legislation proved one of the major bugbears.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
Colin imagines how Apple's logo might change in the wake of the EC's ruling over its Irish tax arrangements