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.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016