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.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars