The ACCA attacked the way Business Link is run in response to the
Department for Business, Enterprise, and
Regulatory Reform’s consultation exercise on simplifying business support
for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Professor Robin Jarvis, head of ACCA’s small business unit, said: ‘Low
awareness rates of Business Link’s work, the lack of relevance to small
businesses of support services and a complex and schizophrenic SME support
structure is preventing business from getting the support they need and deserve.
‘As the simplification programme develops, ACCA wants the Government to
analyse carefully whether Business Link should continue to offer such specialist
services which are currently more effectively provided by the private sector.’
Engineering and technology executives have voiced concerns over the government’s industrial strategy and the need to fill the R&D funding and long-term investment gap in a post-Brexit Britain
This year’s Finance Act is 649 pages, the second longest recorded, and highlights the increasing complexity for taxpayers of an ever expanding tax code
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the CIPFA have launched an introductory guide for leaders on integrated thinking and reporting
Accountancy Age is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2016 British Accountancy Awards