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Small Business Britain – Election Manifestos

This week saw the launches of the three main UK political parties’ manifestos. But what did they reveal about plans to support small businesses? Firstly on Monday, there weren’t too many surprises from Labour. Some of the key measures from the manifesto included continuing the ‘Time to Pay’ scheme, doubling the Entrepreneurs Relief lifetime limit to £2 million, and creating a Social Investment Bank that will make additional capital available to social enterprises. Labour also revealed that they would seek to reduce the costs of regulation by more than £6 billion by 2015, and reiterated that they would be creating a Small Business Credit Adjudicator and raising National Insurance by one penny. Next, on Tuesday, the Conservative Party set out plans which i... »