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The UK government will temporarily increase Small Firms Loans Guarantee funds by 20 per cent in the next year to help small businesses (SMBs) that are feeling the pinch from tightening credit conditions. In his first budget speech, Chancellor Alistair Darling said in the Commons at lunchtime today that the government would also …


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  1. amanfromMars Silver badge

    All Systems Boldly Going .....

    Just what the doctor ordered. Let's Do IT?

    Another Chance for AIDarling Lead? An Opportunity to be HyperRadioProActive and Seed an Account?

  2. dervheid

    Aye Right!

    "Darling said the government was simplifying taxes for small companies"

    "changes to the capital gains tax (CGT) system, which will also come into being next month, "will benefit over 80,000 businesses"."

    And flying pigs will be a regular feature of the UK's skies!

    Still, it'd make a change being shat on by something other than the Gov't.

    Joke's on us (again)!

  3. Jim Cosser

    Corp tax rise

    No mention of the *small* business corporation tax rise then?

    "While business was pleased to see the main rate cut, there was dismay among smaller firms that the rate they pay would rise from 19% to 22% in 2009"

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