Budget 2012 - business reaction

Chancellor George Osborne opened his Budget by saying it would “unashamedly back business". But did he succeed?  Swindon Business News sought the views of a range of business leaders and professionals, including our own Mark Harden, who said:

“There was help for businesses, particularly the cut in Corporation Tax, but the tax system is very complicated for many small businesses and I was surprised that the consultation will only be for firms turning over less than £77,000 which is tiny. Businesses much larger than this find it complicated. While there was some help with research and development, there wasn’t a lot for manufacturers and exporters – the two parts of the economy that have been highlighted for growth. As with any recent Budget, the devil will be in the detail.”

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