Labour Party


Government delays business rates reform yet again

Chancellor Rishi Sunak wants to keep studying the business rates problem for small businesses versus online retailers before committing to wholesale reform


Labour to cut business rates for small business

Labour would increase business rates reliefs for small businesses before phasing the tax out completely, shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will tell party conference


Labour to stop rollout of Making Tax Digital to all small businesses if it wins

Labour publishes 20 Pledges to Business bringing together all its reforms to help small businesses, including creation of Business Development Agency


Accountants alarmed by schoolboy howler in Labour manifesto for SMEs

Labour doesn’t understand difference between turnover and profit, say accountants, as Labour argues for corporation tax to kick in for small business with turnover in excess of £300,000


Labour pledges to scrap IR35 rollout to business … and then backtracks

Shadow small business minister Bill Esterson says Labour will review IR35 tax changes as they are rolled out to business, but backtracks on pledge to scrap


Labour reveals plans to increase corporation tax to 26% in 2019 manifesto

Labour published its manifesto for the 2019 General Election on 21 November. Industry experts share their thoughts on some of the party's key policies.


Labour promises £60bn of interest-free loans to help SMEs switch to e-cars

Labour would enable loans of up to £35,000 to help small businesses upgrade to an electric vehicle as part of green technology push


Concern for SMEs over Labour proposal to scrap tribunal fees

Worries have arisen that small businesses may have to face more claims should Labour's plan to abolish employment tribunal fees come to fruition.


Labour failing British business says Jones

A week before he steps down as director-general of the Confederation of British Industry, Sir Digby Jones has claimed Government complacency has made starting and running a business harder since he took up his post six years ago.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

HSBC - Advertising feature

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

HSBC - Advertising feature

Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

HSBC - Advertising feature