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News and analysis on excesses in bureaucracy that are hindering UK SMEs.The Red Tape small business archive.

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New government initiative cuts red tape for small businesses

Thousands of small companies are to be spared from red tape after a government shake-up on business regulations.

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Red tape most critical issue for SMEs

Cutting red tape should be the most important business priority for the government, according to small and medium-sized enterprise owners.

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Red tape cut for small businesses

Small business minister Mark Prisk has announced that small businesses and start-ups will be exempt from new UK regulation for three years, starting in May.

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Small businesses face challenges when exporting

Red tape and volatile exchange rates are the main challenges facing small businesses when exporting, a report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) finds.

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Body for less regulation to be reviewed

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a review of the Local Better Regulation Office.

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‘Austerity measures bad for business’

The government's deficit reduction measures will stall recovery resulting in a post-recession peak of nearly 3 million unemployed, an industry body has warned.

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Red tape ‘costs €1 trillion’

Red tape has cost European businesses a cumulative 1 trillion (£0.87 trillion) over the past 11 years, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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Removing red tape will encourage SMEs

Removing red tape will encourage SMEs to grow and budding entrepreneurs to start their own businesses, claim industry experts.

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Red tape reforms get FSB support

Leading small business group the Federation of Small Businesses has expressed its support for the Legislative & Regulatory Reform Bill, designed to cut red tape for small firms.

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Government pledges to cut red tape

Relief from the perennial burden of red tape could be in sight after the Cabinet Office announced a project to measure and then reduce the paperwork and administration faced by small businesses.

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Small businesses tangled in red tape

Complying with government red tape can cost small businesses more than £3,600 a year.

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