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16 March 2016

Big wins for small businesses in Budget

George Osborne delivered his 2016 Budget today and it contained some sizeable wins for small businesses.

The Chancellor listened to FSB calls for the tax system to be made simpler for small businesses and the self-employed and taken important action on business rates.

FSB members have campaigned hard to make Small Business Rates Relief permanent, and expand it so the news that it would be more than doubled permanently is a big win.

The measures announced on business rates – the single biggest tax cut in today’s Budget - will also be viewed by small firms as a welcome and important step on the road to fundamental reform.

Our full Budget response will be available as soon as possible - until then, here's our Policy Director Mike Cherry with his first impressions of the budget:

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