Access to finance
With the perception still that banks are unwilling to lend to SMEs, the Chamber is concerned that the plethora of finance schemes available do not appear to be doing their job. We think that there needs to be a new streamlined service available for widening access and increasing awareness.
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As the issue of devolution of further powers and fiscal control away from Whitehall grows the time is right for a radical re-think on local business taxation.
Air Passenger Duty (APD) was originally levied on airlines in lieu of duty on aviation fuel. The UK rate is now amongst the highest in the world and raises £3bn in revenue. We believe it makes the Uk less competitive globally and acts as a barrier to free movement.
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