Hunts accountants petition Downing St over SMEs

A HUNTINGDON firm of chartered accountants has set up a petition on the Number 10 Downing Street website urging the Government do more to help smaller businesses instead of taxing them to death . Haines Watts, based in St Clement s Passage, believes that

A HUNTINGDON firm of chartered accountants has set up a petition on the Number 10 Downing Street website urging the Government do more to help smaller businesses instead of "taxing them to death".

Haines Watts, based in St Clement's Passage, believes that in the current economic situation many of its clients are being affected by both the banking situation and the policies that the Government is putting in place and that steps could be taken to ease their situation.

"The Government is doing little to help SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) who are the lifeblood of the British economy," said Simon Laskey, Huntingdon principal of Haines Watts. "We have therefore set up a petition on the Number 10 website to help support them in every way possible.

"The petition tells the Prime Minister to bring in realistic measures to encourage SME businesses to expand and help to grow the economy."


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The company is calling on behalf of SMEs for simplification of the tax system, greater access to funds and trade credit, giving companies the ability to opt out of certain new regulations and incentives to invest in business.

INFORMATION: The petition can be signed at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Haines-Watts/. For further information contact Simon Laskey at Haines Watts Huntingdon on 01480 434609, e-mail slaskey@hwca.com or visit www.hwca.com

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