If the coalition is serious about improving the prospects of the private sector, it needs to produce a lengthy list of burdensome rules and regulations it will abolish. This can't come soon enough.
RICHARD LAMBERT | CBI
The Prime Minister demonstrated a real passion for business and an understanding that only business will create growth. There was a welcome emphasis on the need to re-boot our infrastructure.
ALISTAIR TEBBIT | INSTITUTE oF DIRECTORS
If anything the red tape burden on enterprise is increasing. Ministers have gold-plated the agency workers directive, the default retirement age is to be abolished, flexible working rights are to be extended, and parental leave is to be increased.