Budget 2013: The entrepreneurs' view

"This is a bold Budget for business, which is absolutely what hard-working entrepreneurs need in tough times. I drew up my wish list last night for what growing businesses need and he’s delivered both: a further cut in corporation tax and cuts in national insurance contributions. Brilliant."

JULIE WALTERS, FOUNDER OF TUDOR REILLY

"I had my own wish list for what I’d like to see and the chancellor granted much of it – scrapping the next fuel duty rise, cutting corporation tax and taking £2,000 off all employers’ NI bills. A lot of the Budget will help business to grow: creating jobs, paying taxes and boosting the economy."

ELLIOT JACOBS, FOUNDER OF UOE OFFICE SUPPLIES