CITY VIEWS: IS THE GOVERNMENT DOING ENOUGH TO HELP BUSINESSES

MARTIN MENZIES | LLOYDS OF LONDON

“Yes and no, it depends on the situation. They’ve probably not done enough for small business which could do with a bit more money in terms of capital lending. They could probably also do with a reduction in taxation on business accounts to be fair.”

PAUL CHADHA | WINE DEPOT

“We employ five people and the government is not doing enough for us. But they probably have more help in mind for small businesses with 50 to 100 staff. There’s not enough for new start-ups. There is Business Link but in practice it’s difficult to get anything done.”

CHRIS BOSHIER | LLOYDS OF LONDON

“They’ve done a lot more than Labour but they need to encourage small business. They could do that with a reduction in corporation tax for small businesses. But the banks should still pay this. We need to encourage industry in the UK, but we need to incentivise that.”