The chancellor George Osborne did indeed open his red briefcase today, as he revealed the 2014 Budget. With a section titled "a Budget for business", it is safe to say businesses of all sizes made up a significant chunk of Mr Osborne's Budget. Without further ado, let's take a quick look at the small business-related announcements made today.
It is safe to say that the weather over the past few days has been a little on the extreme side. With hurricane-force winds and floods hitting the UK, more and more people are becoming inconvenienced by the prevailing conditions.
Following on from our recent article about Business Interruption Cover and the importance of continuity planning, we thought this infographic produced by the ever insightful people over at inTechnology would also be of interest to our readers.
Last week, the government announced that small businesses - and charities - will not be included in the Flood Re scheme, due to be implemented in 2015. The scheme takes the form of an agreement between insurers and the government to develop a not-for-profit fund to make sure flood insurance remains affordable – only now the caveat being this is only for homeowners, not small business.
There is never a good time to realise you aren't sufficiently covered. However, if you were to pick one time of year that you could really do without the added stress and financial outlay, it is Christmas.